Fellows at Fenway

July 6, 2012

On July 6, 2012, 85 of the current 2012 Public Policy and Law Fellows, alumni of both programs, staff, and their families experienced the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry at Fenway Park. Prior to the game, the group met with David Friedman, Special Counsel to the Red Sox and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board member to learn about the ins-and-outs of public policy and baseball. Some of the topics that were covered by Friedman were:

  • Fenway Park's status as an historic landmark
  • Federal and state regulatory issues and procedures for making renovations, particularly with the Jumbotron and disapproval of changing the location of the bullpens
  • Discussion of the state and local taxes that the Red Sox pay
  • The lease of Yawkey Way
  • Air space for the Green Monster seats from the City

After the discussion the fellows and their guests enjoyed the perfect summer night at the park with an exciting game. Even though the home team lost, their enthusiasm didn't suffer. If you would like to suggest an event for our public policy and law alumni, please contact Polly O'Brien at 617-495-5091. Events can be service related, group outings, or networking events.

Fellows in the right field roof box at the beginning of the game
2012 Fellows and Steven Poftak, Rappaport Institute Executive Director with David Friedman (far right)
Fellows at Fenway in the bottom of the 7th