Apparently, the Washington Times sports section is going away. This was, in fact, the only part of the Washington Times that I really read. And on the occasion that I read any other section, it was the only part of the Washington Times that I trusted to be accurate. We will be losing some great Nats coverage – maybe better than the coverage at the Post. Two guys, Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling (two!) gave full, involved, and downright intelligent coverage of the team.
The assumption now is that the whole sports department will be gone. But there are always other possibilities. Maybe someone will stay in some capacity to provide some sort of coverage. I am not betting that happens, but I am certainly hoping it does. It was good competition for the Post, it probably made them do better work. But I’m not positive if the Times’ Nats’ coverage, wasn’t better overall anyway. Doubling the amount of people covering the team would probably help do that.
So to Zuckerman and Goessling, as well as Loverro, I wanted to say thank you for writing interesting and intelligent articles on the Nats all these years. Thank you to Bob Cohn for writing about me and the other bloggers. Thank you also to Ryan O’Hallaran for your Skins coverage and Tim Lemke for sports business coverage. And thank you to everyone else there for putting together the best part of the paper. Hopefully there will be room for some of them at another local paper. Maybe it’s time for someone else to start covering sports way more in-depth? Washington Examiner?