PawSox to become the… ProSox?


In a surprise move reported today in The Boston Globe, the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox’s AAA minor league affiliate, has been sold and will be moving to Providence.

The team’s new owners, which include Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, bought the team for $20 million. The mayor of Pawtucket, Donald Grebien, essentially confirmed the move in an interview in which he said he “was presented with a plan that doesn’t include” his city in the PawSox’s future. The team has played in Pawtucket for 42 years.

Not only do the Providence Bruins now have a rival for most beloved minor league affiliate of a professional sports team in Providence, but Brown students also have even easier access to what is certainly one of the most underrated spring activities out there: watching fairly good major league baseball players as they rehab their way back to The Show.

Though there’s no word yet on where exactly the ProSox (?) would play, their arrival in the city is an exciting prospect for local baseball fans.

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Study break of the weekend: Brown Night at PawSox Game this Saturday

The Pawtucket Red Sox, Boston’s AAA minor league affiliate, partnered with Brown Sports Business to make their Saturday, May 12 game against the Columbus Clippers “Brown Night” at McCoy Stadium. Professor Hazeltine is throwing out the first pitch, which might be worth the price of admission by itself. We expect his effort (and the crowd’s reaction) to resemble this (George W. Bush) a bit more than this (Mariah Carey). The Jabberwocks will perform the national anthem. The game is at 6:05 p.m., but buses are leaving from the corner of Brown and George at 3:30 p.m. The $20 ticket covers your transport, seat and food. Definitely a good deal. For more information, check the Facebook event here.

Note for Red Sox fans: Daisuke Matsuzaka will be making another rehab start that night as he works to recover from Tommy John surgery. So, if you would like to see what has become of the Sox’s questionable $100 million investment, you might have an extra reason to attend this game.