Jen McCaffrey just started a new job. After covering the Boston Red Sox for several seasons for MassLive, she has recently started covering the team for The Athletic’s new site in Boston.
Jen tells Brian why she made that move and details her career path from student at Syracuse University to her new gig, and how working on Cape Cod and in Philadelphia prepared her for her new gig.
Jen talks about life on the Red Sox beat and what it’s really like to be a baseball beat reporter. She talks about bringing the laptop to the bar and writing stories while hanging out with friends, about how an interview with Dave Dombrowski interrupted her half-marathon training, and how that first year on the beat is just about keeping your head above water. Jen discusses what it’s like to cover the Red Sox, what makes that beat unique, and how she turns all of the waiting you do as a baseball writer into a positive.
She also breaks Brian’s heart and admits that she doesn’t use the Comm Law he helped teach her at Syracuse very much — even though she did keep the textbook.
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