Reds majority shareholder set to keep hold of both sporting institutions
Liverpool owner John W Henry says that he has no plans whatsoever to sell Major League Baseball outfit the Boston Red Sox.
Recent reports had suggested that the Reds’ principal owner was considering selling the baseball franchise in order to give him and his business partners more time to devote to the Premier League club.
However, Henry says these stories are not true.
“They didn’t turn out to be true,” Henry told the Boston Globe.
“The last 12 years have been the best years of my life. Tom [Werner] and Larry [Lucchino] and I have had a tremendous working relationship. We’ve always been on the same page. It’s fun working with talented people.
“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. These thoughts that we’re somehow selling … those are just erroneous.”
“I think it’s affected perceptions. I mean, everything affects you. But the things that have been said, repeated over and over again, are fairly ludicrous,” he said. “The last time I was in Liverpool I think was in May of last year. I don’t know where this fraction comes from. You can say every major league owner is distracted if you want to try and make a case for it because they all have other businesses, other endeavors. I think they all do. The major thing is the perception.
“Imagine if I had nothing else to do other than run the Red Sox? What do you think would be different?”