By: E&P Staff
In case anyone wonders if sportswriter Christina Kahrl is a sister or otherwise related to another sports reporter named Chris Kahrl, guess no more: they are one and the same.
Kahrl, who has been ?out? as transgendered for more than a year, but has never written about it, used the female moniker for the first time earlier this month as author for a story at the Salon site about the Oakland Raiders.
The blurb simply read: ?Christina Kahrl is a sportswriter who lives in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.?
Kahrl has freelanced for newspapers and magazines but is best known as a founding columnist for Baseball Prospectus, a popular Web site and book series. Kahrl tells Washington City Paper this week, ?I broke out in full form. ‘Christina’ was one of those things I wanted to see.?
Kahrl claims that since beginning to live as a woman in 2003, ?Nobody has batted an eye. Everybody has been great and supportive, from friends and family and colleagues.? The worst name-calling? “Baseball geek.”