Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rox Looking to Bring a Can-Am League Crown to the City of Champions

Brockton, the seventh largest city in Massachusetts, refers to itself as the "City of Champions," mainly due to two legendary boxing champions—Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler—who called Brockton home.

The Italian-American Marciano was born and raised in Brockton. Hagler's birthplace was Newark, New Jersey, but his family moved to Brockton during his early teenage years, and it was there that his boxing career got its start.

But, it's the Brockton Rox—of the independent Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball—who, following a strong 2010 campaign, are looking to bring some glory back to the South Shore city they call home.

As my eight or so loyal readers are well aware, KJ and I recently moved to the South Shore, less than a half hour from Brockton. A few months ago, we decided to purchase a flex pack of 12 vouchers to Brockton Rox games. Each voucher can be exchanged for a game ticket at the stadium's ticket office, so we're looking at probably attending at least six games this year.

My father is a Hudson Valley Renegades season-ticket holder, and I love the idea of having our own local team to root for on a regular basis. So, we're definitely candidates for being future Rox season ticket holders. We just need to check out the product first, before we make such a commitment.

The Rox open their 2011 season with a seven-game home-stand from May 26 to June 1. That stretch runs through Memorial Day weekend, so KJ and I plan to attend our first game of the season, most likely on Friday, May 27. Of course, I'll be blogging about all of our experiences, and maybe even writing a post or two about the Can-Am League in general, and the Rox specifically, prior to the start of the season.


  1. Great stuff. I love reading about the local teams that never get the publicity they deserve.

  2. Thanks Casey. In fact, your consistent coverage of the NYCBL and other local sports teams is a big part of my inspiration to do this.

  3. Love of the game is a phrase which has lost meaning with overuse, but it is hard to ignore at these levels. There's not much glamor at a NYCBL game. Those guys better love what they are doing.

    I will be providing coverage of the MCC Tribunes. My NYCBL gig is no longer. I am in the VERY EARLY stages of putting together a book on the history of Tribunes baseball.

  4. Sounds cool! I'm trying to work a Portland Sea Dogs game into my summer, have you been up there before?