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It’s a ball up in new Monster seats

The ball rattled around the new seats like a pinball whacked by a flipper. It was a vintage Opening Day souvenir; dirty, grass-stained, smudged with the crimson of a newly oiled glove. Better yet, it was a home run ball clubbed by Orioles outfielder Marty Cordova, who reached the newest slice of Fenway real estate on his fourth swing of batting practice.

They have officially been dubbed the Green Monster seats, the newest and trendiest perch in the house, located directly above the left-field wall, where a simple mesh net used to catch all dingers to left field.

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