Joe Torre is getting back involved with his old rivals, the Boston Red Sox, but this time not in a good way. Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, said that he and his office will look into the drinking in the Red Sox clubhouse and possibly dugout. Torre said that he will most likely look to ban drinking in the sport permanently.
"I know I have some plans to talk to some people," Torre said. "It's something we're going to look at and find the best way to approach it. I'm comfortable with it, because I've played and managed, I have no problem talking to someone in regards to baseball -- whether it's behavior or otherwise."
"I want people to understand the nature of, if we do happen to bar alcohol from the clubhouses, you have to understand the intent of this thing and what it looks like," Torre said. "We should be role models for the youngsters and how they behave. Some clubs have done it on their own. It's something we'll certainly look at." (via WEEI)
The Red Sox are one of 12 teams that currently allow drinking in their clubhouse. Based on the scandal that erupted surrounding Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey surrounding their drinking, it wouldn't be surprising if the team banned drinking regardless of the action of MLB officials.