Henry on Teixeira criticism

December, 6, 2010
12/06/10
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BOSTON -- Asked during Adrian Gonzalez's introductory press conference how gratifying it was to land the 28-year-old first baseman, two offseasons after swinging and missing on Mark Teixeira (who ended up with the rival Yankees), Red Sox owner John Henry appeared to take exception to criticism leveled at his team during a so-called "bridge year."

"It’s gratifying, but at the other end, people don’t seem to take seriously what Teixeira said at [his introductory] press conference," said Henry, leaning in and adjusting his microphone as if to be heard clearly. "They were headed to New York from the very beginning, so I don’t think that criticism is justified.”

Henry then took to his Twitter account later Monday afternoon and wrote: "The Sox have done everything realistically possible to win every year. Beating 29 clubs: challenging. Great organization through and through."

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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