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Police to shut roads in Kenmore Square and around Fenway Park tonight

Boston Police are taking no chances with the outcome of tonight's World Series game: Traffic barriers go up at 10 p.m. from the BU Bridge to Mass. Ave. and along Boylston, Ipswich, Lansdowne, Van Ness and Jersey streets.

If they don't win, police say they'll block the area off on game nights until the World Series is decided. The car curfew will remain in place until 3 a.m.

Traffic will be allowed along and near Harvard Avenue in Brighton, around Faneuil Hall and North Station and on streets through and near Northeastern but you won't be able to park there, police say.

Regardless of who wins, fans, whether they support the Red Sox or Dodgers, are expected to behave responsibly and show respect to both people and property in our city. Fans should know disruptive and disorderly behavior will not be tolerated and could result in arrest.

Complete list of road shutdowns and parking restrictions.

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Other than proximity to the area colleges, what attracts fans to this area when tonight's game is 3000+ miles away? The team won't be home until tomorrow morning at the earliest. Are they just going to gather around the park?

I can see extra police if they have a chance to clinch at home next week but this seems extreme for tonight. At least Sunday nights are "double overtime" and I hope far-left John Henry is paying.

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You weren’t there the last time the Sox were in the Series, were you?

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which is quite different from it (possibly) ending in Dodger Stadium, 3000 miles away from Kenmore Square.

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Were you asleep when they won the ALCS and World Series on the road in 2004? Fenway Park is the main place where people congregate to celebrate a big win. Sometimes those celebrations devolve into riots. And sometimes those riots devolve into the police killing an innocent college student, but I digress.

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I didn't want to park within reasonable proximity of my buddy's West End bar to watch Game 5 and have a cold one after working two of my jobs today.

Boston, you're my home, but this is excruciatingly stupid. Why am I being concern trolled? Who is impacted by me parking near the GARDEN as the team who plays at FENWAY plays at DODGER STADIUM? I'm not worried about my car being flipped. I carry insurance, which is already legally mandated.

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You must be new here.

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Won't someone think about the people who insist on drinking and driving?!? They must receive the handout of ample free parking even though North Station is a block away.

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that likely means that the City will force another victory parade on us on Tuesday, causing the predictable yet unnecessary issues with MBTA overcrowding as people just trying to go to work have to fight with sports fans for space on the commuter trains.

Oh right, the "League" demands the parade must be held as soon as possible after the final win. Because it's somehow unreasonable to require people who make more money in a year than an average person will make in a lifetime to show up for a parade at a later time and place that's convenient for the CITY hosting it.

Such BS, and it bothers me that more people aren't outraged by it.

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There are a few other things going on that people are outraged about this week...

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walking to grocery store was nice but it wasn't worth the concentrated stupid that happens like that every month or two.

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The unbearable inconvenience inflicted upon you by championship parades?

Seems a bit excessive to me, but hey, hope you're safe, sound, and celebration-free in suburbia.

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and the lack of a delete button :-)

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Let’s have a parade for the players and “reward” them by making them stay in Boston another week.

You do realize that in all professional sports, the players scatter to their off-season homes when they are done playing, right?

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I still remember when Marty Walsh magically cleared Boylston Street of all snow during one of the worst snow years in history so that the Patriots could have a parade for suburbanites while those of us in the city neighborhoods lived like refugees waiting for the city to clear snow which took them weeks to do and sometimes they didn't do at all. People's priorities are majorly screwed up.

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The suburbanites coming in for the parade are not gonna be impacting your commute. They'll be rolling in by 10, 11 am or so.

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The parade going crowds will be gathering by 9 AM. I never understand this, but they do.

I will also make the typical comment that it says a lot about the Boston (and Foxborough) sports teams that we gripe about the celebratory parades. Plenty of cities would love one parade a decade, we get them practically annually.

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People come in at rush hour because there are a lot more trains (or trains that actually run on commuter rail lines) at those hours.

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- Dear suburbanite sportsball fans, stay in the burbs and stop ruining our (not yours) great city.
- move the parade to the south shore, so it can be closer to the clowns that actual care about a childish parade.
- you couldn't pay me to live near fenway park or the garden.
- sportsball is grown men, emotionally invested in other grown men playing a game...let that sink in.
- Go California Dodgers.

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The SoBo Man Child Whiner

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Oh my god, did you actually just say "California Dodgers"? CALIFORNIA DODGERS??? BWAAAAAHAHAHA!

Your complete ignorance of this thing that consumes you with hate just gets more and more comical with every championship. You. Are. Hilarious.

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At pretending that you don't know the ball team's actual name.

- sportsball is grown men, emotionally invested in other grown men playing a game...let that sink in.

For entertainment purposes. Let that sink in.

- move the parade to the south shore, so it can be closer to the clowns that actual care about a childish parade.

No. You don't seem to recognize that these parades actually bring money to the businesses in the City. Why do you hate America?

- Dear suburbanite sportsball fans, stay in the burbs and stop ruining our (not yours) great city.

Do you say that to all the college students, too?

- you couldn't pay me to live near fenway park or the garden.

It's not always about you.

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