This, from YFSF Gold Medal Poster JCL:
For a long time there’s been a story going around that Fenway Park is the home of baseball’s only “ground-rule triple,” but that’s apparently some sort of urban legend. Fenway’s Green Monster is the home of baseball’s only in-play ladder, which extends from the upper-left corner of the old scoreboard to the top of The Wall. Interestingly, that ladder is now superfluous. For decades, it was used by the grounds crew to access the net atop The Wall that prevented most home runs from landing on Lansdowne Street. But with the construction of the Monster Seats last year, the net is gone and so’s the need for a ladder. It’s still there, but probably not for long. In the meantime, though, here’s a rule about the ladder: “A ball striking the top of the scoreboard in left field in the ladder below the top of the wall and bounding out of the park is two bases.” Has that ever happened? The record is silent.
SF: Any news on when the ladder will be removed? Best do it soon lest it become a metaphor for the Sox season.