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Few people are happier than Garrett Harker that the Red Sox return to Fenway tonight with a chance to win the World Series in six games. The only thing that would make it better: winning in seven.
Each home game in the Red Sox postseason has meant extra profits at his Kenmore Square restaurant Eastern Standard and the adjacent Island Creek Oyster Bar. That translates into bigger earnings in tips and overtime for his staff of servers, bartenders, busers, dishwashers, and hosts.
“Every restaurant in town would like to be us right now,” Harker told his staff last week.
And every city might want to be Boston, where each World Series game is expected to bring in about $6 million in additional revenue.