The Real Reasons Behind the 10 Biggest Collapses in Baseball History

2011 Boston Red Sox

Who's to Blame? The fried chicken, beer and video games

If you know anything about the life of a starting pitcher than you gotta realize that these guys get a lot of downtime. By throwing every 5th game, starters are forced to make up activities, prank teammates and perform the infamous gum on the hat prank when a player isn't looking.

In 2011, Red Sox starters Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey used their time off by taking part in other areas of interest, like playing video games, eating fried chicken, and drinking beer in the clubhouse and dugout during games. After the Sox completed their collapse when the Tampa Bay Rays came storming back from a 9-game deficit in the Wild Card standings, Boston looked around for reasons for their downfall and the team looked no further than the deadly combination of chicken wings, beer and video games.

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