Saturday, April 13, 2013
Quincy’s Dick Flavin one of the voices of Fenway Park
If these walls at Fenway Park could talk ... they might sound a lot like Dick Flavin. So this marriage makes a lot of sense.
And it must be a dream job for him, right?
“Well, my dream was always to be in center field,” Flavin said with a chuckle, “but it’s a pretty good backup (plan).”
Flavin was sitting in the auxiliary media room on Monday a few minutes before he was scheduled to slip behind the mike and make his debut, in the home opener, as one of the Red Sox’s public address announcers.
The 76-year-old Quincy lifer (he lives in the same house in which he grew up) is part of a three-man PA rotation for the 2013 season.
Flavin, who spent 20 years in Boston television (mainly at WBZ-TV), winning seven Emmy Awards, will work most day games, including Sunday’s matchup with Tampa Bay. Longtime sportscaster Bob Lobel will handle most Saturdays. And Henry Mahegan, a 31-year-old Charlestown High teacher, will be the workhorse, taking most of the night games. read full story from source