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AJ Pierzynski Says Players Drank ‘Rally Beer’ During Games

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A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

A.J. Pierzynski. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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(CBS) It’s no secret Ozzie Guillen kept a loose clubhouse, but just how loose was it?

Apparently, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for White Sox players to be drinking alcohol during games. Catcher AJ Pierzynski said sometimes a “rally beer” was helpful.

“Yes, absolutely I have before,” Pierzynski told The Dan Patrick Show when asked if he had ever drank during a game. “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.  I mean, it just, sometimes you just need a rally beer. If you’re in extra innings and you’re in about the 15th inning and you need to get going again, that sometimes works for you.”

Later in the interview, Pierzynski clarified that he wouldn’t drink an entire beer during a game, only a few sips. He also said that he and other players drank shots before one of the 2008 Division Series playoff games in Tampa Bay.

What do you think about AJ’s comments? Should players be allowed to drink during game? Share your thoughts below in our comments section…

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