Hot day for sand sculptors, baseball fans
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A sizzling summer night had everyone searching for relief from unrelenting heat.
“It was just a really hot day. We sold 15 cases of water. That’s all we were doing was water and soda,” said one street vendor.
It was too hot for some people to hike it to Fenway. Pedicab drivers pushed even harder to keep up with extra business.
“No one wants to walk in the city of Boston today and we love riding in the heat, so it’s a perfect match,” said one driver.
With a little help, fans filled the steamy ballpark to see the Sox take on the Yankees. But some fans just couldn’t stick it out.
“It was like a blanket, a heating pad on your shoulders,” said one fan.
For another day, soaring temps left people feeling fried.
“Between the fryer-lator and the steam table and the oven cooking fried dough, it is hot,” said one food vendor.
At Revere Beach the annual sand castle competition went on, with temperatures underfoot reaching 120 degrees.
“After the first two hours your feet become numb, you don’t even feel it anymore,” said one competitor. “It’s very tough. Makes for a very long slow day, but it’s worth it. I’ll get home and take a nice, cold shower.”
It was no sweat for pros who enjoyed giving the crowd a good reason to come out and hopefully cool off.
Temperatures reached the mid 90s in Boston Friday.