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John Henry reiterates that he is not selling the Red Sox

Feb 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

Liverpool Football club's co-owner, John Getty Images

Last fall there was a curious report from Fox Business Network that John Henry and the other Red Sox owners were exploring a sale of the team. Curious because, unlike a lot of these sorts of things, it was not met with silence or businesspeak denials. It was met with a pretty pointed and specific refutation by Red Sox owner John Henry.

Today Henry met the media down in Fort Myers and once again made it clear that the Red Sox were not for sale:

“You just don’t get an opportunity to own something like the Boston Red Sox. As long as we can do it, the three of us are committed to being here,” Henry told reporters, while acknowledging team president Larry Lucchino and chairman Tom Werner. “These thoughts that we’re somehow selling, those are just not true.”

In an age when a baseball team can sell for $2 billion, it’d probably be irresponsible to not at least look around to see what your team is worth. But it doesn’t sound like Henry is at all interested in getting out of the baseball business.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:36 PM

    I, too, am not interested in selling the Red Sox.

    This team and Liverpool are the only 2 investments this guy has that couldn’t lose their value overnight.

    John Henry looks and sounds like an extraterrestrial.

    • historiophiliac - Feb 11, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      Even if I gave you a hotel on Marvin Gardens AND the Reading Railroad?

  2. unclemosesgreen - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    I’m pretty sure I saw him attack Dr. Who once.

  3. jameswestphal - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Could he at least sell Lucchino? Maybe get a bent bottle cap and some string in return.

  4. pisano - Feb 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    I’ll bet a lot of Boston fans were hoping he would sell the team, but give him credit for getting rid of Theo, and Bobby Valentine. He can’t be all bad if he got rid of those two rummy’s.

  5. 4cornersfan - Feb 11, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    I agree that Henry will probably not sell the Red Sox, however, I am selling the Yankees. Post your offers here. Cash purchasers with denomination bills only.

  6. thurstonblogging - Feb 11, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    Dana Carvey owns the Red Sox? I did not know that. Well, the Crypt Keeper owns the Tigers, so anything can happen.

  7. protius - Feb 12, 2013 at 2:49 AM

    I’d like to see him swap teams with Jeff Loria. That would make for some very interesting conversation.

  8. deathmonkey41 - Feb 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    That picture of Henry could easily be a publicity shot for The Walking Dead.

  9. ejannetta - Feb 12, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    John looks like the sort of guy you may see hanging around bus station restrooms or those rest areas along highways.

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