In addition to being the team's No. 1 starter, Phil Hughes is also the Twins' newest beat reporter
The life of a beat reporter can be a tough one -- there's lots of travel, you're always scrounging for scoops and you need to build a deep network of sources. The benefit, of course, is that you get to watch 162 games of baseball and make a living writing about it. Who wouldn't want to do that?
Twins pitcher Phil Hughes apparently counts himself among the many aspiring baseball beat reporters out there, and on Tuesday, he dipped his toe in the water:
No, he didn't break the news of the Twins' new agreement with second baseman Brian Dozier, but he did report it and give proper attribution in his tweet. He's got the terms of the deal in there and everything -- not a bad first effort from MLB's strikeout-to-walk ratio king.
It's not even his first foray into other careers -- back in January, Hughes showed off some fine art skill when he shared a drawing he made in his younger years and wondered aloud if he should have considered working in a different industry:
So, he can report news with the best of them AND make wonderfully-creative drawings? Hey, Phil, if you do end up changing careers at some point, might we suggest writing for Cut4?