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Red Sox owner John Henry taken off yacht in neck brace

Sep 30, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

John Henry, Tom Werner AP

WBZ NewsRadio’s Mike Macklin reports that he witnessed Red Sox owner John Henry getting into an ambulance wearing a neck brace after being helped off his yacht.

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino said Henry was involved in a minor accident in his yacht but was OK.  Henry was reportedly on his way to the hospital as of 6 p.m. EDT.

Henry was part of a joint statement earlier Friday regarding Terry Francona’s departure as Red Sox manager. He was expected to be a part of a press conference scheduled for 8:15 this evening, but that might be off now.

 

  1. halladaysbiceps - Sep 30, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    And the problems continue for the Red Sox. “Mr. Henry, do you have Grey Poupon?”

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:01 PM

      Is that you “ceps” or is it a doppelganger?

      • halladaysbiceps - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:08 PM

        Yeah, it’s me.

      • Old Gator - Sep 30, 2011 at 11:39 PM

        Welcome back. I missed ya, ya big lug.

  2. aceshigh11 - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Epstein asked for an addition $100 million to “fix” the Sox, and it made Henry’s head spin 360 degrees, Linda Blair-style.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:06 PM

      Sounds plausible.

      • bigharold - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:41 PM

        No it doesn’t. It’s gong to take a lot more than 100 Mil to fix the RS.

      • paperlions - Oct 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

        Voice of experience there….it took many 100s of millions to fix the Yankees a couple years ago.

      • bigharold - Oct 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM

        “.it took many 100s of millions to fix the Yankees a couple years ago.”

        As opposed to the 220 million the RS laid out in FA in the last two off seasons and got it wrong? At least the Yankees got what they paid for in 2009.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:18 PM

      If Sabathia became a free agent in the off season, would Epstein and Henry try to sign him?

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:29 PM

        Sabathia?

        I would certainly think so. Of course, knowing the Sox’ luck, Sabathia would start to show his age or become seriously injured once they acquired them.

        But we all the know the Yanks will hold on to him, hell or high water.

      • addictedzone - Sep 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM

        Too expensive. There’s not enough beer in the Boston clubhouse budget to fill Sabathia’s belly.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Was he out on the high seas exploring for “Red Sox Nation”?

    • hittfamily - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:43 PM

      No, he was watching a Laser Show.

  4. scatterbrian - Sep 30, 2011 at 7:29 PM

    Ahh, first world problems…

  5. Ralph - Sep 30, 2011 at 9:14 PM

    What’re the odds that Lucchino tried to reenact Fredo’s final scene in Godfather II?

  6. Panda Claus - Sep 30, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Someone should keep a close watch on that yacht. The way Henry’s luck is going right now he might end up with a 2nd sinking ship.

  7. deathmonkey41 - Sep 30, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    Is he friends with the Kennedys? Was one of them steering the boat? Never let a Kennedy drive, fly, ski, or steer anything!!!!

    • Old Gator - Oct 1, 2011 at 12:04 AM

      Are there any Kennedys left? For ardent Churchmen, they were pretty stingy breeders.

  8. Old Gator - Sep 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM

    I think he tried to hang himself, like Harry Andrews at the opening of The Ruling Class. Probably lucky that Theo cut him down in time.

    • purnellmeagrejr - Oct 1, 2011 at 9:16 AM

      dammit, you beat me to it. I was going to ask if anyone noticed “rope burns.”

  9. mojosmagic - Oct 1, 2011 at 9:26 AM

    Why is his yacht equipped with neck braces?

    • purnellmeagrejr - Oct 1, 2011 at 10:53 AM

      thoughts like that are why I go on hardballtalk.

  10. thebestsoxblog - Oct 1, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Check out my take on the Sox at http://thebestsoxblog.mlblogs.com/

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