Good news for Astros fans on social media. Houston is finally filling a position left vacant since Kelly George stepped down early last season when they announced that Amanda Rykoff will be their new Social Media Manager.
Rykoff comes to the Astros from multiple places, including ESPNw, Awful Announcing, Sports on Earth and more. Here's a piece from her on Awful Announcing about TBS' handling of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates emotional first playoff game.
In short, the Astros hit a home run. If you had any doubt, look at all these intelligent baseball folk who turned out to wish her well on Twitter already:
Astros hit a home run by hiring the fabulous @amandarykoff to be their Social Media Manager. You will dig her. Starts March 10.— Alyson Footer (@alysonfooter) February 25, 2014
Congrats @amandarykoff— Dan Turkenkopf (@dturkenk) February 25, 2014
If I were @amandaRykoff, I'd ask the Astros to let my office be that train in the outfield.— Cee Angi (@CeeAngi) February 25, 2014