Schilling 'Mentally Done' With Hall Of Fame Quest: Patch PM

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MASSACHUSETTS — It's Wednesday, January 27. Here's what you should know this afternoon:

  • A South Shore school district will end the practice of having boys where blue gowns and girls wear white gowns at graduation to be more inclusive for transgender and non-binary students.

  • U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton is frustrated with the state’s vaccination program.

Scroll down for those and other stories Patch has been covering in Massachusetts today.

Wednesday's Top Story

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling says he is “mentally done” with his push to be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame and is asking to be taken off of future ballots.

Schilling, who claims he is being denied a spot in Cooperstown because of his conservative political views and post-career controversies, was the top vote getter in this year’s polling of baseball writers, but still fell 16 votes short.

It was the first time since 1960 and just the seventh time since the first election in 1936, that no new inductees were voted into the hall of fame.

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Today’s Other Top Stories In Massachusetts

Moulton tells veterans to skip state on vaccine: Rep. Seth Moulton voiced frustration with the state’s distribution of the coronavirus vaccine and told veterans to consider enrolling with the VA to get the treatment quicker. "The coronavirus vaccine is the most precious commodity on the planet, but it is useless unless it is in people's arms," Moulton said in a statement. "Too many doses in our state are sitting in freezers.

Down with white gowns: The Braintree High School class of 2021 will wear blue gowns at graduation, ending a tradition where boys wore blue and girls wore white. The school committee approved the change in a 6-1 vote, saying the move was more inclusive for transgender and non-binary students.

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By The Numbers

$14 million: That’s how much the city of Worcester will borrow following a city council vote to cover cost overruns at Polar Park, the new home of the Worcester Red Sox. The team, which is the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, will repay the loan. The Worcester Red Sox are scheduled to begin play this season after decades in Pawtucket, RI.

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This article originally appeared on the Across Massachusetts Patch

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