Monday, October 17, 2011

Fried chicken and beer in the clubhouse ain't nothing

The fuss made over the fried chicken and beer consumed in the [Red] Sox clubhouse by the starting pitchers was greeted with amusement by at least former major leaguer, who told me that when he played, in the '70s and '80s, it was not uncommon for a player to pop into the clubhouse to do a line of cocaine before returning to the dugout. Yes, sports fans, he asked that his name not be used. I think you can understand why.
--Gordon Edes, ESPN Boston, on why pro athletes should not be held up as role models. HT: Joy of Sox