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Bobby Valentine Bans Alcohol in Red Sox Clubhouse

Whatever the Bobby Valentine era brings to Boston, Red Sox players will have to face it sober. In the wake of beer/fried chicken/video game-gate, the Red Sox have banned alcohol in the clubhouse and on flights back to Boston. Road flights should still get pretty rowdy.

From David Ortiz:

“It doesn’t matter. We’re not here to drink; we’re here to play baseball. This ain’t no bar.” Ortiz said. “This is an organization, a place that needs a lot of athleticsm. Alcohol has nothing to do with that. We have alcohol in our houses. If you want to drink, drink at home.”

No word on whether Red Sox pitchers will also be introduced to grilled chicken and Wii Fit.

We could not care less about Boston pitchers not rooting on their teammates. This isn’t Little League. Though, we wonder why, considering the potential liability concerns, this was not already a league-wide policy.

[Photo via Getty]

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