Scott Lauber, Phillies beat writer at Wilmington’s The News Journal, isn’t allowed to do his job this coming week. Seriously. From his blog:
So, here’s how it works: I’m not allowed to work. At all. That means I can’t cover the Phillies in San Diego or Los Angeles, answer your e-mails, conduct interviews for upcoming stories, or host the live Phillies chat that we’ve done every Wednesday at noon since the season opened. And, sadly, it means I can’t blog either. Since we started here in April 2006, we’ve formed a nice little community at Philled In. In fact, we got more hits last Thursday than any other day in our history, according to the folks at The News Journal whose job is to monitor such things. Thanks to everybody for that, and I hope you’ll continue to make our little corner of the Internet a part of your daily reading.
He’s not due back until next Monday June 8th, when I’ll be taking my own (voluntary) vacation. This means one of the best beat writers in Major League Baseball won’t be covering his team because his newspaper’s holding company is in the shitter. Perfect! Handshakes all around guys!