Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"The Closer" Departs

No, not Jonathan Papelbon, who figures to be the anchor of the Red Sox bullpen for the next decade. It's Dr. Charles Steinberg, the executive VP for public affairs for the Red Sox, who is leaving for a major front office post with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dr. Steinberg came over to the Red Sox with the current ownership group in 2002, and has done a lot of great things with the Boston community and set up the Trophy Tour in 2004 and the Rings ceremony in April 2005.

He was also a regular at the BLOHARDS meetings over the last few years, and always attended with a number of people from the Red Sox family. Every meeting ended with Dr. Steinberg taking questions from the fans and chatting about the team for about 45 minutes or so. He earned the nickname "The Closer."

I also had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions and he was a nice man to chat with. I'm sorry to see him leave, and I wish him all the best on his future with the Dodgers.

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