MLB is apparently considering banning beer in Major League clubhouses because of the public reaction to a handful of jackasses up in Boston. What does Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon (whose squad dispatched the Beantowners to the golf course)? I’ll let him tell you:
I’m not into knee-jerk reactions. If somebody had all of these wonderful thoughts prior to this happening I may be more on board with it, or more empathetic to it. But all of this knee-jerk stuff that occurs in our game absolutely drives me crazy. If you want to be proactive about some thoughts, go ahead, be proactive and I’m all for that.
But to say a grown-up can’t have a beer after a game? Give me a break. That is, I’m going to use the word, ‘asinine,’ because it is. Let’s bring the Volstead Act back, OK. Let’s go right back to prohibition and start legislating everything all over again. All that stuff pretty much annoys me, as you can tell.
You go Joe. Speak your damn mind.