Students walk past a statue of "Paws", the mascot of the Pawtucket Red Sox, outside McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.  Local officials in Pawtucket say moving the Boston Red Sox's minor league team to Providence, the state's capital, will devastate the smaller city's economy.  A group of investors, including Boston Red Sox President Larry Lucchino, announced they bought the minor league team and intend on moving it to Providence.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — For 40 years, Pawtucket resident Mike Shloul has lived within walking distance of McCoy Stadium, where the PawSox have played home games since 1973.

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