The Red Sox are not taking the field today in Ft. Myers against the Jays as we speak.
They are scheduled to leave today after their game to go to Japan and on a 20 day trip. Apparently, this morning, various contractual issues they thought were resolved about this trip became up in the air. The team has decided not to take the field or GO TO JAPAN until this is resolved.
The issues appear to revolve around pay for coaches and staff going on the trip. The players thought the staff was going to get compensated extra for the trip, but now MLB is saying no, and the players are boycotting--in support of the staff.
I assume this will get resolved, but good for the players.