Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Red Sox went on strike today.

It was a pretty short strike, delaying today's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays about an hour. The Sox players were protesting the fact that the team's coaches and support staff would not be getting the $40,000 stipend for the Japan trip that they were apparently promised back when the team agreed to the trip in the Fall.

I thought it was pretty cool that the Sox players were willing to take a stand for the coaches, trainers and others. While $40K may not mean a lot to Manny (he'd probably leave the check in his glove compartment), it's a significant portion of many of these guys annual salaries.

All got settled and the Sox are off to Japan tomorrow. Real games start in six days.


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