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Marlin new SVP/GM of Brockton Rox

Veteran baseball executive Todd Marlin is the new senior vice president and general manager of the Brockton Rox (summer collegiate; Futures Collegiate Baseball League). Marlin is the latest addition to the team’s senior management team which also includes President and majority owner Chris English, Shaw’s Center Vice President Michael Canina and consulting partner Andy Crossley. […]

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Brockton Rox under new ownership

Chris English, a veteran operator in independent baseball, has taken over ownership of the Brockton Rox (summer collegiate; Futures League). English owned the Nashua Pride (independent; Can-Am League). He bought the team from Entertainment Management Complex, run by Mike Canina. No price was announced. Entertainment Management Complex managed the transition for the Rox from independent […]

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Your weekend treat: An MiLB game re-creation

Used to be that most away baseball games were re-created in a radio studio, with tickers providing the plays and announcers providing embellishment. Jesse Goldberg-Strassler brings back the practice this weekend. Goldberg-Strassler, the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts (Low Class A; Midwest League), annually broadcasts a game via re-creation, and this year’s broadcast is set for […]

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Nottle returns to Rox

“Singing Ed” Nottle will return to the dugout at Campanelli Stadium, this time as the first-base coach of the Brockton Rox (summer collegiate; Futures Collegiate Baseball League). “It always feels good to be back in Brockton,” said Nottle. “After spending half the summer away from the game, it’s great to get back on the field.” […]

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Rox ready for shift to collegiate ball

The Brockton Rox (Futures Collegiate Baseball League) are honoring three notables — Ed Nottle, Van Schley and Jack Yunits — at Friday’s Opening Night at Campanelli Stadium. As part of Opening Night, the Brockton Rox will hold their first-ever Hall of Fame induction ceremony prior to first pitch. Nottle spent nearly seven full seasons with the […]

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Brockton goes summer collegiate for 2012

The Brockton Rox will play this season in the summer-collegiate Futures League, as the city signs off on a change in the lease for Campanelli Stadium. The Rox, formerly of the independent Can-Am League, debuted on the Futures League schedule yesterday. The issue: the number of ballgames in Brockton will be reduced from 54 to […]

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Rox out of Can-Am League for 2012

The Brockton Rox are out of the 2012 independent Cam-Am League schedule, as an ownership change and expansion franchise in Canada failed to materialize. Because of interleague play with the independent American Association, the Can-Am League was actually seeking an odd number of teams for the 2012 season. But with a potential Canadian expansion franchise […]

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The Week That Was: July 17

Unpaid bills, potential MLB realignment and the unveiling of the world’s most expensive hot dog made headlines this week. We unveil the most popular stories on Ballpark Digest from the past week, as measured by page views. Unpaid players revolt in Lake County: 9 traded, 14 released Astros to AL West: Report Rox to sell […]

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