Manny Distraught Over Dispute

Manny Distraught Over Dispute

Outfielder Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox holds a sign during the delay of the Grapefruit League Spring Training game against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 19, 2008 at City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, Florida. The Red Sox players unanimously voted to not play their last Spring Training game in Florida and not get on the plane to Japan in a dispute over whether coaches and staff are paid a $40,000 stipend for the trip to Japan.

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That's Just Manny Being Mama's Boy

Clearly Caught Up in the Coachgate Crisis,
Manny Sends a Message to Mom
And the Cardboard Face Has a Frown

 Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett, left, works out on his own as teammates stretch during a Spring Training baseball practice in Fort Myers, Fla., Wednesday March 19, 2008. The Red Sox break camp in Florida after facing the Toronto Blue Jays, then start the season in Japan.

(AP Photo)

Resolution Reached; Japan Boycott Averted
Dice-K to Pitch in Minor League Game

Sox Voted to Boycott Today's Game and Plane:

Earlier today: Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell confirmed to the Boston Globe's Jackie MacMullan that the team voted unanimously this morning not to make the scheduled trip to Japan or play its final exhibition game against the Blue Jays this afternoon unless the coaches, training staff, and equipment staff were going to be compensated for making the trip to Japan.

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