THE GREEN MONSTER

Today is the start of the American League Championship series between the Boston Red Sox  and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park.

Last weekend while visiting Boston, I was fortunate to take a tour of  historic Fenway, the oldest park in major league baseball.  On the brief walk from the Harvard Club to Fenway, I encounter the “Big Papi” bridge. Must be getting close!!

DAVID ORTIZ BRIDGE

BOSTON FROM THE DAVID ORTIZ BRIDGE

DAVID ORTIZ DRIVE

Does David Ortiz own this town or what??

LANSDOWNE STREET

Finally I arrive! Welcome to Fenway Park!!  The  rear end of the “Green Monster” can be seen in the middle of the picture. Balls hit out of the park over the Green Monster land in Lansdowne Street. 

FENWAY WALL MURAL

VIEW OF DOWNTOWN BOSTON

 

THE GREEN MONSTER

So called “monster” because it takes a monster of a drive to clear the wall’s 37 foot height. Season tickets cannot be obtained for seating atop the Green Monster. All tickets are sold on a lottery basis for each game day. Good luck with your application!!

GREEN MONSTER SIGN

GREEN MONSTER SEATING

 GOING FOR GLORY…….. OR JUST LIVING DANGEROUSLY??

Young Red Sox fan sits precariously atop the Green Monster. Don’t lean back!!

FENWAY FARMS

Vegetables atop the stadium!! In the background can be seen the Vineyards where the more upscale fan can enjoy his cheese and chardonnay rather than rub shoulders with the beer and hot dog crowd. “Diversity is our strength!!”

BASEBALL’S OLDEST SEATS

In one historic section of the park they still use wooden seats (the only ones in Major League Baseball) dating from the 1930’s.

TED WILLIAM’S RED SEAT

Landing spot of Ted William’s famous 502 foot blast. Game day tickets for this seat can only be obtained by lottery. 

BOSOX TEAMMATES

Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky and Joe Dimaggio

I certainly enjoyed my tour of Fenway Park. Great value for the money. Check it out the next time you’re in Boston.

GO RED SOX!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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