World Series 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 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! 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 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 It's a Sweet America’s Cup Victory for Sail Newport http://ripr.org/post/its-sweet-america-s-cup-victory-sail-newport <p>Thursday is an especially sweet day for Sail Newport. It&rsquo;s not only celebrating the Oracle Team USA win over New Zealand for the America&rsquo;s Cup, but today is also Sail Newport&rsquo;s 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary.</p><p>The public sailing center was formed almost immediately after America lost the cup to Australia in the waters off Newport. Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read couldn&rsquo;t be more thrilled with the timing of the America&rsquo;s Cup win.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 22278 at http://ripr.org It's a Sweet America’s Cup Victory for Sail Newport