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John Henry criticizes media negativity after Red Sox eliminate Yankees

John Tomase
October 10, 2018 - 2:00 am

John Henry heard the dismissals of his team after the Red Sox split the first two games of the American League Division Series, and he didn't like the negativity, not one bit.

Then again, he didn't consider anything new, either.

"I don't know. It felt like the media thought when it was 1-1 that we were down 0-2," Henry told reporters in Yankee Stadium after the Red Sox won the series in four games with a 4-3 victory. "That's what I was reading. That was the feeling. But I think the media from the first day of spring training was pretty negative even though we won the division two years in a row. Just needed to be a little more aggressive in our approach because these guys are so talented, they just needed somebody to say go get 'em. And they went and got them this year all year long."

Henry credited manager Alex Cora with guiding the Red Sox to the ALCS and a date with the defending-champion Astros.

"He’s been bold since Day 1, since the first day of spring training, even before spring training," Henry said. "He had ideas of what he wanted to do, what he wanted to change in the organization and he just did a tremendous job, he and Dave (Dombrowski) and his staff, and Dave’s staff. Look at the late-season acquisitions that Dave brought in. You have to give those guys in baseball operations, our coaching staff, our trainers, most of all give these players (credit)."

Eventually maybe the media will even come around, too.