Red Sox Management…. Keep The Beer!

Posted on October 10, 2011

Waste Not Want Not

So as it turns out the Red Sox are just one of 12 teams in Major League Baseball that still provide beer to their players.  The obvious talk, in light of the now infamous September swoon, is should this practice continue.  The pressure will be felt in a big way for Red Sox Management (Hello Messrs. Lucchino and Henry) to make the banishment of any fermented beverages in the clubhouse job number one.  But lets face it, is this really the issue.  Does not a beer after a nice win (or during) make for a happy bunch.  So you knock back a few more on the plane…big deal.  It’s about the winning not the sinning. And this may be the sole problem here.  They did not win, they lost, and lost, and lost.  I blame the fried goodness of the fast food chicken joints before I would blame the beer.  I think the overreaction is almost comical and the best solution for Sox brass is to just confound everyone and take the opposite approach.  Expand the menu a little bit.  Treat these players like adults who can handle themselves and make the right choice at the right time.  Did not Kevin Millar do that when he went for the Jack Daniels and handed out shots in the series against the Yanks down 0-4.  How did that work out…championship, 86 year curse broken, thanks you!  So whats the harm.  Every player on the team has some back aliment or anxiety issue right?  So lets get the medical marijuana cards filled out and open up a clubhouse dispensary.  What’s the worst that can happen?  A few giggles, who cares.  Maybe Beckett would relax a little and not want to chew the head off of the umpire after every third pitch.  Do you think Carl Crawford would benefit?  This guy was wound as tight as BBBilly from Cuckoo’s Nest.  Just a few puffs in the clubhouse, maybe a really cool video game or two and he would be good to go.

For others weed might not do the trick.  Lackey for instance might get a little paranoid and think that everyone was out to get him.  I know, that sounds crazy right… but he might just think that.  Big John seems to be more of an LSD guy.  He needs to change his whole perception of reality, don’t you think.  After all Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter in 1970 while in the sky with diamonds.  Sure he walked 8 batters and beaned another, but he got the job done right.  I can see Lackey out there now, sweating profusely with his goofy gums and teeth jutting out as he mumbles to himself.  I think he may even get over 90 mph a few times.  I am sure he will be less focused on throwing his hands in the air to show up his teammates in the field.  He will most likely have other things on his mind.  For the midwest boys on the team I am sure one of the storage units the Sox use across the street could be converted to a meth lab, because as we have seen nothing beats home cooking.

I don’t know about you but wasn’t it a little boring to watch a sober Cardinals (one of the 18 teams that do not allow beer) methodically take out the superior hitting Rangers (beer guys) with stellar pitching and lighting defensive plays?  What a snooze fest.  One thing is for sure Lansdowne Street will never be the same again.  Will it be for the better or the worse?  I say worse.  Come on Henry bring on the narcotics and watch that money roll in so you can get that championship you crave… for Liverpool.

News & Notes

- I won last nights bet that the Cards would take game one.  That was like watching Bill Belichick vs. Pete Carroll.  LaRussa made all the right moves and Washington looked lost.  Not sure if that is a sign to come or if Ron will start his dugout running tonight.

- Setting up a Facebook page sucks.  Can they make this a little more difficult.  Still working on it.  Twitter to follow shortly and I have a sneaking suspicion that it will not be as hard to do.

- By the way Freese scored the winning run last night.

Bets of the Night

Texas Rangers To Win Vs. St. Louis Cardinals  Bet $118 to Win $100

Lewis powers his way past the first time through the line-up and goes heavy on the slider the 2nd time, while Garcia gets a taste of American League power even with a gimpy Hamilton.

Stats:

50/50Bets:Record Overall =  84-78-4
Win/Push Percentage = 53.01%

NFL Record Overall  (2011 Season) = 14-11-2

Monday Night Bets Record = 5-5

Best Bets = 15-7
Best Best Win Percentage = 68.18%

Kitty Total = $818.22

Sportsbook
Profit/Loss =  - ($423.21)

Long Odds Bets:
Record = 1-24
Money Invested = $510.00
Winnings = $300.00

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