Holy. Lord. God. Almighty. Pictured above is what I can only assume is Tim Bogar, third base coach for the Boston Red Sox, stealing beer from a vendor to give to his team’s pitchers.

The depths to which people seek explanations for things that obviously don’t have a clear and resolute cause just sank further than one would have previously thought possible. John Tomase of the Boston Herald informs us that pitchers drinking beer during games on their off days is one of the reasons why both the Boston Red Sox and Terry Francona could use a change.


Even if you want to eschew all reason, pull out a Stretch Armstrong and point to this as a possible reason for certain Red Sox players wearing down late in the year, I seriously wonder which would be more harmful to an athlete’s body: a can of Coca-Cola or a bottle of beer.

Also, it’s impossible to read pitchers drink beer without picturing a literal pitcher of beer.

Comments (5)

  1. Problem was pitchers should have been drinking beer the days they did pitch. Couldn’t have pitched any more worse then they did in September.

  2. I think it depends on the number of drinks they are having, not the type of drink.

  3. Maybe that’s why Papelbon takes so long to throw a pitch – he’s trying to focus on the middle catcher.

  4. If the fans have their way the Sox will be sleeping in tiny cities made of ashes by about noon tomorrow.

  5. Players drunk? Only one solution. Fire the manager. Question should be: What are people smoking down in Beantown?

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