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    Surprised this has not been posted yet, its all over the net. Apparently MLB had agreed last year that all coaches would receive the 40,000 stipend that players will receive for Japan trip. The sox found out last night that the coaches would not be receiving the money. So the sox are threatening to boycott the trip.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080319/...ed_sox_boycott

    As of 12:07 the Redsox have not taken the field for the start of their exhibition game, so apparently MLB has not come to an agreement as of yet.
    Last edited by CJMorello; 03-19-2008, 08:58 AM. Reason: add content

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    Originally posted by CJMorello View Post
    Surprised this has not been posted yet, its all over the net. Apparently MLB had agreed last year that all coaches would receive the 40,000 stipend that players will receive for Japan trip. The sox found out last night that the coaches would not be receiving the money. So the sox are threatening to boycott the trip.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080319/...ed_sox_boycott

    If there was an agreement in place, I like this move.

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    • #3
      I love this move. Money or not, MLB should not be playing games in Japan, China or Timbuktu.
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      • #4
        Here's the story from redsox.com:

        http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/ar...=.jsp&c_id=bos
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        • #5
          The Blue Jays also have not boarded their flight for today's game against the Red Sox. I'm unsure where the Toronto players presently are.

          Until further notice, Daisuke Matsuzaka will be playing in a Minor League game when the Japanese trip was to be played.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
            The Blue Jays also have not boarded their flight for today's game against the Red Sox.
            Where did you read(hear) this? I can't find anything else on it. Any word on what Oakland will (won't) do?

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            • #7
              Apparently the issue is resolved. Todays Red Sox game will be staring at 1:10. Then after the game, as scheduled, they will be boarding the plane to Japan. While this was going on the Athletics held a vote also threatening to boycott the trip.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nutriaitch View Post
                Where did you read(hear) this? I can't find anything else on it. Any word on what Oakland will (won't) do?
                I just reported whatever I'd heard on the radio. Since Toronto is in the AL East, I would somehow imagine they'd already be in Florida. If I misheard, then my apologies.

                This is the latest that I've heard about the trip:

                http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring...ory?id=3300693
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mattingly View Post
                  If I misheard, then my apologies.

                  No big deal bro. Just curious, because I couldn't find any info (other than the BoSox vote).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by CJMorello View Post
                    While this was going on the Athletics held a vote also threatening to boycott the trip.
                    AWESOME!!
                    That's exactly what I hoped would happen.

                    Question: What was wrong with holding Opening Day in Cincy every year? That seemed to be going well.

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                    • #11
                      I like this move.

                      It definitely shows that the Red Sox are a team.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nutriaitch View Post
                        AWESOME!!
                        That's exactly what I hoped would happen.

                        Question: What was wrong with holding Opening Day in Cincy every year? That seemed to be going well.
                        Good ol' Marketing Buddy Boy. No more Opening Day in Cincinnati, no more HOF game after this year, Opening Day in foreign country and a celebrity making a joke of ST for $$$$$.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Old Sweater View Post
                          Good ol' Marketing Buddy Boy. No more Opening Day in Cincinnati, no more HOF game after this year, Opening Day in foreign country and a celebrity making a joke of ST for $$$$$.
                          Since when was ST taken seriously?
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mojorisin71 View Post
                            Since when was ST taken seriously?
                            Ever since they have had it for some.

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                            • #15
                              In the deal reached this afternoon between the Red Sox and Athletics, MLB agreed to give the coaches 20,000 for the trip. The Sox players have said they will make up the other 20,000 themselves to the coaches, plus pay additional Red Sox employees on the trip money.

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