Boston owner John Henry, in a definite PR move to counter the negative press that the Red Sox have received over the trade deadline dumping of one-time favorite son Nomar Garciaparra, is starting to leak stories about his ex-shortstop.
Hey, it's not Henry's fault. He offered the shirker a $60 M contract over four years back in March.
"We were trying to find a way to sign him, and we never received a counter to any of the proposals we made. We knew from that that he didn't want to be here."
Oh, Henry also let leak the story that Nomar's agent had to talk him out of demanding a trade, a claim that the agent "categorically" denied. Henry also forgot to mention that a portion of the sixty mil would have been deferred in his final offer.
Pretty soon he'll start claiming that Garciaparra's Senate career was unremarkable.
I guess we won't be getting many more warm and fuzzy stories about Henry playing APBA baseball when he was kid.