May 2012

Want to embed the video of Josh Hamilton’s historic four-homer night into your MLB.com Blog? Richard Justice of MLB.com just did it on his Justice4U blog and you can as well.

Go to the MLB.com video clip and click the EMBED button among the share icons. Copy the code and then paste using the HTML tab on the text-post field of your WordPress.com dashboard. It will look like this:

Then tell everyone at MLB.com Blogs what you thought of one of the best offensive performances in Major League history – 18 total bases!

Elsewhere around MLB.com Blogs:

We’re helping a Major League player start a blog in English and Spanish. Be on the lookout and comment here when you see his first post. Hint, National League West. Our huge roster of PRO bloggers is right here.

Leave Jon Miller some love on his new MLB.com Blog Booth Bloggin’ because HELLO, HE’S JON MILLER. And boy does he have some stories to share. . . . See what Mat Latos’ wife Dallas is up to on her insightful blog So I Married A Baseball Player. . . . Indians fans, make sure you are following your new official club blog TribeVibe posted by the front office.

Appreciating everyone’s comments, especially after each Latest Leaders post. Looking through the comments you can find a lot of fellow bloggers. Always include your full URL with any comment to make it easy to be found.

Take a look at a new blog from David Hruska called The Cutoff Man. George just posted about Theo on his fine Cubs blog at Born On Third. Giants fans will want to see More Splash Hits.

New: Embed MLB.com video in your blog

Good news for everyone who maintains an MLB.com Blog: You can easily embed and share MLB.com and MLB Network videos in your posts now, as Jamie Ramsey and Marty Noble have done. Look for clips that say “EMBED” among the Share icons under the video, and then copy the code. In your WordPress dashboard text field, click the HTML tab and simply paste the code where you want.

Let’s say you want to post a Barry Larkin HOF video. Search our video for Barry Larkin and find http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20052845&c_id=mlb – then you see the grey “EMBED” button under the video, and just copy that html code. If you don’t see the “EMBED” button on one of our clips, it is not available for sharing yet.

I just went to our Video home on MLB.com and searched for “MLB Network.” Freddie Freeman is talking about his time with the Braves so far. Sounds like a good blog post for someone on MLB.com Blogs, sharing your own view on what it has been like watching him as a Brave so far. I’m embedding the video…easy stuff…here you go.

Text, videos, pics, polls, comments, awesome dashboard — lots of reasons why you need a blog in 2012 besides that Twitter and FB account. Use Twitter and FB to get people to your blog so they can see a nice-sized video player with MLB.com video, and add TW and FB widgets to your blog. It all works together…now with video.

Latest Leaders – April 2012

Latest Leaders logoTigers beat writer Jason Beck’s blog was the overall top-ranked MLB.com Blog for the month of April, while Alyson’s Footnotes (MLB Pro) and Zack Hample’s The Baseball Collector (Fans) finished atop their respective divisions. And readers of The Byrd’s Nest will be thrilled to hear Marlon Byrd is planning on continuing his blog after his recent trade to the Red Sox.

Here are your Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Apr. 1-30:

MLB PRO
1. Alyson’s Footnotes
2. MLB.com Fantasy 411
3. Better Off Red
4. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
5. SF Giants Photos
6. John & Cait…Plus Nine
7. Baseball Nerd
8. Dodgers Photog Blog
9. Ben’s Biz Blog
10. The Byrd’s Nest
11. Curly W Live
12. So I Married A Baseball Player…
13. The Dash Board
14. Ben Rouse’s Brewers Mission 162
15. Around the Horn in KC
16. 45 Miles From Fenway
17. Inside the White Sox
18. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
19. Phillies Insider
20. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
21. Rattler Radio
22. TribeVibe
23. Brandon and Brandon
24. The Opening Day Blog
25. Our Game
26. Summer of ’41 Forever
27. The Futurists
28. Tommy Lasorda’s World
29. Cubs Vine Line Blog
30. CastroTurf
31. Inside the Jackson Generals
32. Bloomberg Sports
33. Cooperstown Chatter
34. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
35. Above the Plate
36. Newberg Report
37. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
38. Comerica Park, 48201
39. It’s All Relative
40. MLB Urban Youth Academy
41. FISH TALES
42. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
43. Noble Thoughts
44. Salem Sox Talk
45. TVA Jacques
46. The Inside Pitch
47. ‘Cats Corner
48. Justice4U
49. ‘Riders Insider Blog
50. From the Nest

FANS
1. The Baseball Collector
2. Rays Renegade
3. Red State Blue State
4. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
5. Counting Baseballs
6. The AustralianBaseballDigest
7. Beisbol 007
8. nybisons
9. Rockpile Rant
10. A’s Farm
11. mlbblogger
12. BlueBattingHelmet
13. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
14. The Unbiased MLB Fan
15. The Ballpark Guide
16. The Brewer Nation
17. Phillies Phollowers
18. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
19. Observing Baseball
20. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
21. Pinstripe Birthdays
22. The Pittsburgh Peas
23. Blogging ‘Bout Baseball
24. Collection of Baseball
25. Fish Fry
26. Rockin’ Redlegs
27. Born on Third
28. Minoring In Baseball
29. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
30. The Rays Rant
31. Brewers Rumors
32. This is a very simple game…
33. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
34. Cream City Cables
35. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
36. swingingbuntz
37. Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts
38. The Yankee Dinosaur
39. gojays
40. The Baseball Haven
41. 3 Up, 3 Down
42. Unfinished Business
43. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
44. Bleacher Boy
45. Plushdamentals
46. More Splash Hits
47. Phillies Red Pinstripes
48. The Sprouting News
49. The Optimist Tiger
50. Royal Blues

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
1. Beck’s Blog
2. The Zo Zone
3. Mark My Word
4. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
5. Muskat Ramblings
6. Bowman’s Blog
7. Bombers Beat
8. Britt’s Bird Watch
9. Postcards From Elysian Fields
10. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
11. Major League Bastian
12. Brownie Points
13. North of the Border
14. The Fish Pond
15. Mariners Musings
16. Brew Beat
17. Haft-Baked Ideas
18. Tag’s Lines
19. Change for a Nickel
20. Bollinger Beat

Reminder: Blogs only can be tracked for this list if they use an MLB theme. If you switch to a different WordPress.com theme for a day or two during that month, those page views will not be included for these purposes because they cannot be recorded by MLB.com.

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