The Red Sox principal owner John Henry told WEEI'sThe Big Show that he was fined 500,000 by Major League Baseball for comments he made in 2009 about MLB's current financial system. Two years ago, Henry told the Boston Globe that "seven chronically uncompetitive teams, five of whom have had baseballs highest operating profits,"had recieved over 1 billion in the revenue sharing money. Even though Henry noted that his statements were validated by leaked documents about team profits, the MLB still took offense to the Henry's public comments and fined him. When asked about the fine while on The Big ShowTuesday,Henry replied, "Theres not much I can say, because the last time I made a comment, I was fined 500,000. The large markets arent allowed to give their opinions,"said Henry. "Did you know I was fined 500,000? . . . I made statements which turned out to be true, or at least there were various documents that were leaked after that. But anyway, the large clubs are not allowed to talk about it."Henry also made a point to talk about how the Red Sox received a letter from the MLB following the comments made by Hank Steinbrenner that voiced similar concerns about the revenue sharing system as well as noting that small-market teams are allowed to comment on Major League Baseball's economic system.
Henry: I was fined 500,000 for 2009 comments
March 1, 2011, 9:57 pm