Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Red Sox = Douchesoaked

The Red Sox are headed to Japan as a compensated whole. Yay! I mean, go fuck yourselves! Wouldn't it have been more courageous and meaningful had the players unanimously voted to forfeit their compensation for the staff that would be accompanying them, rather than unanimously voting to boycott today's game and the team's trip to Japan had the staff gone unpaid for the trip? Was it just the principle of having something apparently agreed upon between the Red Sox and MLB unfulfilled?

Mike Lowell: ''When we voted to go to Japan, that was not a unanimous vote, but we did what our team wanted us to do for Major League Baseball. They promised us the moon and the stars, and then when we committed, they started pulling back. It's not just the coaches, it's the staff, the trainers, a lot of people are affected by this. I'm so super proud of this team. When we put it to a vote it was unanimous, we're all in agreement that we're not going to put up with this.''

Yes, you and you team have been totally treated unfairly. Thank God for the Boston Red Sox standing up for the little guy. Fuck, dude. The moon and the stars is getting to play baseball in Japan for free, or better yet, some pay. Is it a hardship?

Curt Schilling: "In October when we were on the phone call, they wanted this trip to happen so badly, and now they've fallen by the wayside time and time again. The things we were adamant about at the time we reiterated time and time again, and it was never an issue."

What things?

"Different personal things that were supposed to happen from an accommodations standpoint. Little things that tend to make trips like this easier. It's been more than one thing. Hopefully, it's just miscommunication, and it will be fixed," Schilling said.

Just little things like making sure the M&Ms have "M"'s on them instead of Japanese characters, and toilets sing the Star Spangled Banner. Toothpaste not made out of seaweed. Stuff like that? You're full of shit, Blowhardy. You are so fucking full of shit. Little things that tend to make trips like this easier? Guh. You and your team appear nothing more than an entitled group of self-righteous prima donnas.

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