Peter here, and hello on this quickly dark Wednesday. I know you've heard this news by now, but I couldn't believe it...until this, UNTIL THIS....
"The Red Sox trip to Japan has already hit a major snag...
During a players-only team meeting at City of Palms Park this morning at 8:30, the players decided unanimously, according to more than one player, that the Sox would not take the field for their scheduled 12:07 p.m. exhibition game against the Blue Jays today unless there was a resolution to MLB’s decision not to extend an appearnce fee of $40,000 to all team coaches making the trip to Japan. All players are receiving the $40,000 appearance fee for the Tokyo trip.
According to one player, the players also agreed not to board the Red Sox’ flight to Japan if the matter remained unresolved this evening.
“Unless they take care of this I don’t think we’re going (to Japan),” said Red Sox pitcher Kyle Snyder [stats]. “That’s pretty much where we stand. It’s a pretty strong feeling throughout the clubhouse.”
Peter here, with a little sanity, I HOPE! I do not understand. What???? I'll say that again...WHAT THE ....? I know you know what I meant. If our guys are THAT selfish, this might be the end for me. A 2008 future glory season was staring me in the face, ALL of us, right there in our grasp, with all the thrills and chills that make a summer so very special! I hoped. Past tense intended. And then I heard this? IT SICKENS ME. Just my honesty shining brightly, although dimmed by the baseball team that I love. SAD. So very much so.
THANKS TO SUL....I realize the players were concerned about the coaches not being compensated, but I still adhere to this train of thought...they're paid, and paid well to play baseball....SHUT UP AND DO IT. DO NOT LET DOWN a nation of Sox fans. Or I'll be lost in March. Never happened, never will, I hope. I just DO NOT know. Not now. Maybe ever.