The Boston Globe is reporting members of The Fenway Sports Group, which owns the Red Sox and the Salem Red Sox (High Class A; Carolina League) as well as Liverpool FC and other sporting interests, are buying the PawSox from the estate of Ben Mondor, who owned the team with his wife Madeleine until passing away in 2010. From the Globe:
The PawSox have been run by president Mike Tamburro, who has been with the franchise since 1977, along with vice president and general manager Lou Schwechheimer, who has been with the organization since 1979.
The PawSox, who play at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., and won the International League championship this season, have been a model for minor league franchises around the country.
Tamburro would not comment on the proposed sale, and several Red Sox executives contacted, including Larry Lucchino and Sam Kennedy, also declined to comment.
No word on any sales price or when a sale would even be announced. However, there may be a more innocent explanation for any delays: we know of at least two other MiLB team sales that are awaiting announcement due to a bottleneck of paperwork in the MLB commissioner’s office, which reviews all sales.