Squabbling between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins continues. Earlier this week the Sun-Sentinel reported that Miami executives were “outraged” over Boston’s skeleton crew during a recent minor league game (a game in which the Marlins charged fans premium prices). Now, Red Sox owner John W. Henry has weighed in.
They should apologize for their regular season lineup.
— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) March 8, 2014
Even though Boston’s GM reportedly sent an apologetic email to Miami’s director of baseball operations, that doesn’t mean the man in charge must play nice.
It’s hard to argue with Henry, either. Entering the 2013 season, Miami’s payroll ranked 29th out of 30 teams. In midseason they traded Ricky Nolasco to the Dodgers in a salary dump. By season’s end the team was 29th in home attendance, partly due to their resemblance to a AAA squad.
For all intents and purposes, it looks like the Marlins are selling rocks while trying to profit from other team’s gold. John Henry simply called them on it.
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