The shuffling of general managers that began roughly three weeks ago when North Johnson left high Class A Myrtle Beach for Triple-A Gwinnett culminated this afternoon with two teams locking up new leadersship.
First, Myrtle Beach filled its vacant position by hiring Double-A Binghamton's veteran general manager, Scott Brown. The B-Mets then promoted assistant general manager Jim Weed, who has been with the club 14 years, to take over as their GM.
Brown, 44, comes to the Pelicans after spending the last five years as GM in Binghamton. According to a Pelicans release, Brown guided the B-Mets to the club's second-largest single season attendance mark in 2007 and the club's second-best five-year composite attendance in team history.
"After conducting an extensive national search, we are thrilled to have landed a leader for our management team who not only has the depth of experience and industry-wide respect that Scott brings, but someone who clearly understands and shares our organization's primary goal to provide the most fun and affordable brand of family entertainment on the Grand Stand," Pelicans chairman and managing partner Chuck Greenberg said.
Brown is the son of former longtime Orioles public relations director Robert W. Brown and landed his first job in the game as a press box assistant during Baltimore's 1979 American League championship season.
Meanwhile, Weed, who began with the team as an intern in 1996 during his senior year at SUNY Cortland, is set to take over in Binghamton.
"I'm excited about the new opportunity to lead the ballclub," Weed said. "We have a veteran staff, fantastic corporate support, loyal fans and a fun-filled atmosphere at NYSEG Stadium. We all want to continue the tradition of affordable family entertainment and showcase the team to more and more people each season."
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