According to Hall of Famer and NESN correspondent Peter Gammons, the new Red Sox signing couldn’t find the right color tie for his introductory news conference on Saturday, so he turned to one of his new bosses.
“Carl Crawford wanted to wear a red tie to his presser,” Gammons tweeted. “[Red Sox executive VP and COO] Sam Kennedy gave him a Liverpool FC tie, thus merging MLB and Premier League.”
Liverpool FC, of course, is the English Premier League soccer club purchased by Red Sox owner John Henry and his business group Fenway Sports Ventures.
It was a busy day for Red Sox ownership with the Crawford news conference at 10 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. ET kickoff for Liverpool’s match with Newcastle.