BOSTON—While the poor brand of baseball the Boston RedSox played this past year drew the ire of many die-hardfans at Fenway, real estate deals on property outside the storiedballpark between the ball club and the Boston RedevelopmentAgency were the subject of a highly critical report by theCommonwealth's Inspector General.

Massachusetts Inspector General Glenn A. Cunhain a 19-page report ripped the Red Sox and the BRA for transactionsin 2013 involving the closing of Yawkey Way adjacent to Fenway Parkfor concession sales during events and the transfer of air andsubterranean rights on Lansdowne Street. The Inspector Generalfound that the BRA did not due diligence in the deals. He also wascritical of the process BRA followed that included the taking of acity easement from the City of Boston over Yawkey Way and thetransfer of air rights in that easement to the Red Sox.

The Inspector General states in his report that the BRA“followed inadequate rules and procedures for the taking of rightspursuant to demonstration project plans in Yawkey Way and theparking lot on Van Ness Street."

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John Jordan

John Jordan is a veteran journalist with 36 years of print and digital media experience.