Green Monster seats, Fenway Park, Boston
•Where: Fenway Park's Green Monster seats, Section M6, Row 1, Seat 12. This seat atop Fenway's 37-foot high, 231-foot long left-field wall puts you on top of the action.
Home runs rise up into your face. You can hear the thwack of doubles bouncing off the wall below you. Bring your glove. With the Monster only 310 feet down the left-field line from home plate, the homers often come in bunches. During the May 22 game, for example, there were four hit into the seats, including two grand slams. The real fireworks, say repeat ticket-buyers, come during batting practice when players from both teams hammer ball after ball into the seats.
•Who: The seats have attracted plenty of famous faces, ranging from actors Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell to Celtics GM Danny Ainge and NASCAR driver Kyle Busch. Sold on a game-by-game basis, there are no season ticket holders — and an absence of corporate fat cats.
I think they may have forgotten someone from that list of luminaries.
Let's listen to Jake Gyllenhaal retell his experience atop the Green Monster.
Pics and videos courtesy of IHJ and GyllenBabble.