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Croquet-Yes, Booze-No!

| February 17, 2012, 04:37 PM | 3 Comments

Josh Stewart, the former city government reporter for The Capital has scooped us all from down in Virginia Beach with his new post at the Navy Times.

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Yes, it seems that one of the Annapolis’ quirkiest events will be a little more dry this year now that St. John’s College has figured out a way to bu the booze and sell it themselves!

Stewart wrote,

This is pretty major, since the rite of spring is more about the accompanying lawn party than the actual sport, which very few if any of the attendees actually know how to play anyway.

Maryland has a recent history banning outside alcohol from important sporting events. The Preakness, proudly the scuzziest of the three legs of the Triple Crown, enacted a similar policy. The people revolted.

Watch out, St. John’s — they may come after you with mallets in hand.

What do you think? Will you attend the match this spring with an alcohol ban?

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  1. Lauren says:

    Doubt I will attend and I highly doubt that any of my friends will attend! BYOB is the only reason most people go, just like Rowdown! That’s bad news for Annapolitans that look forward to this event every year and the downtown bars and retail shops that benefit!

  2. Janet says:

    Croquet is about the match, music, dancing, eating and drinking on the lawn. Over the years, it has instead become a big Drunkfest. The public drunkenness and underage drinking at this event has been out of control. St. John’s isn’t banning booze totally. Beer, wine and Champaign will be sold to legal age citizens.

  3. Matt says:

    While Croquet isn’t just about drinking it certainly isn’t about watching croquet. This no BYOB change is a disaster. My fear is that the event is finished. And that’s a shame because SJC has enjoyed some very good publicity surrounding this event over the years.

    Janet: enjoy your “Champaign” (sic) and your wide open spaces.

    Fellow alums: looking forward to seeing you at the We are Woman March on 4/28/12 in Washington, DC.

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