Thursday, September 18, 2008

New England Vacation #9

This is most likely a no-brainer for any baseball fan. This is, indeed, one of the icons of Boston: Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. On the left-hand side of the photo you can see the famous Green Monster - the wall built to prevent balls from causing damage on the street outside the stadium and to keep onlookers from getting a free view of the game. In the background, above and behind the Green Monster, you can see Boston's famous Citgo sign that is illuminated quite brightly after dark. There is no game taking place in this photo; we were on a ballpark tour, and the individuals on the field are preparing it for the evening's game vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. This tour was fantastic, and I definitely recommend it for anyone in the Boston area.


Al said...

I think the Green Monster was actually built tall because it is so shallow. You can't have a fence that close to home plate unless it is a tall one.

Wayne said...

Everything about the shot is great, the grass, the sky, the infield stuff (whatever that is).

That looks like a cool job, grooming the field.

Team Splashi said...

Is that real grass or turf.
Never the less photo looks great.


Becky said...

Al: Our tour guide had told us the reasoning behind building such a large wall: Keeping balls from causing damage by hitting cars and/or people outside of the park, and forcing people to pay for a view of the game (folks would sit on the hill that used to be there and watch for free).

Team Splashi: It's real grass - they mowed while we were there.