Red Sox owner John Henry went on a Boston radio station Friday to deny that he was the source of damaging information published in a Boston Globe report Wednesday. Henry says he was listening to Felger & Mazz on The Sports Hub Friday and he wanted to correct them on their information (audio here). He showed up at their studio and spent over an hour answering questions from the hosts.
Henry said he had no role in the story that was published, and that some of the information “was not true.” He explained that he didn’t address the article sooner because he figured people wouldn’t believe him anyway.
The article suggested that manager Terry Francona did not properly lead the team because he was distracted by a marital issue, and because he had an addiction to pain killers. Henry said those claims were “ridiculous,” and he definitively said that the owners were not the ones who smeared Francona.
Henry says he’s learned there are no secrets in baseball and that they’re not going to start a witch hunt to find the sources of the leaked information.Google+