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Brockton Rox under new ownership

Brockton RoxChris 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 baseball (where previous ownership included the likes of Van Schley) to summer-collegiate ball. The transition was a little bumpy at times, but at the end of the day Campanelli Stadium ended up being a good home for summer-colegiate ball. From The Enterprise:

English, a longtime Milton resident and the former owner of the Nashua, N.H., Pride, has already begun work on the field and there’s more stadium improvements in the works, said team spokesman Andy Crossley.

“There are earth movers in Campanelli Stadium today breaking ground on the infield renovation,” added Crossley, a former general manager for the Rox who in returning to the front office.

The new infield will be “major league” quality and that’s just part of the plans to revamp the decade old stadium, the rest of which will be detailed at an upcoming press conference to announce the teams sale, Crossley said.


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