The best part about the Red Sox, minus their losing record this year, is the Green Monster. You got to love Fenway Park and a historical landmark. The manual scoreboard, as great and legendary as it it, has only been there 10 years (at least, this version of it). So where is the original?
“The original scoreboard is in a storage place,” said Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino. “I believe it’s in South Dakota.”
Oh, that is about 2,000 miles away from Fenway (1,600 to be exact).
According to WBUR.org in Boston:
If you get on the Mass Pike right where it nudges up against Fenway Park, you have to drive west on I-90 for 1,600 miles. Then take a right. After another 50 miles of corn and soybean fields broken up by herds of heifers, right there off the highway is a company called Counterpart, Inc.
Inside a large industrial building, Counterpart workers cut steel panels to specs for dashboards, utility boxes, and commercial signs. General Manager Don Deibert remembers how back in 2001, Counterpart got a very unusual order: To make a metal scoreboard from scratch.
From The Citrus Report
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