John Henry Tells TK: ‘We Got Roma Striker’
One lucky member of the Third Kit is busy being showered in praise from Liverpool faithful today. So he’s a little too busy lounging poolside somewhere in his kashmere leopard print undies surrounded by a bunch of babes and Bacardi right now, so I’m posting this on his behalf.
Last night, Sam and our buddy Marko ran into a special someone at Boston’s finest purveyors smashed grapes, Wine Bottega in the North End. While the two were goofing around with the shop owner, in walked none other than John W. Henry, the owner of Liverpool F.C. and the Boston Red Sox, and his lovely wife Linda Pizzuti.
In proud Third Kit fashion, Sam was able to turn this chance run-in into an mini-exclusive interview (See: Matt Reis at the MLS Cup). But this one came with a major bombshell. As Henry was leaving the wine shop, he turned to same and said, “Looks like we got the striker from Roma.” Of course, he was referring to the long-linked Italian, Fabio Borini.
I’ll spare you the rest of Sam and Marko’s rather hilarious encounter with the First Man and Lady of Liverpool F.C., as you can read the Sam’s tickling account at LFC Boston’s blog, The Red Letter. But I will say, perhaps the coolest part of this run-in is how soccer-savvy (and gorgeous) Linda Pizzuti is. To think she’d actually read Sam’s piece about the Fenwayification of Anfield, is just awesome. Guess who’s the jealous one now, Sam?
I know our Liverpool bias tends to permeate this blog pretty often, but if Sam’s story confirms anything, it’s that the club, at long last, is run by competent and devoted people who are genuinely invested in their team.