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April 30, 2011 at 2:56 PM

Take a tour inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park

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Some of you may have wondered what goes on beyond the fabled Green Monster at Fenway Park. Well, even if you didn’t, I’ll show you some pictures I took this afternoon. It isn’t the cleanest place, that’s fo sure. If you have allergies, you might want to avoid the job of replacing scoreboard numbers because it sure does get dusty in there.
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In the photo above, you see what it looks like staring back at home plate from the warning track beneath the monster. Then, you walk along the track until you come to a little door that leads in behind the wall.
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After that, you open it up and walk inside. And no, it’s not the place of your dreams. Not quite.


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There you have it. Kind of close quarters. The wall itself is on the right hand side. So, you sit in the little chair and take some numbers that are hanging on the wall to the left and can put them out there through those little openings you see. There are locks that let you open the slots fully. Otherwise, you view the game through the tiny slits you see.
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And if you mess up, or are feeling a bit confused, you can call out or somebody can call you on the super high-tech phone system they have in place.
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Yep. All those iPhones out there have nothing on this baby. The dust comes free of charge. Looks like nobody’s made a call on that thing for quite a while.
Some folks choose to sign their names on the walls, leaving proof they were actually here. Best one I could find was from Neil Diamond.
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Unfortunately, I didn’t have a real good writing instrument with me. So, I had to try to scratch out whatever I could with my two-cent pen. If any of you ever get under here, try to bring a marker and trace the letters in for me.
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Anyhow, time to leave this place and get back up to the pressbox to tell you all the news.
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