What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1191847433Another week, another champagne bath: The Red Sox sweep the Angels and head to the ALCS. Opponent TBD, since the Yankees have decided not to roll over and play dead. [Globe, Herald]

And no riots: All was calm after the Patriots and Sox won yesterday. [Herald]

Maybe it’s not all about baseball: The fight in Yonkers that left a Quincy carpenter in serious condition may not have been about baseball after all. One of the men arrested for beating the Sox fan claims Carlos Ortez made comments and started the fight. In any case, the Red Sox have offered Ortez a ticket to a game next season for his troubles. [Globe]

Good houses cheap: In Worcester and Lawrence, you may soon be able to get a reduced price on a foreclosed home. Lenders and state officials are working on a plan in which lenders will reduce the price of a home so it will sell, and the lenders can write off some of the debt. [Herald]

Mayor Menino is probably really excited: State officials will cut a ribbon tomorrow to begin a six-mile bike trail from Lowell to Westford. State officials say that bike trails are a good investment, despite the state’s $19 billion infrastructure requirements. [Globe]