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This Scoreboard Now Calls JetBlue Park Home
The grand opening of JetBlue Park, the $78 million stadium the Boston Red Sox built as its new spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., is set for this Saturday, Feb. 25.
Dubbed Fenway South, JetBlue Park — the team’s 106-acre Grapefruit League compound — replicates the dimensions of Fenway Park. Team officials say it will not only give the Red Sox a competitive edge but a feeling that they’re at home.
While the facility only holds 11,000 fans compared to nearly 38,000 in Boston, the new park features a near replica of the iconic Fenway Park Green Monster Wall. The JetBlue Park wall has the signature green paint color of the original. The wall also features a restored manual scoreboard that served Red Sox fans for nearly three decades at Fenway Park, starting in 1976. Fenway itself features a newer scoreboard, still manually operated.
A.B. For the ultimate homer like yours truly, this is big news.
Sure the $78 million ...
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FORT MYERS, Fla. –– It was supposed to be a routine back surgery. When Bobby Jenks went under the knife on Dec. 12 in Boston, the reliever was scheduled to have two of four bone spurs removed. Unbeknownst to Jenks, the surgeon botched the procedure by starting –– and then not finishing –– a third bone spur. As the Red Sox hurler began his recovery phase, he noticed spinal...
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JetBlue Park at Fenway South is the new Spring Training ballpark and adjoining Player Development Complex for the Boston Red Sox in Lee County, Florida — Now check out www.JetBluePark.com and you’ll be directed to the New York Yankees website. “It does?” said Sam Kennedy, the Sox’s VP/COO, when told Tuesday afternoon of the switcheroo. “Have him call me. We can make...
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