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John Henry speaks on Twitter

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  October 4, 2011 08:32 PM

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Red Sox owner John Henry just issued a series of messages on Twitter. Here's what he had to say:

"Thanks to all of the well-wishers. I'm fine. But it makes one appreciate health. Rushing downstairs is dangerous for an old guy.

"Another productive day this week at Fenway. Tom [Werner], Larry [Lucchino] and I were briefed by Theo [Epstein] and Ben [Cherington] on the managerial search. Due diligence this week.

"Calls and maybe interviews next week. Excited to once again bring in smart, creative, hands-on leadership. We have the right people looking.

"We got the manager’s search right eight years ago with Tito and Maddon as finalists. We’ll secure a great manager this time as well."

So there you have it. Henry told one Twitter follower (a fellow who called him a fraud) that Terry Francona was to blame for his fall.

"It was sort of his fault. He was in a hurry and I was trying to make it there. Believe it or not.I just ended up in the hospital trying to get to a press conference. I've always preferred talking with fans," he wrote.

That Epstein is apparently leading the search could indicate that he will remain with the Red Sox amidst the news that the Cubs have asked permission to interview him.

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