There was a touching tribute by the Red Sox on their “rolling rally” through the streets of Boston this morning, as the World Champions made a special stop at the Boston Marathon finish line, the site of the bombings from this past April.
As part of the team’s tribute, Jonny Gomes placed the World Series trophy draped with a “BOSTON STRONG 617” jersey on the finish line. Here’s a look at the scene:
UPDATE: Here’s video from the tribute at the finish line, which included a rendition of “God Bless America.”
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.