While high school football coaches like Chris Connolly ofhave banned Gatorade and other dietary supplements out of fear that they may be a , Major League Baseball has actually embraced as MLB’s “official sports drink.” Major League Baseball has now taken it a step further and banned water from the clubhouse (“ !” April 23).
Gatorade is Major League Baseball’s “official sports drink.” So instructions were sent that no player could be seen drinking anything but Gatorade in the dugout. Not even Aquafina, which is the “official water” of MLB. Not even bottles of water with the labels removed.
White Sox clubhouse personnel said if players take bottled water onto the bench, all the bottled water will be removed from the clubhouse as punishment.
This policy only reinforces the appearance of a pro-steroid agenda by Major League Baseball.
MLB sends the following message to baseball fans.
Just think of the contradictory message this sends to the youth of Coach Connolly’s high school football team!