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Red Sox ban alcohol in clubhouse

Updated: February 26, 2012, 8:55 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Boston Red Sox have banned beer in the clubhouse, manager Bobby Valentine announced Saturday afternoon.

Beer consumption also will be cut off on the last leg of road trips, he said.

Valentine said he informed the team of the change Saturday morning during a meeting of the full squad, with the Red Sox owners and the baseball operations staff in attendance.

"It's just what I've always done, except in Texas, I guess," Valentine said in explaining ...

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