Some beat writers will do anything to get some time off. That tricky Tyler Kepner of the Times arranged to have his fourth child, a daughter named Rory, earlier this month.
T-Kep will be in the house for the first time tomorrow, which is good news. He’s a great writer and a better guy. How he keeps track of four kids and two dogs while covering the team and constantly watching The Simpsons, I have no idea.
The Times has been using Maureen Down and William Kristol on the beat, which has been interesting. They’ll head back to D.C. now that Tyler is in Tampa.