If you live in Massachusetts, chances are you’re a Red Sox fan. There are a few enclaves of Yankees fans out in Western Mass., but the rest of the Commonwealth is overwhelmingly Red Sox Country.
At Malone Fence Company, we’re big Red Sox fans. I’ve followed the team through thick and thin, from the lows (crushing losses in the 1967, 1975 and 1986 World Series) to the highs (putting The Curse to rest in 2004, winning it all again in 2007 and 2013).
Recently, we decided to let the rest of the world know about our Red Sox devotion in a unique way.
Our Own Field of Dreams
Since 1985 our full-service fence company has been located in Salem on Highland Avenue, also known as Route 107. Thousands of cars pass by us on a daily basis.
So in terms of exposure, our location is hard to beat. But for a long time, we weren’t taking full advantage of it. Here’s an old photo of the side of our building, which you’d see driving south on Route 107:
With the Red Sox in mind, we hired local artist Phillip Coleman (who has created many murals in the Beverly/Salem area) to come up with a new design. Clearly, this was the perfect opportunity to salute the legendary Green Monster, the 37-foot high wall towering over Fenway Park’s left field. Phillip’s rendering looked like this:
Work on the new wall began in September 2015. The first step was to capture the basics of the Green Monster, as you can see here:
Phillip finished his work two weeks later, and we were thrilled with the final result. The attention to detail is outstanding, right down to the out-of-town scoreboard and renderings of the Red Sox Foundation and Jimmy Fund logos. (And yes, we realize the Green Monster doesn’t actually have Malone Fence Company scrawled on it — at least, not yet!)
How does our Junior Green Monster stack up with the real thing? You be the judge.