Hughes on Rojas: ‘Helped set the standard’

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton Rumble Ponies announced Wednesday, Kevin Boles will be the 16th manager in franchise history, officially closing the chapter on Luis Rojas tenure as Ponies’ manager. Rojas spent two seasons in Binghamton before being named to the New York Mets’ major league coaching staff as its quality control coach on Sunday.

Rojas was the first manager in Binghamton under the team name, the Rumble Ponies and went 150-133 during his two-year stint, including a trip to the Eastern League playoffs in 2017.

Rumble Ponies’ owner John Hughes talked to 12 Sports about what he’ll remember most about Rojas in Binghamton.

“Luis really helped get things moving in a positive direction,” said Binghamton Rumble Ponies’ owner John Hughes. “His energy that he brought and professionalism that he brought to the team every day kind of helped set the standard, not only for the players on the field, but front office as well. He really kind of said, ‘Hey, this is how we’re going to do things,’ and made the entire organization bigger, better and stronger.”

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