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The Pawtucket Red Sox Have Gotten 9,000 Postcards Trying To Convince Them To Move To Massachusetts

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The Pawtucket Red Sox have spent the better part of two years involved in discussions about the possibility of moving the team—first to Providence; then maybe out to Massachusetts, in Worcester or Springfield; potentially just to a new stadium in Pawtucket.

There’s at least one group, however, that’s invested in moving the Red Sox’s Triple-A affiliate to Worcester. Invested enough to send the team about 9,000 postcards with a picture of a proposed stadium for them in Massachusetts’ second-largest city.


A story in yesterday’s Worcester Telegram & Gazette mentioned these postcards as an aside in a discussion of what it would take for Worcester to get Triple-A baseball. Bill Wanless, the team’s vice president of communications and community relations, shared a few more details. The postcards started coming en masse last winter and continued trickling in throughout the baseball season, he said. All 9,000 of them feature a drawing of the proposed stadium. While the PawSox don’t know exactly who started sending them, they’ve kept every single one and are “flattered” by the support.

Like The Notebook or the first Harry Potter movie, except for a minor-league baseball stadium that would likely require public funding and would be three years away at minimum.

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