Comments by Red Sox adviser Bill James draws ire of MLBPA, players

Comments by Red Sox adviser Bill James draws ire of MLBPA, players
MLBPA executive director Tony Clark and several major league players have taken Boston Red Sox special adviser Bill James to task for saying players are as important to the game as "beer vendors" and that "the game would go on" with whoever replaces them. In a series of tweets, some of which were later deleted, James challenged on social media "to explain why a player making $3 million a year is underpaid" and why it's "disingenuous to argue that [players] are taking money out of the mouths of concessions workers." "If the players all retired tomorrow, we would replace them," James continued. "The game would go on; in three years it would make no difference whatsoever. The players are NOT the game, any more than the beer vendors are." The Red Sox issued a statement saying James' comments " James' comments drew the ire of Clark and players past and present, including Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. "The comments Bill James made... 
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