William Weinbaum ESPN
With Outside the Lines planning to air at 1 p.m. today on ESPN (likely switch from ESPN2 because of rain at MLB game between Cleveland & Detroit) our report on the 1993 boating accident that took the lives of Indians pitchers Tim Crews and Steve Olin, we remember their families. Their widows, Patti Olin and Laurie Crews, each raised three children whose fathers had died. Laurie said today, "Patti and I both made it through because of our kids." The Olins and Crewses have had to relive tragic memories since Jose Fernandez died on Sunday and both expressed their condolences and sorrow for the Fernandez family.
There are probably very few fans who can recall the AL shortstop, second base duo who hit as well as Correa and Altuve this season. Duo of Altuve and Correa is powerful one for Houston
Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer
A bridge named after David Ortiz? Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and the state House and Senate have put forth a joint proposal to rename the Brookline Avenue bridge between Lansdowne Street and Newbury Street, spanning the Mass Pike. Under the plan, the Mass. Dept. of Transportation would place a marker on the bridge, declaring it the "David Ortiz (Big Papi) Bridge."
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Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 30 games, the longest streak in the majors this season.
Greeny: Epstein is 'dramatically underpaid'
Based on the value that Theo Epstein has brought to the Cubs' organization, as well as his history with the Red Sox, Mike Greenberg feels he's worth more than $50M.
OTD: Babe Ruth hits 58th and 59th homers
On this date in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 58th and 59th home runs of the season to tie the HR record he set in 1921, in a 15-4 rout of the Washington Senators. '27 Yankees on Twitter
Wednesday's Postseason implications
- Red Sox clinch AL East title
- Orioles beat Blue Jays to keep sole possession of second AL wild card
- Mets' magic number shrinks to 2 after win plus Cardinals loss