Saturday, April 6, 2013

Trio to handle PA announcing for Red Sox home games

TORONTO — The Red Sox will use three public address announcers at Fenway Park this season.

Dick Flavin will handle the home opener on Monday against the Orioles and most of the day games. Henry Mahegan has been assigned most of the night games, and Bob Lobel will be at the microphone for the majority of the games on Saturday.

The team said other Boston and baseball personalities would make guest appearances at the microphone from time to time.

Carl Beane, who became the announcer in 2003, died last May 9 when he suffered a heart attack while driving. The Red Sox used a rotating cast of announcers for the remainder of the season including Flavin, Mahegan, and Lobel.

Further tryouts were held over the winter and during spring training. In all, the Red Sox said, 342 people sought the position.

read Boston Globe story here

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