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April 24th, 2013

From Triple-A baseball to the NFL: PawSox's Socci is Patriots' new play-by-play broadcaster

April 24, 2013

A portentous email from an accomplished and revered pro football broadcaster was the first blossoming of the good things to come for Bob Socci.
Now that Socci is officially the lead play-by-play radio announcer for the New England Patriots, the veteran sportscaster and current radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox can look back with fondness at the message of hope Gil Santos delivered a few years back.

April 23rd

McGair: Ortiz crossed the line with his choice of language

April 23, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

David Ortiz is a well-compensated baseball player. He’s also an adult.
When the time came to address the Fenway Park masses last Saturday, the Red Sox star should have exhibited better judgment. Enough bombs went off in the city of Boston last week. Yet there was Big Papi, dropping an expletive-laced one that ended up casting a pall over a touching pre-game ceremony.

April 20th

Grass is Green-er for Mount Girls' Lacrosse

April 20, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Mary Green knew she was coming into a good situation this winter when she accepted the head coaching job at Mount St. Charles.

She didn’t realize it was going to be as magnificent as it has been.

The former Bryant University two-sport standout has seen her Mounties roll out to a 4-1 mark – the best start in the program’s six-year history – and take charge of Division III-North, quickly establishing themselves as the “team to beat” in the five-team circuit.

Show of support for Tolman-Newtown evident at McCoy Stadium

April 20, 2013

PAWTUCKET – The telling numbers from the high-school baseball summit that transformed McCoy Stadium into a special place Saturday weren’t five and three – five being the number of runs Tolman High produced compared to the three scored by the guests of honor – Connecticut’s Newtown High.

April 18th

Big Papi provides thrill in final game with PawSox

April 18, 2013

PAWTUCKET — The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon was that rehabbing Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who had struggled at the plate in his first five games with the Pawtucket Red Sox, smacked a home run leading off the sixth inning of the PawSox’s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But aside from that, and a four-run rally in that inning by the PawSox that tied the contest at 5-5, there wasn’t much else to smile about on the homefront.

April 17th

PawSox top Lehigh Valley; Ortiz is 0-for-4 again

April 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET — At this stage of his rehab assignment, David Ortiz is more concerned about feeling good when he steps out of the batter’s box as opposed to actual results.
The Red Sox star came out of Wednesday’s contest admitting that his injured heels are doing just fine. He finished hitless in four at-bats as Pawtucket bid adieu to a two-game losing streak with a 6-1 triumph against Lehigh Valley.

Maier makes good first impression with PawSox

April 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET — If first impressions do indeed count, then Mitch Maier put his best foot forward upon formally introducing himself to PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina.
“He’s very driven and focused,” was the takeaway DiSarcina had of Pawtucket’s new outfield addition. “I didn’t have to ask him to come into the office and go over the signs. He walked right in that first day.”

April 16th

PawSox with Mass. roots react to Boston Marathon tragedy

April 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET — For members of the PawSox family with Massachusetts blood running through their veins, the horrific and tragic events that marred the Boston Marathon hit particularly hard.
“It’s a special day for race fans and baseball fans; there’s a (Boston Bruins) game at night. It’s a great time for the town,” explained manager Gary DiSarcina, a native of Malden, Mass. and current resident of Plymouth. “When you least expect it, that’s when these things happen.”

Ortiz goes 0-for-4 in PawSox's loss to Lehigh Valley

April 16, 2013

PAWTUCKET — What David Ortiz is attempting to do is adhere to spring-training protocol.
The question is, will the Red Sox slugger be able to get everything ironed out over eight or so at-bats in the coming days with the Pawtucket Red Sox? In 2010, Ortiz received 62 at-bats in spring training and equaled the total the following year. In 2012, he collected 57 Grapefruit League at-bats.

Lincoln survives close call with Mount in 6-5 win

April 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET — In an impressive 26-game win streak that dates back to its season opener a year ago, Lincoln has experienced only a handful of close games that not only tested the team’s mettle, but also presented some anxious moments for its players, coaches, and fans.
But while most of those tight contests were decided by three or more runs, only one was a one-run nailbiter — Tuesday afternoon’s chilly Division I affair against host and longtime foe Mount St. Charles.

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