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Petertherock
06-30-2008, 12:38 PM
There was a brief mention on the noon news here that the Sox will have extra security going into Florida after threats against some black and Latino players were made. They said there were 2 players in particular but they didn't mention their names. Has anyone heard any more about this?

Tragedy
06-30-2008, 05:29 PM
Not a thing.

Either way, I didn't realize we're living in 1947 again.

UNHRedSox
06-30-2008, 06:02 PM
The Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball are sending security teams to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the Red Sox-Rays series because of a threat made against Boston players, the Boston Herald reports.

The Red Sox received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, that targeted black and Latin players, citing at least two players by name, the newspaper reports. The named players will have extra security during their time in Florida, even away from Tropicana Field.

The three-game series begins tonight and ends Wednesday.

The FBI and police departments in St. Petersburg, Boston, Memphis and Baltimore have been made aware of the threat, which constitutes a federal crime, the Herald reports.

The Baltimore authorities are involved because a suspect in the case is believed to be from Maryland but living in Tennessee, a source told the newspaper. The suspect was not in custody as of Monday morning.

Neither Red Sox nor MLB officials would comment on the matter. But the threat is believed to be unrelated to the brawl between the Red Sox and Rays players on June 5 at Fenway Park.

SportingNews.com

http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=429455

UNHRedSox
06-30-2008, 06:04 PM
Monday, June 30, 2008
Posted By Chris Mottram 12:35 PM


We don’t deny that we loathe Boston-area teams here at TSB. This is mostly because they win everything and there is a direct correlation between the number of championships they win and the amount of obnoxious fans that emerge from the woodwork. Having said that, the worst we’d ever wish upon these people is for their teams to go back to sucking so they’d all disappear again.

There is a deranged man in Tennessee, however, who seems to have an unhealthy hate for the Red Sox. So much so, that he has threatened bodily harm to some of the players:

The Red Sox received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, that targeted black and Latin players, citing at least two players by name, the newspaper reports. The named players will have extra security during their time in Florida, even away from Tropicana Field.

He targeted just the black and Latin players? So, that means he let Jonathan Papelbon off the hook? Because if there is one player on that team I’d like to see receive a beat-down, it would be that guy. Not that I’d ever condone that behavior ... I’m just sayin’.

But don’t fear for the Red Sox: Extra security has been dispatched from New England to Tampa for the team’s series against the Rays, which starts tonight. Based on the way things went last time these two played, I think the real threat of violence exists on the field.

Some blogger on the SportingNews.com

http://www.sportingnews.com/blog/the_sporting_blog/entry/view/8696/tampa_not_so_safe_for_black,_latin_red_sox

UNHRedSox
06-30-2008, 06:05 PM
The mention of Papelbon is funny.

Petertherock
06-30-2008, 10:11 PM
Have we really become the Yankees?

CyYoungPapelbon
06-30-2008, 10:33 PM
Have we really become the Yankees?We've really become better than the Yankees (as well as all the other organizations in baseball), and I love it. I'd much rather be the hated Red Sox who always win than the Red Sox who quite a few neutral fans rooted for but always choked.

ryder004
06-30-2008, 11:18 PM
i heard the same thing, kinda crazy

RedSoxtober
07-01-2008, 08:06 AM
Have we really become the Yankees?

Read the article again. It's not the teams that they hate, it's the obnoxiuos fans who swagger and brag and feel entitled to the success. Not that anyone around here acts like that :rolleyes:


Major League Baseball and law enforcement officials were monitoring the man who wrote threatening letters that targeted Red Sox players Manny Ramírez and Coco Crisp, and as a precaution, both the team and the league sent extra security here.

The letters came to the attention of league officials while the Sox were in Baltimore for a series at the beginning of June, according to club and baseball sources with direct knowledge of the matter. They were not sent directly to either player, and the letter writer has a history spanning some years of sending such letters, an MLB source said yesterday. The executive did not rule out that law enforcement officials would move against the writer, whose whereabouts are known to authorities and who remains under surveillance.

Source: Boston Globe

Tragedy
07-01-2008, 10:00 AM
We've really become better than the Yankees (as well as all the other organizations in baseball), and I love it. I'd much rather be the hated Red Sox who always win than the Red Sox who quite a few neutral fans rooted for but always choked.
We're currently better than the Yankees, but I hope you're not implying that we've past them in terms of history, or anything. I mean, what they did in the 90's up until they lost the WS in 2001 was un-freaking-believable. 2 WS rings from us can't compare.

lil'papi
07-01-2008, 06:15 PM
We live in the present or us old time RedSox fans would have hung ourselves years ago. So we said to each other we will win it next year. We said that a lot......

Now we can relax. It is next year twice now.

Bangwagoneers......pink hats, all knids of reasons to hate them. They weren't sobbing with us over the years. As for catching the yankees......
......it's this year we are chasing the Rays now. CRAZY eh..