Tag Archives: PawSox

On Coalition Radio again

Your roving correspondent has been asked to appear on WPRO’s Coaltion Radio once again this Saturday at 6 p.m. Also scheduled to appear is Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebian. Two weeks ago, in my first appearance on PRO (which you can … Continue reading

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Monopoly, Hasbro, P’tucket

Now that the film Monopoly has been announced by the game’s owner, Hasbro, headquartered in Pawtucket, R.I., one can imagine where it might be shot. Of course, the street names that make up the most memorable aspect of the game … Continue reading

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The Skeffingtonian legacy?

Sunday, during a jog, the chief new owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox had a heart attack. Jim Skeffington’s death – may he rest in peace – thrusts his plan to move the PawSox to Providence into deep shadow. The … Continue reading

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Lord Jim’s “Skeffonomics”

Last Friday, when the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission bowed to pressure and let new PawSox owners James Skeffington and Larry Lucchino address the commissioners in public, the wheels of cynicism started spinning furiously. On Monday, when I arrived at the … Continue reading

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Pleasant PawSox palace

I see little reason after a half-season of public discussion of the plan to move the Pawtucket Red Sox to a proposed stadium in downtown Providence to get off the fence. A more detailed plan was released by the new … Continue reading

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Pawtucket! Woonsocket!

With Pawtucket apparently about to lose its ball team, the city’s name is in the news, and it has caused me to marvel at the wonderful names cities in Rhode Island have. Pawtucket has a frankly puckish character. It’s nickname … Continue reading

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PawSox to Providence?

There once was a team in Pawtucket. To consider the merits of moving the Boston Red Sox Triple-A team to Providence, one must first swallow the vile pill of stealing the team from neighboring Pawtucket, which needs economic stimulus more … Continue reading

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