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World Series Tickets Reach Record Prices As Boston Preps City For Possible Celebration
Published October 30, 2013
SECURITY AT A HIGH: In Boston, Maria Cramer notes a clinching World Series game at Fenway Park "would be a security headache under any circumstances," but add in President Obama speaking about the healthcare act on the eve of Halloween and Boston police are "concerned they will have an extraordinary time keeping traffic and revelers under control." Mayor Thomas Menino yesterday afternoon met with his cabinet heads "to put the final touches on a public safety plan that will include the closures of dozens of city streets, where cars will be forbidden from parking" after 4:00pm ET. All garages around Fenway and Kenmore Square are "under instructions to not allow anyone to exit after the seventh inning." Drivers "will not be able to move their cars until police have deemed that the streets are cleared of celebrating fans." Menino "encouraged businesses to tell employees to leave work an hour early, preferably by 4 p.m." (BOSTON GLOBE, 10/30). City officials said that they are "confident both events will go smoothly" (AP, 10/29).
PARTY PLANS: In Boston, Gayle Fee noted Red Sox Senior Advisor Dr. Charles Steinberg was "working the phones from St. Louis trying to line up a Boston-centric" group of entertainers for the final two games, although it is possible that MLB may "trump the local faves if they bring in some heavy hitters." The team had "reached out to the Dropkick Murphys about doing the national anthem tonight -- and it looks like MLB is giving that its blessing." The Red Sox also would "like to lure Boston Pops legend John Williams to Boston to perform 'Fanfare for Fenway,' the piece he wrote for the ballpark’s 100th anniversary last year" (BOSTON HERALD, 10/30).