On a Lighter Note…

Donnis Pitches Up Some Rhody-centric Baseball History

By Marc Comtois | April 5, 2007 |

For baseball fans, historians and baseball historians, I recommend Ian Donnis’ “Play ball, Rhody-style.” Here’s his All-Rhode Island Team: First base: PAUL KONERKO (Providence) Second base: DAVEY LOPES (Providence) Shortstop: JAMES EDWARD “JIMMY” COONEY (Cranston) Third base: JOE MULVEY (Providence) Left field: HUGH DUFFY (Cranston) Center field: ROCCO BALDELLI (Cumberland) Right field: NAPOLEON LAJOIE (Woonsocket)…

For a New Series: Pubs of Newport

By Mac Owens | March 28, 2007 |

Anchor Rising is, of course, a political blog. Politics is serious business, but sometimes we need to remember the reason for engaging in politics: to defend what we hold dear. And one of the things I hold dear is a good pub. So with your indulgence, I intend, on occasion, to offer my observations on…

What Brings Conservatives and Progressives Together?

By Marc Comtois | March 9, 2007 |

Those who read Providence Phoenix editor Ian Donnis’ Not for Nothing blog have learned that Ian is a certified baseball nut (heck, he made a category for it on N4N). Today, Ian points to a ProJo piece about how some Providence residents are outraged that the city is unilaterally doing away with a baseball field…