Today, Dan Patrick inquired as to whether AJ and any of his teammates had ever done the same (as the Red Sox players), and AJ thusly:
"Yes, absolutely I have before," Pierzynski told "The Dan Patrick Show." "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.
"It’s just, sometimes you just need a rally beer. If you’re in extra innings and you’re in about the 15th inning and you really need to get going again, that sometimes works for you."
He apparently clarified that he wouldn’t have a whole beer, just a few sips. Also, he and some teammates took shots before the 2008 ALDS.