Every Day is T-Shirt Day

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.

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  • The sun’s reflection off the homogeneous group of pale white faces will still interfere with the batters’ vision.

    JCL (YF) April 30, 2004, 10:25 am
  • The key here is that the Fenway brass have found yet another way to creatively milk a few more dollars from their creaky old (but loveable) cow of a ballpark. I echo JCL’s concerns about the (all white) faces still being a distraction (not to mention flashbulbs) but overall, my feeling is, the more the merrier. And this is a lot better than all of the ad signage plastered over so much of the park it now looks like a steroidal Triple-A facility.

    YF April 30, 2004, 12:12 pm
  • Come on, guys, the seats used to be filled, so don’t be so cynical. “Milking” a few more dollars? Well, it is revenue generation, no doubt, but it’s not exactly decreasing the size of foul territory to add high-priced seats. The seats already existed, went out of use, and management has cleverly figured out a way to get fannies back in the bleachers. Amen.

    SF April 30, 2004, 12:26 pm
  • Also, my guess is that if players still object to the glare (the literal glare, not the collective one) of the fans, then the seats will be closed back down.

    SF April 30, 2004, 12:32 pm
  • What’s next: vertical seating up the Pesky Pole?

    JCL (YF) April 30, 2004, 12:40 pm

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