On Thursday the Red Sox sent their B squad to face the Miami Marlins in a spring training game. The biggest name the Red Sox sent to the away game was starting centerfielder, Jackie Bradley Jr. This didn’t make the Marlins happy and they filed a complaint with Major League Baseball about the Red Sox not brining enough regulars.
The following day GM Ben Cherington apologized to the Marlins via Email, but on Saturday, John Henry, Principal Owner of the Red Sox tweeted the following:
They should apologize for their regular season lineup.
— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) March 8, 2014
It’s nice to see John Henry actually acting like a human. He makes a great point. It was just a spring training game, and even if the Marlins were charging fans more to see the Red Sox, it shouldn’t matter who was playing because it was a SPRING TRAINING GAME!
As a Red Sox fan, you gotta love seeing this from the defending champions. If your not a Red Sox fan, you probably think John Henry is acting like an asshat, but it doesn’t matter because the Red Sox are still the defending World Champions!