Baseball Writing Hiatus

20 May

Lindsey Adler of The Athletic often describes her process as a beat writer as on the New York Yankees beat. She asked for advice and formulated a plan for her approach to coverage this year. Well, that’s not happening.

Here is what this baseball hiatus means for a beat writer.

Ballplayers are critically routine-oriented creatures of habit. Now the days are wide open, and I’m not sure many of them know what to do with themselves. Multiple people in baseball have reached out to ask me if I have any idea where they and their wife can buy packets of commercial yeast.

I knew it was getting bleak for baseball people when a player and a manager from different teams told me they would be willing to switch jobs with me right now. At least, they said, I am still doing my job.

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