LINCOLN â€“ It was a highlight of the 1904 Worldâ€™s Fair in St. Louis, Mo., and like many things of the past, the Great Observation Wheel that towered 23 stories over the fairgrounds no longer exists.
But there are still physical reminders of the great exhibition that introduced hot dogs in buns, cotton candy, iced tea and ice cream in a waffle cone to the world. One of them, in fact, sits along Great Road â€” the townâ€™s historic Hearthside House and Museum.
PAWTUCKET â€“ There was a time when the slightest mention of Anthony Ranaudoâ€™s injury-marred 2012 campaign would prompt the same kind of reaction Brad Pitt had in the film â€śFight Club.â€ť
Paraphrasing the 1999 move â€“ â€śWe donâ€™t talk about it.â€ť
â€śLooking back it kind of stinks thinking that I lost a full year of development, but Iâ€™ve put it behind me,â€ť said Raunado about his aforementioned trying season while sitting in the PawSox dugout recently.