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Today marks the official return of professional baseball to Rocky Point State Park as part of a promotional campaign. This was the first of what would be a double header vintage baseball game between the Providence Grays and the New York Mutuals.
It is a shame that most people today are unaware of the town’s baseball past. Historically, the Providence Greys took on the Chicago Cubs at the same venue. On that day, the slugger Babe Ruth pitched for Providence.
The Great Outdoor Pursuit is a project by the Department of Environmental Management that started roughly 9 years ago. It seeks to promote the great outdoors by encouraging families to go out and explore the state parks all throughout the summer months.
In an effort to promote the project, the DEM held a vintage exhibition baseball game in Rocky Point State Park. On top of that, other activities were also held including rock wall climbing, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, and educational activities.
It seems today was a dangerous day on the train tracks as authorities have started looking into two separate incidents of people being hit by a train. The first incident was reported to happen early Saturday morning as a 26-year-old male was hit by an Amtrak train. The victim is said to be in critical condition but the doctors at the Rhode Island Hospital expect him to survive.
The second incident happened around 12 pm in Pawtucket. There is no information with regard to the person’s identity as of yet.
Recently, violence erupted in the state of Virginia as white supremacists clashed with peaceful demonstrators. The governor has declared a state of emergency and deployed riot police to stop the violence.
However, things took a turn for the worst as a 20-year-old white supremacist ran over and killed several Black Lives and Equal Rights demonstrators. The suspect has since been arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Rhode Island leaders and residents were quick to react by saying that what was happening in their neighbor state is simply ‘appalling and shocking.