• New To The Beat, But Not The Town

    Posted by on January 29th, 2010 · Comments (4)

    Here’s a link to a nice article in the Emory Wheel about new Yankees beat writer Ben Shpigel – who will be covering the team for the Times this season. A clip from it:

    As he moves into his new role covering the Yankees, Shpigel will undoubtedly have new challenges and experiences.

    “I imagine that just the way the Yankees operate is different from the Mets,” Shpigel says. “I don’t necessarily think that a good team means a good story, but the Yankees are a great team and they’ll be interesting to cover.”

    There’s been more than one writer to “graduate” from the Mets beat to later cover the Yankees. And, I think that says something about both franchises.

    Shpigel seems like a really good guy. And, I look forward to reading his coverage of the Yankees this year.

    Comments on New To The Beat, But Not The Town

    1. MJ
      January 29th, 2010 | 9:20 am

      It completely cracks me up how the NYT uses the Mets as the farm club for its beat-writing training program and how graduates of the Mets beat move up to the Yanks beat.

      Here’s hoping Shpigel does as good a job as T-Kep did. Big shoes to fill…good luck to him!

    2. January 29th, 2010 | 9:30 am

      T-Kep is great. And, he’ll do more than fine replacing Curry, who is also excellent, IMHO.

    3. January 29th, 2010 | 9:31 am

      FWIW, B-Hoch and P-Abe went from the Mets to the Yanks too.

    4. MJ
      January 29th, 2010 | 9:39 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      P-Abe went from the Mets to the Yanks too.

      And then he went right back into the gutter from whence he came…

      (Kidding…sort of)

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