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Who's the man in the Green Monster?

04/20/12 02:37PM

Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle talk with Red Sox scoreboard guy Christian Elias, who has worked the Green Monster for 22 years. Elias tells Geist and Barnicle some of the magic behind the job and shows them some legendary autographs inside the walls of the Green Monster.And check out this article on Elias read more

Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren (l.) and Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (r.)

Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown discuss Senate race on Morning Joe

04/20/12 12:17PM

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Mass. GOP Sen. Scott Brown both joined Morning Joe today at Fenway Park (though at different times) to discuss what has become a fairly tight race in the Bay State. And one of the most watched Senate races in the country right now.New polls from the University of New Hampshire/Boston Globe and WNE show Brown in the lead -- with 37 percent and 49 percent, respectively -- and a new PPP poll shows Warren enjoying a slight lead at 46 percent to Brown's 41 percent. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, April 20, 2012

04/20/12 07:07AM

TESTING THE TEACHERSBY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESThere’s an atmosphere of grand fragility hanging over America’s colleges. The grandeur comes from the surging application rates, the international renown, the fancy new dining and athletic facilities. The fragility comes from the fact that colleges are charging more money, but it’s not clear how much actual benefit they are providing. Colleges are supposed to produce learning. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, April 20

04/20/12 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?NBC/WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney, but Republican ahead on economyOusted Secret Service supervisors in scandal in Colombia identifiedTwo years after BP oil spill in the gulf, deep-water drilling still poses risksRomney's dilemma: Convincing GOP he can winCrossroads groups raise $100MGOP Senate candidate: Smoking ban 'same thing' as Hitler's Jewish starsAlleged Secret Service escort picturesFla. judge to decide if Zimmerman can leave jailAl-Qaida claims Iraq's worst violence in a monthR.I.P. Levon Helm read more

Mike Barnicle shares his memories of a life spent, in large part, at Fenway

Mike Barnicle shares his memories of a life spent, in large part, at Fenway

04/19/12 02:50PM

Our man Mike Barnicle has talked a lot and written a lot about Fenway Park over the years. Lately, he's been talking a lot about the park's 100-year-anniversary, which will be celebrated Friday, April 20th with a game against the Yankees that begins at 3:05 p.m. (the time the Sox began their game against the New York Highlanders). Hearing Barnicle discuss his first visit to the park in the mid-1950s is hearing his rite of passage story. read more

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