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Boston Herald: Red Sox Dispatch Security Here After Threat

Posted Jun 30, 2008 by Marc Lancaster

Updated Jun 30, 2008 at 01:48 PM

According to the Boston Herald’s Jeff Horrigan, the Red Sox and Major League Baseball have dispatched security teams to St. Petersburg for the next three days due to a recent threat made against the club’s black and Latin players.

Horrigan writes that the Red Sox recently received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, Tenn., which cited at least two players by name. The named players have been informed about the threats.

“The Sox are sending at least two of their top security officials, while another security team is due from MLB’s office in New York. The FBI and police departments in St. Petersburg, Boston, Memphis and Baltimore have been apprised of the threats. According to a source, law-enforcement authorities have been looking for a suspect believed to be from Baltimore but living in the Memphis area.”

The threat, Horrigan writes, is not believed to be related to the recent tensions between the Sox and Rays, who open a three game series tonight and play for the first time since their brawl at Fenway Park on June 5.

Full story here.

Reader Comments

Por (T) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Have fun at the game

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Por (RONALD SMITH) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I HEARD OF STUPID STORIES BEFORE, BUT TO PUT ANY TRUTH IN A STORY LIKE THIS, IS NOTHING BUT MEDIA HYPE.  IT MUST HAVE BEEN A SLOW DAY NEWSWISE TO DO THIS THING

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Por (RICH) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

PLAY BALL !! STICK TO THE RULES AND GIVE US A CLASSY WELL PLAYED GAME <> THINGS TO IMPROVE THE GAME <> I WOULD BAN THE KNUCKLE BALL AND SUBMARINE PITCHERS <> ADD THE [DH] TO THE NL MAKING THE PLAY MORE EQUAL <> KEEP THINGS FAIR & FUN MINUS THE STEROIDS <> REMOVE THE SLUGGERS FROM THE RECORD BOOKS THAT CHEATED TO BE ON TOP <> NOW THAT WE LOOK BACK .. DWIGHT GOODEN STANDS TALLER THEN MR.CLEMENS HEAD TO HEAD & PITCH FOR PITCH !!!

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Por (Alvie Kelly) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Strap in for more shameless promotional stunts like this from the new out-of-towner Rays ownership. These are New Yorkers, folks, if they want a new Stadium bad enough, don’t be surprised if a couple of passenger jets hit Tropicana Field.
Boycott Rays!

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Por (RAYSNATION) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Alvie maybe it time for you to move out of the bay area and head up north to the craphole known as boston…

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Por (karen) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

After the unfair rulings suspending Aki and giving Coco Crisp{the instigator} a break from recent suspensions, I am not surprised by any PR stunt that the Sox pull.  Everyone has known for years that the Sox and Yanks get all the breaks!!!Go RAYS!!!!

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Por (Judy Geyer) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I have read the comments sent by your local readers and disappointed that some people assume the threats to RS players was a Boston hoax…...we have enough problems without instigating
something as foolish, yet as sensitive
as this issue.
I would hope TB fans could conduct themselves with dignity and pride as the team is showing such potential this year.
We are delighted you are doing so well as it makes our division so exciting. Keep up the good work and maybe we will see you in the playoffs.

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Por (Ron Evans) on June 30, 2008 (Suggest removal)

If you feel safer because the FBI is involved, think differently. I have had to deal with the FBI and they are nothing more than arrogant SOB’s who couldn’t solve a crossword puzzle.

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Por (Ricky C) on July 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Alvie, spare us from ill-advised and just plain stupid comments like that in the future.

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Por (WilliamL) on July 01, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Alvie, your post deserves no response.
You are simply an idiot.

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