Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sox Hope Saturday Boston Common Rally Skirts Fenway

A Saturday rally on Boston Common—planned by some of the same groups that participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia march last week—is raising extra security concerns for the Red Sox. The team will be hosting the Yankees on Saturday night—while the "free speech" rally will take place about a dozen blocks away between Noon and 2PM. In an email, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said: "We do not anticipate any direct impacts to the Fenway Park area, but as always we will remain vigilant to ensure that our comprehensive security measures are enforced throughout the weekend." The Red Sox have been in close touch with Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Police Department on this issue.