// John Henry

Don’t be Fooled by the Propaganda from Red Sox Ownership

Beer, KFC, pill-popping, video games, fighting…sounds pretty fun. Unless you’re part of the professional baseball team that experienced the greatest collapse in Major League history–apparently that makes people a little upset. As has been highly reported, the Red Sox have imploded. Sweet. But the fact of the matter is that had the Red Sox had […]

Did Francona’s Marriage Issues, Use of Painkillers Affect Job Performance?

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona had a tumultuous eighth and final season with the Red Sox. His team was on pace in late August to win 100 games, but as we know, there was a lot of trouble in the Red Sox clubhouse. The fact that certain starting pitchers didn’t really care whether the […]

Red Sox Owner John Henry Injured on Yacht

John Henry reportedly fell on his yacht Friday night and had to be hospitalized. He did not attend a scheduled news conference following the departure of Terry Francona as a result. According to WBZ NewsRadio 1030, Henry waked off the yacht with a neck brace on before getting into an ambulance. He was taken to […]

The End of an Era: Terry Francona Out as Red Sox Manager

How did we get here? How did the best team ever not even qualify for October baseball? How did the team that loaded up in the offseason by signing Carl Crawford and trading for Adrian Gonzalez and was seen as the clear favorite in the American League finish third in its own division? How did team […]

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 […]