Discover: Monday Around the Horn

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Following a very memorable Major League debut on Sunday at Citi Field, where he allowed just two runs in 7.2 innings pitched and went 3-for-3 with four RBI at the plate, New York Sports Hub invites fans to meet the Amazin’ Steven Matz.

It’s a #VoteReds lunch today at Great American Ballpark, as Better Off Red shares details on the voting drive to get some hometown players into the starting lineup at this year’s Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati. Make sure you’ve cast your All-Star ballots and blogged about your selections!

In his Justice4U blog, MLB.com’s Richard Justice advises not to sleep on the Royals if you’re looking for the best team in the American League.

The Cardinals’ sweep of the Cubs this weekend left stlcardinalsminimo reveling in the Cards’ triumph over their rivals and The Canuck Cubbie noting that his Cubs still need some work.

All Things Ed examines “the lost art” of manually keeping score at a baseball game.

Cait Cover the Bases details a unique “777” promotion the Brewers are running today.

Following an enjoyable visit to O.co Coliseum, Just talking about dodger baseball. penned an open letter to the Oakland A’s in her blog.

Jack O’Connell describes how the Yankees missed a chance to take over first place in the AL East in his The Cutoff Man blog.

Giant Dynasty writes about the possibility of Melissa Mayeux, the French teenager attracting a lot of attention for her skills on the diamond.

Satbir Singh Sports notes that the Blue Jays have found a habit lately of grinding out wins.

Curious who the stats stay are the best players in the field this season? The blogger at miraclesports put together a list.

Leave a comment below with a blog or a post that grabbed your attention to start the week!

 

Belt, Blanco check in with fans on their blogs

Brandon Belt, Gregor Blanco

The defending World Series champs are well represented in our blogging community, with first baseman Brandon Belt, shortstop Brandon Crawford and outfielder Gregor Blanco all finding time away from the ballpark to post to their blogs. In his shared Brandon and Brandon blog, Belt has an update on his son, Grayson, talks about Blanco’s recent concussion and reviews a couple of new releases he has seen in theaters. For his part, Blanco discusses his recovery from the concussion and answers questions from fans on subjects like adjustments at the plate, his family and team travel in his White Shark blog.

Leave them a comment and start your own blog today to blog with the pros!

Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. There’s just one week left for fans to cast their Esurance 2015 All-Star Game Ballots. We know Miguel Cabrera has Tigers Forever‘s vote — and now probably the vote of at least one young fan, too. Sconnie Sports Talk looks ahead to what the NL All-Star roster might look like, while Better Off Red, From the Corner of Edgar & Dave, and Dodger Insider all stump for their guys down the stretch. So cast your votes and blog about your #ASGWorthy picks like The Unbiased MLB Fan did!

2. The Red Sox aren’t having the 2015 season their fans hoped for, much to the delight of Yankee fan Molly Rich at Her League. As he explains in his Justice4U blog, MLB.com’s Richard Justice wants to see the club give promising prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. some real experience playing every day in center field to see if he can develop offensively into the talented player many see possible.

3. The Giants have dealt with their share of injuries this season, but the defending World Series champions are finding their groove. That’s about what The City Or The Town expected going into the season, but the surprise has been who has stepped up for Bruce Bochy’s team.

Who’s in your Three for Thursday? Share yours in a comment below!

How Jon SooHoo got the best action shot of 2015

Mark Newman:

MLB.com/blogs veteran and longtime Dodgers photog Jon SooHoo got one of the best baseball pics of his career on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Our community blog has the first-person account of how it happened…

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs Central:

Jon Soo photo of Adrian Gonzalez and Keith Hartley with Baby Isaac Jon SooHoo captures The Catch and says, “Everything happens for a reason.” Click photo for high-rez version.

Jon SooHoo is in his 30th year as a photographer covering the Dodgers, and he just celebrated the anniversary with one of the greatest shots of his career. SooHoo, whose LA Photog Blog has been one of the most popular spaces at MLB.com/blogs over the past five years, captured the widely seen photo Tuesday at Wrigley Field of Cub fan Keith Hartley interfering with Adrian Gonzalez and catching a baseball while holding his baby. The umps got it right, the fan got the ball, baby Isaac got fed, and SooHoo got the remarkable shot. I traded emails with SooHoo today for a first-hand account of the photo, plus some of the follow-up photos he took at the bottom of this Q&A. Take a look:

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Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

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You’ve seen his famous photo. But did you know photographer Jon SooHoo has an MLB Pro Blog, Dodgers Photog Blog? (more…)

Discover: Let’s Play Two-sday

Todd Frazier

Cats In The Bleacher disagrees with those upset at the Royals’ All-Star voting dominance this season, while miraclesports lists the blogger’s “real, unbiased” picks (such as the Reds’ Todd Frazier, pictured above) for the Midsummer Classic. Make your voice heard by voting for the players you feel are #ASGWorthy with the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot before the July 2 deadline! (more…)

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

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Veteran MLB.com/blogger Zack Hample caught Mike Trout’s first career Major League home run and Barry Bonds’ 724th career home run, and now he snagged Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th career hit when the Yankee slugger homered in his first at-bat on Friday night. In his blog, The Baseball Collector, Hample talked his eventful evening that saw him trending on Twitter and in high demand for interviews. (more…)

Discover: Father’s Day Weekend Warriors

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As all 30 Major League clubs look to “Keep Dad in the Game” with prostate cancer awareness initiatives in conjunction with Father’s Day on Sunday, here are some posts that jumped out at us going into the weekend: (more…)

Discover: Three for Thursday

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1. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford talks Warriors, a visit to the White House and life on the road in the most recent post to the blog he shares with teammate Brandon Belt, Brandon and Brandon. Read what he has to say about a Giants offense that is looking to heat up along with the temperatures. (more…)

Discover: Wednesday Wonderings

Travis Snider, Manny Machado

The Win Column wonders whether playing by NL rules will slow down the surging Orioles. (more…)

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