It has been a long standing tradition that you see nowhere else in Major League Baseball.
Boston Red Sox players use a section of Van Ness Street to park before going to work. It is fenced off and they are watched over by security staff as the fans can walk to within feet of players like Big Papi's cars.
It should be part of your tour of Fenway when you attend a game, as it is fun to see what the players are eating and drinking on the way in to work. I have personally seen coffee cups, wrappers, and CD covers from all kinds of interesting places lying around the floors of trucks, cruisers, and sports cars.
It gives you a look at the person, at what our heros are like.
Eric is a contributing writer since 2013 and a true Overseas Fan of the Boston Red Sox living in the Netherlands. He's spent years on baseball fields around the world pitching. His weekends are now spent helping the next generations of pitchers to find their passion and love for the sport. More articles by Eric: https://www.redsoxlife.com/search/label/ericschabell