We all basically know how the Twitterverse works. Boston Red Sox owner John Henry used that expanse to relay this message to the Miami Marlins.
They should apologize for their regular season lineup.
— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) March 8, 2014
Now if Henry’s tweet does not appear directly above, it would be because Henry deleted it. Doesn’t matter. A report from The Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham contains a screen shot. Although I’m not sure how long that will stay up on the Globe’s site as Henry owns The Globe.
If it’s there or not, oof…
Oh, why did Henry tweet that? It appears the Marlins were not enchanted with the lineup the Red Sox sent over to Jupiter for a spring training game which took place on Thursday. That lineup contained one player that is projected to begin the season as a starter: Jackie Bradley, Jr. Their starting pitcher for that day isn’t even likely to break camp as a member of their 25-man roster.
Wait. Wasn’t there some issues with the weather on that day? Weren’t there a few games cancelled due to the skies dropping massive amounts of rain? Actually, two cancellations and three postponements. And the Sawx-Marlins game was called after 7.5 innings…because of rain.
Even with that, you could understand the Marlins frustration…until you read this from Abraham’s piece:
The Marlins, who raised ticket prices for the game to take advantage of Red Sox fans, were left with unhappy customers.
They have dynamic ticket pricing for spring training games? If any fans have the right to be upset, it would the Red Sox fans who were obviously being gouged due to their loyalty to their team.
That Marlins owner…
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