Mazz to Sox: Don't drink at the ballpark


Mazz to Sox: Don't drink at the ballpark

On "Felger and Mazz," Tony Massarotti goes off on Red Sox pitcher John Lackey drinking beer in the clubhouse in Cleveland, saying it's "a kick in the face" to fans.

Some teams do provide beer in the clubhouse. "I don't understand why they do that," Mazz said. "If you want a beer, go somewhere and buy it. Typically, this is a place of work."

Mazz goes on to say that Lackey's attitude "has dragged some others down with him" and questions why the injured pitcher has been traveling with the team.

"He's been a negative influence since his first day with the team," Mazz said.

As for beer in the clubhouse or locker room, Mazz said it should be banned everywhere.

"You're not drinking at the ballpark, that would be my rule," he said.

And finally, Mazz says of all the teams, the Red Sox should be aware of how drinking in the clubhouse looks after the chicken-and-beer fiasco of last September.

"Does it take a genius to know that the last thing any Red Sox player should do is walk throught the clubhouse carrying two beers in their hand," Mazz concluded. "Isn't that really a big kick in the face to anyone who emotionally invests in that team?"

Four killed in crash involving Dallas Cowboys' bus


Four killed in crash involving Dallas Cowboys' bus

PHOENIX (AP) -- A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players and a van collided Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities said.

The bus occupants emerged uninjured from the crash, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Quentin Mehr said.

"All on the bus came through OK with some bumps and bruises," Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said in an email.

Dalrymple said the bus was only carrying members of the franchise's staff but would not say how many. There were no players on board.

Mickey Spagnola, a columnist for the team's website, has been writing for the past week about traveling on a Cowboys bus with a driver, the team mascot and videographer. On his Twitter page, Spagnola tweeted before 2 p.m. that the bus was 80 miles outside of Vegas.

The two vehicles collided in the afternoon on U.S. 93, about 30 miles north of the city of Kingman or 180 miles northeast of Phoenix, according to DPS.

The crash shut down at least one lane of the highway that serves as the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix.

The bus was on its way to a Dallas Cowboys fan event in Las Vegas. Charles Cooper, manager of GameWorks entertainment center in Vegas, said the session with 50 to 75 fans was scheduled for 3 p.m. PDT. People were already waiting when the president of a Las Vegas Cowboys fan club called to relay news of the accident. The event was subsequently canceled. Cooper says the team mascot was supposed to appear.

After the Las Vegas stop, the bus was scheduled to go on to Oxnard, California for the team's training camp. Members of the organization typically take a bus two weeks before the camp starts and make stops along the way.