Monday, May 18, 2015

New PawSox Owner Skeffington Dies At Age 73

(Credit John Bender / RIPR)
One of the members of the new PawSox ownership group has passed away of a heart attack at the age of 73. Team President Jim Skeffington had partnered with—among others—Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino to buy the AAA franchise. While their plans to move the team to a waterfront site in Providence had met with severe criticism, it was still viewed as likely to happen—given Skeffington's influence in Rhode Island. It's unclear how his death will alter the ballpark plans of the ownership group.