America’s Pastime

By Matter

Few things are as American as watching a baseball game and so it seems only fitting that just days before we break to celebrate Fourth of July, the Matter Providence office caught a Pawtucket Red Sox game for an evening full of fun, food and fastballs.

The rain held off just long enough for us to make our way into McCoy Stadium where we were treated to a private buffet. There were burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and more. It was classic, and delicious, American fare. Chatting over a round of cold ones, we took in the sights and reflected back on some of the greats that rolled through the Boston farm system including Marty Barret and Mike Greenwell.

To the shock of those following the local Doppler, the rain came and went and made way for a perfect summer evening. It was time to make our way to our seats for the start of the game. Play ball!

During the third inning, Matter was treated to a guided tour of the stadium where we marveled over memorabilia that dated back to its 1942 opening. We even got to meet Paws, the team mascot, as he made his way through the back halls!

A victory over the RailRiders capped off the night as the sun set on yet another entertaining Matter outing. Before we officially head out to enjoy the long holiday weekend, share with us how you plan to celebrate Independence Day. And have a safe and happy holiday!