January 23, 2015
While the Phillies are still stuck with the often maligned and criticized Ruben Amaro Jr., another local club has chosen a new front office head. The Camden Riversharks have made Lindsay Rosenberg the team's new general manager, according to John George of the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Rosenberg becomes just the second woman to hold the GM position in the Atlantic League - Kristen Simon of the Lancaster Barnstormers was the first. After starting in sales with the Riversharks, the South Jersey native worked her way up the ranks and has been chosen to take over in the front office, following the departure of the team's general manager Adam Lorber last year.
The Atlantic League, an independent baseball league, might be expanding in the near future. Currently, there are no women GM's in any of the 4 major sports leagues in the country. However, minor league baseball has bucked that trend in recent years.
Rosenberg will certainly have her work cut out for her. She takes over a team that won just 42 games last year compared to 92 losses:
In fact, the Riversharks haven't qualified for the playoffs since reaching the league championship in 2008:
Hopefully, Rosenberg can put together a team that's semi-competive, considering the current status of our Major League team:
[via SB Nation]