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New Jax Suns owner Ken Babby: ‘I absolutely love what I’m doing’

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In the ultimate generational passing of the torch, 35-year-old Ken Babby has assumed control of the Jacksonville Suns from the storied Bragan family, taking ownership after the 2015 season and planning what he says will be a millennial’s approach to freshening up the fun at the ballpark. The divorced dad of a 7-year-old son, Babby is a sports fanatic who used to run the digital operation for The Washington Post. He first got into minor league ball when he bought the Double-A…

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Bragan family era comes to an end in pro baseball

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Labor Day marked the end of an era in professional baseball. When the Jacksonville Suns’ final game was rained out, the season and the career of Suns’ owner Peter Bragan, Jr. came to an end. Bragan is relinquishing control of the team, a Miami Marlins’ affiliate, after 31 years to Ken Babby, who purchased the Suns earlier this year. It also marks the first time since 1936 that the Bragan family is not directly involved in professional baseball. Bragan, known…

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