No Red Sox welcome for tenor Ronan Tynan in Boston

Uh, oh. Looks like no one in Boston wants Irish tenor Ronan Tynan singing at Red Sox games.

One columnist has likened it to the Dropkick Murphys playing "Tessie" their Boston signature tune in the Bronx.

Tynan has

announced he is leaving New York

for Beantown after death threats because of his alleged anti Semitic remarks.

He even held out the possibility of singing at Fenway Park.

Not so fast, says the Boston media, especially Peter Abraham, a columnist with The Boston Globe.

"Nobody can bring a baseball game to a screeching halt quite like Dr. Ronan Tynan. Now he's coming to Boston.

Quick, somebody close the door," Abraham wrote.

"The story implies that Tynan may become a Red Sox" fan, Abraham writes. "Could that mean he'll be singing 'God Bless America' at Fenway Park?

"Let's hope not. There are plenty of singers in Boston and thereabouts. Kay Hanley, James Taylor, any kid at Berklee, etc. Ex-Yankee fans need not apply. It would be like the Dropkick Murphys playing 'Tessie' in the Bronx.

Abraham says Tynan's long version of "God Bless America" was a "we're more patriotic than you are" version of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch of playoff games.

"As opposing players waited impatiently, Tynan would belt out the song then shake hands with a grinning Rudy Giuliani on his way off the field."

Sounds like Tynan will get little sympathy in Red Sox circles.


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