Editorial: A chance to play in the big (minor) leagues

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The Pawtucket Red Sox and the state of Rhode Island announced on Sept. 19 they have ceased negotiations to build a new riverfront stadium in Providence.

The next day, Bill Ballou reported in the Telegram & Gazette that Larry Lucchino, managing partner of the Triple-A ballclub, had hinted three days earlier that “Worcester sounded like it had all the requirements, especially a downtown urban location.”

Worcester, it seems, could be in the running for Boston’s top minor-league affiliate.

On Friday, Tom Quinn of Worcester Magazine reported that both City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. and Timothy P. Murray, president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, are sending positive yet measured signals about the city’s willingness to engage in talks to bring the PawSox to Worcester.

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