With the Red Sox up 3-2 in the World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals, the team needs just one more win to win it all. Both teams will play Game 6 tonight, in Boston. Boston Mayor Tom Menino has started to take precautions should the Red Sox win the World Series at home tonight.
Via ESPN Boston,
“This is such an exciting week to be in Boston,” Menino said. “As the Red Sox work to close out an amazing season, Bostonians have been tremendous in showcasing our city on the national stage. This week I just ask that we stay the course: Be responsible. Use public transportation. Use common sense.”
Tonight is going to be a crazy night in Boston, regardless of the outcome. Even with the World Series going on, President Barack Obama will also be in Boston tonight. He is supposed to give a speech at Faneuil Hall.
The link has more instructions as far as traffic and parking is concerned, just in case you’re one of the people who will be in Boston tonight, whether it’s for the game or not. However, here are a couple interesting ones.
After the seventh inning of both Games 6 and 7 (if necessary), there will be no vehicular traffic allowed in the area surrounding Fenway Park. Pedestrians will also not be allowed to enter the area after the seventh inning.
Approximately 200 restaurants, bars, and other businesses in the area of Allston/Brighton, Fenway, Back Bay, the South End, and Downtown, have already received detailed instructions from the Mayor’s Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on new directives in place for games that can result in the Red Sox clinching the World Series. Directives include dispersing lines once premises have reached capacity, preventing crowds from gathering to watch televisions from the street, and clearing the outside areas of establishments by the end of the fifth inning.