Newsday’s Erik Boland wrote in his blog today that May 15, 2009 will be his last day covering the NY Jets. He will continue writing for Newsday, his new assignment will be covering the Yankees.
This past weekend’s rookie minicamp marked the end of my tenure on the Jets beat for Newsday.
Long-time followers of the blog know I’m usually longer winded than that but there’s no sense in burying the lede.
Starting May 15, I will be switching to baseball and taking over the Yankees beat as our fine beat writer Kat O’Brien is leaving the paper to pursue her next career at the prestigious Wharton Business School. This was something that came about only in the last two weeks and didn’t become official until the end of last week.
Erik did an excellent job covering the Jets. He embraced “new technology” and was by far the most fan accessible beat reporter for the Jets. Facebook, Newsday blog or online chats; Erik was always around and was willing to answer questions from the fans. He will be missed.
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