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Wednesday’s Mashup: Celtics fans go crazy after TD Garden shows Jackie Bradley Jr.’s grand slam on Jumbotron

Lucy Burdge
October 17, 2018 - 7:53 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Milwaukee at LA Dodgers, 5:05 p.m. (FS1)
MLB: Boston at Houston, 8:39 p.m. (TBS)
NBA: New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
NBA: Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)
NHL: NY Rangers at Washington, 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
NHL: Boston at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- While Celtics fans at TD Garden were excited to see Gordon Hayward make his return on Tuesday night, they went just as nuts when the Jumbotron showed Jackie Bradley Jr.’s grand slam in the Red Sox’ Game 3 win over the Astros.

A “JBJ” chant even broke out.

As for the reaction to Hayward, he was touched by the response to his return and tweeted a thank you to the fans.

-- Derek Jeter is making yet another move that Marlins fans might hate.

The Marlins owner and former Yankee is planning to remove the famous home run sculpture from the outfield of Marlins Park.

Jeter won permission from the county on Tuesday to take out the sculpture, titled “Homer,” and put it in the plaza outside the park.

Red Grooms, the sculptor, opposed the move, saying he designed it under a $2.5 million contract with Miami-Dade County specifically for its spot in center field.

“Moving ‘Homer’ anywhere else is destroying it,” Grooms wrote in an email to the county on Monday. “Please keep ‘Homer’ doing its job and let him be part of the celebration of the Marlins right where he belongs.”

However, the county board voted in favor of Jeter, who plans to quickly dismantle “Homer” and replace it with a new multi-level spectator area that will not have seats but will encourage a younger demographic to mingle and explore the stadium during the game.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  “This is a big story." -- An MLB executive to WEEI's Rob Bradford, on the possibility that the Astros cheated in Game 1 of the ALCS 

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