PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — Former PawSox and Boston Red Sox pitcher, Ken Ryan, knows it is a big blow for Pawtucket, but that he understands the need for a new state-of-the-art stadium.
“You look at what Ben Mondor and his staff has done for over 30 years, almost 40 years,” said Ryan. “They ran an organization the best way you can run it.”
Ryan was born in Pawtucket before he went to play high school baseball for Seekonk. The team has always been important to him, even before he played for them.
Even if the team is moved out of Pawtucket, which seems extremely likely, Ryan will still be fine with the move under one condition.
“It’s good that it’s staying here in the state of Rhode Island. The Pawtucket Red Sox belong to the state of Rhode Island,” he said.
If the team is moved to Providence, it will be the first time in almost 70 years that the capital city has had a professional baseball team.