Red Sox: A tumultuous offseason
Jon LesterIn an interview with the Globe's Peter Abraham, Jon Lester admitted on Oct. 17 that he drank beer in the Red Sox clubhouse during games on the days he wasn't pitching.
"There's a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasn't the case," Lester told The Globe via telephone from his home in Georgia. "Was it a bad habit? Yes. I should have been on the bench more than I was. But we just played bad baseball as a team in September. We stunk. To be honest, we were doing the same things all season when we had the best record in baseball."