(Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
A hawk made an appearance Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, circling over the crowd as David Ortiz batted in the second inning. The hawk was the only thing that flew out of the yard during Big Papi's at bat. The Sox lost 6-3 to the Texas Rangers.
In April 2008, a hawk targeted an eighth-grade girl on a tour of the ballpark, swooping off its nest and drawing blood from her scalp. At the time, some saw the attack on the 13-year-old girl, Alexa Rodriguez, as an omen that a certain New York Yankee slugger should beware.
It was not clear whether Sunday's hawk was the same bird from April 2008. This much is true: The Yankees have a three-game series in Boston starting on Tuesday, and a slugger named Alex Rodriguez will be making his first appearance this season at Fenway Park.
Perhaps Sunday was just a practice flight.
Ted Gartland, a dayside photo editor at the Globe, has been taking pictures in Greater Boston since 1971. Each weekday, he highlights an outtake that did not appear in the morning paper. To view the work of more Globe photographers, click here. To watch Gartland's weekly segment on NECN, click here.
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