Boston first baseman Kevin Millar said Red Sox players did shots of Jack Daniel's whiskey before Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees, according to a report on ESPN.com.
Millar also said, because it worked, they did it before every World Series game. He made his comments on Fox's The Best Damn Sports Show Period and on Boston's Channel 4.
"It was one of those group team things, like shaving our heads last year," Millar said. "What we had was one small Gatorade cup, with a little Jack Daniel's 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. Can you imagine Trot Nixon or Jason Varitek or Mike Timlin actually sipping alcohol before a game? No way."
Millar said manager Terry Francona did not participate in the ritual.