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Opposition To Stadium Growing

And these bumper stickers are now available. A Facebook page calling itself “No new stadium for Providence” has this succinct overview of the situation. If the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox need a new stadium, paid for through subsidies, tax breaks and funding

Providence Sports Stadium? We Can’t Afford It

Just slow the f*#k down everybody!!! This is a big decision and requires some calm reflection. The new PawSox owners have announced that they will be moving the team out of Pawtucket and are eying the newly opened up I-195 land on Dyer Street, right

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Fireworks At McCoy

(5.26) At the time of this writing tickets are still available for Memorial Day Monday at McCoy Stadium when the PawSox will host the Gwinnett Braves. After the game, fans will be treated to a spectacular fireworks show. And it’s Dollar Menu Monday. The PawSox

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Colorful Commentator — Andy Gresh

I bumped into this segment last night and became utterly transfixed. On the left is commentator Andy Gresh. According to his bio he attended URI on a football scholarship, graduating with a degree in journalism. He’s been in the sports radio and broadcast business since,

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A Little Something For The Ladies

The October issue of GQ came out with a new list of “The 20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time” and look who comes in at Number 8 — the Providence Steamrollers. In the late 1940s, the Steamrollers, billed as “The Fleetest, Fastest-Breaking Team” in

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The Colorful Dennis Eckersley

First, a follow up to an April post about sculptor Douglas Borkman’s entry in the RISD Faculty Biennial. His “installation” — a pile of rubbery hand molds — was actually a by-product of the actual work now installed at Fenway Park. You can find the

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Thank You PawSox

Can’t let this go by without some mention. The Pawtucket Red Sox had a great season this year, winning the Governor’s Cup for the first time since 1984 (get your T-shirts here). A crowd of about 200, including Governor Chafee and Pawtucket Mayor Grebien, celebrated

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Need Another Reason To Cheer For The Packers?

ESPN ran a segment today on Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin and how he gets his players all charged up with what the team now calls his ‘Big Game Music’. For the last couple of years before all post-season games — including last night —

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Get Some Balls

Sign up your team for the Providence Downcity Bocce League! It’s a great way to be moderately active outdoors and enjoy a few beers with pals. PDBL’s season runs from June through September, with weekly matches starting at 5:30 or 6:30pm. Games take place on the

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Monday! Monday! Monday! VeloSprints is Back on Monday!

Hey, everyone! I hope you had a good week off from the 2010 RI VeloSprints Winter Series! We’re back tomorrow (Monday) at McFadden’s! Music starts at 6:00 and open-class sprints begin at 6:30. Intra-category match-ups start at 7:30-ish and Grudge Races will begin when those

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Announcing The RI VeloSprints Winter Series 2010

Winter blues got you snowed under?  Just think — this is only the beginning. We have a cure for those winter blues.  Announcing, the RI VeloSprints Winter Series! RI VeloSprints is Rhode Island’s winter series for cyclists, spinners, commuters and hipsters frustrated by Mother Nature’s cold

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Xpose Takes You To The Point Of No Return (Ah Ah Ah)

Tonight at 8, CoxSports is premiering Xposé, an eight-part documentary series focusing on a variety of people that could probably all beat me up should they ever feel like it.  Each episode focuses on a different local group: the Providence Roller Derby, the Newport Gulls

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It’s not like there’s nothing else on

Tina Fey on ’30 Rock’ will do just fine. Television dollars are slowly destroying professional baseball, why should football be any different?  First of all, these night games run too late for working stiffs and kids to watch anyway, and now this NFL Network once

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Futbol!! English for Action’s soccer cup this Sat.

By Adam Siegel Shhh….don’t tell Gov. Carcieri but: La copa de futbol de Ingles en Accion es este sabado, 10 de mayo. The all-day festival starts at 9am, and features 10 soccer teams playing for the cup, food and art from more than 10 different