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Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip--crisis averted

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    ....because coaches weren't being paid the same $40k bonus as the players.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3301195
     
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    Let 'em forfeit. ::)
     
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    When are these stupid trips going to end? Ugh.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    I heard about the coach payment issue this morning. Didn't know the Sox were going to boycott though.

    My guess is this will be solved quickly.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    Note to Red Sox staff: I'll gladly take your place on the trip. Paying for my own meals seems like a pretty good deal in exchange for free airfare and hotel rooms in Japan.
     
  6. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    Given that the Sox (and As) are probably sacrificing an above-.500 record in April for this trip, I don't blame them for wanting to milk a little more moola out of it. If the Sox bullpen catcher (technically, a coach) really does make only $30K, I'm all for this job action/
    It's good to see the players thinking of people other than themselves.
     
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    Apparently the Oakland players are refusing to go, too.

    Red Sox refusing to take the field for today's exhibition game against Toronto, live right now on ESPN.
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    Man, there are going to be some pissed off retirees if this game is canceled.
     
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    This is absolutely fascinating.
     
  10. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    What does that mean? Are you suggesting that by traveling to Japan, the Red Sox and A's are at a disadvantage in comparison to the rest of the league?
     
  11. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    Update: Dice-K will not pitch against the Jays today but will instead pitch in a minor-league exhibition game at 1 p.m.
     
  12. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: Red Sox vote to boycott Japan trip

    So why should the support staff get $40k for this trip? Why not $10k?
     
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