Welcome to the working week! Following another great weekend of baseball, we wanted to showcase some of the best posts we’ve read so far today:
The Angels dropped the series finale with the Rangers by a 5-4 score, but The Halo Way posted an outstanding gallery of photos from the game, including some shots of youngsters having a ball.
Phillies Phollowers has fan photog Jenn’s images and analysis from the Phils’ series-clinching victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.
MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby points out in his Write ’em Cowboy blog that even with the Mets’ torrid start to the season, there aren’t any notable individual records for the opening month of the season in any real danger of falling as April draws to a close.
Matt Huddleston — better known as The Unbiased MLB Fan — takes the lay of the land as Alex Rodriguez closes in on a 660th career home run that would tie him with Willie Mays for fourth all-time.
MLB.com’s Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki urges fans to relax and let the organization’s prospects take their time in the farm system rather than being impatient and wanting to see them rushed to the Major League level.
What’s a fan to do when the rubber match of a gets rained out? If you’re Giants Fan Carm, you relive the euphoria that was an unexpected sweep of the Dodgers in the previous series. And with the Giants headed down to LA for a three-game set against their eternal rivals starting tonight, that’s particularly topical.
Veteran scribe and BBWAA secretary/treasurer Jack O’Connell is covering the Yankees all season once again over at The Cutoff Man, and he notes that for all the deserved attention the Mets have received this month, there’s another first-place team in New York, too. And this weekend the Bronx Bombers just took the first Subway Series of the season at home against their local rivals.
The Canuck Cubbie writes about the buy-in to his “Respect 90″ philosophy that Joe Maddon is seeing from his players — somewhat surprisingly from Starlin Castro.
In his Inside the White Sox blog, the team’s senior VP of communications Scott Reifert previews the upcoming series in Baltimore as the South Siders come in flying high after taking a series from the Royals over the weekend.
Meanwhile, it’s nearing crisis mode over at Bumgarner Snotrockets, whose namesake hasn’t been providing the blogger with much in the way of titular material of late…
Looking to discover more baseball blogs? Keep an eye on the RSS widgets in this blog’s sidebar, as they show recent posts grouped by category. We’re still working on fine-tuning them to get them updating regularly with the very latest posts to our blogging community, as we look to give more blogs the exposure they deserve. Make sure you leave a comment here with your own blog’s URL!
If you love black-and-white photography, take a look at these pics from Jon Soohoo.
Tim Reilly’s Big Apple Baseball Blog is in baseball bliss, with two first-place teams heading into the Subway Series. Give a warm welcome to Metsin’ Around, which celebrates our 10th blogaversary with a brand-new blog. Love those green 4 express train icons for the Subway Series! Who else has cool graphics? This is one place where we don’t mind if anyone jumps on the bandwagon, whether your team swept its first homestand or not. (more…)
Here are three MLB.com/blogs posts that caught our eye today:
1. Jack O’Connell writes about Bernie Williams finally making his retirement official, over in his The Cutoff Man MLB Pro Blog.
2. Mariners Fan Blog 7th Inning Stretch Time checks in with a post chronicling a recent visit to Safeco Field.
3. Cait Covers the Bases recaps an impressive 7th Annual Weather Day at Miller Park, attended by over 11,000 school-age children on Thursday.
As we told you in the 10th blogaversary post, we’ve relaunched this community as MLB.com/blogs and will be doing a lot more to surface cool new and existing fan and PRO blogs. Check the RSS feeds on the right side of this gateway blog regularly to discover updated posts, and make sure you leave your URL here in comments!
At 9:47 a.m. ET on April 18, 2005, Hall of Fame manager and (occasional rapper) Tommy Lasorda opened up with these words: “I’ve been with the Dodgers for 56 years now, and have seen a lot of talented, driven and special players in my day.” He was telling a story, as Tommy loves to do, but it was not just any knd of story. He was telling it on a blog.
It was Major League Baseball’s first blog post. Ever. As we celebrate the 10th birthday of that first post — right after another big Jackie Robinson Day — we wanted to bring some cool things to your attention:
We’ve relaunched this community as MLB.com/blogs. This social gateway is a blog itself, which we felt was the best way to welcome you to the whole experience. MLB Advanced Media partners with WordPress.com to provide themes and official marks and logos for all 30 clubs plus MLB, and the most state-of-the-art blogging software. All of your important links to manage your blog are listed in the blogger shortcuts here. (more…)