Before Tuesday night’s game versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox celebrated Rhode Island during the team’s pre-game ceremonies.

Special guests included Gully and Gully Jr. from the Newport Gulls and Paws from the Pawtucket Red Sox.

During the pre-game ceremonies, the Rhode Island Red Sox Scholars & Impact Award and Rhode Island Little League Volunteer Of The Year Award were handed out. Cole Middle School Baseball Team and Napoleon Lajoie, a Woonsocket native and Hall Of Famer, was also recognized during the ceremony.

Newport Police Department was the Color Guard for the game, while the Chorus of Westerly sang the National Anthem.

Logan Cournoyer of Tiverton was the honorary bat kid for the game, while Steve Guarino of Lincoln was named the Season Ticketholder of The Game.

St. Mary’s Home For Children in North Providence has the honor of saying “Play Ball”.

In an exciting walk-off win where the Red Sox beat Cleaveland 12 – 10, the Red Sox earned their 2nd straight win to regain sole possession of 1st place in the AL East.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.