John Henry, principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, has officially assumed control of the Boston Globe. This now represents a return of the Red Sox and The Globe “partnership”, since the early ownership of the Red Sox was the Taylor family, who also owned both during the early 1900s.
The standard punch line locally is that Henry purchased the paper for the pleasure of firing long time critic, Dan Shaughnessey.
In other news the value of the Red Sox is now third, behind an unmentionable team in New York and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bloomberg News has pegged the value of the Red Sox at 2.08B.