FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox owner John Henry visited the clubhouse after the workout today and mentioned that the replica Green Monster at JetBlue Park is 3 feet taller than the original.
Instead of 37 feet, it's 40. Henry said they intended it to be 37 feet but something happened when the park was constructed.
Henry was in a chatty mood, telling clueless baseball scribes about the Daytona 500 (his driver, Matt Kenseth, won the race) and talking about the new park.
Henry likes the seats inside the wall (which are protected by a net) at JetBlue. He said they looked into doing that at Fenway but it wasn't physically possible. So they settled for putting seats on top of the wall.