Valentine bans beer in Red Sox clubhouse

on 27/02/12 at 11:12 am

Booze News

Saying it’s what he’s “always done” as a manager, new Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine told his players that alcohol would not be allowed in the team’s clubhouse, or on the last flight of road trips, this season.

The new rules come after a tumultuous 2011 season that ended in collapse on the field and embarrassment for pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and John Lackey for drinking beer in the clubhouse during games in which they weren’t playing.

Well, Terry Francona is gone and there’s a new sheriff in town. Via the Associated Press:

“It’s just what I’ve always done, except for when I was in Texas, I guess,” Valentine said when asked why he banned booze. “I’m comfortable with it that way.”

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