MLB Stiffs Sox Coaches; Players Threaten Boycott

Rob Bradford and Michael Silverman of the BOSTON HERALD report that MLB is trying to get away with not paying Red Sox coaches the same appearance fee the players are getting for the club’s upcoming nightmare trip to Japan.

Boston Red Sox Coaches

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The players are incensed by the move, and reportedly voted this morning to “not to board the Red Sox’ flight to Japan if the matter remained unresolved this evening.Read more…

Pat Riley Writing Up Checks His Team Can’t Cash

Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley might getting to the end of his tether. After dropping Wednesday night’s game to the Chris Bosh-less Raptors by 25 points at home, and bringing the team’s record to a paltry 11-47 (and 3-29 over its last 32 games), the MIAMI HERALD quoted Riley picking an interesting way to express his contrition to fans.

Pat Riley refund check

”I should write a check tomorrow to each season-ticket holder and send them back [their money] at least for tonight,” Riley said. “I should write the check back because I can’t get them to play hard. They have a tendency to give in and not hold their ground, we’ve seen that a lot this year but you can’t do that at home. I have to ferret out the guys who really don’t care, I have to ferret them out of here and put them on the bench and bring in a bunch of young guys.”

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