Most members of Red Sox Nation know all about the interesting features of Fenway Park. The Ted Williams red seat in right field, inside the Green Monster, Pesky’s Pole … the list goes on. But what about the Triple-A affiliate home turf, McCoy Field? Home of the Pawtucket Red Sox, McCoy also has a lot of fascinating elements that make it a great ballpark.
NESN joined PawSox reliever Tommy Hottovy on an insider tour of McCoy, and he leaves no stone unturned. Hottovy starts inside the clubhouse, and then takes the tour outside into the bullpen, where the relievers grow tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes.
Another interesting feature about McCoy is its fan interaction. PawSox fans can sit directly on field level (we’re talking right on the grass) while watching their home team in action, and if they’re in the seats above the dugout, they just drop a bucket down with memorabilia inside for the players to sign. Not only do the fans get a kick out of it, but the players do as well.
While the Boston Red Sox are battling in the Bronx with the Yankees this weekend, the PawSox will be hosting the Yanks’ Triple-A affiliate, the Scraton-Wilkes Barre Yankees, at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 5. NESN will be airing the heated matchup live at 6 p.m.
Check out the entire tour in the video below, complete with a member of the PawSox eating his standard pregame meal of grapes dipped in mustard … delicious.