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To please fans – changes at parks – more homers, maybe

Fenway Park’s right field fence being shortened

Whether he likes it or not, His Royal Highness the baseball fan is to pay more for the pleasure of witnessing his favorite pastime this season. And whether he likes it or not, H.R.H. is in some degree responsible for this added tariff.

It is the old story of supply and demand. At Fenway Park the customers were flooding the mails and the telephone lines with requests for reserved seats on Sundays, holidays and on afternoons of important double-headers. Something had to be done. So the Red Sox eliminated the 85-cent pavilion section and reconstructed the entire grandstand so it now runs out into the concrete bleachers.

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