Thursday, September 13, 2018

It's Official! Boston's AAA Team Will Soon Be The Worcester (MA) Red Sox

After the Worcester City Council approved a finance package for a new stadium, the move of Boston's AAA franchise from Pawtucket, Rhode Island to the central Massachusetts community has become official. Barring a re-naming, the team will be known simply as the Worcester Red Sox (with the unfortunate diminutive of "WooSox"). On Monday of next week (September 17th), the city will hold a "Grand & Glorious" celebration—including a block party with food, games, entertainment and fireworks. The new stadium will be built in the Kelley Square area of Worcester's hot and trendy Canal District. Reportedly, Red Sox and PawSox legends from the past will be in attendance—as well as AAA franchise President Larry Lucchino and Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito. Clearly, the re-location of the top farm team of the Red Sox to its home state is a good thing for local fans—now only the AA Portland Sea Dogs (among the upper levels of the system) reside outside the Bay State. And, even then, a trip to the Maine stadium is a relatively short jaunt for most in the Greater Boston area.