Massarotti: Henry sent message to fans

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Massarotti: Henry sent message to fans

Tony Massarotti, co-host of the radio show that featured an hour-long interview with Red Sox owner John Henry on Friday, said Henry's surprise appearance was a message to the fans that "the Sox owners hear you" . . . and that it went over well with those fans.

"We saw a number of texts and e-mails from fans, from people who said, 'You know what? At least I know he cares.'," said Massarotti, who, along with co-host Michael Felger, questioned Henry on the 'Felger and Mazz' show on 98.5 The Sports Hub. "And I think for the first time in a long time, people felt like the owner cared about the team. And I think that some of that has disappeared . . .

"I think that part of the problem since the Red Sox won the World Series in 2007 is that there's this growing sentiment among the fan base, rightfully so, that the Red Sox aren't as important to John Henry as they once were. Well, Friday he fought for his team a little bit."

Massarotti thinks the reason Henry went on the air with two of his most vocal critics -- he dropped into the studio unannounced after hearing them roast the Sox on his car radio during the opening of the show -- was that "the Red Sox are now concerned that they're losing segments of their fan base. That's what this is about . . .

"Clearly, Henry felt the need to address fans about the state of the team. To me, what that should tell people more than anything -- especially if you're a fan -- is that they hear you. They hear you. They know you're pissed off, and they hear you.

"Good for the fan base. You should be pissed off. When something like that happens, and they do to the manager what they did, fans have a right to be angry."

Massarotti was referring to the Boston Globe story in which team sources -- Henry denied the information came from upper management -- cited Terry Francona's personal issues as a reason for both the Sox' September collapse and the team's decision not to pick up the 2012 option on his contract.

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BOSTON - Parker Bidwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series win in the last six.

Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. He was signed by Boston on Friday after being released by the Angels.

Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost their second straight at Fenway Park after winning 10 of the previous 12.

Bidwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk. Yusmeiro Petit pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.