You know about the Morse code on the old scoreboard, you know about the red chair in right field, you know that the consecutive sellout streak is bogus, and you know that Manny Ramirez peed behind the scoreboard a few times. But there a few things you might not know about America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.
1. The ground rules get more and more ridiculous
Every park is slightly weird, but Fenway’s eccentricities work like a colossal pinball game. Players net a double (not a triple) when the ball pops out from the Monster’s ladder to nowhere, the only "in-play" ladder to nowhere in baseball. A shot through the famed manual scoreboard, on the fly or on the bounce, is also a ground-rule double, kind of like MULTI-BALL!!! But with bases.