|Green Monster Bio |
The Green Monster is what gives Fenway Park it's magical touch. Imagine if Fenway's fence in right field was only 10 feet tall? First of all, Landsdown street could become very dangerous, and second of all, Fenway Park wouldn't be the same. The Wall in left has it's own name and it's own history. It even has it's own mascot, Wally the Bean Bag Buddy. The Green Monster is one of the most recognized places in a stadium in professional sports, and the most intruiging as well. The 37 foot high wall in left had 23 foot screen added to it in 1936, as Landsdown Street was getting bombarded with baseballs. In 1947, the Red Sox painted over the advertisements on the Green Monster in a coat of green paint. Advertisements? Yes, before 1947, The Wall was covered with advertisements. And with that coat of paint, the Green Monster was born. Many great players have played in front of the Green Monster. Ted Williams, passing the torch to Yastrzemski, and down to Rice to Greenwell, the Monster has seen it's share of good players. Yastrzemksi was the king of the Green Monster though. He learned to use the wall to decoy players on balls off the wall by making them think it was a routine fly ball. The runner would just slowly trot to first thinking Yaz was going to catch it, and then it goes off the wall and the batter can only squeeze a single out of a wall ball. The Green Monster is a piece of baseball history, and will forever be in every Red Sox fan's heart.