Now this is some brilliant thinking on the part of Sox management. As YF might also attest, the black spot in the Fenway bleachers was a kind of sad mark; where Bernie Carbo once hit series-changing homers we had nothing but tarpaulin and some nasty security officers keeping fans from gathering strewn baseballs. Will the Yankees follow?
From the Globe:
Ortiz deposited the pitch into the center-field triangle — Conig’s Corner — an area previously covered by a black tarp during day games to provide a proper backdrop for hitters, but yesterday occupied by a sea of spectators clad in green T-shirts dispensed by ushers, the ingenious way Sox management invented to use the section.