And now, to top it off, somebody’s stolen Wally the Green Monster from Fenway.
Have you seen this man?
The Boston Herald reports that a call came in for a “larceny in progress” at 2:22 this afternoon from the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth in Boston’s Back Bay (the same intersection where Copley Square and the Boston Public Library are). The “culprit was last seen,” the paper reports, at the corner of Boylston and Fairfield, also in the Back Bay.
I mean, that’s interesting. Why would you steal a mascot? Not like you can really wear the costume around anywhere. Although apparently, the perp IS actually wearing the costume around pretty much everywhere today. There’s a police helicopter out looking for Wally, and the Herald assures the citizenry that the police are also searching the T.
Can you imagine? There’s a big green baseball-uniform wearing Red Sox mascot sprinting around downtown Boston, with the police on its heels. I love this image.
My theory: Wally’s had enough of this team, and he’s making a break for it. He’s tricked us all into thinking he’s an innocent costume that’s subject to the whims of a kidnapper. But in reality, he’s kicking up his heels on some South American beach right now…