A.J. Pierzynski Says Players Need A Rally Beer
Among the inflammatory accusations recently aimed at the Boston Red Sox is that several of the starting pitchers often drank beer in the clubhouse during games in which they didn’t start. Chicago White Sox catcher admits A.J. Pierzynski admits there sometimes is a need for a “rally beer” in the clubhouse during games.
“Yes, absolutely I have before,” Pierzynski said on The Dan Patrick Show when asked if he ever had a drink in the clubhouse. “Sometimes you’re just really struggling and you just say, ‘Hey, you know what, I need something to calm me down and let’s have a beer.’ A couple of us will do it together, and sometimes it works out.
“It’s just, sometimes you just need a rally beer. If you’re in extra innings and you’re in about the 15th inning and you really need to get going again, that sometimes works for you.”
Pierzynski added that he wouldn’t drink an entire beer during a game, but just sips. He also admitted that he and other White Sox players did a shot before one of their 2008 ALDS games against the Tampa Bay Rays, one they lost.