…[Lackey, Lester and Beckett] would leave the dugout around the sixth inning, walk back to the clubhouse and fill cups with Bud Light. They would then return to the dugout and watch the game while drinking beer. One Red Sox employee told the station that the pitchers were “bored on nights they weren’t pitching and this is how they entertained themselves.” [ESPN]
Well, I really lost a lot of respect for Jon Lester here. I could give a shit less about Lackey and Beckett, I hate them both. But I always kind of respected Lester. Cancer survivor, great pitcher, seems like a decent dude. But now this comes out. I know he’s young and all, but come on man… Bud Light? You’re a kajillionaire pro athlete in Boston, fucking act like it. Least you could do is get some Sam Adams or something. Bud Light is Busch League. Literally.