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This may be old news, but I think it’s worth posting.

From Adam Reilly’s “Don’t Quote Me” blog: Boston.com gets a new sports editor

Reilly sums it up pretty succinctly: “Very high-stakes position, this, what with the recent arrivals of the Sports Hub and ESPNBoston.com and the challenge already posed by WEEI.com.”

The man for the job? Matt Pepin, formerly of the Times-Herald Record in Middletown, N.Y. For more details, see Reilly’s post, which has an introductory e-mail from Boston.com chief David Beard.

That’s not all, though. The Globe’s also adding to its reporting staff, hiring Peter Abraham away from The Journal News. Abraham has been covering the Yankees for The Journal, and will switch over to the Red Sox at the Globe.

From BSMW:

Abraham is a native of New Bedford, MA, and went to UMass-Amherst. He’s covered the Yankees for The Journal News since 2005, and spent four years prior to that covering the Mets. Before coming to New York in 1999, He covered the University of Connecticut men’s basketball team for the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin.

Two more strong hires for the Globe and boston.com, in addition to the Gary Washburn hire made earlier this summer (I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned this one, yet — mea culpa).

Gotta wonder if the addition of Abraham, a veteran baseball guy, means that either Adam Kilgore or Amalie Benjamin may be moving (to another beat or to another outlet). Can’t envision Nick Cafardo moving, and it doesn’t seem likely the Globe would want to devote three reporters to one beat … especially with Mike Reiss leaving for ESPN Boston. Would Kilgore or Benjamin be shifted from Fenway to Foxborough, to offset the loss of Reiss? Or will one of them move to the Celtics beat to combine with Washburn and ease the load on Frank Dell’Apa?

Of course, all that’s speculation. We’ll have to wait and see how it all shakes out over on Morrissey Boulevard.

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Written by basesfull

September 23, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Posted in Media, Wordplay

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