McCoy Stadium

On Politics
2:11 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

The PawSox Baseball Move to Providence: Good or Bad?

Credit Don Borman

The debate over moving the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium to a new ball park in Providence is raging. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time for serious study, not hyperbole.

Tis the season of renewal: Easter, Passover and daffodils. Along with the longer days comes the return of baseball to New England. It may be hard to believe after our  harsh winter, but in two weeks the season opens at Fenway Park in Boston and at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket.

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On Politics
4:35 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Pawtucket Wants State Financial Incentives If PawSox Get State Help Moving To Providence

Credit Don Borman

  If the state gives financial incentives to Providence to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium to a new stadium to be built on the Providence waterfront, Pawtucket plans to seek state money to raze and redevelop McCoy.

That’s the word from Tony Pires, administration director for Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, after a meeting today with members of the Pawtucket City Council and the General Assembly’s Pawtucket delegation.

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On Politics
4:30 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Worcester City Council to Consider Courting PawSox

A report from Worcester brings this unsurprising news: Members of the Worcester City Council want to study whether the city can lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to the central Massachusetts city.

Two city council members in Worcester have requested that the city work with the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and other groups to try to get the PawSox to move to Worcester. The plan is scheduled to be debated at a council meeting tomorrow evening, according to a report from

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On Politics
3:16 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Providence Council to Appoint PawSox Commission; Mike Solomon Likely Member

Credit Don Borman

The Providence City Council is putting together an advisory commission to study the impact of moving the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket to a new stadium in downtown Providence,  Council President Luis Aponte told Rhode Island Public Radio.

Aponte said the commission would be charged with examining the proposal advanced by the new owners of the top Boston Red Sox farm club, who announced last week their intent to shift the team from historic McCoy to a new ballpark to be built on open land along the downtown waterfront that was cleared when Route 195 was razed.

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On Politics
5:22 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Big Question: Is a Baseball Stadium the Best Use of 195 Land?

Initial groundbreaking for infrastructure work on the vacant I-195 land just outside downtown Providence.
Credit John Bender / RIPR File

So is Rhode Island approaching a boon or a boondoggle?

Don’t get in line just yet for your luxury box seats at the new Providence ballpark that the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox want to build on the downtown Providence waterfront . The new owners and Mayor Jorge Elorza say any plan for a new  stadium is in infant stages.

While the move from Pawtucket’s iconic McCoy Stadium to a new site in Providence has drawn stellar initial reviews from the state’s political hierarchy and Elorza, the plans are a long, long fly ball from completion.

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Scott MacKay Commentary
3:12 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Scott MacKay Commentary: Whither The PawSox?

The fate of the Pawsox staying in Pawtucket is unclear. Gov. Gina Raimondo said she has not talked with Red Sox owners about keeping them here.
Credit File/Aaron Read / RIPR

Rhode Islanders have been transfixed lately by snow drifts and the Super Bowl. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to look ahead to spring and the return of baseball.

Has dealing with that white mountain in your driveway reminded you that one never has to shovel humidity? Do you yearn for a sport where the balls can be scuffed, but not deflated?

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RI News
6:56 pm
Sun June 2, 2013

Chiefs give it up to the Pawsox for another win at McCoy

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.”

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RI News
11:18 pm
Sat June 1, 2013

PawSox Come Out On Top

The PawSox beat the Syracuse Chiefs 5 – 3.  Allen Webster opened the game with great pitching, striking out a total of 6 batters.  With fans at a season high of 10,376 in attendance, they gave the team a boost for their second win at home.  After a week of being on the road picking up 5 wins from Louisville and Indianapolis, Manager Gary DiSarcina is happy with the team and the decisions he is making.

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RI News
7:46 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

PawSox Last Win Before The Road

The PawSox came out with their second win in the 4 game series against the Indianapolis Indians at McCoy stadium Tuesday.  The Pawsox were ahead 9 – 6 before the 8th inning until the Indians hit a home run scoring two points. The PawSox still came out on top ultimately carrying out a 9 – 8 win.  Manager Gary Disarcina had this to say about the PawSox current schedule. 

“We are excited to enjoy our day off and I think you know day offs don’t come around here..  So we are going to enjoy our day off and then we will get back at it with Louisville, and play baseball!”

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RI News
12:00 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

PawSox Can't Pull It Off Against Indianapolis

The PawSox play Indy again Tuesday at McCoy Stadium.
Credit Don Borman / RIPR

The PawSox gave it up to the Indianapolis Indians 8 - 4 Monday at McCoy stadium.  Jerry Sands batted a grand slam in the first inning of the game giving the Indians a big lead while making it tough for the PawSox to comeback throughout the game. 

PawSox Manger Gary DiSarcina has a few words to say applied towards improvement for the last game against Indy Tuesday.  "Pitch a little bit better, our defense has been solid, run the bases good," said DiSarcina, "and like I said be a little more clutch at the plate."

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