The Sugar Land Skeeters who will open play as an expansion franchise in the independent Atlantic League in 2012 has made a splash hiring Houston resident and former Minnesota Twins star Gary Gaetti as their first manager. The team has already created a good deal of buzz for the seven story tall state of Texas shaped scoreboard it plans to have at Star Tex Power Field which is currently being built for the team. In the story, Gaetti talks about his desire to manage, his style of play, and how his perspective on independent league baseball changed when his son Joe Gaetti failed to land a job in affiliated baseball and landed in the Atlantic League as a player. It’s a pretty good read.
Gaetti introduced as Sugar Land Skeeters manager — Houston Chronicle