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.
Oct 22, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry on the field during workouts the day before game one of the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
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.
Topics:Boston Red Sox, John Henry
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Born in Boston and have lived in the area all my life but not as a Red Sox fan. My first game was actually at Braves Field where I saw a very young Eddie Matthews hit a home run. The Braves left and I quickly switched loyalties. I enjoy discussing the Red Sox past and the connection of that past to the present. I will often bring in remembrances of that into posts. As a retired teacher I have the time to occasional travel to foreign baseball soil and love meeting up with other fans of RSN on the road. I am also a fan of the NY Football Giants (via NJ) - a dwindling breed in Massachusetts.