See my story just posted at MLB.com introducing MLB Fans of the Year presented by Esurance.
You can start voting right now at MLB.com/awards. Take a good look at the 120 nominees — four per club. Each team will have a winner. You probably will recognize many of them, and I know many bloggers here will be familiar with Baker Boys & Baseball, one of the Angels nominees.
MLB and the 30 clubs worked tirelessly to identify the sport’s top supporters, and four nominees per club have been presented for your vote.
Winners whose clubs reach the League Championship Series or Fall Classic will receive tickets to root for their home team on a late-October night. For fans whose teams are not among the last four standing in the postseason, free tickets await for an April 2017 game of their choice.
It’s a great subject to blog about, and I hope you will feel free to leave comments right here with a link back to your blog post. Now help choose those 30 winners, because it’s all about you.
On a hot day in August, I am waiting for October. And as I just wrote on MLB.com, I am waiting for a lot more than that as a Baseball fan. I am waiting for a Cubs parade, my loaded Hall of Fame ballot this December, another Dodger Dog and more. I hope you will read my own list, share that story and then blog about what YOU are waiting for as a fan. A title for your team? Of course. An autograph from your favorite player or legend? Sure. But you are waiting for more than that. It’s what makes you a fan, what makes you blog, what you love about the game.
Please include your Permalink in comments here so we can find your own list!
We’re starting up a new series called “Meet the Bloggers,” designed to introduce new folks around here (or re-introduce longtime bloggers, if you’d like to formally say hello). We’ll start off with Alicia Barnhart, whose Ballparks on a Budget blog is rocketing up the monthly MLB.com Blogs Latest Leaders. Alicia answered some questions for Michael Kelly of MLB.com during her recent trip to Coors Field:
Want to have your MLB.com Blog introduced this way? Let us know in the comments and be sure to include your blog’s full URL and ideally an email address. NOTE: For the next one, we need a blogger who will be at an MLB ballpark before the end of the regular season, so we’d need to quickly line up a chat there with you. Some might be done at the ballpark or maybe an offseason FanFest type of event, others may be done simply via email back-and-forth. Just shout in the comments if interested…and thanks to those of you who already have quickly responded! Will keep track of all the interest.