We made an addition …


So, we went and got a new contributor for The Bat Flip.

Please welcome Amanda Godsey to the fold. If you’re into Pittsburgh sports, chances are that you’ve seen Amanda on Twitter (@AmandaFGodsey). As Robbie and I look to get back into a consistent writing schedule, expanding the staff was a must to keep voices fresh on the blog.

Heck, Amanda has already debuted at The Bat Flip with this gem about the NCAA, the NFL, and Kliff Kingsbury..

If you don’t know Amanda, here is what you should know about her … According to Amanda:

Amanda is a sportswriter currently covering Pitt Panthers football and basketball as a freelance reporter for the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. Amanda grew up in the mid-Mon Valley and is currently based in the suburbs south of Pittsburgh. She’s thrilled to return to journalism after spending nearly a decade working in healthcare, the last several years spent as a nurse in a nursing home. A back injury halted her nursing career; luckily, sportswriters are never expected to be in shape.

Amanda is most likely to be found at a sporting event, whether it’s for work or play; she even got married in front of the Roberto Clemente statue at PNC Park.

Amanda loves books, pop culture, and concerts. She has a bizarre obsession with Nicolas Cage.

When she’s not writing or watching sports, she can most likely be found at home talking sabermetrics with her husband Ryan, and catering to the whims of their demanding and beautiful Siberian cat, Dusty. 

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