John Henry and Linda Pizutti Henry are one of Boston's premier power couples. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

John Henry and Linda Pizutti Henry are one of Boston’s premier power couples. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Red Sox principal owner John Henry and his wife, Linda Pizutti Henry, are perhaps Boston’s most famous power couple. But their relationship remains shrouded in mystery, largely due to John Henry’s guarded public persona.

In a new Boston Magazine profile, Linda opens up about her marriage with the billionaire businessman, who’s 26 years her elder. Raised on the North Shore in close-knit Italian family, Linda, 38, says her father was originally against her relationship with the 66-year-old Henry. He was afraid of her getting overshadowed, she explains.

“My father was very proud,” she told Boston Magazine. “He didn’t want me to be in someone’s shadow. And for him, you know, I was this younger woman. So people were making assumptions about my intentions that were insulting to my father, to my family. That, you know, I would be doing something for material intentions.”

When they first met at the Liberty Hotel in 2008, Linda, who isn’t a sports fan, apparently didn’t know who Henry was. She originally rebuffed his courtship, at least partially because of her friends’ and family member’s misgivings.

Linda, who obtained her master’s in real estate from MIT in 2006, dated exhaustively throughout her 20s. Her friends say Henry’s intellect is what ultimately reeled her in, along with romantic late-night emails. Boston Magazine published one of them in a 2009 feature story about the couple.

“We feted the Celtics tonight and the skies opened. The sun emerged and created a giant rainbow between the city and the park. We were transfixed,” Henry wrote. “You only saw it if you were in the right place. I was in the right place when I noticed you.”

The profile, which focuses on Linda’s efforts to bring the Boston Globe back to profitability, paints her as an independent woman who uses her relationship with Henry as a way to pursue her various business interests. She’s taken on an increasingly prominent position at the Globe, where Henry has faded to the background.

Given Henry’s penchant for reclusiveness, it’s easy to imagine a future where Linda takes on a larger role with the Red Sox, too. As of now, her biggest contributions to the club include the creation of Tessie, sister to Wally the Green Monster, and Fenway Park’s sustainable rooftop garden.

Assuming their marriage lasts, Linda Pizutti Henry may become the most influential and powerful woman in Boston. Good thing she didn’t turn away the hermit-like older gentleman who approached her at the Liberty nine years ago. Despite her friends’ claims to the contrary, it’s almost as if she knew who he was.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
John Henry and Linda Pizutti Henry are one of Boston's premier power couples. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

John Henry and Linda Pizutti Henry are one of Boston’s premier power couples. (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

Red Sox principal owner John Henry and his wife, Linda Pizutti Henry, are perhaps Boston’s most famous power couple. But their relationship remains shrouded in mystery, largely due to John Henry’s guarded public persona.

In a new Boston Magazine profile, Linda opens up about her marriage with the billionaire businessman, who’s 26 years her elder. Raised on the North Shore in close-knit Italian family, Linda, 38, says her father was originally against her relationship with the 66-year-old Henry. He was afraid of her getting overshadowed, she explains.

“My father was very proud,” she told Boston Magazine. “He didn’t want me to be in someone’s shadow. And for him, you know, I was this younger woman. So people were making assumptions about my intentions that were insulting to my father, to my family. That, you know, I would be doing something for material intentions.”

When they first met at the Liberty Hotel in 2008, Linda, who isn’t a sports fan, apparently didn’t know who Henry was. She originally rebuffed his courtship, at least partially because of her friends’ and family member’s misgivings.

Linda, who obtained her master’s in real estate from MIT in 2006, dated exhaustively throughout her 20s. Her friends say Henry’s intellect is what ultimately reeled her in, along with romantic late-night emails. Boston Magazine published one of them in a 2009 feature story about the couple.

“We feted the Celtics tonight and the skies opened. The sun emerged and created a giant rainbow between the city and the park. We were transfixed,” Henry wrote. “You only saw it if you were in the right place. I was in the right place when I noticed you.”

The profile, which focuses on Linda’s efforts to bring the Boston Globe back to profitability, paints her as an independent woman who uses her relationship with Henry as a way to pursue her various business interests. She’s taken on an increasingly prominent position at the Globe, where Henry has faded to the background.

Given Henry’s penchant for reclusiveness, it’s easy to imagine a future where Linda takes on a larger role with the Red Sox, too. As of now, her biggest contributions to the club include the creation of Tessie, sister to Wally the Green Monster, and Fenway Park’s sustainable rooftop garden.

Assuming their marriage lasts, Linda Pizutti Henry may become the most influential and powerful woman in Boston. Good thing she didn’t turn away the hermit-like older gentleman who approached her at the Liberty nine years ago. Despite her friends’ claims to the contrary, it’s almost as if she knew who he was.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Hour 4: MMQB had full day breakdown of Boston Globe's Peter Abraham and the guys have a field day with it.

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Hour 3: LeBron's media buddy Brian Windhorst has LBJ's back after exchange with fan. The guys question if it was Windhosrt or LeBron that asked the fan "what have you ever done?" Callers wonder the future of I.T. on the Celtics. Glenn thinks this Red Sox team is boring.
Hour 2: Marcus Smart's new hot hand in Game 3 made him star last night, will that carry through the rest of the season? Skip Bayless believes the Celtics are better without I.T. and gives his reasons why, the guys give their thoughts.
The Celtics came back to win in Game 3 vs the Cavs, but Christian and Lou missed it. Where did Marcus Smarts's 3 point shot come from? We look at where the Celtics stand without I.T. the rest of the postseason. The guys rip an awful take from a host on our sister station..
Colin Kaepernick's jersey will soon be displayed in the Smithsonian. (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Colin Kaepernick’s jersey will soon be displayed in the Smithsonian. (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Colin Kaepernick’s jersey may not appear on an NFL field again. But it will soon be displayed in the Smithsonian.

Thanks to a donation late last year from sociologist Harry Edwards, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. acquired the jersey Kaepernick wore in 2016 while he was protesting the national anthem. The museum’s curator of sports, Damion Thomas, told USA Today last week the piece of memorabilia will be showcased within the next one or two years.

Edwards, who organized the Olympic Project for Human Rights, explained why he thinks Kaepernick needs to be recognized in the museum as soon as possible.

“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick,'” he said. “”‘Let me give you a game jersey, some shoes, a picture … And it should be put right there alongside Muhammad Ali. He’s this generation’s Ali.'”

Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem last season to protest police brutality in African American neighborhoods started a nationwide movement, with high school players joining as well. He remains a free agent, leading some to ask whether he’s been blackballed from the league due to his social activism. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said recently he was open to bringing Kaepernick aboard, but there hasn’t been any reported progress on contract negotiations.

Since speaking out about police violence, Kaepernick has involved himself in a litany of social projects. This offseason, he’s helped deliver food and water to famine-ravaged Somalia and brought his “Know Your Rights” camp to Chicago, in which more than 200 students attended workshops on financial literacy, college preparation and interacting with law enforcement.

The 29-year-old quarterback recently purchase an apartment in Manhattan, where he handed out free suits outside of a parole office earlier this month.

Blog Author: 
Alex Reimer
Hour 4: Around the Horn's Tony Reali is struggling with postpartum anxiety and depression. Linda Pizzuti is profiled in Boston Magazine.
Hour 3: The guys continue talking Celtics after they beat the Cavs in Cleveland without Isaiah Thomas in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Alec Baldwin was back on SNL as Donald Trump and the cast sang Hallelujah again. Scarlett Johansson hooked up with SNL's Colin Jost.

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