Tobs Broadcaster to Finish Season in Kinston

PRESS RELEASE – The Wilson Tobs are happy to announce that former Tobs Broadcast and Media Relations Intern Tim O’Brien will head to Kinston, North Carolina on Monday August 8th to become the Broadcast Assistant with the Class – A Advanced affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

O’Brien, who hails from Kirtland, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland joined the Tobs at the beginning of the 2011 baseball season.

“I am thankful that the Wilson Tobs gave me the opportunity to advance my career,” said O’Brien. “They are a classy organization and I thank them and the Coastal Plain League very much. I will be moving on to Kinston now that the Wilson season is over. Kinston had an opening, and current Kinston GM (and former Tobs GM) Ben Jones offered me the position after I attended the K-Tribe game on Wednesday afternoon, and talked with him about the position.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to work in affiliated baseball especially in the Cleveland organization. The world of baseball is great, and I am just happy to be in Kinston.”

O’Brien, who is 24 years old, also interned for the Lake County Captains in Eastlake, Ohio, the Low Class – A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians for two and a half summers.

The Wilson Tobs are a proud member of the Costal Plain League, the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 15th season in 2011, the CPL features 15 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both the players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 930 alumni drafted and 45 alums make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at and follow us via Twitter (at cpleague).

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