Great American ballparks

Fenway Park, Boston Why you gotta go: The game’s oldest park is also its quirkiest; fences at odd angles ensure the ball takes crazy bounces. Game plan: Before entering the stadium, make for nearby Lansdowne Street, where vendors grill sweet Italian sausages. Catbird seats: Seats on top of the fabled “Green Monster” left-field wall are highly prized. 7th-inning stretch: Unfathomably, fans sing along to Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” in the middle of the 8th inning. Standout stat: In 96 years, no home run has cleared the right-field grandstand roof. Don't miss: Kibitzing with your neighbors—knowledgeable Red Sox fans debate each at-bat.
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