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.