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Tuesday’s Mashup: MLB working on 2019 Red Sox-Yankees series in London

Lucy Burdge
March 20, 2018 - 6:58 am

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TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Oklahoma City at Boston, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Houston at Portland, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
NHL: Philadelphia at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Major League Baseball is reportedly aiming to finalize a two-game series between the Red Sox and Yankees at London’s Olympic Stadium on June 29-30, 2019.

The Red Sox reportedly have the option of making both matchups Boston home games.

“The Red Sox would certainly be willing participants in a London series, but this decision will be made [by] MLB and the MLBPA,” Sam Kennedy said on Monday.

The league is eyeing June for the games because it is after the Premier League season and before the stadium has to be ready for summer track and field events.

Per the collective bargaining agreement, each player would receive $60,000 for the trip.

MLB will also play games in Puerto Rico and Mexico this year.

-- Mike Francesa already misses being on the radio every day.

The former WFAN host opened up about his retirement on Monday and said he didn’t know he would miss afternoon drive so much.

“It’s been very much an adjustment,” he said. “Have there been times when I wish I had a forum and I wanted to express myself? Absolutely. Many, many times that has come up. I have to say, I miss it more than I thought I would . . . There have been some [topics] that have gotten me. There’s no question. I don’t want to list them, but there’s been more than a few I would have loved to opine on.”

Francesa said he can’t talk about his next move until after April 1. He expects to have news about another venture between April 1 and May 1.

“I don’t know when or where yet, or how this is going to play out,” Francesa said. “Because there still are some things we’re working on and finalizing. But I think before the spring’s out I would say I’ll definitely be doing something.”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “He had a strength coach at an outside facility that was training him. When I saw him, he was doing a New Balance photo shoot at this gym. The gym that I go to all of the time, a bunch of Patriots go to it. It's not at Gillette. Not one coach ever approached me that works for the Patriots, and asked me to talk to him. It was the strength coach at the training facility that he was training at. The ‘coaches' part is deceiving, and makes it look like the coaches were reaching out.” -- Christian Fauria, on the makers of Hernandez: Uncovered editing his words and taking them out of context

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