Oct 4, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; A general view of Fenway Park with a giant flag over the green monster during the player introductions before game one of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY SportsThe Spring meeting of the Middleborough Historical Association, Inc. will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 1:00 PM in the lower level meeting room of the Middleboro, Massachusetts Public Library.
Celebrating the opening of the 2014 baseball season, Middleboro resident Paul Lazarovich will put on his Red Sox shirt and cap and present a program entitled “Fenway Park and The Boston Red Sox“.
A professor of communications with Wentworth Institute of Technology, Lazarovich is known in the Cranberry Country area for his long-running Cranberry Country Journal local cable television program. During the summer months he worked for the Red Sox as one of their initial Tour Guides, later working with the team’s promotions and marketing activities. “It was while working for the Sox that I developed this presentation,” said Lazarovich.
The lively presentation begins with the early years of professional baseball played by the Boston boys of summer at the Huntington Avenue Field (now Northeastern University) to the first game played at their new Fenway Park site, up to the 2004 World Series.
A Boston native, Lazarovich brings his love of the team and the park to stories and facts from his research, along with remembrances such as buying grandstand tickets as a kid for seventy-five cents, working for the Sox at the 99’ All Star Game and the 2004 World Series and going inside the Green Monster for the first time.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Any questions, please call President Cynthia McNair at 508-947-3394.