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Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:42 am
 
By Matt Snyder

Red Sox dysfunction
One thing we need to keep in mind about Wednesday's revelation from the Boston Globe about all the problems on the 2011 Red Sox is that the entire thing was based upon anonymous sources. Now, those can be very accurate and likely much of the report was dead-on accurate. Several good reporters worked on the story. It's just that when people go anonymous, it's possible there's a bit of exaggeration and even back-stabbing. And since we don't know exactly who the sources are, we don't know exactly how much of the Red Sox players in question were actually seen first-hand doing the activities that were reported.

In that light, it's absolutely worth passing along conflicting reports, for the sake of fairness. And we have one right now.

The latest is that Red Sox ace Jon Lester may have been unfairly lumped in with John Lackey and Josh Beckett.

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that he's heard from "a trusted team source" that Lester should not be included with Lackey and Beckett (and occasionally Clay Buchholz, according to the original report) on the alleged beer, chicken and video game activity during games.

It's certainly enough for me to give Lester the benefit of the doubt, for now.

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Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: October 17, 2011 6:29 pm
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

Ooops...Lester disagreees. Guess that team source is off the trusted list....



Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:18 am
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

Well that's okay...it was mostly Beckett and Lackey ppl were pissed at anyway...I was honestly shocked to hear Lester's name mentioned there in the first place...


BOOZESOX
Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:09 am
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 10:58 am
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

Bang up job by the media doing great in depth reporting!  Anonymous sources, possible back stabbing, typical.



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:57 am
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

Funny, but the real soap opera is reading the comments from Red Sox Nation here. What a bunch of whiners and cry babies. You are more like the Yankees fans than you realize. Youk is a wuss? What a bunch of fair weather fans...! If you were in the playoffs, you would be the loudest, most drunk, rowdy, and obnoxious bunch of all.
Yea, having beer and playing games in the clubhouse during games is a joke- would not happen in Leyland's clubhouse. Most of America is lacughing their butts off that the none of the big, high salary East coast teams are in the final 4: both AL chokers and the  fabulous Phils that were supposed to win it all. The real American winners are the fans from the gritty, broken, down-trodden towns that now have something to cheer about (St. Louis, Detroit, and Milwaukee). 

By the way: did they forget to teach English in the northeast? Perhaps ya'll should use spellchecker! Have a nice winter watching Hoooockey.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:10 am
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

This soap opera is great...so today`s episode focuses on winning back the love of the Red Swax only "ace" Jon Lester. Sure he had a lousy Sept & 2nd half...but we want ya, no we need ya back Jonny boy!  You too Clay, but it`s time to get serious and make your role model someone other than Josh Beckett or satan...ERR John Lackey. Again I cannot believe Big Ppai didn`t partake in eating & drinking between innings. Was Tim Wakefield around or sleeping in the clubhouse? Why didn`t the captain Veritek tear the place up and whip his pitchers into shape?  Someone get Peter Gamons goin....we can handle the truth nation! 



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 8:33 am
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

these sports writers/reporters absolutely suck.  when the hell will the get it straight from he horse's mouth????????


BOOZESOX
Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:44 pm
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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:37 pm
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

One more thought!  How many people would lose there job if they couldn't drink beer, play video games, or eat chicken on there day off?



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Report: Lester not a part of Beergate

  I'm pretty sure this is quite commen for alot of teams so don't just throw the sox under the bus.  In the bigger scope, who cares!  There are people in the business world who do hard core drugs  or drink at business lunches.  What I'm getting at is that it is no ones business what goes on behind the scenes.  Like big papi referenced to, was we did it when we were winning world series too, so who cares.  When a season doesn't work out like you planned someone always wants to dig up some dirt.  Just leave it alone for the better of everything!


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