Boston Redsox

When the PawSox owner, Ben Mondor, died in 2010, the future of the team was cast into doubt. A new ownership group took over the team earlier this year. Then, two months later, they unveiled their request for taxpayers’ help to build a new stadium on part of the former I-195 land in Providence. The team asked for 120 million dollars in state lease payments and a 30-year exemption from Providence property taxes. The proposal sparked a mostly negative reaction from the public.

The PawSox beat the Syracuse Chiefs 10 – 3 Sunday at McCoy Stadium.  During the game, Mitch Maier hit a homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. That boosted the PawSox to a two run  lead 4 - 2.  Left Fielder Jeremy Hazelbaker said it’s all about settling down at the plate.

“I feel well it’s been going good, you know I’m trying to get into a groove right now keeping a consistent swing and keep my approach going to the plate a bat from a bat," said Hazelbaker.  "Just slowing things down and relaxing and not getting to jumpy at the plate.”