Pelicans Introduce “Rocket Man-ager”

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Pelicans Introduce “Rocket Man-ager”

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The Myrtle Beach Pelicans introduce their new manager Rocket Wheeler to the media .

On Thursday afternoon, December 1, 2005, in front of members of the media, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans welcomed in their new Manager, Rocket Wheeler. During the press conference / luncheon at Creek Ratz Restaurant in Murrells Inlet, Wheeler candidly fielded questions, and conducted interviews with area television stations and newspapers.

Pelicans General Manager Matt O’Brien kicked off the press conference by presenting Rocket with his new jersey, which bears the number 18, and a Pelicans cap.

Wheeler, a resident of Pawleys Island, mentioned that he was thrilled to be working in the same area that he calls home.

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Rocket Wheeler talks to the crowd at the press conference on December 1st.
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The press conducts interviews with the new Pelicans skipper.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be working just down the road at Coastal Federal Field, which is so close to home,” stated Wheeler.

The Rocket Wheeler era begins on Thursday, April 6th at 7:02 pm when the Pelicans host the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Opening Night 2006. The entire 2006 schedule has been released and is available online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com. For season ticket and mini-plan information please call the box office at 843-918-6000.

Thanks to MBBC’s Ryan Ibbotson for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

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