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Tynan for Boston

This picture could come true because the Irish tenor is packing his bags and leaving his adopted home town and heading for Beantown - this in the wake of his becoming embroiled in a controversy prompted by remarks he made several months ago that one listener consider anti-Semitic.

"I've sold my Manhattan apartment and I'm moving to Boston, the Kilkenny-born Tynan told the Echo this week.

"Things got really ugly, on the street, in a restaurants and with emails," Tynan said.

Perhaps the last straw for the singer was when he was insulted loudly on a Manhattan street.

Tynan received official forgiveness from the Anti Defamation League after his remarks, made to a real estate agent, were reported to the New York Yankees by a woman who had taken offense.

Tynan, a fixture at Yankee Stadium where he sang "God Bless America," was dropped by the Yankees without explanation. He has not heard a word from the Yankees in the intervening months.

They never reached out," Tynan said.

"I love New York, the Yankee fans and the city and want to thank them for their support. But the last couple of months have been difficult," he said.

"All I do is sing a patriotic song for a great country," he added.

That song could not become a familiar one under the shadow of the Green Monster.

Tynan is expecting to close the deal on a Boston apartment next week. But he will be quickly returning to New York for an engagement at Carnegie Hall on the 12th.

After that it will be other singing dates. And with spring in the air one or more of them could be on the sward that is home to the greatest rivals that the Yankees face each and every season.

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