Report: John Lackey ‘Double Fisting’ Beers In Red Sox Clubhouse

BOSTON (CBS) — Good news has been hard to come by for the Boston Red Sox this season, with their loss on Thursday night against the Indians dropping their record to 55-58 on the season. The team could really use some positive press at this point, but the news out of Cleveland certainly isn’t good.

CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty reported that after the Red Sox’ 5-3 loss on Thursday night, injured pitcher John Lackey was seen in the clubhouse with a Bud Light in each hand.

“[Lackey] was strutting around the clubhouse with a can of Bud Light in each hand, or what is known as ‘double-fisting’ on every college campus in the history of mankind,” Haggerty reported from Cleveland.

Lackey, of course, was at the center of last September’s “chicken and beer” controversy, when some Red Sox pitchers were reportedly drinking beer and eating in the clubhouse during games.

Earlier this week, CSNNE’s Gary Tanguay told Toucher & Rich that Lackey was the player who reportedly went to upper management to complain about manager Bobby Valentine’s treatment of rookie Will Middlebrooks earlier this season. Tanguay didn’t specifically say Lackey was the player in question, but he did rule out every other player on the Red Sox’ roster.

In spring training this season, on the heels of the “chicken and beer” collapse, the Red Sox imposed a clubhouse ban on alcohol. That ban, though, only applies at home and on flights, and it does not apply on the road.

Lackey has not played all season due to offseason Tommy John surgery to repair his throwing elbow, but he has been with the team for much of the year to work with the training staff.

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