Friday's Morning Mashup: New York paper reports Roger Clemens drank beer in Yankees dugout

October 21, 2011 - 3:31 am

Welcome to Friday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WHAT'S HAPPENING LOCALLY FRIDAY: No games scheduled SATURDAY: NHL: Sharks at Bruins, 7 p.m. (NESN) MLS: Revolution at Toronto FC, 12:30 p.m. (CSNNE) SUNDAY: No games scheduled AROUND THE WEB: '™¦ Despite the furor in Boston over Red Sox players drinking beer in the clubhouse and dugout, reports are coming out showing that the behavior is not uncommon around the majors. The New York Daily News quotes sources as saying the Yankees and Mets have a history of drinking in both locations. For example, according to the report, Roger Clemens and Jason Giambi "routinely" drank beer on the dugout bench when they played for the Yankees. And they were not alone. "Rally beers are big in the clubhouse," a Yankees source told the paper. "Guys would drink them all the time, on the bench, in the clubhouse, in the training room. It's common." Added the clubhouse insider: "Beer in the clubhouse, it's nothing new. Been going on forever." '™¦ Jets coach Rex Ryan continued to apologize Thursday for his inadvertent swiped at Chargers coach Norv Turner. Ryan said Wednesday that he would have won a couple of championships had he been named coach in 2007, but he quickly realized how his comments would be perceived and called Turner. '€œIt was me, it'€™s all on me,'€ Ryan said Thursday. '€œI'€™m guilty. Absolutely. I did call Norv. I won'€™t get into that conversation, but [the slight] was unintentional.'€ '™¦ During the NBA lockout, players can't be fined. So, Carmelo Anthony talked about wanting Hornets point guard Chris Paul to join him on the Knicks when Paul has the opportunity next offseason. "If it works out and he comes here and they allow him to come here, you'll see a smile from ear to ear," Anthony said. "It's not just me. It's everybody [in New York]. If he decides to leave New Orleans and goes somewhere else, they'll be feeling the same way I'm feeling." ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On Oct. 21, 1975, the Red Sox beat the Reds in Game 6 of the World Series on Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning home run off Pat Darcy. Which pitcher got the win for the Sox? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "The whole beer thing, it was more of a rally-beer thing. And yeah, it might not have been right, but I feel like there have been other teams in baseball that have gone through stuff like that. Not to say it wasn't a big deal, because it was a mistake, grown men shouldn't be making those decisions like that during a baseball game. But like I said before, you've got to live with what you've done and learn from it. I'm sure it's not going to happen again because it's a lot bigger right now than everybody ever thought it would be." -- Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, during an appearance on Thursday's Mut & Merloni show STAT OF THE DAY: 2 -- Times during the Bruins' last 41 regular-season games that they have scored twice on the power play, which they did in Thursday night's 6-2 victory over the Maple Leafs 'NET RESULTS: A referee impostor runs on the field at Thursday night's UCLA-Arizona game (from the top of the screen), and then the teams break out into a huge brawl. It was not a good day for UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, whose team lost 42-7. TRIVIA ANSWER: Rick Wise, who pitched a scoreless 12th inning, despite giving up two hits SOOTHING SOUNDS: Manfred Mann (on the keyboard for his namesake band) turns 71 Friday.