The bat racks at Fenway Park are as utilitarian as they come. They’re basically metal grates, rusty in some cases, wedged into a corner of the dugout.
Here’s an iPhone shot of Dustin Pedroia’s spot. He has his batting gloves and three game-worthy bats ready to go for today’s game. The bats may look dirty but Pedroia spends time every day preparing them until they’re just sticky enough for his satisfaction.
The big, shiny photographs of Fenway Park are great. But the dirty little corners have their own charm, too.