Boston police are investigating a Feb. 7 trespassing incident in which two men accessed the snow-covered field at Fenway Park.
As reported by the Boston Globe, a TikTok video posted only days ago shows the two men laughing as they entered the field from the stands around 1 a.m., stepping through a waist-high door and passing the Red Sox dugout on their right. As they stepped onto the field, the men seemed in awe that they had made it so far without being caught.
One of the men can be heard saying, “We’re on the baseball field at Fenway Park. I don’t see anyone. I mean I’m kind of, like ... I’m kind of messed up, so I can’t really tell.”
A moment later, one of the men says, “We’re in Fenway Park. This is like worldwide known for baseball.”
At one point, the person shooting the video stands on the pitcher’s mound and pantomime's a pitch to his accomplice standing at home plate.
The men were eventually confronted by Fenway Park security and ran away.
“We are actively working with the Boston Police Department to identify the suspects,” Red Sox spokesperson Zineb Curran said in a statement. “The Red Sox take matters of security very seriously and are constantly working to improve Fenway Park’s comprehensive security systems to prevent future incidents of this nature.”
According to Sports Illustrated, this is the second time in five months that an unauthorized person has gotten into Fenway. During a game against the Yankees in September, a man climbed a fence to get into the ballpark and stood on a catwalk in center field before being arrested.
SI's Dan Gartland reported that the TikTok video incident might not even represent the first time trespassing at a stadium for one of the two men. The video was posted by a person named Radek Jaster, whose bio mentions an interest in “urban exploration.” An Instagram account belonging to a person of the same name features dozens of photos and videos taken in various derelict locations, including Washington D.C.'s now-defunct RFK Stadium.