Monday, August 08, 2011

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team

Seems to us that anyone who can lose $6.7 billion in a week has got "honorary Red Sox fan" written all over him.

And who do we get hanging around the Sox clubhouse late in the afternoon?

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim. The richest man in the world.

Carlos loaned the New York Times $250 million in January of 2009, which the Times is soon to repay in full. Until the debt is settled, Slim is indirectly connected to Red Sox ownership. The Times still owns 7.3 percent of the Sox, so you might say Carlos has a piece of John Henry’s team.

Slim was the man sitting closest to Terry Francona when Reddick blasted a shot into the left-field corner off Phil Hughes to win the game and the series, and give the Sox sole possession of first place in the American League East.

He actually seems to have an impressively encyclopedic knowledge of the game.


Disgruntled Dog Person said...

This story would be better if it had a pug. Though he owns many, many, many things, I do not believe Sr Slim owns a pug.

Disgruntled Pug Person said...

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PSS More pugs!!!!!!!