In a break from tradition Massachusetts governor William F. Weld announced last week that Boston's new harbor tunnel, currently under construction, would be named not after a local politico but after Red Sox legend Ted Williams. In a ceremony attended by the Kid himself (above), Weld dedicated Ted Williams Tunnel to "the greatest hitter who ever played the game of baseball."
"Gee, I thought I was kind of a hated man here," said Williams, in a reference to past battles with the Beantown press. "This thrills me more than I can say."
Lt. Governor Paul Cellucci's suggestion: "In the event there is a lane shift in the...tunnel—particularly when traffic has to shift from left to right—I propose we call it the Boudreau Shift."