boston red sox http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: We Remember: Patriot's Day 2014 http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-we-remember-patriots-day-2014 <p>It’s been a year since bombs and blood in the streets shattered one of New England’s treasured civic celebrations.&nbsp; RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses the lessons of the Boston Marathon bombings as this year’s race approaches.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:35:06 +0000 Scott MacKay 31921 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: We Remember: Patriot's Day 2014 Former Rep. Peter Wasylyk heads back to RI Statehouse http://ripr.org/post/former-rep-peter-wasylyk-heads-back-ri-statehouse <p>On occasion the best way to pick up Rhode Island political tidbits is to head to Boston, specifically to Fenway Park on the afternoon of the home opener, aka the Big Papi show.</p><p>As usual, former Providence Democratic state and devout Sawx fan Rep. Peter Wasylyk was in his seat near the first base line cheering on the team. During a brief conversation, he confirmed that he is going back to the Statehouse to become legal counsel to the new House Majority Leader, Rep. John DeSimone, D-North Providence.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:36:42 +0000 Scott MacKay 31585 at http://ripr.org Richard Walton e-book unveiling at RIC http://ripr.org/post/richard-walton-e-book-unveiling-ric <p></p><p>Richard Walton was a huge presence in our small state for more than a half century. A writer, journalist, teacher and political activist, Walton, of Warwick, was a leader in so many campaigns for peace and social justice that even his friends and fellow activists could barely keep count.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:06:25 +0000 Scott MacKay 30578 at http://ripr.org President Obama and Boston: What the president was right about http://ripr.org/post/president-obama-and-boston-what-president-was-right-about <p>The Red Sox duck boat parade streamed through the streets of Boston&nbsp; as fans by the hundreds of thousands lined up to cheer on the improbable dream team that won the 2013 World Series.</p><p>While no athletic accomplishment can ever leaven the horror of the Boston Marathon bombings for survivors and the still-suffering families shattered by this cowardly act of terrorism, it was nonetheless grand to see the simple majesty of a gesture made at the road race finish line by Red Sawx players.</p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 15:40:45 +0000 Scott MacKay 24195 at http://ripr.org Lessons we can learn from the Red Sox http://ripr.org/post/lessons-we-can-learn-red-sox <p>The Boston Red Sox, New England’s most beloved sports team, are the world champions of baseball. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what we can learn from these men who played a boys game with joy.</p><p>Fifty years ago, the French-born cultural historian Jacques Barzun wrote a lyrical paean to baseball. His most noted passage was that ``whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball, the rules, and reality of the game.’’</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:41:42 +0000 Scott MacKay 24104 at http://ripr.org The Boston Red Sox Bring It Home! http://ripr.org/post/boston-red-sox-bring-it-home <p>They've done it again.</p><p>The Red Sox have won their third World Series title in less than a decade.</p><p>Back at Fenway Park last night for Game 6 of the series, the Red Sox easily beat the Saint Louis Cardinals 6-to-1.</p><p>Karen Given was there.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:17:20 +0000 Karen Given 24071 at http://ripr.org The Boston Red Sox Bring It Home! Only One Game Away, Can The Red Sox Bring It Home? http://ripr.org/post/only-one-game-away-can-red-sox-bring-it-home <p>The Red Sox face off against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight in game six of the World Series.&nbsp; The game could be decisive.&nbsp; If the Sox win it, they will leave the field World Series Champions for the third time in just 10 years.&nbsp; Across New England many fans are anxiously awaiting tonight's game, not least among them Rhode Island's Political team, Ian Donnis and Scott MacKay.&nbsp; We asked Ian and Scott to take a moment to bring their sharp analysis from the field on Smith Hill to the grass at Fenway Park.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:36:40 +0000 Ian Donnis, Scott MacKay & Elisabeth Harrison 24003 at http://ripr.org Only One Game Away, Can The Red Sox Bring It Home? A Red Sawx win in game 6 would clinch it http://ripr.org/post/red-sawx-win-game-6-would-clinch-it <p>Tomorrow’s game at Fenway Park is the crucial one in this World Series. It is an advantage for Boston that the Old Towne Team has two games to win one; the Cahdinals backs are against the proverbial wall.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:49:37 +0000 Scott MacKay 23968 at http://ripr.org What To Expect When You're Expecting Another World Series Championship http://ripr.org/post/what-expect-when-youre-expecting-another-world-series-championship <p>The Boston Red Sox kick off their World Series battle against the St.Louis Cardinals tonight at Fenway Park.</p><p>Here at Rhode Island Public Radio we have a couple of Red Sox fanatics who also cover politics; so we asked them to take off their political hats for a moment, and put on their baseball caps.</p><p>Morning Edition host Elisabeth Harrison sits down with our political team Ian Donnis and Scott MacKay, to talk about the exciting series.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:42:36 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison, Ian Donnis & Scott MacKay 23643 at http://ripr.org What To Expect When You're Expecting Another World Series Championship Rhode Island vs. Massachusetts: The Economic Myths http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-vs-massachusetts-economic-myths <p>It seems sometimes like every Rhode Island business and political leader points to the better economy in Massachusetts. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay looked across the state border and finds more myth than reality.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:45:22 +0000 Scott MacKay 23034 at http://ripr.org