Bobby Valentine has outlawed alcohol in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse. He has also banned alcohol on flights that come at the end of a road trip. Although Valentine did not discuss the rule with the team prior to enacting it, David Ortiz is on board and provided a much-needed voice of reason.
"We're not here to drink," said slugger David Ortiz. "We're here to play baseball. You know what I'm saying? This ain't no bar. This is an organization, a place that needs a lot of athleticism. Alcohol has nothing to do with that. People have alcohol in their houses. If you want to drink it, drink at home."
John Lackey could not be reached for comment. He was probably at home.