View Full Version : Millar reveals Red Sox did shots before games

11-01-2004, 08:21 PM

Appearing on Fox Sports Net's Best Damn Sports Show Period, Kevin Millar said the team did shots of Jack Daniels before Games 6 and 7 of the ALCS against the Yankees. And then after winning those games, continued the practice in the World Series for good luck. "Before starting Game 6 (of the ALCS). It was about 35 degrees out there at Yankee Stadium," Millar said. "I went around and got a thing of Jack Daniels and we all did shots of Jack Daniels about 10 minutes before the game. And we won Game 6. So Game 7 of course, we had to do shots of Jack Daniels. And we won Game 7, so guess what? I'm glad we won in Game 4 (in the World Series) because these Crown Royal shots and Jack Daniels shots started to kill me. And that's how the Sox did it. "Can you imagine (manager) Terry Francona taking a shot of Crown Royal before Game 4 of the World Series? It's out there now, baby we were drunk." http://msn.foxsports.com/id/2548602 (http://msn.foxsports.com/bestdamn) Tonight:
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The Red Sox credited their incredible team chemistry for helping end the team's fabled "curse." And the team affectionately referred to itself as a bunch of "idiots" as they made their postseason run. And asked if the drinking made anyone "loopy," Millar said you could tell it had an effect on some of the players. "Trot Nixon was (loopy)," Millar said. "He swung 3-0 and had a take sign with bases loaded and hit the ball off the wall. He was supposed to take that pitch." But Millar tried to back off some of his statements since Friday's interview. "I wish I'd never opened my mouth," he told ESPN's Peter Gammons. "It was one of those group team things, like shaving our heads last year. What we had was one small Gatorade cup, with a little Jack Daniels in it. We passed it around and everyone symbolically drank out of the same cup, because we are a team. It wasn't as if guys were drunk." Best Damn Sports Show Period, with host Chris Rose and co-hosts Tom Arnold, John Salley and Bryan Cox airs every weeknight at 8 and 11 p.m.