Red Sox scapegoat BEER for flop!

on 12/10/11 at 11:05 am

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The epic collapse of the 2011 Boston Red Sox has been well chronicled (and today, as a result, their once-beloved general manager appears on his way out of town).

While the team had many scapegoats (namely high-priced free agent Carl Crawford and exiled manager Terry Francona), the Boston pitching staff was a collective Achilles heel – especially during the club’s historic September swoon. Starter John Lackey summed up his performance early in the season thusly: “Everything in my life sucks right now.”

But, according to a new Boston Globe report, the team’s dysfunction and lack of effort was far more egregious than the casual fan would have guessed. The newspaper says that during the team’s September slide, the team’s top three starters – Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey -settled into a routine of swilling brew, eating fast-food fried chicken, and playing video games in the clubhouse rather than support their struggling teammates in the dugout.


PHOTO: Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey settled into a habit of drinking beer, eating fried chicken and playing video games, according to the Boston Globe. (Credit: CBS)

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