New poster here, so be gentle.
I didn't see it mentioned anywhere here yet, but the SF Chronicle's Susan Slusser just got elected to be the president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (you know, the people that will soon be awarding BoMel his well deserved Manager of the Year Award).
As many of you know, she's the beat writer for the A's in the Chron (really the only coverage worth reading in that rag) AND she makes the occasional appearance here on AN, usually to mollify some column- or update-fuelled internet rage. On top of all that, she's a great reporter and isn't one to throw things against the wall [looking at you Ken Rosenthal].
Her election to the vice presidency last year seems to have made this promotion a foregone conclusion, but it's a great achievement nonetheless. The fact that she's the first female reporter elected to this position makes her a pioneer in sportswriting journalism, though as the Chron article below quotes, she prefers not to make that distinction.
She even got a fanpost's worth of characters written up about her on ESPN:
I thought AN would be a great forum to congratulate her and let her know how much I (we, hopefully?) appreciate her work. To really appreciate her, try checking out other beat writing masterpieces - I suggest some Murray Chass (NYT), or anything in the Seattle Times for greatest effect. She really takes the cake in terms of grammar, cogent arguments, and inside access.