JON HENRY AND HIS NEW YOUNG TROPHY WIFE, LINDA PIZUTTI, SHARE ICE CREAM IN PARIS
These days it’s hard to feel sorry for billionaires. Especially ones who made their money trading derivatives on Wall Street. Combine that with arrogance, and you have the profile of Boston Red Sox owner John Henry.
Still, you have to feel sorry for the guy. Even a Yankees fan would cringe reading the e-mails the 59-year-old sent to Linda Pizutti, the 30-year-old who is about to become Henry’s second wife. One of Pizutti’s “friends” is a writer at Boston Magazine. She re-printed some of the e-mails the billionaire sent Pizutti while he was courting her.
The cringeworthy e-mails were published word-for-word in the current issue of Boston Magazine and God, they are AWFUL. Some accounts (like today’s Boston Globe) have described John Henry’s e-mails as “lovesick.” Maybe. I guess there’s a fine line between “lovesick” and just plain “sick.” Actually, that’s not quite fair. Henry’s e-mails are more pathetic than vile. Anyone reading Henry’s horrible, godawful e-mails would be left with just two questions:
1. How in the f*** did this guy ever get a date in his entire life?
2. WHY would Pizutti or any woman on the face of the earth ever go out with the idiot who wrote these e-mails?
The answer to question one, of course, is: HE’S A BILLIONAIRE!
The answer to question two is likewise: HE’S A BILLIONAIRE!
The only conclusions any sane person could come to after reading the Boston Magazine piece are:
* If John Henry weren’t a billionaire he is too big a geek to EVER have sex with a woman without paying for it.
* Linda Pizutti is a gold-digging borderline prostitute for going out with Henry despite his ridiculous e-mails.
What’s unbelievable is the Boston Magazine article on the Henry/Pizutti romance was supposed to make Henry look good! You see, John Henry wasn’t just supposed to be Linda Pizutti’s White Knight (she could probably find some other rich guy to sleep with.) No, what’s truly idiotic about this story is that Henry was supposed to be the Boston Globe’s savior.
The story, using Henry’s own personal e-mails and photos, was published just after he was rumored to be interested in buying the Boston Globe newspaper and saving it from possibly shutting down. The story was designed as a puff piece. Mission NOT accomplished.
The reader comments in the Globe eviscerate both the hometown owner and the newspaper. Among the comments:
“…really, really sick.”
“Who cares?! Why is this considered newsworthy?”
Other readers cynically point out the connection between Henry’s reported talks to buy the Globe and an article about the reclusive owner’s lovelife appearing in the paper the next day comparing the romance to the plot “…from a Lifetime movie.”
It would be easy to laugh at Henry’s current public humiliation. After all, WE taunted John Henry and Linda Pizutti on this very blog when their engagement was revealed earlier this month. Unfortunately, it’s beyond pathetic that a newspaper or a magazine would take a guy’s personal e-mails and vacation photos then print them. Even if it was simply a desperate attempt to stroke the ego of the douchebag featured in the piece. After all, it’s apparent from his e-mails that John Henry is just some idiot savant, rich guy with no clue about how to behave or act in a public forum. Even e-mails. The editors at the Boston Globe should know better. They have embarrassed themselves by running the personal e-mails and photos of some rich guy and trying to pass it off as “news” in a desperate attempt to trick the guy out of his money. Shameful.
The Globe is even more pathetic than John Henry and, judging by his e-mails, that’s quite a feat.
JOHN HENRY AND LINDA PIZUTTI ARE TO BE MARRIED AT FENWAY PARK