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Day takes reins of New Britain Bees

New Britain BeesIndustry veteran Patrick Day is the new GM of the New Britain Bees, as the independent Atlantic League team gears up for an inaugural 2016 season.

Day, a western Massachusetts native, has a decade of experience in professional baseball front offices. His background includes three years as Montgomery Biscuits (Class AA; Southern League) assistant GM, six years as Lansing Lugnuts (Low A; Midwest League) GM and three years as Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (independent; Atlantic League). He was recently named the 2015 Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Executive of the Year.

“I’m truly thankful for this opportunity to come home to the New England region and apply my energy, passion and experience into making the New Britain Bees the best experience in minor league baseball,” Day said via press release. “Our goals will be to act as outstanding providers of affordable family entertainment, deliver on our promises to our corporate partners and to be a strong member of the community. I’m looking forward to getting to work.”

The Bees are the newest team in the independent Atlantic League. Frank Boulton, founder of the circuit, is team owner. They will play out of New Britain Stadium, vacated when the New Britain Rock Cats (Class AA; Eastern League) moved to nearby Hartford to begin play as the Yard Goats.

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