Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Don't Mess With Mr. Booze

Some Major League baseball teams have responded in its typical knee-jerk reaction to Josh Hancock's irresponsibility by banning beers from the clubhouse. The Angels will not be one of those teams. And if you have ever witnessed the drinking prowess of owner Arte Moreno, that isn’t much of a surprise.

The Angels should be applauded for their stance on individual responsibility. Maybe if the Cardinals really want to make a stand against the abuse of alcohol, the club can remove the Busch name from the stadium, or maybe no longer sell the product. Or maybe once, a team will suspend a manager who passes out drunk in an intersection. Or maybe a football ball team based in St. Louis will stop employing a player who not only killed a mother from drunk driving, but got popped again a few years later. Banning alcohol is an empty gesture because as long as booze continues to contribute to the bottom line, the teams will not make a change.

At least the Angels aren't playing into the charade.

14 comments:

Signal to Noise said...

Right on. Banning booze in the clubhouse isn't gonna stop guys from showing up hungover to games after going out on the town or magically make them call a cab or limo to pick them up when they're hammered.

Fletch said...

I thought you knew - any time someone dies in this country, there must be a new policy to "help prevent" that type of death in the future.

If more people died from choking, I'm pretty sure food would be banned eventually.

MLB Jennifer said...

I can't wait to see what The Bish has to say about this next week!

Gaylord said...

Speaking from my own experience, I always play softball better when I'm hammered, they should make beer mandatory in the clubhouses

Conrad Bain said...

As if anyone would go to a baseball game sober. Hell, why not outlaw fat people and retards and drain the stands completely?

DAWUSS said...

"As if anyone would go to a baseball game sober."


They're called children.

WastingCompanyTime6 said...

last night against cliff lee of all people and MY indians the angels looked like they drank before the game

Conrad Bain said...

And while we're on the subject (notice how I skip over other comments as if they're bums passed out across my Upper West side lane) shouldn't MLB first do something about that great big needle in its arm? I'm thinking the Scott Weiland of the sports world might wanna mix in some methadone before tackling the issue of malt.

NFL Adam said...

"Scott Weiland of Sports."

Wow.

Conrad Bain said...

Well, at least I didn't call MLB the Dana Plato of sports.

The Hatriot said...

Well, I'm just glad the Angels didn't ban The Herb from the Clubhouse. I don't think Vlade could take BP without blazing one for the nation. The man makes Sam Perkins look like Sgt. Joe Friday. BTW, if baseball is the Scott Weiland of sports, does that make the NHL Fred Durst? O.K., that's not fair. I don't even get the RFD channel.

Blonde said...

I think the Phillies would improve their game if played tanked...

worked for that fat fuck John Kruk.

Conrad Bain said...

Hatriot, while your here... I attended a cock fight yesterday and at no time did the roosters sit on each other's faces. I'm afraid your UFC analogy is flawed.

The Hatriot said...

Mr. Bain raises a good point. His observation, combined with Michael Vick's recent legal trouble brings up an interesting question. Why the unfair prosecution of dog-fighting? If getting locked into a cage and battling one another into submission without any semblance of rules or a scoring system is good enough for man, why do we prevent man's best friend from enjoying it? I mean sure, the dogs don't have the advantage of anabolic steroids or grape smugglers, and they have most of their teeth, but you see my point. The government is only showing its ignorance of Mixed Canine Combat (MCC) when it tries to punish visionary sportsmen and promoters like Mr. Vick. My verification word is "nepnjgfo" which you military men will recognize as the sound that rubble makes when it's bounced.