John Farrell met with the media today in Fort Myers, and during that meeting, he was asked the million dollar question about beer in the Red Sox clubhouse. Will it be allowed?
Thats something that were still discussing internally," he said (via Maureen Mullen). "At the appropriate time well make that announcement if it needs to be. Weve got a lot of other things to take care of first before we worry about if a beers going to be opened after the game."
Whether or not Farrell is really undecided, or just didn't feel like dealing with aftermath of his answer is unclear, but either way, I hope the Sox make the right choice and lift the clubhouse beer ban.
It's time to start treating these guys like adults again. To show them that you trust that they've learned from past mistakes and will treat the game and this organization with the respect it deserves. I think that's one way to help set a tone that can breed some of the fun-loving chemistry that this organization used to thrive on.
Not so much about the beer as it is the freedom to be your own man.
And if someone takes advantage of that? You deal with it. You say: "Well, this guy clearly don't have his priorities straight." Then you get rid of him. If anything, giving these guys a little more freedom will help weed out the players who don't have it together, and the Sox can move on and improve themselves. Or at least that's my romantic version of it.
For now, I'll guess we'll just have to wait for the appropriate time for Farrell to give an appropriate answer.
In the meantime, anyone want to grab a quick cold one?
Lack's buying tonight.