As The Year Went On, Red Sox Pitchers Grew Fatter (Gallery)

The rumors continue to surface following the Boston Red Sox late season collapse, with the latest story claiming that the starting rotation could be found in the clubhouse drinking beer, eating fried chicken and playing video games during games when they weren’t starting.

While there is no photographic evidence of Josh Beckett, Jon Lester or any other pitcher actually taking part in these activities during a Red Sox game, the Boston Globe has gathered some photos suggesting several of Boston’s players had gained a substantial amount of weight in their faces and necks during the latter part of the season.

Here is a comparative look at each of the Red Sox’s five starting pitchers.  The images on the left were taken prior to the start of the season, while the images on the right were taken in September.

Shouldn’t they be getting skinnier as the season goes on?  That obviously isn’t the case in the Red Sox clubhouse.

Hat Tip – [Boston Globe]

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