The PawSox mystery persists

Downtown Worcester, with City  Hall on the right .

Downtown Worcester, with City  Hall on the right.

From Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in

 It remains surprising how little information has come out about Worcester’s pitch to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to Massachusetts’s second-largest city, especially since Rhode Island Governor Raimondo signed a bill last month aimed at helping to finance a new stadium for the team at Pawtucket’s Apex site.

No one hereabouts seems to know what Worcester and the commonwealth have in mind, and how much information has been transmitted to the team owners.

At the same time, news reports point to the Kraft/Patriot family’s intensifying interest in building a major stadium for professional soccer (called variations of “football’’ in most of the world) in Boston  for their New England Revolution team. Makes sense. Soccer has become ever more popular in America in the past few years. I was struck by how many bars and restaurants had World Cup games on their TVs in the recent competition, won by France. Within a couple of decades soccer stadiums may become more important sports venues  here than  stadiums for baseball and American football (concussions, anyone?)