Found February 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Carl Crawford
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry intends to apologize to outfielder Carl Crawford on Saturday for publicly saying that he was against his signing. Henry told 98.5 The Sports Hub in October that he wasn't enamored with the decision to offer Crawford a seven-year, $142 million contract. "In fact, anyone involved in the process, anybody involved in upper management with the Red Sox would tell you that I personally opposed (the Crawford signing)," Henry said at the time. "Why? Because we had plenty of left-handed hitting. I don't have to go into why. I'll just tell you that at the time, I opposed the deal." Fast forward back to the present, Henry admitted his words were wrong. "I should have never made those comments," he said. "It was an off-the-cuff remark that I shouldn't have made, so when I see him I'm going to apologize to him for it." Crawford admitted earlier this week that Henry's words bothered him.

Your Morning Dump...Where Crawford may be ready for opening day

Every morning we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump... Left fielder Carl Crawford is still optimistic – if cautiously, so – about being in the Red Sox lineup on Opening Day.  “That’s the goal of mine to try to be in the lineup for Opening Day...

John Henry plans to aplogize to Crawford

  We all know John Henry was not in favor of pursuing and signing Carl Crawford as he made that public in an interview shortly after the end of last season. Four months later, John Henry plans to apologize to Carl Crawford for those comments when they meet. Henry did not speak at the meeting, delegating that responsibility to Werner, Lucchino, GM Ben Cherington and manager...

Carl Crawford, John Henry Clear the Air, Outfielder Ready to Turn Page, Focus on 2012

There was a lot of talk following John Henry's comment back in October about not supporting the Red Sox' signing of Carl Crawford. He and the Boston outfielder have cleared the air, though, and are back on the same page for 2012. Henry apologized to Crawford on Saturday, which will officially enable the two to move on. Crawford was satisfied with the apology, saying that...

John Henry Intends to Apologize to Carl Crawford for Critical Remarks

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Carl Crawford may have an apology coming his way. Earlier this week, the outfielder admitted he "wasn't happy" with Red Sox owner John Henry's critical remarks about his signing. Back in October, Henry said he was "personally opposed" to inking Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million deal. While speaking with reporters Saturday,...

Bobby Valentine More Optimistic on Carl Crawford's Chances of Playing on Opening Day

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– For Carl Crawford, the recovery is ahead of schedule. After swinging off a tee earlier this week, the Red Sox left fielder took roughly "25 to 30 swings" in the cage on Saturday. So far, Crawford's surgically repaired wrist hasn't hampered him. "The wrist is coming along fine," Crawford said. "I started [swinging] a couple...

Rumor Roundup, and Henry Regrets Crawford Comment

These nice people have a summary of current events. The most notable item is this:  Henry backed off his comments about not wanting Carl Crawford from earlier this offseason according to McAdam, saying: “I should have never made those comments.”

HBT: Crawford, Red Sox owner make up

<img align="left" border="0" src="" alt="HBT: Carl Crawford says Red Sox owner John Henry was "genuinely sorry" for earlier disparaging comments." style="margin:0 5px 5px 0" />HBT: Carl Crawford says Red Sox owner John...

Red Sox owner Henry apologizes to Crawford

Red Sox owner John Henry apologized to outfielder Carl Crawford on Saturday for a comment he made during the offseason about initially being against his signing.

Henry to apologize to Crawford about remarks

Red Sox owner John Henry said Saturday morning that he plans on apologizing to Carl Crawford for saying in a radio interview that he initially opposed the signing that brought the left fielder to Boston.

Red Sox owner Henry to apologize to Crawford

Red Sox owner John Henry said Saturday morning he plans on apologizing to outfielder Carl Crawford later in the day for a comment he made during the offseason about initially being against his signing.

A busy day for Crawford

For Carl Crawford, it could not have been a more productive day. The Red Sox left fielder had a one-on-one meeting with John Henry yesterday to discuss the owner’s comments last fall that he didn’t want to sign Crawford.

Red Sox owner John Henry will apologize to Carl Crawford for remarks

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2011 RecapThe team was expected to win the AL East after bringing in Adrian Gonzalez (1B) via trade with San Diego and Carl Crawford (LF) through free agency. While Gonzalez (.338 BA, 27 HR, 117 RBI) played well, Crawford struggled for much of the season, ending up batting just .255 with 11 HR, 65 Runs, 56 RBI in 130 games, and was at one point slid down to seventh in the batting...
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