Red Sox owner John Henry calls out Miami Marlins on Twitter
Red Sox owner John Henry called out the Marlins organization Saturday regarding Miami’s outrage that the Sox fielded a sub-par team against them last week. Henry tweeted, “They should apologize for their regular season lineup.”
The Marlins had raised ticket prices at their spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla. for certain games that feature “premium” teams like the Red Sox. The Sox did not meet the MLB requirement of four “regulars” in the game, the Marlins were reportedly “outraged,” and MLB gave the Sox a slap on the wrist in the form of a small fine, according to WEEI.com.
Interestingly enough, Henry used to own the Marlins (1999-2002) and sold the club to Miami’s current owner, Jeffrey Loria. Henry and Loria haven’t seen eye-to-eye on many baseball-related issues over the years with Henry having reportedly complained about MLB’s revenue-sharing policy and how clubs like the Marlins do not use their funds from big market clubs to help boost their own baseball rosters year-in and year-out.