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Friday, December 09, 2016

Pitch boss on Fox baseball drama’s struggle and future | EW

Pitch finished it’s 10 episode run, with the possibility for a second season still unclear. Have people been watching?

With our show, the concept of the first female pitcher in the major leagues, it’s not something you can do every season, so you want to be able to start the next season with a different set of obstacles for her, and that would come with an injury and trying to get back and make the team. That is something that isn’t specific to the first female athlete, it’s any athlete, whether it’s a rookie or a veteran. We wanted her to do that, but also not have the support system going into the next season and just make it harder for her. We think it will just be more emotional if we see her overcome those obstacles. So that’s what we were attempting to do.

Baldrick Posted: December 09, 2016 at 11:27 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball in fiction, television, women in baseball, women in sports

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Kim Ng, Four Others Among D-Backs GM Candidates

The Diamondbacks appear to have compiled at least a preliminary list of potential general manager candidates to take over for the departing Dave Stewart, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe (Twitter link). In addition to a quartet of men with ties to the organization, MLB senior VP Kim Ng is under consideration, per the report.

Ng has long been discussed as a front office target for organizations, and has interviewed for top baseball ops positions on several occasions. A former assistant GM with the Dodgers, Ng would become the game’s first-ever general manager if she is hired for this or another open job.

Additionally, Arizona is looking at current AGM Bryan Minniti and farm director Mike Bell — as has previously been reported. Minniti just completed his second season in that role for the D-Backs after previously serving in a similar capacity with the Nationals. Bell has held his post with Arizona for six seasons.

Former D-Backs’ scouting guru and current Brewers scouting director Ray Montgomery is also under consideration, as is former Arizona AGM Peter Woodfork, who currently works with Ng in the league office.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 06, 2016 at 01:44 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: diamondbacks, kim ng, women in baseball

 

 

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