From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Parnell, 57, is working his 34th year in the minor league baseball industry and has been with the Flying Squirrels since the Double-A franchise came to town for the 2010 season. Lou DiBella, the managing general partner and president of the Flying Squirrels, referred to the ebullient Parnell as a “force of nature,” and Parnell is universally respected as one of the premier minor league baseball executives.
Parnell, the franchise’s CEO, on Wednesday said he will remain a Richmond-area resident and with the Flying Squirrels as an advisor in a part-time capacity. But upon completion of this season, he will not be the franchise supervisor. That job will go to Ben Rothrock, who is vice president and general manager, and a pair of assistant GMs, Ben Terry and Anthony Oppermann.
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