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Around the MLB.com Blogs

Has it ever been better than the Summer of 1941 in Major League Baseball? As good as last year was and as good as this year could be, one blogger sees the legend of that season as untouchable as Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak or the last .400 season, by Ted Williams. Take a look back on Summer of ’41 Forever and let the author know what you think.

MLB Network’s Mitch Williams started his Wild Things blog earlier this year, and he’s hit the ground running. The former closer’s latest post outlines why he thinks the Rangers will be back in the Fall Classic for the third year running. See what Mitch has to say and leave him some feedback with a comment.

3 Up, 3 Down is an ambitious project by six fans — one per division — who are serving up all kinds of fresh content for their readers. They’ve got a podcast. They picked preseason all-division teams. And of course they’re giving their takes on the latest happenings from around the game.

Meanwhile, Ben Rouse continues to bring fans along for the ride on his Brewers Mission 162 to raise funds and awareness for a great cause, Be The Match. Live vicariously through Ben as he takes in every single 2012 Brewers regular season game in person and chronicles the incredible experience in his blog.

Over at The Baseball Haven, Evan Vogel is having some Fun With Projections, taking some of the early numbers from around baseball and projecting what they’d look like over the full 162 games.

Beach season will be here before we know it, so make sure you stay on top of the latest must-reads for baseball fans with the Baseball Books blog. Read reviews, leave your two cents in the comments, and see where to buy these books. Or write up your own book review like Jenn at Phillies Phollowers and it may get highlighted with an excerpt and link like hers did.

What MLB.com Blogs do you find yourself reading most often these days?

Spring means baseball books and a blog

Introducing our Spring 2012 selection of best baseball books to read as we open a new season. Be sure to follow the official MLB.com Baseball Books blog for all things baseball literature, and you are invited to be part of it as well. The blog was created not only for us at MLB.com to review our favorite baseball books, but also for fans to jump in and offer their own reviews.

Here’s how it hopefully works: If you have blogged a review of your own that isn’t already covered on the books blog, and you wish for us to include it, leave a comment here with a link to your post. We will try to highlight it, linking back to your full review. The goal is for this to be the best baseball-book outlet around.

You can find my MLB.com reviews of R.A. Dickey’s outstanding debut Wherever I Wind Up and our spring roundup, and feel free to add comments on those articles with your own thoughts about the books.


Tell us what you think of the new-look MLB.com homepage, and while you’re at it, jump into the fun we are having with our HBO friends since we did a mashup of “Game of Thrones” and MLB 2012 — two seasons set to begin. Like we said on the MLB.com Blogs front, take a look at the mashup video, and then in your own blog post tell everyone who is going to take the crown in Major League Baseball. Lots of people looking forward to both seasons.


MLB.com columnist and MLB Network studio host Mitch Williams just blogged about his American League prediction for 2012, and you can click here and find out who he likes. Make sure you are blogging your own picks right along with him and leave him some comments!

New arrivals

Please welcome Larry Dierker to the MLB.com/blogs community. He just saved his first post at Dierk’s Dugout. The longtime Astros manager and pitcher commands a lot of respect among baseball fans and especially folks around Houston. See what he has to say about the Astros’ 2013 move to the AL West. Please be sure to leave Dierk some comments and questions so he can comment back. He’s using the WordPress.com Dashboard just like you and me, and so does fellow former pitcher Jim Kaat.

Two words: Hot Stove. It is the same year-round blog at mlb.mlblogs.com that is maintained by MLB.com reporters, and it heats up before the Trade Deadline and throughout the Hot Stove season. This is the best source of buzz, from the only network of 30 traveling MLB club beat reporters — plus an army of other contributors from around MLB.com. Please be sure to follow it by entering your email. Tracker is here.

Alden Gonzalez sits right next to me here at the Major League Baseball Advanced Media HQ in Manhattan, and I can personally attest that he just hit “Publish” on a post about his conversation with Jerry Reinsdorf. See what the White Sox owner has to say about realignment and playoffs, and please be sure you are subscribed as a regular follower of Alden’s Gonzo and ‘The Show’ — always good insights.

I just posted a review to our official MLB.com Books Blog. See what you think and remember that anyone can add a review to that blog. Got a baseball book that you just read and want to review it? Either leave the review in comments here or let me know and we can post it there for you. If you’re a baseball book author and want reviewed, give a heads-up here also, please.

If you don’t have an MLBlog of your own, then what are you waiting for? Go to MLB.com/blogs and start your own — it’s easy! Got any questions about MLB.com blogging? Want more people to see what you’re posting? Always leave tons of comments here and remember to type your full URL as an obvious breadcrumb back to your blog. See you in the next MLBlogs Latest Leaders at the start of December!