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March 19, 2008
By SEAN McADAM and JOE McDONALD
Journal Sports Writers
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Curt Schilling just spoke with reporters minutes ago about the players' stance to boycott today's game unless the Sox and Oakland A's coaches are paid for their particpation.
"Some of the things that have been promised to us have already been taken away,'' said Schilling. "From the players' standpoint, we all felt the same way. This can't happen.''
Schilling recalled a phone call last October that involved Red Sox veteran players and Major League Baseball.
"They (MLB) wanted this trip to happen so badly, a lot of promises were made and they're falling by the wayside time and again,'' said Schilling. "(The coaches being paid) is something we were adamant about at the time and we've reiterated it multiple times.''
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