One day after religious leaders called for Faneuil Hall to be renamed, Red Sox principal owner John Henry suggested he and his club should lead the charge to rebrand Yawkey Way, the Boston Herald reports.
The Red Sox will ask the city of Boston to rename famous Yawkey Way, due to the tainted legacy of the former team owner it's named for.
As part of the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, pediatric cancer survivor Jordan Leandre threw out the first pitch for the Red Sox-Cardinals game at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.
Rookie Rafael Devers hit two homers for the Red Sox, giving him five in 16 games since making his major league debut on July 25.
Some city fathers may balk at redacting the name of such an important figure in the team's history when the man calling for the move refuses to remove the symbolism memorializing the past owner on prime real estate within the park.
The Red Sox organization and Henry apologized to Jones, and the incident apparently sparked the decision to try to change the name of Yawkey Way, Henry told the Herald. "There are a number of buildings and institutions that bear the same name".
Baseball itself was integrated in 1947, but the Red Sox didn't sign their first African American player until 1959 - Pumpsie Green.
With the win, the Red Sox improve to 69-51 and maintain their 4.5 game lead over the New York Yankees.
Whether it was Miss Texas throwing an very bad pitch, Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles doing a flip or 50 Cent failing miserably, none will be as memorable the one Jordan Leandre threw before the Red Sox game Wednesday night. According to the Herald, the shop owners are in favor of the change. The petition requires 100 percent of the abutters to sign it. The Red Sox also distanced themselves from their flagship radio broadcaster, because hosts doubted Jones's version of the events. But that could change if Henry gets his way. "We've noticed a change in his approach at the plate".
"Honestly, we're not talking about a human being here, we're talking about the name of a street", he said. "Besides that, that's life".
In his most recent start, Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, Lynn took a line drive off the head and stayed in the game.