Thursday, September 2, 2010

Target: Fenway?

An ominous new weather advisory makes it appear more likely that Hurricane Earl may come closer to Boston than previously thought. With the Red Sox returning to Fenway Park for a series with Manny and The Hose, it begs the question: what if that 'lyric little bandbox' suffered a direct hit by 145-mph winds? After all, the last major hurricane to hit the Boston area was in 1991—and Fenway was a mere child of 79 then! Did they even know about hurricane-proofing structures in 1912? God forbid we should have a 21st century venue that might hold up under tropical assault—not to mention leg room, sight lines and cup-holders! Batten down the hatches!