Tom Werner may have been the most popular man in Hollywood last week — even if he was nowhere near it.
Werner, who joined John Henry to buy the Red Sox three years ago, was in Boston and New York watching the team’s improbable comeback over the Yankees.
He’s been inundated with pleas for World Series tickets following the Sox’ rebound in the American League Championship Series.
Requests came from Hollywood execs, friends of friends, new friends, actors from the Carsey/Werner sitcoms and family members of employees — including a few Yankee fans willing to overlook the Yanks’ epic collapse in losing four straight games to their hated rivals.
Werner’s e-mail box was completely full; agents wanted to close deals ASAP; and pleas for tickets were so numerous that phone calls to Werner’s office were being answered “Boston Red Sox tickets, take a number.”
Werner, previously best known as a sitcom mogul (“Roseanne,” “The Cosby Show,” “That 70s Show,” “Third Rock from the Sun”), was still trying to get work done via notes on scripts and conference calls. But it was “complete pandemonium” at Carsey Werner offices Oct. 21 when the Sox closed out Game 7, shaking off decades of Yankee-inspired futility.
“This is an amazing victory for all the Red Sox fans that have had their share of heartache over the years,” Werner says. “It’s been great to have people from the Red Sox organization asks about everyone at CW and vice-versa. It certainly means wearing many hats, but the two worlds have come together quite nicely.”
Longtime producing partner Marcy Carsey was winging to Boston for Games 1 and 2 this past weekend. Werner didn’t say how many other tickets he has — or who’s getting them.