John W. Henry is a pretty important person. He owns not just the Red Sox, but also Liverpool FC and the Boston Globe. He's worth north of one billion dollars, and works in the world of hedge funds, investing, etc. etc. etc. To make a long story short, he's not the sort of person you would expect this from:
They should apologize for their regular season lineup.— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) March 8, 2014
John Henry, billionaire, owner of the Boston Red Sox, just laid down the law on the Marlins. Via Twitter.
(For those not up-to-date with the "controversy", Henry is responding to this bit of silliness from Miami.)
Sure, it's the same joke most of us came up with two days ago. From a random fan this would earn little more than an eyeroll.
From John Henry, though? This alone makes the whole stupid controversy worthwhile.