The triumphant return of the Fenway Park hawk


Better move over, Johnny Pesky, because the Red Sox have a new mascot at Fenway Park in that Yankee-sniffing hawk that attacked a visiting student late last week.

From a blog post during Tuesday's home opener:

The red-tailed hawk that attacked young Alexa Rodriguez last week is flying menacingly around the park right now, undoubtedly looking for fans named Erica Jeter, Paula O’Neill and any babe named Ruth.

I was watching the game yesterday when the hawk (pictured right) flew over Fenway, much to the delight of the crowd. What I'm wondering is how long it will take the Red Sox business folks to get a company like Dunkin' Donuts or Sam Adams to sponsor that occasional flight.

More pictures of the hawk at this Boston Globe photo gallery