Archive - Jul 11, 2011 - Sports Article
CRANSTON --- Two outs away from wrapping up a successful comeback in the losersâ bracket and repeating as Big League state champs, Pineview saw a spirited comeback by Smithfield ruin its bid for championship glory.
Smithfield erupted for four runs in the top of the seventh inning and held off a late charge in the home half of the frame by Pineview to eke out a thrilling 7-6 victory that landed the visiting team its first Big League crown at Fay Field.
Some thoughts designed to close the books on the first half of the 2011 season for the Pawtucket Red Sox âŠ
For the past several seasons the PawSox have sworn by a platoon situation at catcher.
âWe run a 2-2 split,â manager Arnie Beyeler explained. âThey get their work, so thatâs whatâs important.â
PAWTUCKET â Know those acceptance speeches an Oscar recipient gives upon being presented a solid gold statuette? The ones that begin with âIâd like to thank âŠâ
Some speeches turn out sappy bordering on cringeworthy. Those falling in the melodramatic category tend to feature the winner crying to point where you can barely make out whatâs being said. Bottom line? Itâs about extolling credit where credit is due.
If youâre not a baseball fan, stop here. Itâs time to talk baseball.
The All-Star break isnât just a respite for players. The short vacation gives baseball fans a few days off to think about the second half of the pennant race. Thatâs what we fans do. Canât play so we sit around mulling schedules and statistics while the grass turns brown in our front yard.
In New England, when you mention pennant race, that can only mean one thing â Red Sox vs. the Yankees, with a little dose of the Tampa Bay Rays thrown in.