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Sean McDonough recovering from scary surgery

Sean McDonough’s days as the television voice of the Red Sox are nearly a decade behind him, and his place in the current sports broadcasting consciousness is enviable, with prominent gigs calling college basketball and football as well as “Monday Night Baseball’’ for ESPN.

Still, because his play-by-play in calling the Red Sox from 1988-2004 offered an uncommon mix of skill, humor, and candor, the usual temptation upon beginning a conversation is to ask him for his thoughts on the state of the Sox.

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