Archive - Apr 7, 2011 - Sports Article
The 2011 season for the PawSox is finally upon us, and with it brings the promise of intrigue and discovery. Who will produce enough to get summoned to Boston? Answers will start to reveal themselves beginning with tonightâs opener against Rochester.
Here are five items one scribe plans to closely monitor in the early going until the picture becomes clearer:
1. Good gloves will always travel, but be patient with the hitting.
LINCOLN â As Bill Lee and Bob Montgomery swapped stories and shared laughs Wednesday afternoon at Kirkbrae Country Club, the former Red Sox pitcher-catcher battery took time to address some of baseballâs hidden truths that todayâs coaches and players like to put a different spin on.
WOONSOCKET â Cumberland High coach Marty Crowley believes he has a strong enough team to contend for a state title come mid-June.
But in his eyes, and perhaps most in Division I, the squad that everyone in the league should be concerned about is last yearâs state runner-up Mount St. Charles Academy.
âAbsolutely,â he said. âThey went to the finals last year. They (basically) got everybody back. They should be the favorites to win the whole thing. Theyâre good.â