From 2003 to 2012, there was a voice that was as distinct as Fenway was. His voice was the life that coursed through Fenway, giving the ballpark a passionate feel that was as unique as the ballpark itself. That voice was Carl Beane.
Sadly, as of yesterday that voice was silenced. As Beane was involved in a single car accident that took his life. He was 59.
Beane has called many of the greatest names in baseball, both home and away. Future Hall of Famers, to the dirt dogs. All of whom were anointed by Beane's voice.
He proclaimed that he had the best job in baseball, and it's easy to see why. Everyday he would have the chance to see something special. He was there for "The Mother's Day Miracle", He was there when David Ortiz broke the team record for most home runs in a season, he even got to annouce every hitter in Games 1 and 2 of both the 2004 and 2007 World Series.
Tonight the Red Sox will honor their voice with a ceremony at Fenway before the game. Beane's voice may be silent now, but Fenway's voice will be deafening in his honor.