Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Some nice minor league baseball related news today. Worcester is getting a team! They'll be playing at Holy Cross' baseball stadium, after they've done some upgrades and added a couple of thousand seats.

Ironically, the franchise the Worcester ownership group is getting is the franchise in the CanAm League that would have become the Pittsfield Owls. If the powers-that-be in Pittsfield weren't so short sighted and selfish, that town would be gearing up for Opening Day in May instead of Worcester.

I know that sounds like a bit of sour grapes (probably because it is), but I'm really thrilled that we'll have a team so close to home. Holy Cross is only about 1/2 hour from here, so it'll give us the opportunity to go to a bunch of games this summer. The ownership group is made up of baseball fans (all Sox season ticket holders) who are local businessmen. I sent an email of congratulations to the email address on the Web site, and I got a nice note back from Alan Stone, the president and CEO of the team.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Pats take on the Eagles in the Super Bowl, but I never liked the two week break between the conference championships and the big game. It just seems too long, and the media just exhausts themselves trying to find a new angle. If the Pats play the Eagles the same way they did against the Colts and the Steelers, we'll be having our 4th parade in the past three years in a couple of weeks.


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