Michael Ratty shows us a sea of cell phones at the end of last night's James Taylor concert at Fenway Park.
WBZ reports a monitor dislodged by high winds last night fell on Remy's head, sending him home for the night.
Boston Police confiscated several nitrous-oxide tanks in the area outside the Dead & Company concert at Fenway Park tonight. After police interrupted the sale of balloons filled with the gas, firefighters collected the tanks for disposal.
A training exercise that will turn Fenway Park into a series of battlefields this weekend is aimed more at training Boston Police and other first responders how to deal with a lone gunman with a large arsenal than a coordinated attack by terrorists. Read more.
BPD and Homeland Security will create an impromptu battlefield at Fenway Park this weekend with an Army center that works to develop the weapons of tomorrow.
Sunday's "full scale counterterrorism exercise" will ring out with "realistic-sounding, simulated gunshots" between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. as drones fly overhead and various other technologies, including bomb-sniffing dogs and specialized metal detectors, get put to the test.
Yawkey way, from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street and Van Ness Street from Ipswich to Ross Way, will be shut.
Hardball Times provides an oral history of that famous night when air-traffic controllers from San Diego to Boston cleared a private jet ahead of other planes and then Sox fans on Storrow Drive pulled to the side so a state trooper could get Doug Mirabelli to Fenway in time to catch Tim Wakefield in a game against the Yankees.
Massachusetts State Police (via a statement): We wouldnâ€™t do something like that again, certainly not with lights and siren. As a public safety agency, that was not an appropriate use of our assets.
Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, is playing tributes to Prince in between innings of today's game:
1st inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Little Red Corvette"
2nd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Purple Rain"
3rd inning, Fenway organ: Prince's "Take Me With U"
Fenway organ, 4th inning: Prince's "Raspberry Beret"
Jeremy Selwyn, one of the region's foremost potato-chip experts, reports fans of Wise potato chips could get pretty fried when they go to a Red Sox game this year: The Sox have switched their official potato chips from Wise to Lay's.
"Not cool," Mister Jason opines after seeing a defaced 6 outside Fenway Park last night.
You can download a Fallout 4 mod that lets you play David Ortiz in a post-apocalyptic Fenway Park with a spiked bat. Video contains scenes of Ortiz slicing through zombies with that bat.
The City Council yesterday approved an ordinance banning the use of smokeless tobacco at all professional and amateur sports venues in the city. The measure needs the signature of Mayor Walsh, but since he originally proposed it, he'll probably sign it.
At-large City Councilor Michael Flaherty said the measure is a step towards helping young people avoid oral cancer and other problems the stuff can cause.
The Globe's appended this to Dan Shaughnessy's column about Orsillo:
Clarification: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story made reference to signs being confiscated at Fenway Park. The reference has been removed because the Globe could not independently verify that any signs were confiscated at the ballpark. ...
Via Dan Kennedy.
JunctionSouthie enjoyed both the sunset and the James Taylor concert at Fenway Park tonight.
WHDH reports on the second-inning incident.
Jeff Tamagini watched the sun go down on Fenway Park (not the Sox season) last night.
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