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08:11 AM ET 10.17 | Curt Schilling isn't one to hold his tongue, and these are days ripe with material in Boston. Citing [John Henry's] revelation that he was not in favor of the free agent signing of left fielder Carl Crawford, Schilling said, sarcastically, "So I'm going into next season as Carl Crawford playing for an owner that doesn't want me there. That's awesome. I'm fired up." ... Schilling expressed doubts about starter John Lackey being able to bounce back. "I don't know how he gets out of this," Schilling said. ... "I don't think he has the wherewithal mentally to be the guy to get himself away from this. He's the pitcher he is. There's a lot of untradeable stuff that they'd like to trade."

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Carl Crawford, Icon Sports Carl Crawford, Icon Sports
October 17, 2011  08:26 AM ET

This Henry guy is a piece of work. Says things after the results are in. Next he'll say he was all in on Gonzalez.

October 17, 2011  08:32 AM ET
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This Henry guy is a piece of work. Says things after the results are in. Next he'll say he was all in on Gonzalez.

Just put a microphone in front of these guys and it's amazing what comes out.

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October 17, 2011  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This Henry guy is a piece of work. Says things after the results are in. Next he'll say he was all in on Gonzalez.

IMO this guy should be able to say whatever he wants. All he's done since he shelled out $600M to buy this team is keep giving Theo all the money he needed to build this team. And he's never interfered once. It's not John Henry fault this team is in the situation they are.

October 17, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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IMO this guy should be able to say whatever he wants. All he's done since he shelled out $600M to buy this team is keep giving Theo all the money he needed to build this team. And he's never interfered once. It's not John Henry fault this team is in the situation they are.

While it's not his fault, the Crawford comment[s] are a tad inappropriate considering the guy is on the team.

October 17, 2011  08:46 AM ET

As much as I dislike Schilling he's right. John Henry just pulled a page from the Steinbrenner playbook.

October 17, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

IMO this guy should be able to say whatever he wants. All he's done since he shelled out $600M to buy this team is keep giving Theo all the money he needed to build this team. And he's never interfered once. It's not John Henry fault this team is in the situation they are.

He could've said no to Theo. He's as responsible as any member of the organization.

October 17, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

As much as I dislike Schilling he's right. John Henry just pulled a page from the Steinbrenner playbook.

Morning Sith.

October 17, 2011  08:50 AM ET

Last week someone said that Red Sox would throw Theo under the bus as soon as he left ... this is right on time.

It seems like Henry would have had a little input before signing Crawford to a $142M contract.

October 17, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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While it's not his fault, the Crawford comment[s] are a tad inappropriate considering the guy is on the team.

I do hear what you're saying, but obviously this guy is pissed. All he's saying is what everybody else said when the signing was made. He's a good player, but not worth $140M, but again he stayed out of it and let Theo run the team.

October 17, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

IMO this guy should be able to say whatever he wants. All he's done since he shelled out $600M to buy this team is keep giving Theo all the money he needed to build this team. And he's never interfered once. It's not John Henry fault this team is in the situation they are.

That's not the point. It's easy to make comments after the fact. Perhaps the Titanic should have veered south.

October 17, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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He could've said no to Theo. He's as responsible as any member of the organization.

He pays his baseball people a lot of money to make personal decisions. He let them do their job without any interference. They let him down.

October 17, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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As much as I dislike Schilling he's right. John Henry just pulled a page from the Steinbrenner playbook.

Did he call Crawford a fat **** toad?

October 17, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Griping, finger pointing, making excuses

ITS THE BOSTON WAY

October 17, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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He pays his baseball people a lot of money to make personal decisions. He let them do their job without any interference. They let him down.

On an investment of 142 mil he has to have the final say.

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October 17, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Did he call Crawford a fat **** toad?

George was famous for saying I never wanted to sign (Fill in the blank).

October 17, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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Morning Sith.

Morning Clem.

October 17, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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On an investment of 142 mil he has to have the final say.

Sure he did, Theo had to call him and get it ok'd. But against his better judgement he let his baseball people do what they thought was right. If you're a GM, you couldn't ask for a better owner. Theo was given every opportunity to succeed , he failed.

 
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