National Geographic documentary highlights Fenway Park

Find out how Fenway Park narrowly escaped demolition and who is behind the manual Green Monster scoreboard during a documentary tonight on PBS.

If you haven't' heard, Boston's iconic (and historic) ball park is turning 100 this year and the city is celebrating in a number of ways.


But tonight, Red Sox fans and Fenway Park admirers alike can enjoy an in-depth look at the Hub's beloved baseball stadium.


A National Geographic special titled "Inside Fenway Park: An Icon at 100"

premieres today, Monday, March 26 on PBS.


According to, the show will follow around a bunch of behind-the-scenes individuals and offer a glance at The Green Monster operations, the locker rooms, the underground batting cages and other nooks and crannies inside the century-old building.


From the website:

"We follow the superintendent as he takes care of the century-old building; the groundskeepers who prepare the field of play; a vendor who races through the stands selling hot dogs; the bat boy who's really more of a bat man; and the guy who's worked at Fenway Park for 32 years and whose job is to rub every one of the 160 or so balls used in the game with mud from a secret location."

Sounds like a home run.

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