// John Henry

A Closer Look at Liverpool FC’s American Owners

On October 15, 2010, New England Sports Ventures, the investment company chaired by John Henry (and now called the Fenway Sports Group), completed its purchase of Liverpool FC from George N. Gillett, Jr. and Tom Hicks.  Henry’s purchase of the club, which was concluded despite the protests of Hicks and Gillett (who believed that the […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

John Henry’s $500K Fine Implicates MLB Revenue Sharing & Bud Selig More

Earlier this week John Henry told WEEI that he was fined $500,000 in 2009 for criticizing MLB and their revenue sharing model. Specifically, this is what he had to say: “Over a billion dollars has been paid to seven chronically uncompetitive teams, five of whom have had baseball’s highest operating profits. Who, except these teams, […]

Liverpool Sale Could Cost the Red Sox

Premiership teams. It seems like every team that has American ownership has been mired with an increasing divide between ownership and its fanbase. Although Manchester United is having their issues with American owner, Malcolm Glazer, Liverpool is an extreme case. As was reported over the past several weeks, New England Sports Ventures (NESV), headed by Red […]

Liverpool FC – An Introduction to a Red Sox Town

As most people on the east coast slept Wednesday morning, a vote was taking place more than 3,000 miles away, which could have a significant effect on the most beloved franchise in Boston. By a vote of 3-2, the Board members of Liverpool Football Club approved the sale of the most successful soccer franchise in […]

Book Review – Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose

Cowboy up! The Idiots. Tessie. Pink hats. Red Sox Nation. These mottos have defined the relationship between the Boston Red Sox and their fans. A relationship that has had its share of highs and lows, taking the fans and the team to new places in ways neither party thought could be possible. For better or […]

Red Sox to Get New Spring Training Facility

Fort Myers, Florida is perfect this time of year. The temperature averages in the 70s and there is a breeze at all times. When in this area, you are close to Fort Myers Beach, or Sanibel Island, some of the nicest beaches in the country. It doesn’t have the tourist congestion Orlando or Miami has, […]

Is John Henry Making the Sox More Hatable Than the Yanks?

I want to preface this column by saying that I like John Henry. He brought us two World Series victories in a span of a few years when the team couldn’t get one during most of the 20th century. He helped revive an aging and decrepit Fenway Park. He even had the foresight to merge […]

Red Sox Owner John Henry Meets with Jason Varitek

Red Sox owner John Henry is meeting with catcher Jason Varitek to break up a deadlock in contract negotiations. Varitek, who will be 37 on April 11, would enter his 13th season with the team if signed. Varitek had the worst season of his career in 2008, finishing with a .220 batting average with 13 […]

Theo Epstein Signs New Extension

The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessey reports that Red Sox GM Theo Epstein signed a new deal to begin after the 2008 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was important that the Sox and Theo got a deal done due to his expiring contract. ‘‘We are all on the same page with […]