He's a voice we often hear over our phone and Skype lines, but this week, we had the pleasure of Kevin Cullen's company in person in the Off The Ball studio.
The Boston Globe journalist is in Ireland this week and dropped in to us with one task set for him: Pick three heroes and legends who represented Boston teams in the major US sports leagues and from any era.
Kevin came up trumps and first in his trio of picks is Boston Red Sox legend Ted Williams, who earned legendary status on the field between 1939 and 1942 and then the post-World War II period from 1946 to 1960.
Boston Red Sox's Ted Williams as a 19-year-old rookie. Picture by: Charles Conlon/Zuma Press/PA Images
But aside from becoming a 19-time All Star and being the last Major League Baseball player to bat over 0.400 in a season, Williams had a complicated relationship with the fanbase and Boston media which Kevin lifted the lid on, while after his passing in 2002, the Red Sox great's body was decapitated and cryogenically frozen to be preserved in two parts.
Watch the full chat between Kevin and Joe on YouTube above or listen back on the podcast player.