Archive - Aug 3, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The die-hards are checking their maps and adjusting their GPS coordinates. Theyâ€™re doing the math and inspecting the lay of the land.
These competitive athletes are quietly trying to figure out the secret of the biggest event of the year in outdoor cross-training races: the exact route of the Blackstone River Greenway Challenge.
WEST WARWICK â€“ As if on cue, droplets began falling from the purple-, orange- and dark gray clouds surrounding McCarthy Field just as Navigant Post 85 of Woonsocketâ€™s leaders accepted their second straight Anthony J. Lombardi Jr. Trophy as Rhode Islandâ€™s premier American Legion team.
Still, nothing was going to rain on this parade.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Rich Sauveur canâ€™t wait to see Anthony Ranaudo go all Pablo Picasso on the blank canvas that will represent his tenure at Triple-A Pawtucket after his promotion here on Friday.
â€śFrom what I heard, he was throwing the ball extremely well down in Portland and I canâ€™t wait to see him throw,â€ť stated Sauveur, Pawtucketâ€™s pitching coach. â€ś(Sea Dogs pitching coach Bob Kipper) sent me some information on Anthony, and I was just reading up on it. Kipper thinks that heâ€™s an outstanding person and a great student of the game.