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Finding Fenway Park’s Next Voice

It could have been the best baritone choir in the world.

Instead, what brought hundreds of professional voices out to Fenway Park on a cold Saturday morning in January was the chance to bounce their own sound off of the hallowed grounds and maybe, just maybe, be deemed worthy enough to take on the public address job full time.

When originally scripted, the weekend deemed Winterfest by the Red Sox was meant to be a family-friendly gathering to coincide with the general availability of 2013 tickets. Somewhere along the way, though, the event expanded to include one more idea: a public, open audition for the new PA announcer at Fenway Park.

So I just had to give it a shot.

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