The Red Sox suffered a blow today when one of their own died in a car accident in Sturbridge Mass. Carl Beane, the Voice of Fenway Park from 2003-2012 suffered a heart attack while driving before he crashed his car, he was 59.
By all accounts, everyone seemed to like the Agawam native. I’ve read a few articles about him and everyone says what a great guy he was to be around. One of my friends Matt, a friend of everyone at The Banter had the honor to meet him a few times and talk to him about his aspirations as a “Voice” of his own. He took his advice to heart and has worked in both radio and as PA for multiple teams in the area.
But one of ours, Wolfie actually met the guy on multiple occasions as an intern for the Sox. According to Wolfie, he was a great guy that sat with Johnny Pesky a lot in media dining. Kind of a funny story in light of all of this; Wolfie thought he was some sports beat writer for The Globe or something, had no idea for half the summer that Carl was the voice of Fenway.
When the BoSox come back from their road trip on Thursday, it’s going to be a different sounding ballpark. Beane’s unique voice will truly be missed. Rest in peace Carl.