Fenway Park announcer Beane dies in car crash

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Fenway Park announcer Beane dies in car crash

Carl Beane, the public address announcer at Fenway Park, was killed in a single car crash in Sturbridge, Mass. on Wednesday.

The news was first reported by NECN and was confirmed by the Worcester County district attorney.

Beane, 59, began his career as the public address announcer at Fenway in 2003.

According to his website, Beanes voice can be heard in "The Baseball Experience" at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

Beane was born and raised in Agawam, Mass. and started his career in sports radio broadcasting in 1972.

Beane told NECN in 2005 he had always wanted to be a ballplayer but he settled for the next best thing: calling out the players' names in front of the Fenway faithful.

Dombrowski on trading top prospects: 'You go for it'

Dombrowski on trading top prospects: 'You go for it'

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox are coming off a 94-win season and a division title.
     
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Their starting rotation is solid, if not without some question marks. The team's core of young position players is the envy of the industry.
     
So, why, then, did Dave Dombrowski make the kind of gamble he did when he shipped arguably the best prospect in baseball and the organization's top pitching prospect to land White Sox lefthander Chris Sale?
     
"I think it's a situation where when you have a chance to win,'' explained Dombrowski, "you want to give yourself every opportunity to do so, if you can improve your club. And for us, this deal improved us.

"I'm not sure, for instance, if we didn't get (Drew) Pomeranz that we would have won our division. But any time you get there, short of just a total giveaway of your system or making moves that don't make us smart, I think you go for it.''
     
Dombrowski noted that most of his acquisitions -- Sale, Pomeranz, David Price, Craig Kimbrel -- are under the team's control for another three years.

"In baseball,'' he said, "four years down the road is an eternity in many ways. So you need to take advantage of that opportunity. Nothing's guaranteed in life; if you make these moves, it doesn't guarantee that you're going to win.
     
"But I think you just keep taking a chance. You keep going for it as much as you possibly can and hopefully, it works for you someday.''
     
The moves he's made to date, said Dombrowski, have all made the Red Sox "a little better.''
     
He further noted that with a young core of everyday players and prospects such as Rafael Devers and Sam Travis, "I think we're still strong for many, many years.''