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Happy Holidays from MLB.com Blogs!

Happy Holidays from MLB.com Blogs!

As you can see by the animated snowfall here on the MLB.com Blogs community hub, there are no baseball games today.

We are here with our 553rd career post (two shy of Manny) to welcome Winter and Christmas and what is regarded in popular culture as “the most wonderful time of the year.” Opening Day probably can stake a legitimate claim for that title, but hey, we are caught up in the holiday spirit right now and we just wanted to wish the best of times with family and friends to you here in the Major League Baseball blogging community.

King Bingley and his ornament friend wish you good tidingsWant to see the flakes fall on your blog? Just go to “Settings” in your WordPress.com dashboard, and at the bottom select “Snow.” It will drop the white stuff on your blog until Jan. 4, and the best part is, you won’t have to do any shoveling like I already have done twice so far in the New York City suburbs, breaking one shovel in the process. No one ever says, “How can you not be romantic about shoveling snow?” Plus, my English Bulldog King Bingley gets a kick out of trying to chew the shovel blade each time I plunge it at the sidewalk, so it goes twice as slow. He thinks I’m playing.

I hope you found nice gifts for everyone. I have been dishing out MLB.com Shop tips since before Black Friday as the annual MLB.com Gift Guru, and once 9 p.m. ET arrives on Monday (deadline for overnight shipping), the best advice I can give you is an MLB.com Online Gift Certificate, 2014 MLB.TV Premium or our ridiculously popular At Bat app.

Safe traveling if you are among the 70-million-plus Americans expected to hit the road. We don’t have groundskeepers like Murray Cook to follow you around so watch out for yourself. I had to race to beat the Thanksgiving-week weather system that pushed north from the Gulf of Mexico, so I found myself driving the full state of Pennsylvania starting at 8 p.m. that Monday and diving into a motel at 5 in the morning. We made it into Ohio before most of that ice moved in. It was nice to drive through Cincinnati and see Great American Ball Park in offseason slumber along the highway. Our bulldog hated the trip and spent back-to-back nights at an all-night pet hospital due to upper-respiratory infection. We tend to be way too much like Chevy Chase “Vacation” movies in real life so the next couple of weeks it is time for chill mode at home in New York and somehow stick to a 12-week training program for the ASICS LA Marathon on March 9. What about you?

We’d love to see any holiday-themed posts you have, so please feel free to leave a comment here with the full URL so everyone can find their way to your blog. Once they get there, you should have the “Follow This Blog” widget prominently displayed high on your side panel, so we can all subscribe and then be notified whenever you post. That’s my top tip to everyone.

As a general housekeeping note, please be on the lookout for our annual MLB.com Blogs Top 100 rankings roughly around Jan. 6, give or take a couple of days. As usual, it will be accompanied with a handy-dandy badge like the one you see in the side panel of this blog, so anyone who makes the list can proudly show off their accomplishment. We will rank in a variety of categories as always. I will pull our Omniture page-view data from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, and once we’re back to work we’ll start compiling the lists. Be sure you enter your email to follow this blog on the right so you will see that post immediately!


Enjoy these posts below while you warm by the yuletide log…and Happy Holidays again! – Mark









Dodgers Kids’ Holiday Party – 12/11

Welcoming back BASEBALL GAMES

ST13Hope you guys are having as good a day as I am. This is one of my favorite times, when the first actual games are played between Major League teams for the first time since the World Series. As I wrote yesterday on MLB.com, we have launched our MLB.com At Bat 13 app, so we’re back for a fifth year with the best sports app ever and forever. I’m enjoying a Gameday Audio marathon, making too big a deal about Freddie Freeman registering the first hit of 2013, Tigers breaking their four-game skid vs. MLB opposition, Terry Francona’s new-look Indians overcoming a quick five-run deficit, etc. It just feels good to hear that crack of the bat and to let yourself settle into the flow of a baseball game, instead of just talking about it. Did you know it’s the earliest the KC Royals ever played a first game?

So while I am listening and readying for our first MLB.TV live games this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to surface the most recently updated MLB.com Blogs and give you a look at some bloggers who may be familiar or brand-new to you. In addition to this list below, be sure to get acquainted with our PRO Blogs roster. I appreciate all your recent comments here, and please keep it up, always adding your blog’s full URL so others can easily find you. We’ll be relaunching http://MLB.com/blogs in the near future, TBA.

Latest Updated MLB Blogs

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:04:56 +0000

Not Just Baseball…Aceball
http://mlblogsreno.wordpress.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:04:56 +0000

A Cubs Fan’s Blog
http://cubspain.wordpress.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:01:01 +0000

More Splash Hits
http://moresplashhits.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:59:10 +0000

Inside the White Sox
http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:57:20 +0000

Dodgers Photog Blog
http://dodgersphotog.mlblogs.com/2013/02/22/22213-something-current-friday-workout-by-jon-soohoola-dodgers/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:49:04 +0000 (See Sandy Koufax pics! Priceless.)

http://sportssegal.wordpress.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:48:18 +0000

By Gosh, It’s Langosch
http://langosch.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:39:36 +0000

Beisbol 007
http://mlblogspiratasblog.wordpress.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:29:24 +0000

The Black N Orange Page
http://theblacknorangepage.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:26:50 +0000

Rollin’ with Rick
http://rickm.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:14:50 +0000

Beyond the Ballpark
http://beyondtheballpark.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:05:01 +0000

Brew Beat
http://brewersbeat.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:55:47 +0000

Cubs Vine Line Blog
http://vineline.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:54:04 +0000

Mets Cetera
http://dicomo.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:45:12 +0000

Inside the San Jose Giants
http://sjgiants.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:35:45 +0000

MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
http://milbprospective.wordpress.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:27:23 +0000

Chirp Chatter
http://chirpchatter.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:17:58 +0000

Muskat Ramblings
http://muskat.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:09:34 +0000

Around the Horn in KC
http://royals.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:09:27 +0000

The Zo Zone
http://zozone.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:50:31 +0000

Docking With the Ports
http://theportspost.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:37:06 +0000

Three Up, Three Down
http://3u3d.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:34:25 +0000

Baseball At the Bay
http://baseballatthebay.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:29:39 +0000

Padres hispanos
http://berkutmartin.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:26:59 +0000

Bollinger Beat
http://bollingerbeat.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:11:17 +0000

Tag’s Lines
http://brianmctaggart.mlblogs.com/ Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:03:55 +0000

Also, check out Mitch Williams’ latest blog post on Kyle Lohse — interesting: http://mitchwilliams.mlblogs.com

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Latest Leaders – June 2011

At the midway point of the season, the June Latest Leaders* feature a nice mix of familiar and fresh faces. Congrats to those who made it and be sure to look over the full list from MLB.com/blogs. You may discover a new blog or two for your blogroll!

MLBlogs Latest Leaders by page view from June 1-30:

MLB PRO | Full roster
1. The USA Baseball 16U Blog
2. Better Off Red
3. MLB.com Fantasy 411
4. The USA Baseball 14U Blog
5. Beat the Streak Report
6. Alyson’s Footnotes
7. Bloomberg Sports
8. Inside the Dodgers
9. The WELL WISHES FOR GARY Official Greeting Card
10. Baseball Nerd
11. Comerica Park, 48201
12. Around the Horn in KC
13. Ben’s Biz Blog
14. The Byrd’s Nest
15. The Veteran and the Rook
16. Great Scot!
17. John & Cait…Plus Nine
18. Heard It From Hoard
19. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
20. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
21. Tommy Lasorda’s World
22. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
23. CastroTurf
24. Inside the White Sox
25. Rattler Radio
26. Dodgers Photog Blog
27. Padre Knows Best
28. Curly W Live
29. ‘Riders Insider Blog
30. Phillies Insider
31. Newberg Report
32. ‘Cats Corner
34. The LumberBlog
35. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
36. MLB Urban Youth Academy
37. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
38. Bird Droppings
39. Above the Plate
40. Ozzie Speaks
41. The D-blog
42. Clubhouse Confidential
43.Our Game
44. Is this thing on?
45. Yard Work
46. On the Mike with Mike Safford (Voice of the Boise Hawks)
47. MLB.com’s On the Beat
48. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
49. The Cutoff Man

1. The Baseball Collector
2. Rays Renegade
3. Rowland’s Office
4. Rockin’ Redlegs
5. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
6. Red State Blue State
7. Counting Baseballs
8. Phillies Phollowers
9. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
10. FutureAngels.com
11. Pinstripe Birthdays
12. Blogging ‘Bout Baseball
13. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
14. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
15. Beisbol 007
16. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
17. The Pittsburgh Peas
18. The Ballpark Guide
19. baseballqueen
20. Reds Country
21. This is a very simple game…
22. Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees
23. 2131 and Beyond
24. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
25. Yankee Yapping
26. The BRAWN of BRAUN
27. The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived
28. Collection of Baseball
29. G*Nats
30. Art of the Pale Hose
31. The Yankee Dinosaur
32. Milwaukee Fireworks Stores
33. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
34. The Unbiased MLB Fan
35. The Cub Den
36. Minoring In Baseball
37. Unfinished Business
38. Phillies Red Pinstripes
39. A Girl’s View of the Brewers and Other Related Baseball Things
40. Observing Baseball
41. All Things Pirates: Breaking down the Buccos
42. Major League Ballhawk
43. Perfect Pitch
44. Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts
45. Rox Addict
46. Strictly Cubs Baseball
47. steel city ballhawk
48. Blue Jays Nest
49. Sarge’s Phillies Phantasy Camp Diary
50. The Baseball Haven

1. The Zo Zone
2. Bowman’s Blog
3. All Nats All the Time
4. Beck’s Blog
5. Bombers Beat
6. Muskat Ramblings
7. Brew Beat
8. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
9. Mark My Word
10. Postcards From Elysian Fields
11. Britt’s Bird Watch
12. Mariners Musings
13. Tag’s Lines
14. The Fish Pond
15. Haft-Baked Ideas
16. Major League Bastian
17. Brownie Points
18. North of the Border
19. Major Lee-ague
20. Bollinger Beat

All 30 MLB.com beat writers also contribute to our Trade Deadline blog at MLB.com’s On The Beat

* If you leave the MLB themes for other themes options now available on WordPress.com, you are no longer technically part of the MLB.com blogs family, but rather among the millions in the WordPress.com community. Thus your blog will not show up in the reports we use here for Latest Leaders. Thanks for your understanding.