Fenway at 100

Outside Fenway's Walls: Discussing Baseball and Race on The Takeaway

May 18, 2012
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BOSTON — WGBH welcomed guest host Celeste Headlee from The Takeaway to our studios this morning. For the show's regular broadcast, she shared interviews with Boston locals, including 89.7FM senior reporter Philip Martin, who talked about the story he is reporting for the WGBH News Fenway Fridays series.

Listen to their conversation on the mixed feelings that Massachusettes communities of color have held towards Fenway park and the Red Sox over the decades, from offering their support to the Dodgers and the Yankees, to no love for A-Rod and what Major League Baseball must do to boost its fanbase.

Phillip Martin's full story will air next Friday, May 25th, on Morning Edition. Tune in at 89.7 FM, WGBH Boston.


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WGBH News brings you local stories and historic moments from Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as it marks a century in baseball history. (Fenway photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox.)

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