Archive - Oct 30, 2013
BOSTON â Wherever Arnie Beyeler goes, championships seem to follow.
One year after piloting the Pawtucket Red Sox to their first Governorsâ Cup championship in 28 years, Beyeler received a promotion as the longtime minor-league manager joined the Boston Red Sox as the teamâs first-base coach.
Just like that memorable September night when the PawSox celebrated the night away in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Beyeler found himself smack dab in the middle of another champagne-drenched celebration, this one taking place on a much brighter stage.
BOSTON â A year ago, they were dead last. Before the season, not many people around baseball believed they had enough talent to escape the American League East basement.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox made the free world stand up and take notice Wednesday night, capping off an incredible worst-to-first turnaround with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series. The championship is the eighth in Boston franchise history and the third since 2004.
BOSTON â Whenever a season winds down, the inclination is to stare into a crystal ball, hoping that it will reveal answers regarding the future.
BOSTON â In the eyes of Frank Thomas, David Ortiz didnât become the top designated hitter on the planet purely by accident.
âTo have success at that position, youâve got to work on a lot of things during the game that people donât see,â explained Thomas while watching the Red Sox take batting practice prior to Game 6 of the World Series. âYouâve got to stay mentally focused and youâve got to stay loose to get up there and jump into a ballgame like youâre 100 percent ready to go.â
EAST GREENWICH â When one of her players asked Cumberland High head coach Stefanie Capone-Bello how her baby was surviving the early moments of a battle between the Clippers and Smithfield on Wednesday night, the elder replied, âPretty good, I think.â
Immediately after the second-ranked Sentinels had roared to an incredible 3-2 victory in this R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal at Nick Carcieri Field, Capone-Bello kept the same sense of humor, though looked sad doing so.
John W. Brown Jr.
BELLINGHAM - John W. Brown Jr. 88, of Bellingham died October 30 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge.
Born in Bellingham, September 4, 1925, the son of the late John W. and Rowena (Williams) Brown, Mr. Brown was a lifelong Bellingham resident.
He was a graduate of Bellingham High School and Coyne Electrical School in Boston.
Mr. Brown operated Brown's Electrical Service from 1958 until his retirement.
He was a member of the Massachusetts Electrical Contractors Association. He also served for a time as Electrical Inspector for the Town of Bellingham.
Linda J. Hamel
CHEPACHET - Linda J. (Galloway) Hamel, 69, of Chepachet, passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Edgar Hamel. Born in Webster, MA, she was a daughter of the late John and Eva (SanSouci) Galloway.
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