View Full Version : This is odd, Marlins owner to buy Red Sox?

11-25-2001, 08:08 PM
This from Gammons:
There has been speculation that Selig will back off his planned contraction of the Montreal Expos and Minnesota Twins for a year. But this week it came to light that Marlins owner John Henry indeed has a deal in place, apparently to sell the Marlins to Expos owner Jeffrey Loria. Henry then is expected to take his cash and join a group with former Hollywood producer/former Padres owner Tom Werner and ski magnate Les Otten that is attempting to buy the Red Sox. Oh, yes, that group now includes the New York Times, which in turn owns the Globe. And if you're following the dots, remember that Werner and Otten are the group that will restore Fenway Park, and that the Globe (actually the Taylor family, which owned both the newspaper and the Red Sox at that time) built Fenway Park.

11-25-2001, 10:05 PM
Would that mean that the Expos have no owner or that Loria owns both them and the Marlins? If he owned them both he can combine them into one franchise called the Mexpos. Combining the team colors they can wear green and red, Christmas colors! This is exciting.