March 09, 2012
Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff
Among the Fenway Park-like features at the Red Sox' new spring home is a replica Green Monster in left field of JetBlue Park.
Like the original Green Monster, this one has a hand-operated scoreboard that once actually fronted the wall in Boston.
Unlike the original, however, workers must adjust the scoreboard from the exterior using a ladder during stops in play.
The new Green Monster provides an entrance to the field for Red Sox players from their clubhouse.
David Ortiz walked back to the clubhouse past a mural of a Red Sox walk-off victory.
The numbers for the scoreboard are kept in an 8x8 room inside the Green Monster.
On top of the wall, fans are able to catch home runs hit during games and batting practice sessions.
There are seats in the wall that are protected by netting. Balls that hit the netting are live.
The wind can wreak havoc for fans sitting atop the wall.
And the Red Sox provide free sunblock to fans who sit atop the wall.
Fans sitting in the front row can lounge with their feet perched above the wall.
The view from atop the wall offers fans a glance at almost all corners of JetBlue Park.