Report: Sox trio drank beer in dugout during games

Report: Sox trio drank beer in dugout during games
October 18, 2011, 9:28 pm
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WHDH-TV in Boston reported Tuesday that Red Sox pitchers Josh Beckett, Jon Lester drank beer in the dugout during games.

Channel 7 quoted "two Red Sox employees who witnessed the drinking on multiple occasions at Fenway Park".

According to the television station, no other players were involved. It occured only on nights when they weren't pitching.

Channel 7 quoted one of the employee as saying:

Beckett would come down the stairs from the dugout, walking through the corridor to the clubhouse and say, Its about that time. Beckett was the instigator, but Lester and Lackey were right behind him.

"It was blatant and hard not to notice what was going on with all three guys leaving at once.

The other employee said "Beckett, Lester and Lackey appeared 'bored on nights they werent pitching and this is how they entertained themselves.' "

It had earlier been reported that the three drank beer in the clubhouse during games. Lester spoke to several media outlets on Monday and claimed the reports were overblown, but Comcast SportsNet's Mike Giardi spoke to two sources, one from within the clubhouse and one in the front office, who said Lester's comments only told part of the story and that the behavior of Beckett, Lackey and Lester "was irresponsible, occasionally reckless, and disrespectful to manager Terry Francona".

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