White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, everyone's favorite bleached-blond gnat (and World Series broadcaster), apparently wanted to stick up for the Red Sox players, bullied by the owners and the Boston Globe. So he went on The Dan Patrick Show and told everyone the White Sox occasionally drink in the clubhouse. Rally beer, you see.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
"Yes, absolutely I have before," Pierzynski told The Dan Patrick Show. "Sometimes you're just really struggling and you just say, ‘Hey, you know what, I need something to calm me down and let's have a beer.' A couple of us will do it together, and sometimes it works out.
"It's just, sometimes you just need a rally beer. If you're in extra innings and you're in about the 15th inning and you really need to get going again, that sometimes works for you."
I mean, sure, why not? Although the Globe only accused the Sox's starters of drinking on their off-days. Then again, if off-day drinking drags a team to 90-72, perhaps in-game drinking could push them all the way to 79-83. Or maybe it's totally irrelevant! You pick.
Pierzynski on clubhouse drinking: 'Sometimes you need a rally beer' [Chicago Tribune]