Boston Red Sox

(L - R) Tom Werner, John Henry, and Dave Dombrowski of the Boston Red Sox sit in the dugout prior to a spring training game against the Washington Nationals on March 7, 2017. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

Felger & Mazz thought they were being pranked. A classic radio bit. But no, it was real. Red Sox owner John Henry was fed up with their takes, and decided to take matters into their own hands.

That wasn’t before he encountered the fortress of our then-front desk manager, Lee Dickman. But Henry eventually got through and spent a good hour and change on the air with Felger & Mazz as they discussed the fallout of the 2011 season.

To refresh you: 2011 was the “Chicken & Beer” fiasco. It was one of the most disappointing seasons in Red Sox history, as a team stacked with talent that predicted 100 wins ended up missing the playoffs to the tune of a historic collapse (7-20 in September). So clearly, Felger & Mazz had all kinds of negative takes and Henry had all kinds of problems with them.

Listen above as Felger & Mazz recap the famous Henry interview, 10 years later.

Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at