Fenway Park will host Notre Dame-Boston College football game

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UPDATE: Notre Dame-Boston College is now officially booked at Fenway Park in 2015.

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Fenway Park Sports Group is in talks with Notre Dame and Boston College to host a football game at the ballpark in 2015.

That’s when the two schools are next scheduled to play and according to Cafardo the venue competing against Fenway Park for the game might be somewhere in Ireland.

So yeah, either way gonna be a bunch of Irish dudes at the game, I guess.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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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.