Please take the time to read “My Baseball story” by Matt at The Cardinals’ Base, and share your own favorite Major League Baseball memory in the comments there and on your own MLB.com Blog. After all, that’s why we are all blogging here and ready for another great MLB season.
[updated] As of 5:22 pm ET, Plushdamentals was third overall in page views at MLB.com for Feb. 24, as people are buzzing over 16-year-old Brewers blogger Curt Hogg, who broke news. No. 1 is MLB.com Braves beat reporter Mark Bowman and No. 2 is From the Corner of Edgar & Dave.
We’ll have the next monthly MLB.com Blogs Latest Leaders up next week, so never too late to make sure you are doing all the right things to promote your own blog. Be sure to comment on as many other MLB.com Blogs as you can and always leave your full URL wherever you go. Will Plushdamentals have enough time to rise to the top of the Fan category?
Who’s going to be at Spring Training and who’s going to be blogging about it? Let us know here so we can keep an eye out for new posts and hopefully help with some promotion. I’ll be in Arizona next week with the MLB Fan Cave panel and 30 finalists so holla.
Speaking of Fan Cave, in case you missed it, our friend Erik at Counting Baseballs took the time to critique all 50 of the Fan Cave finalist videos when that voting began. He came up with his own top 10, so you can crosscheck and see whether they advanced.
Jim Kaat’s first Spring Training with the Washington Senators was in the 1950s. We’re happy to say that Kitty Kaat is going strong and this week posted a new entry about 2012 Spring Training – where he is helping the Red Sox pitching coach at Fort Myers. Please leave Jim some comments.
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Calling fans of the defending World Champs: Got a question? Leave it on Jen Langosch’s blog By Gosh, It’s Langosch, because in addition to all of her coverage on cardinals.com, she is doing a Question of the Day on her blog from Cardinals camp. Question, Jen – how do you find time to do such a great job on your MLB.com Blog?
With all due respect to those other games, The World Will Be Watching THIS on March 23. And I even read all three books.
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Latest Leaders in the MLBlogs Network by page view, for the period from Feb. 17-23:
1. Confessions of a She-Fan
2. Julia’s Rants
3. Red State Blue State
4. Rockpile Rant
6. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
7. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
8. Rays Renegade
9. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
10. The ‘Burgh Blues
11. The 1 Constant…Baseball
12. Phillies Phollowers
13. A Diatribe from a Law Student: Baseball Edition
14. Rocky Mountain Way…Outside Coors looking in
15. Statistician Magician
16. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
17. Flair For The Dramatic
18. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
19. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
20. King of Cali
21. King Yankees
22. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
23. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
24. Mets’ Main Man
25. MLB in the eyes of a 13 year old
26. Plunking Gomez
27. All Baseball All The Time
28. Totally Tribe
29. Up in Section 360
30. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
31. Unfinished Business
32. The Happy Youngster…Brew Town’s Ballhawk
33. The Brewer Nation
34. Rangers Lowlights for Cynics
35. San Diego Wannabes
36. Braving the Diamond
37. Phillies Red Pinstripes
38. Red Sox Faithful
39. LA NACION MEDIAS ROJAS
40. Hitless Wanderings in Texas
41. Baseball Canadiana
42. Yankees Chick
43. Baseball Bats
44. Cambios y Curvas
45. Whistlin’ Past The Ballpark
46. Bringing Diamond Back(s)
47. I Live for This
48. Red Sox Kid Nation Daily
49. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
MLB PRO BLOGS
The big change in this category was the launch of all 30 MLB.com beat writer blogs for the start of Spring Training. Mark Bowman, who covers the Braves for us at MLB.com, had twice as many page views as any other MLBlog. Todd Zolecki is not exactly a blog newbie, bringing over many of his existing readers to ZoZone after recently taking over our Phillies beat. You also are going to see lots of player blogs showing up, and in only a few days of blogging, Daniel Moskos quickly debuted at No. 29 as the top overall player MLBlog the past week.
1. Bowman’s Blog
2. The Zo Zone
3. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
4. Bombers Beat
5. Muskat Ramblings
7. Pinstriped Bible
8. Hot Stove Blog
9. Postcards from Elysian Fields
10. Inside the Dodgers
11. Major League Bastian
12. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
13. MLB.com Fantasy 411
14. Noble Thoughts
15. Beck’s Blog
16. Mark My Word
17. YES Blog
18. Kenny G Around the Horn
19. Being Ozzie Guillen
20. Jim Street Vet Scribe
21. Brownie Points
22. Alyson’s Footnotes
23. Brew Beat
24. Around the Horn in KC
25. Phillies Insider
26. Head First
27. Inside the Giants Clubhouse
28. Kelly’s Corner
29. Moskie Madness (Daniel Moskos)
30. Who’s your Padre?
31. The Fish Pond
32. Big Urb Baseball
33. The Baseball Collector
35. Haft-Baked Ideas
36. *touch* ’em all (Alyssa Milano)
37. Inside the White Sox
38. Kaat’s Korner
39. Newberg Report
40. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
41. Dining with ‘Dre (Andre Ethier)
43. Red Sox Insider Blog
44. All Nats All the Time
45. Behind the Mask (Bengie Molina)
46. The Max
47. Disco Hayes
48. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
49. Hardball in the Rockies
50. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
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