While I was calling out the Post for covering Cal Ripken, Jr. speculation so much, we learned what happened to a former beat writer. Amanda Comak, who covered the Washington Nationals for three seasons with The Wash. Times has moved out of journalism and into a media relations with the team.
From a technical standpoint, I have joined the Nationals as Director of Baseball Media Relations and New Media. So, in addition to working with the media, some of my responsibilities include overseeing our various social media channels.
So, she’s the Larry Michael of the Nats now, right? Oh, that’s probably harsh and unfair (I certainly hope so), maybe she is the Mike Vogel of the Nats.
Left unsaid in her Curly W Live introductory post is whether or not Bill “not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs” Ladson is still on the mlb.com beat for the Nats. He’s not mentioned at all, but that may be an example of the “church and state” separation. I’m not sure which is which in this case.