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Holy Cross Professor of economics Victor Matheson talks about how the city of Worcester has gone about funding Polar Park.

Holy Cross Professor of economics Victor Matheson talks about how the city of Worcester has gone about funding Polar Park.

Holy Cross Professor of economics Victor Matheson is an expert in sports economics. He talks about how the city of Worcester has gone about funding Polar Park. Matheson says cities do not make their money back on building ballparks. He readily admits Polar Park is a fantastic ballpark and is wildly popular in these first few seasons. Matheson says the tax increment district around the park is not paying for the park as of now. Matheson argues that much of the economic revitalization around Polar Park was happening already or was likely to happen. So how much is just relocating what economic activity was already happening in the city? Has Polar Park actually super-charged anything? He says Worcester has enough money to pay for the park but asks if building the park was the best use of the money generated from the district around the ballpark. Matheson does admit their are intangibles and that he is a fan of ballparks, ballparks that are privately financed.

WooSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg talks about a new Fan Deck that will see live music and more Adirondack chairs.

WooSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg talks about a new Fan Deck that will see live music and more Adirondack chairs.

WooSox President Dr. Charles Steinberg talks about a new Fan Deck that will see live music and more Adirondack chairs. The club adding heaters where fans gather for the Spring games. Big news on the food front as new menu items will include lobster rolls, clam chowder and tacos. Tuesdays – “Taco and Tequila Tuesdays” will see fans getting 3 tacos and a margarita for just $12.

Big news from Dr. Charles,the President of the Worcester Red Sox, he’s engaged! A home plate ceremony in the future?

Big news from Dr. Charles,the President of the Worcester Red Sox, he’s engaged! A home plate ceremony in the future?

Big news from Dr. Charles,the President of the Worcester Red Sox, he’s engaged! A home plate ceremony in the future? The WooSox Bill Wanless introduces us to Emma Tiedemann, Portland broadcaster and first female broadcaster in Red Sox Triple-A history last September at Polar Park. Will Flemming, Boston Red Sox broadcaster and former Pawtucket Red Sox broadcaster talks about Rafael Devers and what he sees ahead for the 2023 Red Sox. This week’s word for Booster Club Members – WooSox23.

Damar Hamlin-One Massachusetts family watching, knew all to well what they were witnessing.

Damar Hamlin-One Massachusetts family watching, knew all to well what they were witnessing.

The Buffalo Bill’s Damar Hamlin suffered a one in a hundred million accident on the field during MNF. Everyone watching was horrified. One Massachusetts family watching, knew all to well what they were witnessing. John and Luann Elsessar lost not one but two sons to Cardiac Arrest. His son, Mike, went down on the football field much the same way Hamlin did. In Mike’s case precious time was lost trying to get an AED to him and he died. John and Luann fought tirelessly to make sure it became state law that all schools had an AED. John says he is praying for Hamlin and if he is able to recover it is because of the quick action of those administering CPR and the AED on the field.

Merry Christmas from the Woo Sox!

Merry Christmas from the Woo Sox!

Chairman and Principal Owner of the Worcester Red Sox calls into the show and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Hank and Bill Wanless are joined by George Loring, Marketing and Fan Engagement. Rich Gedman talks about the upcoming season and his advice to players. Geddy also gives his opinion on some of the Red Sox hot prospects that came through Polar Park. Dr. Charles wraps it all up with a bow at the end with thanks for a great season.

Diane Casey Luong with Abby Waltz

Diane Casey Luong with Abby Waltz

Diane Casey Luong speaks with National Director Abby Waltz and Diane’s over $100,000 in rewards delivered to community heroes.

Joy Guru Humanitarian Services Event

Joy Guru Humanitarian Services Event

Save the Date! June 3rd at Mechanics Hall will see some of the world's greatest musicians in concert to benefit Joy Guru Humanitarian Services. The Raag Raagini Concert will fill Mechanics Hall with classical Indian music featuring the world's foremost sitar player....

Inside Mechanics Hall – Inside the Portraits Project

Inside Mechanics Hall – Inside the Portraits Project

Photo - Kill the Ball Media Big doings at Mechanics Hall for the holidays. The Cara Brindisi "Snow Globe Holiday Tour" arrives on December 21st. Comedian Bob Marley has added a third show as he comes to Mechanics Hall on the 28th and 30th. Mechanics Hall Executive...

Spread the Love – Katie Talks About Matt Bruce

Spread the Love – Katie Talks About Matt Bruce

Matt Bruce was a young man who loved life and although he passed away in 2014 less than a year after being diagnosed with ALS he continues to be an inspiration to those who knew him. He had an indomitable spirit and lived life to the fullest, traveling, going to sporting events, spending time with family right up until the very end. His brother AJ and sister Lauren join Katie Benison Camell on the Spread the Love podcast and tell his story.

Saint Gobain and the WBDC

Saint Gobain and the WBDC

We throw around words like transformative too easily but in this case it is accurate. The deal between Saint Gobain and the WBDC that sees 51 acres, half of the campus being transferred, is truly transformative and historic. Craig Blais, President WBDC, and Patrick...

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