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Friday, October 14, 2005

.406 Club renamed EMC Club, Ted Williams spinning in his cylinder

The three schmucks who own Red Sox decided to put money before tradition and have renamed the .406 club the EMC Club. They held a special ground breaking type ceremony Friday at Fenway Park, where some EMC clown threw a cement baseball through a piece of glass from the .406 club. Now UB has no problem with re-doing parts of the Park, however, they were dumb enough to rename the former 600 Club after Ted Williams after he died, and the should live with that. Don't these clowns make enough money as is? And on top of that UB is sure they are going to raise ticket prices again...

From a Red Sox press release: BOSTON -- As part of their long-term commitment to Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox today detailed plans for the creation of four new seating "neighborhoods" that will be developed in America's Most Beloved Ballpark starting in the 2006 season. The improvements will come in phases over a three-year period.
Today's announcement follows the March 23 declaration by Principal Owner John W. Henry, Chairman Tom Werner and President/CEO Larry Lucchino that the Red Sox are committed to remaining at 93-year-old Fenway -- Major League Baseball's oldest and smallest ballpark. The club is planning to complete work on the ballpark in advance of the 100th Anniversary celebration of Fenway Park in April, 2012.
As part of the franchise's continuing effort to create more opportunities for fans to experience the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the club will renovate and re-design the existing .406 Club and Roof Level.
The club will create a "Pavilion Level," which includes the Pavilion Club Seats, the Pavilion Box Seats, the Pavilion Reserved Seats, and the EMC Club on the lower level of a renovated .406 Club.
In the three-year process, the Red Sox will create room for approximately 2,500 more fans. The legal occupancy of Fenway increases next year from 36,298 to 38,805.

Even though the current .406 Club will be divided into two areas on separate levels, the EMC Club will maintain a tribute to the greatest hitter who ever lived by having exactly 406 seats and by housing a new Ted Williams Lounge. The current .406 Club, originally called the 600 Club, has 606 seats, but was re-named for the Splendid Splinter on July 22, 2002, at a Fenway tribute 17 days after he died. The 600 Club opened in 1989.
EMC provides the information storage and management systems and software that protect and manage the players' and coaches' digitized video archives and statistical records -- in the newly renovated clubhouse and on the road -- as well as the club's photographic archives, Fanfoto service, and Microsoft Exchange environment. The company, which is the world leader in information storage and management solutions with more than $8 billion in 2004 revenues, employs 7,000 people in Massachusetts and 23,000 worldwide.

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