Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RI Lawmaker: Vote For Any PawSox Subsides

A Rhode Island state legislator wants to make sure any public funding of a PawSox move to Providence is put before that state's voters. Republican State Rep. Patricia Morgan has filed a bill that would allow voters to decide whether the new owners of the AAA franchise get any public subsidies to build a new Providence waterfront ballpark. The new owners include a heavy Boston Red Sox contingent—including team president and CEO Larry Lucchino. The new owners want to re-brand the franchise as "The Rhode Island Red Sox". Said Rep. Morgan, "That’s [the taxpayers'] money. It’s not some men sitting around a table, yucking it up with one another. It is the people’s money, and they have a right to say yes or no." Indeed.