Monday, April 20, 2009

John Henry signals interest in Times Co.’s share of Red Sox, Globe

Red Sox principal owner John Henry has signaled his willingness to take on the troubled Boston Globe as part of a deal to buy The New York Times [NYT] Co.’s stake in his baseball team, sources say.

But his attempt to play ball with the company apparently didn’t get off first base in discussions this week.

According to sources, Henry told Globe officials that if he bought the Times’ 17.75 percent stake in the Sox, he’d also take the Globe off their hands. No official offer was made.

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