MLB to form a committee to find Bud Selig’s successor

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Tweets from Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal:

Given how MLB committees tend to roll, I presume this means that we’ll get updates that the committee is still looking into the matter each year while Selig still reigns as Commissioner through, like, 2027. Five years from now Ken Rosenthal or someone will ask about it:

Rosenthal: “Bud, how is the committee’s work going?”

Selig: “We have top men working on it right now.”

Rosenthal: “Who?”

Selig: “Top. Men.”

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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.