Friday, February 10, 2006

Sox billboard in the news

Every year, the Red Sox have a huge billboard on top on Fenway Park that is easily visible from the Mass Pike. This year's billboard shows three fans celebrating with Trot Nixon. The Red Sox organization selected the photo without any knowledge of the fans' identities, but it turns out that the one of the left in the red t-shirt, Dennis Thomson, was killed in a car accident last year by an alleged drunk driver. Obviously, his parents were shocked to see their dead son on a billboard, but they found it to be a worthy tribute to a devoted Sox fan. In an article in the Boston Herald, the mom says “Leave it to him to be the life of the party even now.”

via Bostonist

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