Red Sox ownership went on the offensive Thursday, strongly denying a Fox Business report that said they're "mulling a potential sale of the storied baseball franchise, and have even begun quietly shopping the team to potential buyers."
Owner John Henry sent an e-mail to media members, insisting the team wasn't for sale:
"Red Sox chairman Tom Werner and I speak 7 days a week. A sale of any kind is so far from out thinking that it hasn't even come up apart from the technical planning issues involving death or disability. This report is completely without foundation. Regarding unnamed sources -- any sale discussions that may have taken place were missing three key people -- Red Sox president Larry Lucchino, Tom and me. The Sox and any of the other components of Fenway Sports Group are not for sale and will not be for the forseeable future."
Earlier in the day, Lucchino had also denied rumors of a sale on WEEI Radio's 'Dennis and Callahan Show'.