Red Sox set to purchase PawSox


The Boston Red Sox may purchase their Triple-A affiliate the Pawtucket Red Sox as reported by Nick Cafardo in the John Henry owned Boston Globe.

The PawSox have long been associated with the Red Sox as both an Eastern League and International league farm club since 1970. The Red Sox also currently own two other franchises, The Salem Single-A Red Sox and the Gulf Coast Red Sox.

The PawSox were owned and operated for many years by Ben Mondor who passed away in 2010. Since then the franchise has been in family control. Mike Tamburro is currently president of the team and has been associated with the franchise since 1977.

The PawSox play their home games at McCoy Stadium which seats slightly over 10,000 and was refurbished in 1999 and remains one of the premier franchises in minor league baseball.

McCoy has two unique features. The first is an extensive foul territory that is one of the most expansive in professional baseball. The other is the elevation of the box seats since the dugouts are embedded into the sides of the grandstand walls. A great pastime for fans young and old is to go autograph fishing by attaching a scorecard to a pole and dropping it over the side to be signed.

No details regarding price or sale target dates have been mentioned.