According to a report from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Phillies are set to interview Major League Baseball Senior Vice-President of Baseball Operations Kim Ng and others for the vacant general manager role in the organization.
If true, the report puts the Phillies in a position to make history in a very good way. If hired, Ng would be the first female general manager in any of the four major sports leagues in America, something that is long overdue.
But the only story here is Ng.
The 46-year-old Ng is the highest-ranking Asian American woman in Major League Baseball and comes highly regarded.
Having started with the White Sox as an intern in 1991, Ng progressed through the ranks, being promoted to assistant director of baseball operations with Chicago in 1995. In 1998, she was named assistant general manager of the Yankees, becoming the youngest assistant general manager in baseball.
In 2001, Ng became Dodgers vice president and assistant general manager and would later be considered for the general manager job with the organization in 2005 before being passed over. Since then, she has interviewed for the general manager job with clubs including the Padres, Mariners and Angels, but has come away empty handed each time.
Fast forward to 2015, where Ng reportedly finds herself preparing for an interview yet again, this time with the Phillies.
Can Ng break the glass ceiling in the major sports leagues, becoming the first female general manager?
She is certainly qualified. She has my support (not that it matters). The question is, can she get buy-in from the decision makers within the Phillies organization and finally land the role she has worked so hard for in her career.
By: Kyle Babcock
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