The Paw Sox play their home opener against Rochester Thursday evening at McCoy Stadium. With new owners planning to move the team, Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien says it’s a bittersweet start to the season.
“We’re encouraging everybody to go to the games, let people know how much you care about the organization,” said Grebien. “But when they’re there don’t be afraid to comment, or write a letter, or put in the comment cards how disappointed you are that they aren’t staying in Pawtucket.”
Grebien says there was no communication about opening day events.
“The owners clearly seem to be walking away totally from Pawtucket by not keeping that conversation going. My job as mayor is to bring it back around with meeting with the new ownership hopefully in two weeks.”
Grebien says he hopes to meet with the Paw Sox new owners in the next couple of weeks. On Wednesday, the owners unveiled a roughly $85 million plan for a new stadium in downtown Providence.
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