Adam Kilgore will be the new beat writer, if this Web posting is to be believed.
And I think it is to be believed.
(late add - it IS to be believed, I've had it confirmed independently)
I've known Adam a while. He's a former intern at the Post who used to cover Virginia Tech. He once used this very computer to file a story because his computer had some issue.
Great, great, great, great guy. Did I say great enough? Strong reporter and writer. After the Post didn't renew his internship, he went to the Globe and covered the Red Sox and the Patriots.
It's a very good hire but I'm biased. I warned him earlier when I heard he'd interviewed that he'd have to put up with crazy fanboy loosers like me.
He was the intern who went out and covered one night and touched off a mini-debate in the Natsmosphere about using interns to cover the team.
I'd heard rumors the Post wasn't going to be able to go outside and make the hire. They have a couple of inside candidates who would have been good choices. I also was hoping Goessling/Zuckerman would get a look. But I'm not going to complain about this choice.
Adam is another in a long line of strong sports writers produced by Syracuse University in recent years. Yes, Chico Harlan is in that group, too. So is Darryl Slater, the young man I hired to cover Virginia Tech at the Times-Dispatch. And Eli Saslow, who does fine work at the Post. There are many more.
Anyway, welcome back to D.C. Adam. Now get your ass to work and give me something good to read.