Author Archives: Cara Cromwell

Tossing us a screwball

While I know that baseball can be slow — and I admit to sometimes dozing off during late innings — baseball is exciting because that you never know where or when the action might happen. Whether it’s an unlikely hero with a walk-off home run or a surprise no-hitter, baseball can offer surprises every game.

The migration begins

With snow lingering in our yards, it’s hard to believe the baseball season begins this weekend. As the team returns to Boston next week, they are among the first “locals” to return from the winter spent down south. Other migrating types include Ruby Throated hummingbirds and American goldfinches — lovely little birds that spend their

Keeping up with the times

You don’t need to be an avid baseball fan to know about Pete Rose. An incredibly talented (most hits all time at 4,256), durable (played in 3,562 games, the most for any MLB player) and versatile player (appeared in 17 all-star games at five different positions) with a gambling problem, Rose was given a lifetime

Opening day on another field of play

Opening Day is just around the corner and for rabid baseball fans, it’s like Christmas and the Fourth of July rolled into one. Opening Day represents the start of the 162 game season that gives many of us something to look forward to and plan around every day. It’s also the only day in the

Time to clear the Fox(es) from the henhouse

The return of baseball — at least to the lush-looking diamonds of Florida — is always good news. It means that “there’s always next year” is now “this year” and that we can count down the days until we’ve got real games in Pawtucket and Boston to enjoy. Unfortunately, the other news this week seems

Pawtucket Red Sox mascot Paws (left) high-fives fans from atop the dugout before the PawSox game during Futures at Fenway.

Why Not Providence?

Before the 2004 Red Sox won the World Series, modern day Red Sox fans were among the most pessimistic, dour and grumpy fans in sports. We might cheer wildly and then curse colorfully over the same play, knowing that great highs and bone-crushing lows were just part of following our beloved team. Since the great

A career-altering error

When I look at the deep snow outside my window, it’s hard to imagine that baseball will be back in New England in just six short weeks, but I really can’t wait. The 2015 season is going to be an interesting one for local fans whether they root for the Red Sox or the Yankees.

A good start for a rookie

For as long as Malcolm Butler plays football — and long after in New England — he’ll be known for one catch in the early days of his career.  Just like that cheesy shampoo commercial that used the tagline  “you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” Butler’s rookie year — and

The NFL’s no-win situation

As the kerfuffle over Deflategate continues, the question is not how or if the Patriots’ footballs were doctored outside the allowable standards set by the NFL, but whether proving their innocence and winning the Superbowl will silence critics or just make the team more of a target for criticism. More importantly, will the team’s value