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Mon June 4, 2012
Fox, Paiva Weed silent on Schilling but vocal on Fenway 100th
House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, D-Newport have both been largely silent on their roles in the doomed Curt Schilling-38 Studios video game deal.
But the two have combined to send out one of those frivolous State House `news’ releases honoring the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sawx, the team Schilling once pitched for.
The release states that RI will become the second state – after Massachusetts – to display a banner commemorating the 100th anniversary of John Updike’s `Lyric Bandbox of a Ballpark.’
Fox has yet to offer extensive comment on the Schilling mess because he just hasn’t had time, according to Larry Berman, the speaker’s media spokesman. “The legislature is very busy with the budget and many other bills. This is an all-consuming time for him,’’ says Berman.
Berman said Fox will address the 38 Studios situation after the current legislative session ends, which is scheduled to happen late next week.
Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912. The Red Sox have already celebrated the 100th anniversary. The team held an elaborate ceremony on April 20, 2012 that featured the music of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and appearances by more than 200 present and former Red Sox players. The Sawx played the Yankees after the ceremonies.