September 2014

Fighting spam

You may have noticed a recent increase in spam comments in our community. WordPress.com has confirmed an uptick in spam activity and asks everyone to help the anti-spam effort by marking any spam messages in your blogs as such. You can do this in your dashboard, under Comments. The Akismet system that identifies and removes spam from the system uses an automated learning process, so every successful identification of a spam comment makes the system smarter.

Also, if you regularly monitor comments in your blog, you might want to select the “Before a comment appears: Comment author must have a previously approved comment” option under Settings > Discussion in your blog’s dashboard. This will require you to approve all first comments from new commenters on your blog, but once a commenter has a comment approved and they are “trusted,” their comments will appear immediately with no need for approval on your part. (As I’ve just done here.)

If you haven’t already done so, we recommend installing the free WordPress.com app on your mobile device. You can receive notifications of new comments and conveniently mark comments as spam in the app.

Latest Leaders – August 2014

Latest Leaders logoOne of our August Leaders is Oakland A’s bat boy Austin Ginn’s excellent Another Day In The Office. Make sure you’re following him, as well as the Rockies’ brand-new photography blog, What’s On Deck? Take the first step toward making the cut along with them by getting started with your very own MLB.com Blog, powered by WordPress.com.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from August 1-31:

MLB PRO
Astros Mission Control is the big gainer, jumping 24 spots from last month…
1. Dodger Insider
2. John & Cait…Plus Nine
3. TribeVibe
4. Friar Wire
5. Better Off Red
6. SF Giants Photos
7. Dodgers Photog Blog
8. Brandon and Brandon
9. MLB.com Fantasy 411
10. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
11. Astros Mission Control
12. Curly W Live
13. Inside the White Sox
14. Cubs Vine Line Blog
15. The Halo Way
16. Our Game
17. Comerica Park, 48201
18. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
19. Around the Horn in KC
20. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
21. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
22. White Shark
23. CastroTurf
24. Phillies Insider
25. On Cloud Conine
26. Baseball Books
27. Desde el Desierto
28. Braves Give
29. Speaking Baseball
30. 1 Citizens Bank Way
31. Newberg Report
32. FISH TALES
33. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
34. Clubhouse Confidential
35. Twins Pics
36. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
37. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
38. Rays Radio
39. Medias Blancas con Orgullo
40. Matt’s Bats
41. Roof Report
42. Twinsiders
43. TVA Jacques
44. Voices of The Game
45. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
46. The Cutoff Man
47. Baseball with Matt
48. Step up to B.A.T.
49. BTF Today
50. MLBPAA Intern Insider

MiLB PRO
Jim Callis continues to highlight the next generation of stars…
1. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
2. Callis’ Corner
3. Ben’s Biz Blog
4. The Inside Pitch
5. The Dash Board
6. Rattler Radio
7. Hook, Line, and Sinker
8. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
9. ‘Riders Insider Blog
10. Inside the Jackson Generals
11. 45 Miles From Fenway
12. Porcupines in Pinstripes
13. On the Mike with Mike Safford (Voice of the Boise Hawks)
14. Inside the San Jose Giants
15. ‘Cats Corner
16. It’s All Relative
17. Salem Sox Talk
18. Unlocking the Keys
19. M-Braves Clubhouse Report
20. Rollin’ with Rick PawSox
21. From the Nest
22. Hit Bull Win Blog
23. Intimidating Insight
24. Playing In Peoria
25. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
26. Bill On Baseball
27. The G-Blog
28. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
29. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
30. From The Press Box
31. Docking With the Ports
32. Rolling Thunder
33. Burlington Royals
34. Knight Fever
35. Brevard County Manatees

FANS
The Mariners Minute made the list in its very first month…
1. Tilted Cap
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. Dedicado al Baseball
5. Universo Béisbol
6. Pepper :a Mets Blog
7. The Brewer Nation
8. The Canuck Cubbie
9. The Unbiased MLB Fan
10. Beisbol 007
11. The Ballpark Guide
12. The Baseball Haven
13. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
14. Cove Chatter
15. Fish Fry
16. mlbblogger
17. Dodger Blue World
18. Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk
19. Born on Third
20. Minoring In Baseball
21. Phillies Phollowers
22. Pinstripe Birthdays
23. Coco Crisp’s Afro
24. 81 Giants for 93
25. eltubeyero22
26. Desde el Monstruo Verde
27. Where Everyone’s a Giant
28. Cambios y Curvas
29. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
30. Balls and Strikes
31. Flashin’ Leather
32. Pinstripe State of Mind
33. Blue Jays Musings
34. The Angels’ Ace
35. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
36. Gregg’s Baseball Bookcase
37. Gamer Babes from Half Moon Bay
38. Our National(s) Pastime
39. The Yankee Dinosaur
40. The Diamond Nine
41. A Piece of The Game
42. More Splash Hits
43. The Mariners Minute
44. Yankees42
45. BrokeMets
46. Bleacher Boy
47. Rox Addict
48. It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A.
49. This is a very simple game…
50. I’m Not A Headline Guy…

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

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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