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John Henry tries his hand as a sportscaster


Managed futures magnate John W. Henry, who owns the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, recently tried his hand at being a sportscaster. Henry was the guest of honor at the opening day game of the local Lowell Spinners, a farm team based in the Boston suburb.

Not only did Henry throw out the first pitch, the veteran futures trader sat in on a live television broadcast of the game and voiced his insights about the action on the field. All went well, but Henry's most colorful comments had nothing to do with the game, but came when