baseball http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: What We Can Learn As Part Of Red Sox Nation http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-what-we-can-learn-part-red-sox-nation <p>The Boston Red Sox, New England’s most beloved sports team, are the world champions of baseball. Rhode Island Public Radio's political analyst Scott MacKay wonders what we can learn from these men who played a boys game with joy.</p><p></p><p></p><p></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> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:24:28 +0000 Scott MacKay 24241 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: What We Can Learn As Part Of Red Sox Nation 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 Providence’s David Ortiz Is Rhode Island’s Little Papi http://ripr.org/post/providence-s-david-ortiz-rhode-island-s-little-papi <p>As the Red Sox prepare for Wednesday night’s World Series opener at Fennway Park, one Rhode Islander is feeling the love being shown Number 34, big slugger David Ortiz. &nbsp;</p><p>David Ortiz, the Red Sox designated hitter, is known as Big Papi. David Ortiz, the spokesman for Providence’s mayor, is known as Little Papi. “You know it’s funny, Mayor Taveras gave me the nickname Little Papi,” said Ortiz.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:29:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 23611 at http://ripr.org PawSox up Against Gwinnett Braves http://ripr.org/post/pawsox-against-gwinnett-braves <p>The PawSox are away to take on the Gwinnett Braves for the next three of a four game series on the road in Georgia.&nbsp; Monday’s 5 -1 win was the ninth loss in a row for the Gwinnett Braves.&nbsp; Pawsox spokesman Bill Wanless said this gives the PawSox a boost for tonight’s game against the Braves.</p><p>“First up we got to take care of business down in Georgia tonight and then in Charlotte over the weekend before we come home,” said Wanless. &nbsp;</p><p>The PawSox return next week to face the Braves at McCoy stadium.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:00:12 +0000 Don Borman 14803 at http://ripr.org The Season That Made Baseball the National Pastime http://ripr.org/post/season-made-baseball-national-pastime <p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 14104 at http://ripr.org The Season That Made Baseball the National Pastime Spring and Baseball Return to Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/spring-and-baseball-return-rhode-island <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">After a long winter, spring officially returns to these parts this afternoon.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 12:02:12 +0000 Scott MacKay 12860 at http://ripr.org Spring and baseball returns to New England http://ripr.org/post/spring-and-baseball-returns-new-england <p>After a long winter, spring officially returns to these parts this afternoon. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay takes&nbsp; a break from State House debate&nbsp; to bring us baeball's return.</p><p>In New England, everything old really is new again on the Opening Day of the baseball season. Shortly after one this afternoon, the oldest and most spirited rivalry in all of&nbsp; American sports begins anew as our Boston Red Sox travel to the Bronx to play the New York Yankees, a club also known in our sliver of New England as The Evil Empire.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 17:03:33 +0000 Scott MacKay 12786 at http://ripr.org