Among the breathless revelations:
- Tom Werner cares about television.
- John Henry is really rich, and doesn't always have time to spend making hands-on decisions on every single one of his international businesses
- The Fenway Sports Group also owns a soccer team
- Fans don't want to watch losing baseball teams or selfish players
- John Henry: has been a franchise owner since 1989, first in AAA then since 1991 in the majors (Yankees, Marlins, Red Sox).
- Tom Werner: franchise owner since 1990 (Padres, Red Sox)
- Larry Lucchino - President/CEO of Orioles (1988-93), President/CEO of Padres (1995-01)
So which person has been an owner for 10 years? Henry and Werner have been owners for more than 20 years each. And who buys a minor league baseball team, or spends his entire career in baseball, if he doesn't love the sport?
The prose is, well, to call it "basic" would be an insult to fifth-graders everywhere. Fat, drunk and curly is no way to go through life, Shank.
For his part, Francona is now backing away from the harsher parts of it. What a shock.