By DJ Short, Hardball Talk
You may recall that the Marlins were reportedly “outraged” at the Red Sox for sending a substandard lineupto Thursday’s Grapefruit League game at Roger Dean Stadium. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has since apologized for the incident, but owner John Henry thinks the Marlins should issue an apology of their own:
They should apologize for their regular season lineup.— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) March 8, 2014
Oh snap. In truth, many folks on Twitter had the very same reaction when this story first came out, but it’s still unexpected to see this from Henry. Easy target, but well played.
This stings a bit more for Marlins fans because Henry owned the team from 1999-2002. He eventually sold it to then Montreal Expos owner Jeffrey Loria as part of a multi-franchise deal that paved the way for him to purchase the Red Sox along with Tom Werner and the New York Times Company.