Washed out of what was to have been their opening game in Washington yesterday, the Red Sox retracted their steps toward Boston last night and today, in common with the 15 other major league ball clubs, will raise the curtain on the 1934 campaign.
More than ordinary significance attached to this particular opening because it will also constitute the house warming for Tom Yawkey’s new $1,250,000 baseball property at Fenway Park. The work which has been going on all Winter between Jersey st. and Landsdowne st has been termed reconstruction, but in point of fact it has led to nothing less than a new baseball plant.
Fenway Park ready
Yesterday a corps of painters, joiners, plumbers, and other craftsmen were putting the final touches on their handiwork. Today the park will still be unfinished in spots, but it will be ready to welcome what is expected to be a good crowd, provided always that the weather shows any signs of cooperating.
Some concrete remains to be poured under the new rightfield pavilion, some paint is still to be applied to out-of-the-way nooks, but when the workmen got through rigging the hemp net to protect behind-the-plate patrons from foul tips, the last essential piece of work was done at Fenway yesterday.
Field in good shape
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