What People are Saying

Former Governor and First Lady of Massachusetts - Michael and Kitty Dukakis “Lunching on Fenway Franks; having a chance to listen to and talk with some great authors; and doing so within the confines of a jewel of a ballpark that has been lovingly restored; it just doesn’t get better than that.

“Hats off to John Henry, Tom Werner, Larry Lucchino, Dr. Charles Steinberg, and the entire Red Sox organization. They, and our friend, George Mitrovich, are setting a standard for civic engagement and community responsibility unmatched anywhere else in the country.”

The Honorable & Mrs. Michael Dukakis

Former Governor and First Lady of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Dick Flavin on The Great Fenway Park Writers Series “The Fenway Park Writers Series is the best thing to happen to Boston since, well, since Fenway Park. A good book is like a good ballgame, something to be savored while taking it in and remembered with joy for years after. To meet with the authors of such books on the hallowed grounds of old Fenway is more than any of us have a right to expect. But that is exactly what happens every month, thanks to the Red Sox and George Mitrovich. The series is a civic blessing and I am a season ticket holder.”

Dick Flavin
Dick Flavin Enterprises
Quincy, Massachusetts


Dr. Juliet Schor on The Great Fenway Park Writers Series “A great ball park and a great baseball team deserve a great book series to go along with them. The Great Fenway Park Writers Series combines love of baseball and love
of sports writing with a commitment to civic engagement in the pressing issues of our times.

“These are not-to-be-missed intimate gatherings at a historic venue. The chance to meet George Mitrovitch, series founder, baseball devotee, and civic man extraordinaire, is worth the price of admission alone.”

Dr. Juliet Schor
Chair — Department of Sociology, Boston College
Author — “The Overworked American” and “The Overspent American”

“Fenway is sort of like a book, a classic American novel. Parts of it are characters: the Monster of course, but also Old Manual Scoreboard, Multifaceted Center, Round-corner Right. It’s got ghosts. Every time you return to it, it’s different yet the same. You can get lost in it for hours.

“So good for the Red Sox and George Mitrovich, for bringing Fenway and books together in…a series. The Sox win this one, too.”

Roy Blount Jr.
Celebrated novelist, essayist, and former Sports Illustrated writer

The Great Fenway Park Writers Series is uncommon in the world of sports.Take John Henry, Tom Werner, Larry Lucchino, Theo Epstein, Dr. Charles Steinberg, and the entire Red Sox organization. What a remarkable group!

They combine professional sports and business skills with civic responsibility, something some sports teams try to avoid. They saved an incredible national landmark, Fenway Park, from the wrecking ball. They brought the World Series Trophy back to Boston after 86 years. In the process they’ve created one of the most admired and valuable franchises in professional sports.

Combine this organization with Boston, Red Sox Nation, George Mitrovich, public servant extraordinaire, sports writers and dignitaries. What you get is a program that is as great as the sum of its parts.

If you are in Boston, you should come to The Fenway Park Writers Series. It is a very uncommon and wonderful experience.

Jim Kennel
President, DMX Direct, Inc.
Denver, Colorado