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Rox out of Can-Am League for 2012

Brockton RoxThe 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 falling through — we’re thinking Trois Rivieres — the decision was made to go ahead with a schedule lacking Brockton as well.

“We are excited about the prospect of playing American Association teams this season, but regret that Brockton will not be on the schedule,” said league commissioner Miles Wolff. “We had expected an ownership change in Brockton, but it had not been finalized and we could not delay any longer. With the interleague schedule, we needed an odd number of teams for 2012. A Canadian city was ready for entry and would have been our seventh member, but with the complications in Brockton, league directors decided to move forward with the existing membership. The Rox remain members of the league, and we anticipate their return in 2013.”

Rox ownership includes Van Schley, actor Bill Murray and Chris Carminucci.

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