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Fenway Park a big part of pop culture

The ‘lyric little bandbox’ has been a movie and television star, as well as an inspiration for many in the literary and musical worlds

It is not unprecedented for inanimate objects to receive a Best Supporting Actor nod for an Academy Award, and if Mark Wahlberg’s Oscar-nominated performance for the 2009 film ‘‘The Departed’’ just popped into your mind, well, that Boston accent was a bit rough for a proud son of Dorchester.

So perhaps the thought ventures only slightly beyond the whimsical to suggest that Fenway Park, a frequent star of television and film and a pop culture icon for at least the most recent decades among its 100 years, deserves Oscar consideration.

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