Henry: No interest in selling the Red Sox

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Henry: No interest in selling the Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- On paper, it would seem to be a great time to sell the Red Sox.

A new collective bargaining agreement is in place, ensuring that the game will have labor peace and uninterrupted play through 21 seasons.

The 10-year renovation of Fenway Park is now complete and Saturday saw the official grand opening of the club's new spring training home, Jet Blue Park.

The pending sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers could fetch approximately 1.8 billion, about three times the amount for which the Sox were sold in 2002.

But John Henry said Saturday he's not the least bit interested in selling the Sox.

"I think it's a valid question,'' said Henry. "But (chairman) Tom (Werner) and I and the people who are involved in the Red Sox partnership, we've made enough money in our lives. We're really not motivated by money.

"So whatever the value of this enterprise is, it's irrelevant. Our day-to-day lives and what we're trying to accomplish with this ballclub, that is relevant. It's something we're passionate about, something we have so much fun working together on.

"If something happened to Tom, I might think in those terms. But this feels like a new beginning this year in many ways.''

After two consecutive third-place finishes which saw the Sox miss out on the playoffs both times, Henry said the ownership group is more motivated than ever.

"There's a real hunger with us,'' he said. "I don't think we have to prove anything, but we want to win. For the last 10 years, we've done everything in our power to do that. But we really have a desire to win again.''

Alarm-puller: ‘I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan’

Alarm-puller: ‘I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan’

Intentionally or otherwise, the guy who allegedly pulled the fire alarm at the Steelers’ hotel Sunday morning may have also provided the average Bud Light-loving Bostonian a new motto. 

“I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan,” Dennis Harrison told police after he was arrested, according to the Boston Globe.  

Citing the State Police report, the Globe wrote Monday that Harrison was talked into pulling the alarm while at a party in Revere, with a friend driving the 25-year-old to the Boston Hilton Logan Airport hotel Sunday morning. 

Harrison reportedly walked up to the second floor and pulled the fire alarm before returning to the car, but his friend and the keys were gone. He was then picked up by police while walking away from the hotel. 

According to the Globe, Harrison pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and setting off a false fire alarm Monday and was released on personal recognizance.
 

Gary Tanguay hits the road to Houston for "Tanguay Takes America"

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Gary Tanguay hits the road to Houston for "Tanguay Takes America"

CSN and Tanguay to Provide Daily Patriots related stories from various cities on the way to Houston on TV, Online and through Social Media All Week Long

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl bound and will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on Sunday, February 5th.  CSN New England’s Gary Tanguay is also Houston-bound, boarding a CSN trailer today and starting his road trip to Super Bowl 51 – and fans can get an inside look as TANGUAY TAKES AMERICA!
 
Tanguay departed from the CSN studios in Burlington, MA this morning at 6AM and has already logged more than 300 miles on his journey to Texas.  He will be making several Patriots-related stops along the way including places like New Jersey, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New Orleans and more. 
 
"I'm looking forward to telling many off the field stories from the road," said Tanguay. “I’ll be checking in throughout each day on TV, online and on social media and look forward to bringing Patriots fans different types of stories that they normally don’t see.”  
 
“Tanguay Takes America” will be a fun, interactive way for Patriots fans to get ready for the big game as the New England Patriots continue their “drive for five”. This is just the beginning of the robust Patriots Super Bowl coverage that CSN will offer over the next two weeks and through game-day.
 
Among the stops and visits that Gary will make:

  • A visit to the city of the team they just beat (Pittsburgh), plus the city of the team they’ll play (Atlanta)
  • The Capitol Impact of the Patriots going to another Super Bowl
  • A meet-up with Troy Brown at his home in West Virginia
  • Stops in towns that hold roots of success for some of the current Patriots
  • A visit to where the Patriots Dynasty began 

Patriots fans can follow Gary’s journey via @Gary_Tanguay and CSNNE on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on CSNNE.com and on CSN’s television programming.