The Los Angeles Times has a terrific opinion piece by Helene Elliott on why the Angels baseball club (I believe at this point, the team’s full name is The California Angels of Los Angeles in Anaheim Where Disneyland Is, or some such) should hire Kim Ng as their new general manager. Ng has been an assistant general manager for the Yankees and Dodgers, where teams she has helped put together have gone to the playoffs and won World Series, she’s now working in the commissioner’s office, she’s highly regarded in the sport, and she’s smarter than hell. I can speak to that last one personally because I knew her in college; she and I were dorm mates. Her intelligence and passion for sports was evident even then. Having watched her career in baseball since those days, I have no doubt she’s ready for the big chair.
As someone raised in LA, I’ve been a long-time nominal Dodger partisan, and even that ridiculous man Frank McCourt can’t keep me from that mild fan association. Tell you what, though; my American League affiliation is entirely unset. If the Angels want to pick up a new fan — in Ohio, even! — all they have to do is give Ng the job everyone already knows she’s totally qualified for, and would be fantastic for the ballclub in. I’m waiting here with my credit card, at the Angels shop online. Just let me know, guys.
Update, 10/28: They hired some dude. (Puts away credit card.)