Some Pro Baseball Teams Restrict Energy Drinks

A story in USA Today reports some Major League Baseball teams are discouraging their players from consuming energy drinks. Others have banned the drinks from clubhouse refrigerators. The reason: There is a fear that the drinks will contribute to dehydration and other side effects.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host: Okay, let's talk about baseball's most recently banned substance, energy drinks like Red Bull and Monster.

DAVID GREENE, host: A story in today's USAToday says some major league teams are discouraging their players from consuming these drinks. Other teams have actually banned the drinks from clubhouse refrigerators.

INSKEEP: Here's the reason: A fear the drinks will contribute to dehydration and other side-effects. All of which caused an Arizona Diamondbacks' pitcher to ask: What are they going to ban next, coffee, soft drinks? Who knows?

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