Friday, March 21, 2008

Red Sox get $40,000, Padres got a gift bag

The Boston Red Sox threatened to boycott their spring training game yesterday because there wasn't a $40,000 stipend, the amount the players are getting, extended to coaches, trainers and staff for their trip to China.

So, with that being said, it was only normal that people wanted to know what the Padres had gotten for their trip to Beijing, China.

Padres' reliever Heath Bell “We got a gift bag. Inside was a ball, a T-shirt, two Snickers bars, a bottle of wine imported from California, a stuffed animal and a box of tea. I must have missed the money.”

Apparently, after this was said, a Major League Baseball official called the Padres and told them that the players that made the trip could expect a "small stipend."

Anyone see the Padres complain and threaten to boycott a spring training game? I didn't think so....

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