BC-MA-ODD--Giant Bruins Helmet, MA
BOSTON (AP) — Count the late conductor Arthur Fiedler among the Boston Bruins’ fans as they skate into the Stanley Cup finals.
The nonprofit Esplanade Association has installed a giant Bruins helmet atop a statue of the beloved conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra — just in time for Game 1 on Monday against the St. Louis Blues.
The helmet crowns a likeness of Fiedler that stands on the Charles River Esplanade, where the orchestra performs outdoor concerts during the summer. Organizers say it’s 17 feet (5 meters) in circumference.
Fiedler, a Boston icon who died in 1979, has sported other oversized headgear in the past, including a giant Red Sox cap.
The maestro’s son, Peter, says he’s sure his father would approve “if it helps the Bruins win the Stanley Cup.”