The Boston Red Sox have resolved the
dispute over paying coaches for the team's trip to Japan for games
against the Oakland Athletics and the team will fly to Tokyo later
today, as planned.
Manager Terry Francona and his players were upset after learning
staff members were not going to get a $40,000 stipend the players
are being paid. Enough so that the team voted unanimously to refuse
to take the field for their last exhibition game in Florida and
threatened to boycott the trip overseas. Today's game against the
Blue Jays eventually got under way an hour late.
The Red Sox open their season with a pair of games in Tokyo
against the A's..