CINCINNATI -- The Boston Globe reported recently that Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens heckled Oakland Athletics pitcher Bob Welch during Game 2 of the American League playoffs with references to Welch's past problems with alcoholism.
Clemens, whose volatile personality has come under scrutiny the past couple of weeks, apparently chided Welch from the Boston dugout to "have a beer."
Umpires Vic Voltaggio and John Hirschbeck were quoted in the Globe article, confirming that Clemens yelled to Welch: "Be a man. Have a beer. Stop drinking milk."