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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Red Sox co-owner John Henry is a Twittering twit

The Yankees may be in the tank these days, but Red Sox co-owner John W. Henry just can't stop Twittering about them - and their payroll.

The Boston gazillionaire, who raised eyebrows a few weeks ago when he wrote on Twitter that the Yankees might be suffering from the curse of "MT" - aka Mark Teixeira, is still yakking online about New York's team.

In an Internet conversation this evening with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David about the HBO star's program, Henry tweeted about David's show, "And you didn't spend $400m during the offseason!"
Happy Fathers Day to all dads. Awful wet for a knuckler. 3 ahead of $400m offseason." Get over it, dude.

I'm guessing that $400m offseason figure is in every conversation Henry has. It really has nothing to do with Larry David's part of the discussion, but Henry can't resist tweeting the figure.

You'd think somebody worth $800 million or so would have better things to do than air their petty gripes on the Internet for the world to see, particularly when teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals would love to have the Sox's $120 million payroll.

Then again, you would think that Mark (aka MT) Teixeira saying about Henry that "there's no reason to get into a war of words with a 70-year-old man" would have shut up the co-owner's tweeting. No such luck.

I'm just glad George Steinbrenner wasn't actively running the Yankees in the Internet era. Can you imagine what mayhem he could have caused with a Twitter account? Sheesh.

Subway Squawkers are also on Twitter, causing our own form of mayhem. Follow us here.

What do you think of John Henry? Leave us a comment.

6 comments:

Alvaro Fernandez Ravelo said...

That's what happens when senility hits. In the old days, people wandered to the streets. Now they gripe on the internet for the world to see.

Anonymous said...

This is typical Yankee whining, when things are going YOUR way, you can shoot off your mouth about anything and we're supposed to take it, but now that the shoe is on the other foot, you can stand to hear someone giving it back to you. Shut up, and while you're at it, zip up, you bunch of two-faced losers. Sore losers, and poor losers.

NAM said...

I'll take Henry over Steinbrenner family any day, twittering or not.

Anonymous said...

oops...."CAN'T stand to hear"...sorry

Anonymous said...

Just proves one thing ...there will always be an obsession about the Yankees in Beantown...owner right down to the fans no matter how much the Sox win.

The theme song for Boston regarding the Yankees is ..."Always on My Mind"...

The question is ...will Mr. Henry still be twittering in October since there is plenty of season left...

Peggy

Go Yankees 2009 !!!

Alvaro Fernandez Ravelo said...

Who is really the loser here? An anonymous guy (or is it kid?) who comes over a Yankee blog, reads it and posts about it?

Henry has a man crush on Steinbrenner!

And my owner beats the hell out of yours any day of the week! Nah nah nah!