The BlueSox are owned by a group of local businessmen, including managing partner William 'Wink' Robinson, Jr., Roger Snodgrass, Dr. Mike Fiorina, Larry Sassone, Gordon Marburger, and former Major League pitcher Matt Clement, who purchased the BlueSox prior to the 2011 season.
General Manager Dallas O'Donnell is a Butler-native who has been with the BlueSox' since their inception in 2009. He served as the team's Director of Ticket Operations until 2015, when he became GM. Dallas graduated from Slippery Rock University where he earned a degree in sport management and business administration. Dallas is also a fantasy sports expert. You can contact him at FrontOffice@ButlerBlueSox.net.
Director of Communications Patrick Reddick has been with the BlueSox since 2009. After beginning as the team's statistician, he added other roles including intern director and team computer nerdhe writes most of the content for the Sox' website (and occasionally about himself in the third person). Patrick graduated with a degree in Communications from Slippery Rock University; and you can contact him at Media@ButlerBlueSox.net.
Assistant General Manger Zack Shuster is in his first season with the Sox. A graduate of Slippery Rock with a B.S. in Sports Management. He has worked at Nike, is an avid golfer, and once shot a round better than Tiger Woods. He enjoys long walks on the beach and will defeat all challengers in home run derby in MLB The Show '13.
Director of Media Relations Jerin Steele is the radio voice of the BlueSox. He has been a writer, podcaster, and broadcaster for the team since 2010. A Communication major at Clarion University, Jerin has written for the Valley News Dispatch, the Butler Eagle, and covered dirt track racing for The Dirt Network. You can listen to him call Sox home games on UStream and follow him on Twitter @JSteele1986.
Director of In-Game Entertainment Jeff Lyons began in 2012 as an intern and has been expanding his role ever since. A graduate of California University of PA, Jeff coordinates the in-between inning contests as well as serving as the team's DJ. He did not repeat a song between innings for the entire 2013 season. Jeff is the staff's go-to man on anything involving hockey.
Director of Group Sales Dess Schnur has had a long history with baseball in and around the Butler community. A long-time contributor to East Butler Baseball, Schnur was the director of Pullman Park operations after it was rebuilt in 2008. He was able to bring the park to new heights scheduling hundreds of games each summer. He has also devoted many hours to exploring and teaching the history of Pullman Park.
PA Announcer Jay Miranda has been the BlueSox' public address announcer since their inception. Jay worked at a number of radio stations in Pittsburgh and Butler after earning a Communications Degree from Duquesne University. He has watched a lot of baseball over the years as Kelly Automotive Park's official announcer and DJ. He also serves as the BlueSox' music historian and was first-ever staff fantasy football league champion.
Office Administrator Marie Malecky joined the team with the new ownership group in 2011. She performs all of the internal office duties for the owners and the front office staff, along with coordinating merchandise distribution and many other day-to-day tasks for the BlueSox.
Babe The BlueSox Ox was introduced as Butler's mascot prior to the 2011 season. Babe is a baseball fanatic, appearing at BlueSox' home games and many other events in and around the Butler area. In the event the bus breaks down, he is ready to haul the team's equipment to away games. Babe studied at the University of Oxford. In the winter months, he grazes in the outfield and travels the country scouting players for next summer's team. Babe is on Twitter at @BabeTheOx.
Manager Jason Radwan will be at the helm of the BlueSox for the first time in 2015. He has served as an assistant coach for two seasons and was Butler's starting second basemen for two seasons.
Radwan had a very successful tenure as Butlers hitting and defensive coach, guiding his offense to the top of the league in many categories. The 2013 BlueSox finished third in hits (514) and team average (.259), first in triples (17), and second in stolen bases with 106. He saw the offense also have the second lowest strikeout total with 342. Jason helped four players reach the Prospect League All-Star game, which was held in front of the Butler crowd at Pullman Park.
Radwan is a former two-time Prospect League All-Star (2011 and 2012) and finished his BlueSox career with 58 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, two homeruns, 61 RBIs, and 19 stolen bases. He even logged 1.1 innings on the mound in 2012, striking out two.
Radwan was a major impact player both offensively and defensively in his four years at St. Bonaventure University. He was a four-year starter, whose average increased every season. He played in 189 games, scored 154 runs, recorded 254 hits, 43 doubles, seven triples, seven homeruns, and 103 RBIs. His overall average was .344. In 2012, Radwan compiled 33.2 innings in relief while striking out 30 batters and posting a .235 opponent batting average.
In 2011, Radwan was selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team and hit a league-best .324 among all Atlantic 10 second basemen.
He was a five-year starter at Lake Shore High School and one of two players to ever be names to the All-Western New York first team three times. He was also a three-time ECIC Division II Player of the Year as well as four-time team MVP. He was named to the NYSSWA State All-Star first team and earned a starting role on the Western New York Empire State team.
Assistant coaches Cody Herald and Josh Forbes are both former BlueSox and graduates of Seton Hill University.
A Butler-native, Herald was one of the top hitters for the Sox in both 2013 and their first-ever playoff season in 2014. He averaged more than a hit per game in over 80 games with Butler.
In 2013, Forbes had excellent numbers as a catcher, hitting .305/.398/.347 in 2013 with 29 hits and 14 RBIs over 32 games.
Director of Player Personnel Anthony Rebyanski is a former manager of the BlueSox and an assistant at California University of PA. Butler's record book was re-written under his four years as manager. He guided the team to a 131-101 record, setting or tying the franchise record for wins in three consecutive summers and leading the team to their first post-season appearance in 2014.