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Friday’s Mashup: Tom Brady looking to send football to fan who lost everything in California wildfires

Lucy Burdge
November 30, 2018 - 7:07 am

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AROUND THE WEB:

-- Tom Brady is looking to send a football to a fan who took nothing but his No. 12 jersey from his home before he lost everything in the California wildfires.

Brady posted photos of a fan named Christian who said the only thing he saved from his home was his Brady jersey. Brady is hoping to get in touch with Christian and send him a football.

So many heart wrenching stories of loss from my home state... but you’re crazy Christian! Can anyone get me an address to send a ball to go with the jersey?

A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on

The only thing I grabbed out of my house on the morning of November 8 as The Camp Fire in Paradise, CA consumed the entire town, was my Tom Brady #12 Game Jersey!" Christian wrote. "I lost everything... (GO PATRIOTS)."

"So many heart wrenching stories of loss from my home state...but you're crazy Christian!" Brady captioned his post. "Can anyone get me an address to send a ball to go with the jersey?"

The photos show Christian’s home destroyed by the fires and Christian holding his Brady jersey. No update yet on whether Brady has found a place to send the football.

-- MLB Network is set to premiere a new documentary on Dennis Eckersley that details the life of the Hall of Fame Pitcher and Red Sox broadcaster.

Eck: A Story of Saving will premiere on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. on the Network and will focus on Eckersley’s tenacity on and off the field.

The film will focus on topics like Eckersley’s rookie season with the 1975 Indians and the trade to the Red Sox in 1978 as his first marriage was deteriorating.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just announced: HOFer Dennis Eckersley (<a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/Eck43?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/Eck43?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Eck43</a>) is featured in the latest edition of <a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLBNPresents?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLBNPresents?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MLBNPresents</a>. &quot;<a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eck?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eck?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Eck</a>: A Story of Saving&quot; premieres Thursday, Dec. 13 at 8pm ET/PT.  <a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://t.co/qZje7s524G">https://t.co/qZje7s524G">https://t.co/qZje7s524G</a> <a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://t.co/2njBiOFPJa">https://t.co/2njBiOFPJa">pic.twitter.com/2njBiOFPJa</a></p>&mdash; MLB Network PR (@MLBNetworkPR) <a href="https://weei.radio.com/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/MLBNetworkPR/status/1068174071664398337?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/MLBNetworkPR/status/1068174071664398337?ref_src=twsr...">November 29, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The hour-long film also features interviews with Tony La Russa, Ron Darling, Mark McGwire and many others.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Honestly, I think that he's passing a little too much for Gordon's potential and his talent. I think, coming up in the next few games, he'll be able to show some different things that he's been on for the start of the season. Just being more aggressive offensively and looking for his shot more.” -- Kyrie Irving, on Gordon Hayward

 

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