"Baseball's a game of relaxcitement [...]. It's how we pass the time [...]. Food & Convo in baseball is fundamental to baseball."
Ep.10 - Dr. Charles Steinberg, President of the Worcester Red Sox - Triple A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, has built a career out of his love for baseball. His tenure begins as an intern with his hometown team, the Baltimore Orioles, and takes him on a journey through various leadership positions with the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox. It was in Boston that he met his friend and mentor, Larry Lucchino- then President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox and now Chairman of the Worcester Red Sox.
Together, Lucchino and Dr. Steinberg worked relentlessly to relocate the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island to Massachusetts and build a brand new ballpark in Central Massachusetts. Polar Park opened in May 2021 to a symphony of praise for its innovative design and thoughtful customization.
Food & Convo sat down with Dr. Steinberg during the team's first-ever homestand. Surrounded by photos of celebrities, hall-of-famers and signed memorabilia inside his personal suite at Polar Park, Dr. Charles talks about the culture of baseball, the fan experience and the importance of food in America's Pastime.
Dr. Steinberg also teaches Sports Communication at Emerson College, is a composer and performer (appearing briefly on the Dropkick Murphys' song, "Tessie") and had a cameo with Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers' hit film, "Fever Pitch."
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