|Two great American pastimes.|
Recent reports claim that Boston Red Sox starting pitchers drank beer, ate fried chicken, and played video games in the clubhouse during games they were not scheduled to pitch. Red Sox starter Jon Lester substantiated the reports, though he claims the behavior was unrelated to the Red Sox monumental September collapse.
I'm doubt this questionable way of passing time during games directly influenced the outcome of any particular contests (it's not likely that a pitcher took the mound with a four beer buzz and a belly full of the Colonel's original recipe), but come on. Baseball is a professional team sport, and this behavior is neither professional nor focused on what is best for the team.
Besides, fighting tedium during the ridiculously long regular baseball season by drinking beer, eating unhealthily, and checking your handheld electronic devices non-stop is what fans do at game, not players.