The Boston Red Sox announced Tuesday that they have hired longtime Boston sports writer Gordon Edes as its strategic communications advisor and Red Sox team historian.
Edes has been a figure in the Boston sports scene for years, working for the Boston Globe before joining ESPN Boston in addition to a number of other publications across the country.
In a release sent out Monday, the Red Sox said that Edes will report directly to team ownership at his new position. Here’s what Edes had to say in the Red Sox release:
“I am deeply gratified and humbled by the good fortune of spending nearly four decades in journalism, especially serving a readership as loyal and discerning as followers of the Red Sox,” Edes said. “I welcome the opportunity to apply my skill set and experience to serve Fenway Sports Group, and the Red Sox, in my new position.”I am particularly honored to continue the work of the late Dick Bresciani as the Club’s team historian. I admire ownership’s commitment to preserving the rich tradition of the team and Fenway Park, and look forward to enhancing the understanding of that history for a new generation of Red Sox fans.”
The move was met with positivity across the Boston sports sphere, with colleagues wishing Edes well in his new venture.
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