Bret Boone revealed Monday than an alcohol problem contributed to him walking away from the game two years ago.
Boone had gotten to the point where he would drink 12-15 beers after a game. "I don't want to make a big deal about it, but I was at a point where sometimes it was more important to me to go to a hotel bar after a game," he said. "At the end, it takes away your passion and everything inside that makes you tick. I'm not proud of it. I'm proud I took care of the situation before it got to a point where it could have." Boone said he hasn't had a drink in seven months.
Could this have actually affected his play? If so, I'm kinda pissed, since we paid him well to play for us.