September 2009

Around the Sphere

Welcome to a couple of familiar television friends here at MLBlogs. Tonight we just launched the MLB Network‘s MLBlog. Content will be posted by the talent you know and love at the Network’s awesome Studio 3 and Studio 42 worlds for the “MLB Tonight” show. It will be a natural companion to your regular viewing of the network that blew away the record for largest launch in cable television history. If you love MLB Network, you’ll love their blog. Talk to them!

That launch follows the recent startup of the TBS Hot Corner MLBlog, and the same thing applies there. Good chance that you already are enjoying the insights of studio talent such as Chip Caray and Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Keep an eye on that blog throughout the TBS coverage this postseason, and interact with the broadcasters.

Thanks to everyone who voted for us in the OMMA Awards. Headed there shortly, let’s see if we bring you back any hardware. Speaking of hardware, be sure you are voting for awards like the Hank Aaron Award and Roberto Clemente Award on Besides doing your duty as a baseball fan, it’s a way to win one of those World Series trips. Someone at is going to win them, might as well be a fan like you!

Sorry for the slow posting here, have been busy being @MLB over on Twitter. Thanks to all of you who have followed us there! We are almost at 500,000 followers, and that means it’s time for a 500K Giveaway over there. It will be a big one, too. Join us! Also keep an eye out for our new Twitter MLBlog here, an extension of @MLB.

As you’ve no doubt noticed, we’re doing the Latest Leaders at about the start of every month now. It’s easier that way, and just give or take a few days in case it’s not on the first. Whether we will do that in the offseason remains to be seen. Definitely will come back with our second annual MLBlogs Top 100, though. Whenever you see one of those graphics around the MLBlogosphere, you know that person’s blog was one of the 100 most viewed in the 2008 calendar year. We gave those out at the end of 2008.

Thanks again for all the great blogging this season! Keep it up! It’s crunchtime…and clinch time!

– Mark/

Latest Leaders – August 2009

Latest Leaders in the MLBlogs Network by pageview, for the month of August 2009.

Baseball season is in its stretch run, and like the teams, MLBloggers are looking to raise their games. The four MLBlogs “division leaders” from last month were able to hold on to their leads, though there are challengers looking to unseat them.

Matt Holliday is now hot on the heels of Reed Johnson and Rick Ankiel for top honors among Major Leaguers, while PRO BLOGS Inside the Dodgers and The Baseball Collector blog are right there in the mix with the ever-popular SNY and YES blogs. T.R. Sullivan’s Postcards from Elysian Fields jumped up two spots to second among the beat writer blogs, just behind Bowman’s Blog.

For the fans, Jane Heller’s Confessions of a She-Fan remained in the top spot, with Red State Blue State right there. The big movers were Rockpile Rant and Latest Leaders newcomer Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees.

Congratulations to everyone on the list!

1. Reed Between the Lines
2. Ank’s Blog
3. Matt’s Blog
4. Behind the Mask
5. Torii’s Storiis
6. Disco Hayes
7. Big Papi’s Blog
8. Prince’s Blog
9. Rick’s Blog
10. Derek’s Blog
11. Dining with ‘Dre
12. Beau knows diddly
13. Future in Pinstripes
14. Moskie Madness
15. Hanley’s Blog
16. Wagner’s Compositions
17. Carlos Zambrano
18. Laying Down the Lawrie
19. Plouffe!
20. Deep Thoughts By Gordon Beckham
21. Perk’s Place
22. Life in Grey Pants
23. The Young and the Braves
24. Rantin’ and Raben
25. Q-Tip

2. Bronx Banter
3. Mets Minor League Blog
4. Pinstriped Bible
5. The Kimberly Jones Blog
6. Was Watching
7. Inside the Dodgers
8. YES Blog
9. The Baseball Collector
10. Alyson’s Footnotes
11. Baseball Nerd
12. Reds Internal Affairs
13. Fantasy 411
14. Inside the White Sox
15. *touch* ’em all
16. The USA Baseball 16U Blog
17. Phillies Insider
18. Beat the Streak Report
19. Newberg Report
20. Trade Talk
21. Inside the Giants Clubhouse
22. MLBlogosphere (lol) 
23. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
24. The Blob
25. Around the Horn in KC
26. Red Sox Insider Blog
27. The Pulse
28. Deep in the Red
29. Mrs. Singy
30. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
31. Tommy Lasorda’s World
32. Heard It From Hoard
33. Ben’s Biz Blog
34. Notes from NatsTown
35. Off The Wall with Chris Shearn
36. Kaat’s Korner
37. Twins Ballpark Update
38. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
39. Is this thing on?
40. The LumberBlog
41. A Voice From Twins Territory
42. Friar John’s Blog
43. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
44. Inside the Chiefs
45. MLB Urban Youth Academy
48. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
49. The Max
50. Comerica Park, 48201

1. Confessions of a She-Fan
2. Red State Blue State
3. Julia’s Rants
4. I Live for This
5. Rockpile Rant
6. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
7. Yankees Chick
8. The Happy Youngster…Brew Town’s Ballhawk
9. Phillies Phollowers
10. Rays Renegade
11. Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees
12. Counting Baseballs
14. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
15. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
17. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
18. More Cowbell
19. Hook, Line Drive, & Sinker
21. The 1 Constant
22. Unfinished Business
23. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
24. Passion & Pride Collide
25. Perennial Pinstriper
26. Crzblue’s World
27. Cambios y Curvas
28. A Diatribe from a Journalism Student: Baseball Edition
29. The Watercooler
30. Everything Baseball
31. cat loves the dodgers
32. The Pittsburgh Peas
33. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
34. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
35. Tribe Talk With Ted
36. My thoughts on the Cubs
37. RyanDePaul Blog
38. A Misplaced Astros Fan
39. sittingstill
40. The Squad
41. Living the Baseball Life
42. Outside the Phillies Looking In
43. Statistician Magician
44. Baseballs 4 MADD! – MLBallhawk
45. It Was The Best Of Ballgames And It Was The Worst Of Ballgames
46. El Casillero de los Medias Rojas
47. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
48. The Few, The Proud, The Braves
49. Rays Baby Rays
50. King of Cali

1. Bowman’s Blog
2. Postcards from Elysian Fields
3. Muskat Ramblings
4. The Zo Zone
5. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
6. Beck’s Blog
7. Brew Beat
8. Brownie Points
9. Bombers Beat
10. All Nats All the Time
11. CastroTurf
12. rallymonkeys
13. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
14. Haft-Baked Ideas
15. Mark My Word
16. Tag’s Lines
17. Who’s your Padre?
18. Major League Bastian
19. The Fish Pond
20. Inside the D-backs
21. Being Ozzie Guillen
22. Noble Thoughts
23. Big Urb Baseball
24. Kenny G Around the Horn
25. Street’s Corner
26. Kelly’s Corner
27. Hardball in the Rockies
28. The Spence Report
29. Rays Plays
30. Royals Beat

@MLB Blog

Check out the new @MLB blog just created to support the @MLB account I tweet on. And if you’re on Twitter, follow me over there! Among other things, it will always be THE official source for verified/confirmed players who are on Twitter and want to be found there. If they aren’t on that list, then they are bogus. You’ll also find pics of Twitter followers, Twitter Giveaway rules, whatever else is worth more than 140 characters from time to time. – Mark

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