Yes, the Angels hired Joe Maddon as manager – again. He managed the team for a few games in 1996 and again in 1999. A letter from Kelly Gallagher of Santa Ana in today's Los Angeles Times sports section asked one simple – and hopeful – question: "Can Joe Maddon pitch?"
Nakken's former softball coaches and classmates at Sacramento State are happy for her. Former Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff is not happy. He wrote on Twitter, "Couldn't imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player. I got in trouble for wearing a thong in my own clubhouse when female reporters were present. Can’t imagine how it will play out with a full time female coach running around." Well, then it's a good thing you're retired now, isn't it, Aubrey?