Heavy Police Presence at Fenway

Strap on your riot gear, kids, it’s going to be a wild one. Or at least the Boston Police think so. If you’re headed out to the game tonight, be prepared to see an extraordinary police presence – 876 officers – at Fenway. According to this morning’s Globe:

Boston Police are mobilizing for this weekend’s do-or-die Red Sox-Yankees series with the largest crowd-control force of any recent sports event and with a deployment plan that addresses shortcomings found to have contributed to a fan’s fatal shooting by police last October. (more here)

I’ll surely be watching the game tonight, but from the safety of my living room, or if I’m feeling adventurous, the local bar. Either way, the next three days are sure to provide a fantastic end to the baseball season, not just for New Yorkers and Bostonians, but for Clevelanders (sic), Chicagoans, and anyone with a pulse. Take a hint from the police and get ready for mayhem. For added enjoyment, pick up a copy of the Weekly Dig for one of the more interesting/controversial/hilarious images I have seen in a while.

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