The Red Sox organist is providing all the baseball you need right now
By Ben Shipigel
As the organist at Fenway Park in Boston, Josh Kantor is used to taking requests. On March 26, what would have been Major League Baseball’s opening day, he received a poignant one from a friend: Why don’t you play some songs on the organ in your living room and broadcast it?
Every afternoon since, Kantor has livestreamed on Facebook a medley of songs, stories and comedy from his Cambridge, Mass. home. His daily concerts — they start at 3 p.m. except on Sundays, when they begin at 4 — provide a respite from the stresses wrought by the pandemic and a diversion from the back-and-forth over when baseball might come back.