Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pols Propose Naming Fenway-Area Bridge After Papi

If Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stan Rosenberg, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo have their way, there's a bridge they want to name. The thoroughfare in question (part of Brookline Ave.) stretches across the MassPike from Lansdowne Street to Newbury Street—right near a certain old ballpark. It's not really called anything now, but soon it could be the "David Ortiz (‘Big Papi’) Bridge". The Large Father would join another Red Sox legend—Ted Williams—in having a piece of Boston's infrastructure named after him. This proposal makes so much sense, it might even break the partisan gridlock on Beacon Hill.