Not controversial to me at all.
Back in the 90's the brother of my then fiancé...then wife...now ex-wife played in the majors. This gave us the perk of having pretty nice seats behind homeplate at whichever park he was playing in. At Fenway those seats were slightly better than the 1st and 3rd baseline seats, and much better than the outfield bleacher seats.
Once he stopped playing ball, I was forced to sit with the rest of the common folk. Knees jammed into the seatback in front of me I watched Pedro pitch against the Mets and my view of Martinez was literally blocked by a steel column. During that same game my mom had beer spilled down her back by a rather large dude who could not fit in the seat behind her. Juggling the beer and the box of hotdogs, gravity won over the beer.
I have sat in different locations all around that park and the scene was pretty much the same. The sight lines are decent for all, mainly because everything is so compact in a park that was built for smaller people in 1912.
There was a push for a new stadium back in the late 90's. A pretty cool model was built and the thing looked awesome. It would have taken out most of what was then, not well utilized storage and other buildings around the park, with the original field kept in place as a park adjacent to the new park. Much of the Fenway neighborhood seemed to be against this if I recall. The whole NIMBY contingent. It's ironic because since then the area around Fenway has been building up, and becoming pleasantly modern.
lol. Never heard that expression, but it sounds like one of those terms that keeps baseball stuck in the 1940's and 50's. ...Like referring to the manager as the "skipper' of the team, and having super old sounding, or just real old guys commentating the game on the radio.