Therefore, if I want to have any chance of getting an autograph at Fenway I focus all my attention on the visiting team. This is by no means easy, thanks to Fenway operations management, but it's not impossible. Last week I was able to get a good quality autograph from David Price, pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. The more recent challenges Fenway management has implemented is that you can no longer lean into the dugout to attempt to get an autograph on the homeplate side of the field, unless you have a ticket for those seats. (Did they get idea from Yankee Stadium? I thought the Red Sox were better than that.) The wall from home plate to the dugout is blocked by the VIP area. Therefore, players will almost never come over and sign for the non VIP's. The left wall is almost completely blocked by grounds crew tractors and supplies.
So where do you go?
1. I've had luck right behind the visitor dugout, just where the players walk up the stairs to enter the field. You need to get there early to get a good spot and do your best to physically keep it. The challenge with this is that it is hard to toss items across the top of the dugout, especially for kids.
|Visitor Dugout: Side where the players enter the field.|
|Area by photographer/camera well to the left of visitor dugout, usually good for autographs.|
|Corner of wall behind 3rd base, heading out to left field. Good spot for visiting pitcher autographs.|
So good luck and have your items ready.