You want a Red Sox Nation? Six years ago Pat O'Connor built a scaled-down version of Fenway Park in the backyard of his house in Vermont for neighborhood Wiffle ball games. Call it the Green Monster State.
OFF THE WALL
For Manny Ramirez, baseball's resident eccentric, the fastest way to tame the Monster was to first make friends with it. When he wasn't hiding behind the leftfield wall, he was shagging its caroms with startling efficiency.
GET THERE EARLY
Fenway was hopping for Game 2 of the 2007 World Series—what would be the last home game of the season for Boston fans. The Sox, who had lost the Series in seven games in 1946, '67, '75 and '86, have won their last two in four straight.