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Fenway offers views of the Sox and the Boston Marathon

Brian Gannon offered peanuts at the upper left field corner of Fenway Park, where he and other fans could see the Boston Marathon. He has been coming to Patriots Day games for a decade to watch the two sports. Brian Gannon offered peanuts at the upper left field corner of Fenway Park, where he and other fans could see the Boston Marathon. He has been coming to Patriots Day games for a decade to watch the two sports. (PHOTOS BY Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
By Andrew Ryan
Globe Staff / April 17, 2012
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Each Patriots Day, the left field corner of Fenway Park offers an unparalleled perspective. It is the only place in Boston where spectators can simultaneously watch the marathon and the Red Sox game. The spot marks the point where two incongruous sporting events converge during the springtime ritual known as Marathon Monday. “It’s a Boston holiday,’’ said Brian Gannon, who has been coming to Patriots Day games for a decade and watches from the standing-room seats above left field so he can catch glimpses of the race.

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