From her point of view, carrying those players on the tour is costly. People don't think about it, but there's more to carrying extra players than just their salaries. There's extra per diems, extra hotels, and expanded transportation accommodations for those people.
i get that john, but it creates a precedant and a slippery slope.
and yes. i understand not wanting to carry personell but at least pay the locals for their time. beer and hugs is insulting.