Archive - May 8, 2011 - Sports Article
MOOSIC, Pa. â What is the PawSoxâ response to all the injuries and call-ups currently sweeping through the clubhouse? In the immortal words of Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, âjust win baby.â
On a day that saw the promotion of shortstop phenom Jose Iglesias to Boston, the PawSox maintained their winning edge, besting Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 5-4, at PNC Field. The victory allows second-place Pawtucket (17-13) to move within a half-game of Scranton, the top team in the I.L. North. The PawSox wound up taking the four-game series, 3-1.
WOONSOCKET â No regrets. No bitterness. No remorse.
Pride and a sense of accomplishment can remain intact even if the ultimate goal is never reached. No matter if he didnât reach the sportâs ultimate holy grail after toiling for nine years in the minor leagues. Karl Allaire does not have a sense that something is missing, that somehow his career should have âincompleteâ rubberstamped on it because he never reached the majors. The Woonsocket native can look back in earnest and take comfort that he put his best foot forward, that he gave it his best shot.
LINCOLN --- It was six years ago today when Mike Monteleone, a 14-year-old freshman on the Lincoln High junior varsity baseball team, tragically died of cardiac arrest during his teamâs afternoon practice.
Monteleoneâs untimely passing not only affected the community and the high school, it also hit home at Lincoln Middle School, where Monteleoneâs sister, Jenna, was a sixth-grade student.
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â Back in February Central Falls coach Brian Palazzo remarked that junior Steven Vazquez, âhas a motor that doesnât stop.â Palazzo also added that he expected Vazquez to flourish during the outdoor season, given that Vazquez would not be divvying up his time between basketball and high jumping, which is the case during the winter months.