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BOSTON--In Major League Baseball, there are few shrines more beloved than Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912. The park opened on April 20, 1912, with a game against the New York Highlanders, in front of 27,000 fans.

The park may be most famous for its "Green Monster," the 37-foot-high left field wall, and its hand-operated scoreboard.

As part of Road Trip 2010, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman got a chance to visit the park and peek behind the curtain at many of Fenway's most sacred spots.

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View from the dugout

A view out onto the field from inside the Red Sox dugout. One can imagine Red Sox greats watching many of the game's most famous moments from this spot, including Carlton Fisk's dramatic 12th-inning home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series.

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Through the slat

Because the scoreboard on the Green Monster is hand-operated, all the numbers must be placed manually. That means there are holes and slats along the wall. Here, it is possible to see the field from through one of the slats.

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View behind the wall

A view of the space directly behind the manual scoreboard behind the Green Monster.

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KC Detroit

Placards with American League teams' city names lie against a wall in the space behind the Green Monster.

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Numbers

A wall of numbers that are hanging for use in the manual scoreboard.

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The dugout

A look inside the Red Sox dugout.

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Helmet rack

The helmet rack sits empty as the Red Sox are on a road trip.

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The phones

The Red Sox dugout phones.

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Into the dugout

A view into the Red Sox dugout.

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Rebuilding the mound

The day before CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman visited Fenway Park, a soccer game had been held there. Here, we see the grounds crew rebuilding the pitcher's mound.

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Walkway

In order to work on the mound without disturbing the grass, the grounds crew has laid out a walkway to the mound.

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Pro League Red

These are bags of the red clay material used to fill out the infield.

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Batting cage

This is the Red Sox indoor batting cage.

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Pitching machine

The pitching machine in the Red Sox batting cage.

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Announcers booth

This is the announcers' booth for the official Red Sox radio network.

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The view

The amazing view of the field from the Red Sox announcers' booth.

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Prez

Red Sox announcer--and former player--Jerry Remy is the "president" of Red Sox Nation. This placard hangs on the wall in the announcers' booth.

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Main press

Fenway Park has a huge press box, and this area is where most of the newspaper beat writers work during the games.

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Visitors clubhouse

A look inside the visiting team's clubhouse.

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Whirlpool

This is the whirlpool in the visiting clubhouse.

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Green Monster

An iconic view of the Green Monster, from the field at Fenway Park.

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Behind home plate

A pole to pole view of Fenway Park from behind home plate. The right field foul pole is known as "Pesky's Pole." It is just 302 feet from home plate, and is named after Sox great Johnny Pesky.

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Ball Strike Out

Any baseball fan will recognize this part of the scoreboard at Fenway Park.

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Legends suite

One of the giant luxury suites at Fenway Park.

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Cell phone rules

A placard in the visiting team's clubhouse warns players and staff about the restrictions on cell phone use during games.

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Atop the right field wall

A view of Fenway Park from atop the right field wall.

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