October 20, 2019

District Sports Page welcomes two new Nats writers

We don’t normally devote an entire blog post when we add new writers. Not that we shouldn’t, we’re proud of all the fine folks that devote time and energy contributing to District Sports Page. But our two newest writers come to us in a bit of a unique circumstance, so we felt a post was in order.

Tom Bridge and Rachel Levitin, formerly of WeLoveDC.com, have joined District Sports Page starting today. They will both bring a fresh, colorful, decidedly unique approach to covering the Washington Nationals. They have both been on the beat at Nats Park since 2010, as We Love DC was one of the original “blogs” to be credentialed by the team, along with DSP (formerly Nats News Network).

Tom and Rachel have been through it all covering the team, including both playoff series, and they become very welcome additions to our staff here.

Please help me welcoming Tom and Rachel. Below are their bios for your review.

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Tom Bridge is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals. Tom has been in love with baseball since he was 10. He is a founding editor of We Love DC, where he covered the Nationals and Capitals as a credentialed writer for four seasons. He grew up as an Oakland Athletics fan in the Central Valley in California, where he learned to appreciate Bill King, Mark McGwire and even Tony LaRussa. By day, he is a partner at Technolutionary LLC, where he handles IT operations. He cannot abide the Cardinals. You can follow Tom on Twitter @tbridge.

Rachel Levitin is a Staff Writer for District Sports Page covering the Nationals. For the past five seasons, she was credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals as an author for We Love DC. During her time spent with WLDC, Rachel composed game stories, covered off-the-field special events, and chronicled both of the Nats’ recent playoff runs.  In addition to her work with WLDC, Rachel’s writing has been featured in the Washington Examiner and on MASNSports.com where she has been a featured guest blogger for the Nationals Buzz blog since 2011. Her love for baseball stems from having grown up on the north side of Chicago and falling in love with the sport’s history as a result of growing up just minutes from Wrigley Field. Rachel moved to DC in 2005 and has been following along with the Nats since their inaugural season. You can follow Rachel on Twitter @RHLevitin.

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