Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hell no, we won't go!

From Extra Bases:

Red Sox manager Terry Francona and his players were upset today after learning the team's coaches were not going to be getting the $40,000 per man they thought they were going to receive for the trip to Japan.

There was a players-only meeting held this morning on the topic, and David Ortiz said one of the options discussed was refusing to board the plane for Japan today unless the situation was rectified.

"That's one of the things we've been talking about," Ortiz said. "It's really [expletive] up."

Update: The Sox have voted not to go to Japan unless the coaches are paid.

In matters unrelated to labor strife:
Sox set roster for Japan
Lester will be a late arrival in Japan
Despite injury, Schilling headed to Japan
Ortiz won't be tripped up by trip to Japan
Feeling OK, Coco ready to make trip to Japan
Oakland's long day: two games, trip to Japan
A's giving long look to Sweeney (in Japan)
A's are on board for trip to Japan
Oakland roster set for Japan

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