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Bobby Valentine Bans Beer in Red Sox Clubhouse

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While it seems logical after last season’s booze fest, it still had to be done: new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has officially banned beer in the clubhouse and on the plane ride home on the last leg of a road trip.

In case you somehow don’t know what happened last year…let’s recap: Red Sox starters drank beer in the clubhouse during games on their off days (and maybe even IN the dugout!), they loved beer so much that they were featured in a country music video for the song “Hell Yeah, I Like Beer,” and the team stumbled to a 7-20 finish thanks in large part to a pretty awful month from their starting pitchers (a team “record” 7.08 ERA).

Clearly, something needed to be done.

Valentine told the team during a meeting Saturday morning at Fort Myers.

For Valentine, a beer ban is not a departure from the normal. It’s the same rule he had while with the Mets.

“It’s just what I’ve always done, except in Texas, I guess,” Valentine said of his decision. “I’m comfortable with it that way.”

He also advised players to not “embarrass” themselves.

“Not to embarrass themselves or the team, the community, their teammates, themselves,” he said. “I don’t think that’s a new rule. It’s a long-standing rule of life.”

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