February 28, 2012

Logic States Beer Ban Should Apply To Fans At All Parks

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who banned candy and ice cream from the Yankees clubhouse a few years ago, supports Bobby Valentine's post-game Prohibition:
I think with what has happened with some of the accidents and liabilities it makes sense to me. You have to be careful in this day and age. You don't want people drinking and driving. You don't mind a guy having a beer, but when you are home. You are going to get in a car and drive home. I think it's a pretty good policy.
It appears that Girardi failed Logic 101. According to his statement, shouldn't teams ban the sale of all alcohol beverages from ballparks? After all, we don't want hundreds of fans having too many drinks and driving home impaired or drunk in this day and age, do we? Yet I don't think Girardi or Valentine or any other manager will be insisting that his employer stop selling beer to paying customers.

29 comments:

Jim said...

"but when you're at home, you're going to get in a car and drive home"

These guys shouldn't be drinking at home, either.

blogtard said...

Doesn't it stand to reason that if a player wants a beer after the game, he'll have a beer?

So, if he is unable to have the beer in the sanctuary of the clubhouse (after the game), he may now have to get his beer at a drinking establishment, which can lead to altercations, confrontations, and other "bad press".

johngoldfine said...

How about working up two teams: the all-drugged-and-drunk team and the all-teetotaler team. We'll see who wins the game.

laura k said...

How about working up two teams: the all-drugged-and-drunk team and the all-teetotaler team. We'll see who wins the game.

This is a historical team? So one team gets Babe Ruth in his prime and the other doesn't? Sounds to me like a rout for The Party Boys.

wilson said...

How about working up two teams: the all-drugged-and-drunk team and the all-teetotaler team. We'll see who wins the game.

Doc Ellis would have to start for The Party Boys.

allan said...

Bernie Carbo can pinch-hit for Ellis in the late innings:
"I probably smoked two joints, drank about three or four beers, got to the ballpark, took some [amphetamines], took a pain pill, drank a cup of coffee, chewed some tobacco, had a cigarette, and got up to the plate and hit. ... I was addicted to anything you could possibly be addicted to. ... I played baseball 17 years of my life and I don’t think I ever missed a day of being high ..."

johngoldfine said...

Some teetotaling ballplayers:
* Kenny Lofton
* Albert Pujols

...that's about all a quick google turned up, so the clean and sobers aren't going to be able to field much of a team so far. OTOH, Branch Rickey would be their general manager....

Jere said...

Josh Hamilton keeps getting traded back and forth.

johngoldfine said...

Jere: that's mean but funny--and funny is what counts!

Wilson--well, surely you don't actually want to consider LSD as a drug, do you?

:)

laura k said...

Josh Hamilton keeps getting traded back and forth.

LOL. Excellent. (And not mean!) Maybe there can be a separate Recovering Or Not team. Daryl Strawberry comes to mind.

I bet Allan knows some teetotlin' deadballers.

johngoldfine said...


I bet Allan knows some teetotlin' deadballers.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball)

"He was having hallucinations that enemies were trying to poison him. His son died in April, and Bergen imagined that his teammates were making jokes behind his back about the death. He began sitting in particular positions, and walking sideways, so that he could spot assassins approaching from either side of him. Boston's team president urged the other players to avoid Bergen, fearing what he might do. Some blamed his condition on heavy drink,[5] but Bergen was regarded by others as a teetotaler."

laura k said...

Now that is sad.

allan said...

Goldfine really knows how to liven up a party!

johngoldfine said...

So, I notice that html italicizing is not working in blogger's new style--Laura, how are you getting italics?

johngoldfine said...

Are you guys still partying after your day in court, Allan? If I was the cause of re-introducing sobriety into your lives, I am proud.

laura k said...

Ain't nothin' nohow gonna introduce sobriety into Allan's life! Trust me on this.

laura k said...

Same as always: italics, bold, etc.

wilson said...

Wilson--well, surely you don't actually want to consider LSD as a drug, do you?

Monsieur Goldfine - heaven forend! I was referring to the benzedrine he took before going out to pitch.

johngoldfine said...

No italics in Maine tonight, unless 'italics' is actually italicized here in which case, never mind....

laura k said...

We're loaded with italics here in Ontario.

johngoldfine said...

Italics--one of the unheralded advantages of emigrating to Canada. Who even knew?

And can you guess which word I tried to italicize in the previous graf?

allan said...

Are you guys still partying after your day in court, Allan?

Fuckin' A-right.

Jere said...

"walking sideways, so that he could spot assassins approaching from either side of him"

Dude, you're only gonna see three sides max no matter which way you face while walking.

I would also like to point out that we tee-ass totalers know how to party too!

laura k said...

O Canada?

wilson said...

Hey, I'm in Ontario and I don't seem to have italics??

johngoldfine said...

I found last night that the bracketed 'em' no longer worked to italicize, but that the bracketed 'i' now did. I'd demonstrate here but am afraid of it not (ordinarily I'd italicize the previous word [OIITPW]) working and me looking foolish and adding confusion....

laura k said...

I've never used em, although I have seen it when using Blogger in compose mode (which I avoid). Stick with i, you can't go wrong.

nick said...

It's like a game thread without the game getting in the way. great!

laura k said...

It's like a game thread without the game getting in the way.

Allan's next JoS tagline?