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"A baseball team run by Kim Ng would have been unimaginable in an era when most baseball executives came from the playing ranks, whether major-league or minor-league. The biases in baseball weren’t divided along the lines of man/woman, but rather did/didn’t you play. It was only when that changed, when Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein and Andrew Friedman built championship teams, when the game came to be run not by former players but by the executive class, that the door opened to allow women. When the key question was, 'Did you play?' Ng never would have had a chance. Now the question is, 'Can you think?' and Ng steps in, fully qualified.