Pretty sensational story, potentially. Here's what the Boston Globe has to say about it.
Here's what Chairman Mao has to say about it.
''The revolution, and the recognition of class and class struggle, are necessary for peasants and the Chinese people to overcome both domestic and foreign enemy elements. This is not a simple, clean, or quick struggle.''
We think he was talking about the Sox not going to Japan. What is clear is he was pissed. Super pissed actually. And rightly so, it's beyond cheap of MLB to send the Boston and indeed Oakland staff over to Japan and not pay their way, when you consider how many gazillion yen MLB is making out of this potential trip.
More on the story from ESPN.
Good for the Sox. Should be very interesting to see if MLB relents, or if the entire trip is called off.