Results tagged ‘ opening day ’

Opening Day? There’s a blog for that.

Opening Day is right around there’s a blog for that. Introducing OPENERS, which we just launched this week. We’ll be counting down the days and posting around the clock through the final home openers. It’s the only place to find all of the announced Opening Day starting pitchers (we add each time there’s a new one), it’s a repository for injury updates, it’s where you’ll find classic Opening Day quotes, what’s new in 2015 ballpark concession fare, video team previews, and tons of content from the only network of 30 traveling beat writers, our MLB.com columnists, MLB Network talent, great photographers and much more. It is integrated with our social team featuring tweets, and you’ll want to include #OpeningDay on your social posts. Please give it a follow in the widget on the right side of the blog, and leave comments here so we can highlight your own content along the way as well. Opening Day…almost here.

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Latest Leaders – June 2014

Latest Leaders logoWhile you are no doubt hard at work supporting two favorite candidates in the All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Experian, we have some other suggested stars to show you here. It’s the monthly Latest Leaders for June. Is your blog listed? If so, brag about it in the comments! MLB.com Blogs is the place to be during the second half of the season as new fan bloggers like The O.co Show share their insights alongside a Hall of Fame scribe like Tracy Ringolsby. If you haven’t yet discovered his blog, Write ’em Cowboy, it’s an absolute must-follow and a lock to make its Latest Leaders debut next month, along with the relaunched Trade Deadline juggernaut. So get in the game by creating your very own MLB.com Blog, powered by WordPress.com.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from June 1-30:

MLB PRO
Look for Final Vote updates on some of these club blogs…
1. Dodger Insider
2. John & Cait…Plus Nine
3. Friar Wire
4. TribeVibe
5. Brandon and Brandon
6. Dodgers Photog Blog
7. SF Giants Photos
8. MLB.com Fantasy 411
9. Better Off Red
10. On Cloud Conine
11. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
12. Cubs Vine Line Blog
13. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
14. Our Game
15. White Shark
16. The Halo Way
17. Curly W Live
18. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
19. Around the Horn in KC
20. Clubhouse Confidential
21. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
22. Inside the White Sox
23. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
24. Speaking Baseball
25. Phillies Insider
26. CastroTurf
27. Desde el Desierto
28. Alyson’s Footnotes
29. Roof Report
30. Baseball Books
31. Braves Give
32. Comerica Park, 48201
33. Newberg Report
34. Twins Pics
35. FISH TALES
36. Rays Radio
37. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
38. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
39. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
40. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
41. Matt’s Bats
42. 1 Citizens Bank Way
43. TVA Jacques
44. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
45. MLBPAA Intern Insider
46. Baseball with Matt
47. Justice4U
48. The Cutoff Man
49. Step up to B.A.T.
50. My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife

MiLB PRO
The Draft has fans looking into the pipeline for the stars of tomorrow…
1. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
2. Ben’s Biz Blog
3. The Dash Board
4. Rattler Radio
5. On the Mike with Mike Safford (Voice of the Boise Hawks)
6. The Inside Pitch
7. Callis’ Corner
8. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
9. Inside the Jackson Generals
10. ‘Riders Insider Blog
11. Porcupines in Pinstripes
12. ‘Cats Corner
13. It’s All Relative
14. Salem Sox Talk
15. M-Braves Clubhouse Report
16. Inside the San Jose Giants
17. Rollin’ with Rick
18. Unlocking the Keys
19. 45 Miles From Fenway
20. Playing In Peoria
21. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
22. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
23. Chirp Chatter
24. Intimidating Insight
25. Hit Bull Win Blog
26. Staten Island Yankees
27. From The Press Box
28. The G-Blog
29. Bill On Baseball
30. Hook, Line, and Sinker
31. Sound Bytes Blog
32. Knight Fever
33. The 2-2 Pitch
34. Docking With the Ports
35. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
36. From the Nest
37. Burlington Royals
38. Maurer’s Musings
39. CurveBall Blog
40. Barons Beat
41. Bird Droppings
42. The Tune-Up Blog
43. Inside the Chiefs
44. B-Mets Buzz with Tim Heiman
45. Brevard County Manatees

FANS
Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk continues her ascent up the rankings …
1. Tilted Cap
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. The Brewer Nation
5. The Unbiased MLB Fan
6. Cove Chatter
7. Cook & Sons’ Baseball Adventures
8. Born on Third
9. The Ballpark Guide
10. Beisbol 007
11. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
12. The Baseball Haven
13. Fish Fry
14. mlbblogger
15. Dedicado al Baseball
16. Dodger Blue World
17. Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk
18. Pepper :a Mets Blog
19. Where Everyone’s a Giant
20. Pinstripe Birthdays
21. eltubeyero22
22. Observing Baseball
23. Minoring In Baseball
24. The Cub Den
25. Phillies Phollowers
26. Coco Crisp’s Afro
27. 7000 Coliseum Way
28. BrokeMets
29. The Dugout Perspective
30. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
31. baseballqueen
32. 81 Giants for 93
33. Flashin’ Leather
34. 2r2d
35. Gamer Babes from Half Moon Bay
36. The Baseball Sociologist
37. Pinstripe State of Mind
38. More Splash Hits
39. The Yankee Dinosaur
40. My Fantasy MLBlog
41. The O.Co Show
42. The Angels’ Ace
43. Bumgarner Snotrockets
44. The Blue Jays Dugout
45. ThatBallhawk
46. Irrational Pastime
47. Rox Addict
48. steel city ballhawk
49. OllieNYankees
50. Perfect Pitch

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
MLB.com’s team of writers continues crisscrossing the continent to keep you in the know…
1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Beck’s Blog
3. Mark My Word
4. The Zo Zone
5. Postcards From Elysian Fields
6. Bowman’s Blog
7. Bombers Beat
8. Britt’s Bird Watch
9. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
10. Mariners Musings
11. Tag’s Lines
12. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
13. The Fish Pond
14. North of the Border
15. Brownie Points
16. Brew Beat
17. Major League Bastian
18. Mets Cetera
19. Change for a Nickel
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.

Latest Leaders – May 2014

The All-Star Game is approaching rapidly so make sure you’re casting your ballots for the starters and tell us about your picks! Whether it’s the Midsummer Classic or blogging, one of the joys is seeing standout veterans such as MLB.com Fantasy 411 and the recently renamed Bleacher Banter excelling alongside talented newcomers like On Cloud Conine and Baseball’s Relatives. Ours is truly an international game, so wherever you are, take the plunge today and get started with your own MLB.com Blog, powered by WordPress.com.

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

MLB PRO
Baseball Books is a great resource for finding a beach read…
1. Dodger Insider
2. John & Cait…Plus Nine
3. Brandon and Brandon
4. Friar Wire
5. TribeVibe
6. Dodgers Photog Blog
7. MLB.com Fantasy 411
8. Better Off Red
9. SF Giants Photos
10. On Cloud Conine
11. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
12. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
13. Curly W Live
14. White Shark
15. The Halo Way
16. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
17. Cubs Vine Line Blog
18. Desde el Desierto
19. Our Game
20. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
21. Inside the White Sox
22. Clubhouse Confidential
23. Around the Horn in KC
24. Twins Pics
25. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
26. Phillies Insider
27. @Cafe Blog
28. Alyson’s Footnotes
29. Roof Report
30. Comerica Park, 48201
31. Braves Give
32. CastroTurf
33. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
34. Baseball Books
35. Newberg Report
36. Rays Radio
37. Justice4U
38. FISH TALES
39. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
40. Wild Things
41. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
42. Matt’s Bats
43. Baseball with Matt
44. Twinsiders
45. TVA Jacques
46. 1 Citizens Bank Way
47. The Cutoff Man
48. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
49. Cincinnati Reds Camps
50. A Twinternal Perspective

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

FANS
Follow 81 Giants for 93 for an inspiring baseball adventure…
1. Bleacher Banter
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. The Unbiased MLB Fan
5. The Brewer Nation
6. Cook & Sons’ Baseball Adventures
7. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
8. Fish Fry
9. Beisbol 007
10. mlbblogger
11. A’s Farm
12. eltubeyero22
13. Minor League Madhouse
14. Cove Chatter
15. Dedicado al Baseball
16. The Baseball Haven
17. Dodger Blue World
18. Where Everyone’s a Giant
19. Pinstripe Birthdays
20. Coco Crisp’s Afro
21. Blue Jays Musings
22. Phillies Phollowers
23. Minoring In Baseball
24. Born on Third
25. Take The 7 To Citi
26. The Dugout Perspective
27. BrokeMets
28. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
29. Flashin’ Leather
30. The Cub Den
31. More Splash Hits
32. The Dodger Rundown
33. Pinstripe State of Mind
34. Bullpen, Baseball & Sock Talk
35. My Fantasy MLBlog
36. The Blue Jays Dugout
37. Beantown Baseball Birthdays
38. The Baseball Sociologist
39. TheCutoffMan
40. 2r2d
41. 81 Giants for 93
42. Fantasy Baseball / Fantasy Football with Dennis Farrell
43. The Yankee Dinosaur
44. Big Apple Baseball Blog
45. Phillies Red Pinstripes
46. steel city ballhawk
47. ThatBallhawk
48. Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball
49. OllieNYankees
50. Baseball’s Relatives

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
MLB.com’s team of beat writers has you covered as the weather heats up…
1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Mark My Word
3. Beck’s Blog
4. Bowman’s Blog
5. The Zo Zone
6. Postcards From Elysian Fields
7. Britt’s Bird Watch
8. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
9. Bombers Beat
10. Mariners Musings
11. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
12. The Fish Pond
13. North of the Border
14. Mets Cetera
15. Tag’s Lines
16. Brew Beat
17. Brownie Points
18. Major League Bastian
19. Change for a Nickel
20. Major Lee-ague

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.

Latest Leaders – April 2014

Latest Leaders logoIn April we officially started our 10th year of MLB.com Blogging. Whether you’ve been here since the beginning or are new to the fold, thanks for helping make our blogging community what it is! This is the only place around where baseball fans can blog alongside writers, broadcasters, players, and front office members. So join the party and start your very own MLB.com Blog today and enjoy the coolest dashboard features in blogging thanks to a partnership between MLB Advanced Media and WordPress.com.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Apr. 1-30:

MLB PRO
Friar Wire jumps all the way up to 13th in its first full month…
1. Dodger Insider
2. Brandon and Brandon
3. John & Cait…Plus Nine
4. TribeVibe
5. Dodgers Photog Blog
6. Better Off Red
7. MLB.com Fantasy 411
8. SF Giants Photos
9. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
10. On Cloud Conine
11. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
12. Twins Pics
13. Friar Wire
14. Cubs Vine Line Blog
15. Curly W Live
16. White Shark
17. Beyond the Ballpark
18. Our Game
19. Phillies Insider
20. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
21. The Halo Way
22. Around the Horn in KC
23. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
24. Inside the White Sox
25. Grand Openings
26. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
27. @Cafe Blog
28. Roof Report
29. Clubhouse Confidential
30. Braves Give
31. Comerica Park, 48201
32. Newberg Report
33. 1 Citizens Bank Way
34. CastroTurf
35. Rays Radio
36. Desde el Desierto
37. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
38. FISH TALES
39. A Twinternal Perspective
40. Wild Things
41. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
42. Baseball with Matt
43. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
44. Baseball Books
45. Matt’s Bats
46. Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords
47. TVA Jacques
48. Eric Sogard’s Glasses
49. Cincinnati Reds Camps
50. The Cutoff Man

MiLB PRO
Harnessing the power of prospects, MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog takes the honors…
1. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
2. Ben’s Biz Blog
3. The Dash Board
4. Rattler Radio
5. Inside the Jackson Generals
6. Callis’ Corner
7. Hit Bull Win Blog
8. Porcupines in Pinstripes
9. Salem Sox Talk
10. Inside the San Jose Giants
11. Rollin’ with Rick
12. 45 Miles From Fenway
13. M-Braves Clubhouse Report
14. Unlocking the Keys
15. ‘Cats Corner
16. Playing In Peoria
17. It’s All Relative
18. The 2-2 Pitch
19. Hook, Line, and Sinker
20. ‘Riders Insider Blog
21. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
22. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
23. The Inside Pitch
24. The G-Blog
25. Intimidating Insight
26. CurveBall Blog
27. Chirp Chatter
28. Knight Fever
29. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
30. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
31. Bill On Baseball
32. Travs Talk
33. From the Nest
34. The Tune-Up Blog
35. Barons Beat

FANS
Rays Renegade finish first following a re-brand…
1. Bleacher Banter
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. A’s Farm
5. The Brewer Nation
6. The Unbiased MLB Fan
7. Cook & Sons’ Baseball Adventures
8. Cove Chatter
9. Fish Fry
10. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
11. The Ballpark Guide
12. mlbblogger
13. Beisbol 007
14. Rockpile Rant
15. Born on Third
16. Blue Jays Musings
17. Dodger Blue World
18. Minor League Madhouse
19. Pinstripe Birthdays
20. Coco Crisp’s afro
21. Observing Baseball
22. The Baseball Haven
23. Brewers Farm Report
24. Minoring In Baseball
25. Phillies Phollowers
26. The Blue Jays Dugout
27. BrokeMets
28. The Dugout Perspective
29. The Cub Den
30. More Splash Hits
31. bumgarnersnotrockets
32. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
33. eltubeyero22
34. 7000 Coliseum Way
35. Three Up, Three Down
36. baseballqueen
37. My Fantasy MLBlog
38. The Dodger Rundown
39. The Baseball Sociologist
40. Pinstripe State of Mind
41. Flashin’ Leather
42. Beantown Baseball Birthdays
43. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
44. The Ballhawker
45. Big Apple Baseball Blog
46. Where Everyone’s a Giant
47. The Yankee Dinosaur
48. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
49. En Tres y Dos
50. Phillies Red Pinstripes

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
Doing what they do best — keeping fans in the know from the ballpark…
1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Mark My Word
3. Beck’s Blog
4. Bombers Beat
5. The Zo Zone
6. Bowman’s Blog
7. Mariners Musings
8. Britt’s Bird Watch
9. Postcards From Elysian Fields
10. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
11. Brew Beat
12. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
13. Tag’s Lines
14. Mets Cetera
15. The Fish Pond
16. Change for a Nickel
17. Brownie Points
18. Major League Bastian
19. North of the Border
20. Major Lee-ague

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.

Latest Leaders – March 2014

Latest Leaders logoAll is right in the world again, as we settle into the familiar pattern of baseball’s regular season. Make certain you’re following the Padres’ brand-new blog, Friar Wire — an excellent addition to our community. And say Happy 9th Blogday to Murray Cook and Jonathan Mayo, whose PRO blogs were created on the first day of MLB.com Blogs history back on April 18, 2005. There’s no time like the start of the season to start your MLB.com Blog — you could follow the example of this month’s debutantes like Beantown Baseball Birthdays and Hit Bull Win Blog, and find yourself in a future Latest Leaders.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Mar. 1-31:

MLB PRO
Baseball is back, and so is MLB.com Fantasy 411…
1. Dodger Insider
2. John & Cait…Plus Nine
3. Dodgers Photog Blog
4. Grand Openings
5. TribeVibe
6. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
7. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
8. Better Off Red
9. MLB.com Fantasy 411
10. Brandon and Brandon
11. SF Giants Photos
12. Cubs Vine Line Blog
13. Curly W Live
14. On Cloud Conine
15. Phillies Insider
16. Twins Pics
17. Our Game
18. Inside the White Sox
19. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
20. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
21. Around the Horn in KC
22. Clubhouse Confidential
23. The Halo Way
24. White Shark
25. Rays Radio
26. Braves Give
27. CastroTurf
28. So I Married A Baseball Player…
29. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
30. HammelTown
31. Newberg Report
32. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
33. Desde el Desierto
34. @Cafe Blog
35. 1 Citizens Bank Way
36. Twinsiders
37. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
38. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
39. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
40. Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords
41. Baseball with Matt
42. Matt’s Bats
43. Friar Wire
44. A Twinternal Perspective
45. FISH TALES
46. Wild Things
47. BTF Today
48. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
49. TVA Jacques
50. Step up to B.A.T.

MiLB PRO
Hit Bull Win Blog makes an impressive debut in the top spot…
1. Hit Bull Win Blog
2. Ben’s Biz Blog
3. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
4. Callis’ Corner
5. Inside the San Jose Giants
6. Rattler Radio
7. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
8. Rollin’ with Rick
9. Inside the Chiefs
10. The Dash Board
11. Porcupines in Pinstripes
12. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
13. Inside the Jackson Generals
14. ‘Riders Insider Blog
15. It’s All Relative
16. Unlocking the Keys
17. 45 Miles From Fenway
18. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
19. ‘Cats Corner
20. Chirp Chatter
21. The 2-2 Pitch
22. The G-Blog
23. M-Braves Clubhouse Report
24. Playing In Peoria
25. Knight Fever
26. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
27. CurveBall Blog
28. Wings Things-official blog of the Rochester Red Wings
29. The Inside Pitch
30. Yard Work
31. From the Nest
32. Staten Island Yankees
33. Intimidating Insight
34. Hook, Line, and Sinker
35. The Tune-Up Blog

FANS
Need a Streamer? makes its first appearance in 13th place…
1. Rays Renegade
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. The Brewer Nation
5. A’s Farm
6. The Unbiased MLB Fan
7. Cove Chatter
8. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
9. Blue Jays Musings
10. mlbblogger
11. The Baseball Haven
12. Rockpile Rant
13. Need a Streamer?
14. Beisbol 007
15. Dodger Blue World
16. Minor League Madhouse
17. The Ballpark Guide
18. Minoring In Baseball
19. Fish Fry
20. The Dugout Perspective
21. Bleacher Boy
22. Coco Crisp’s afro
23. The Cub Den
24. Born on Third
25. Whitt Till Next Year
26. Observing Baseball
27. Pinstripe Birthdays
28. Phillies Phollowers
29. eltubeyero22
30. The Blue Jays Dugout
31. BrokeMets
32. 7000 Coliseum Way
33. The Yankee Dinosaur
34. Three Up, Three Down
35. Where Everyone’s a Giant
36. The Baseball Sociologist
37. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
38. Pinstripe State of Mind
39. Windy City Hardball
40. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
41. More Splash Hits
42. Los bigleaguers
43. Big Apple Baseball Blog
44. Spring Training With Sydney!
45. TheCutoffMan
46. Rockin’ Redlegs
47. Rox Addict
48. THIS IS A STEROID FREE ZONE
49. A Piece of The Game
50. Beantown Baseball Birthdays

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
Crisscrossing the continent to bring fans the very latest from clubhouses and front offices…
1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Mark My Word
3. Beck’s Blog
4. Britt’s Bird Watch
5. Mariners Musings
6. Bombers Beat
7. Postcards From Elysian Fields
8. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
9. The Zo Zone
10. Bowman’s Blog
11. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
12. North of the Border
13. Tag’s Lines
14. Brew Beat
15. Brownie Points
16. The Fish Pond
17. Change for a Nickel
18. Major League Bastian
19. Mets Cetera
20. Bollinger Beat

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.

Latest Leaders – February 2014

Latest Leaders logoOpening Day Countdown Down Under has emerged as the must-follow blog between now and Major League Baseball’s Opening Series on March 22-23 in Sydney, Australia — sure to take you back down memory lane while celebrating today’s stars as well. Welcome the brand-new Twins Pics blogs for some great shots by their official photog. The Blue Jays Dugout‘s has a crowdfunding campaign underway for his book. Congrats to The Dugout PerspectiveOur National(s) Pastime, 9 Innings of Passion and springtrainingwithsydney on their debuts here. Take the first step to joining the ranks of the Latest Leaders by starting your MLB.com Blog, powered by WordPress.com today!

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Feb. 1-28:

MLB PRO
Dodger Insider makes an extremely impressive debut as the overall January leader…
1. Dodger Insider
2. Dodgers Photog Blog
3. John & Cait…Plus Nine
4. Opening Day Countdown Down Under
5. Better Off Red
6. SF Giants Photos
7. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
8. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
9. Hot Stove
10. TribeVibe
11. @Cafe Blog
12. MLB.com Fantasy 411
13. Cubs Vine Line Blog
14. On Cloud Conine
15. Brandon and Brandon
16. Our Game
17. Curly W Live
18. White Shark
19. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
20. Phillies Insider
21. Desde el Desierto
22. The Halo Way
23. Inside the White Sox
24. 1 Citizens Bank Way
25. Around the Horn in KC
26. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
27. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
28. So I Married A Baseball Player…
29. Twinsiders
30. Rays Radio
31. CastroTurf
32. Clubhouse Confidential
33. HammelTown
34. Newberg Report
35. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
36. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
37. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
38. Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords
39. Colorado Rockies Fantasy Camp Blog
40. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
41. Braves Give
42. Twins Pics
43. Eric Sogard’s Glasses
44. FISH TALES
45. Matt’s Bats
46. Beyond the Ballpark
47. Step up to B.A.T.
48. Voices of The Game
49. My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife
50. Baseball with Matt

MiLB PRO
Jordan Swagerty is blogging from Cardinals Spring Training in Jupiter…
1. Ben’s Biz Blog
2. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
3. Callis’ Corner
4. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
5. Inside the San Jose Giants
6. Rollin’ with Rick
7. Walking with a Swagerty
8. 45 Miles From Fenway
9. The Dash Board
10. Rattler Radio
11. It’s All Relative
12. Playing In Peoria
13. The G-Blog
14. Chirp Chatter
15. ‘Cats Corner
16. Inside the Jackson Generals
17. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
18. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
19. The Inside Pitch
20. Unlocking the Keys
21. Knight Fever
22. From the Nest
23. Docking With the Ports
24. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
25. M-Braves Clubhouse Report

FANS
Blue Jays Musings made a huge leap this month, rocketing from 46th up to 11th…
1. Rays Renegade
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The Brewer Nation
4. The AustralianBaseballDigest
5. The Unbiased MLB Fan
6. A’s Farm
7. Cove Chatter
8. Beisbol 007
9. The Baseball Haven
10. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
11. Blue Jays Musings
12. mlbblogger
13. Ballparks on a Budget
14. Minor League Madhouse
15. Dodger Blue World
16. Rockpile Rant
17. The Ballpark Guide
18. Brewers Farm Report
19. Pinstripe Birthdays
20. eltubeyero22
21. Minoring In Baseball
22. Observing Baseball
23. 7000 Coliseum Way
24. The Dugout Perspective
25. Coco crisp’s afro
26. BrokeMets
27. Three Up, Three Down
28. Fish Fry
29. Where Everyone’s a Giant
30. The Baseball Sociologist
31. Born on Third
32. Los bigleaguers
33. The Blue Jays Dugout
34. Our National(s) Pastime
35. Skood Sports
36. Major League Baseball Hot Topics
37. 9 Innings of Passion
38. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
39. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
40. It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A.
41. Pinstripe State of Mind
42. springtrainingwithsydney
43. The Intern
44. A Piece of The Game
45. gojays
46. Bleacher Boy
47. Big Apple Baseball Blog
48. More Splash Hits
49. Everything Red Sox
50. The Average Baseball Player

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

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.

Latest Leaders – January 2014

Latest Leaders logoEveryone is gearing up for the season, as evidenced by the brand-new Opening Day Countdown Down Under blog and its unique daily posts ahead of the Opening Series in Sydney (please follow it and suggest players each day as I post great Opening Day moments tied to player jersey numbers!). Dodger Insider stormed out of the gates in its first month, dominating the whole community, and we saw more impressive debuts with front office blogs from the Marlins (On Cloud Conine) and Giants (@Cafe Blog). Meanwhile, some Fan blogs are making their first Latest Leaders appearances — congratulations to Whitt Till Next Year, Everything Red Sox and The view from here. Follow their lead next month by joining our blog community and creating your very own MLB.com Blog, powered by WordPress.com, and don’t forget to click Sharing in the dashboard Settings and activate both Publicize and Share Buttons areas to increase your following.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Jan. 1-31:

MLB PRO
Dodger Insider makes an extremely impressive debut as the overall January leader…
1. Dodger Insider
2. Hot Stove
3. John & Cait…Plus Nine
4. Better Off Red
5. MLB.com Fantasy 411
6. Dodgers Photog Blog
7. OutsidePitchMLB
8. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
9. Brandon and Brandon
10. SF Giants Photos
11. Cubs Vine Line Blog
12. TribeVibe
13. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
14. Around the Horn in KC
15. So I Married A Baseball Player…
16. Curly W Live
17. Our Game
18. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
19. Cleveland Indians Fantasy Camp
20. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
21. Alyson’s Footnotes
22. On Cloud Conine
23. Phillies Insider
24. Opening Day Countdown Down Under
25. CastroTurf
26. Rays Radio
27. Newberg Report
28. Inside the White Sox
29. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
30. Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords
31. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
32. Matt’s Bats
33. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
34. 1 Citizens Bank Way
35. Justice4U
36. Comerica Park, 48201
37. Desde el Desierto
38. FISH TALES
39. Beyond the Ballpark
40. Boomskie on Baseball
41. Haley Smilow and Family Ballpark Journey
42. Step up to B.A.T.
43. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
44. One More Cup of Coffee
45. Voices of The Game
46. Colorado Rockies Fantasy Camp Blog
47. Baseball with Matt
48. MLBPAA Intern Insider
49. Padres hispanos
50. The Cutoff Man

MiLB PRO
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo are augmenting MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects
1. Ben’s Biz Blog
2. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
3. Callis’ Corner
4. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
5. Rollin’ with Rick
6. Inside the San Jose Giants
7. 45 Miles From Fenway
8. The Dash Board
9. It’s All Relative
10. Inside the Jackson Generals
11. Rattler Radio
12. Docking With the Ports
13. Salem Sox Talk
14. ‘Cats Corner
15. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
16. Porcupines in Pinstripes
17. Walking with a Swagerty
18. Playing In Peoria
19. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
20. Knight Fever
21. Chirp Chatter
22. The G-Blog
23. Sound Bytes Blog
24. From the Nest
25. The Inside Pitch
26. The Tune-Up Blog
27. Inside the Chiefs
28. M-Braves Clubhouse Report
29. Intimidating Insight
30. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
31. On the Mike with Mike Safford (Voice of the Boise Hawks)
32. Express Tracks
33. Hook, Line, and Sinker
34. Delmarva Shorebirds Blog
35. Legends Ledger

FANS
Rays Renegade claims the top spot following his return from sabbatical…
1. Rays Renegade
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The Brewer Nation
4. The AustralianBaseballDigest
5. The Baseball Haven
6. The Unbiased MLB Fan
7. Cove Chatter
8. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
9. A’s Farm
10. Ballparks on a Budget
11. Brewers Farm Report
12. Pinstripe Birthdays
13. Rockpile Rant
14. Beisbol 007
15. Dodger Blue World
16. The Ballpark Guide
17. eltubeyero22
18. Minoring In Baseball
19. Coco crisp’s afro
20. McGeeTriples
21. Skood Sports
22. Observing Baseball
23. 7000 Coliseum Way
24. A Piece of The Game
25. BrokeMets
26. Where Everyone’s a Giant
27. baseballqueen
28. Wrigley Regular
29. Born on Third
30. Whitt Till Next Year
31. Minor League Madhouse
32. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
33. Cream City Cables
34. Everything Red Sox
35. Fish Fry
36. Pinstripe State of Mind
37. The Baseball Sociologist
38. baseballflamecity
39. The Intern
40. The Best MLBlog
41. The Blue Jays Dugout
42. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
43. Meet the Mets Fan
44. Women Who Love Cardinals Baseball
45. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
46. Blue Jays Musings
47. Teddy’s Ballgame
48. It’s Always A Good Dre in L.A.
49. Philadelphia Ballhawk
50. The view from here.

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

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.

Latest Leaders – March 2012

Latest Leaders logoHappy Opening Day! The March 2012 Latest Leaders rounded into fine form as Spring Training wound down. We have a number of rookies making their debut on this list, like TribeVibe and 3 Up, 3 Down, as well as some very familiar names. Celebrate the new season by discovering some new blogs!

Here are last month’s top blogs ranked by page views from Mar. 1-31:

MLB PRO
1. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
2. MLB.com Fantasy 411
3. SF Giants Photos
4. Better Off Red
5. Alyson’s Footnotes
6. Ben’s Biz Blog
7. Baseball Nerd
8. Far East Division
9. So I Married A Baseball Player…
10. Dodgers Photog Blog
11. John & Cait…Plus Nine
12. Phillies Insider
13. Curly W Live
14. The Byrd’s Nest
15. Around the Horn in KC
16. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
17. Inside the White Sox
18. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
19. Bloomberg Sports
20. 45 Miles From Fenway
21. Tommy Lasorda’s World
22. Comerica Park, 48201
23. Athletics in Japan: Opening Series 2012
24. CastroTurf
25. Our Game
26. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
27. Rattler Radio
28. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
29. Cubs Vine Line Blog
30. Newberg Report
31. Cooperstown Chatter
32. TribeVibe
33. ‘Cats Corner
34. The Dash Board
35. Clubhouse Confidential
36. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
37. Justice4U
38. Fantasy Freddie
39. Kaat’s Korner
40. Padre Knows Best
41. MLB Urban Youth Academy
42. Above the Plate
43. Heard It From Hoard
44. Unlocking the Keys
45. Yard Work
46. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
47. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
48.  The Mitchell Report & Livin’ La Vida Leo
49. It’s All Relative
50. ‘Topes Tattler

FAN
1. Rays Renegade
2. The Baseball Collector
3. Counting Baseballs
4. Red State Blue State
5. nybisons
6. Beisbol 007
7. Rockpile Rant
8. mlbblogger
9. The Brewer Nation
10. BlueBattingHelmet
11. TexasRangers_HQ
12. The Unbiased MLB Fan
13. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
14. gojays
15. A’s Farm
16. Pinstripe Birthdays
17. Phillies Phollowers
18. The Ballpark Guide
19. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
20. Brewers Rumors
21. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
22. The Rays Rant
23. westsideculture
24. Blogging ‘Bout Baseball
25. Observing Baseball
26. The Pittsburgh Peas
27. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
28. Plushdamentals
29. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
30. Fish Fry
31. Collection of Baseball
32. Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts
33. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
34. This is a very simple game…
35. Unfinished Business
36. The Yankee Dinosaur
37. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
38. Minoring In Baseball
39. The Baseball Haven
40. Rockin’ Redlegs
41. Cream City Cables
42. 3 Up, 3 Down
43. Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees
44. baseballqueen
45. Los bigleaguers
46. Bleacher Boy
47. 1992 And Counting
48. Born on Third
49.  The Phanatic Addict
50. The Phil Naessens Show

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

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.

Relaunch updates

Updated 6:49 p.m. ET Sunday

Welcome to Nationals Hill — just in time for the first-ever game at Nationals Park!

Updates/fixes are ongoing to the new MLBlogs Network and please keep the feedback coming here in comments. We are watching them closely and incorporating user input.

We just changed the default comment settings to “Anyone Can Comment” (instead of None, which would require approving first) and Email Notifications on. I’ve been told by the Movable Type folks that you should try using the links in that email to moderate comments. It’s a cool feature, especially when you want to edit or revise an aggressive commenter. Again, this is just a default settings change system-wide.

We’ve been seeing a performance issue on many static pages and a new bug has been filed with Six Apart on that one. Load times will improve.

Tag cloud and Most Recent blog headlines on the MLBlogs.com landing page are being worked on. So is the Edit Assets functionality in the MT software.

Reminder to add as many related tags as possible in that area beneath your text field. This is how a lot of people are going to find you. It’s one of the best changes from the old MLBlogs.

We’re going to deploy a fix in the morning to rebuild the sidebar more aggressively. This way new linked lists will show up much more quickly (along with revised info pics).

There are many known issues out of the gates and a team is in motion on them.

Adding a ton of widgets (ie counters, weather bugs, chat rooms, etc.) is not advised, according to our Movable Type partners. Do so at your own risk, as was the case with the past iteration of MLBlogs. They often decrease performance on MLBlogs pages, and in some cases I had no desire to click on the MLBlog because it took a year to load. We have done our best to migrate over all Typelists, and it is not surprising that some or many of these widgets have been lost in the transition. One user said he “paid for those,” meaning it was somehow part of the past subscription fee at MLBlogs, and that is false. Third-party widgets are not presented in the software for a reason. Not saying to avoid them, but they’re basically a hack to your software and widgeter beware.

If you have a major individual issue, a handful of us have “superuser” admin rights and can assist in changes. As I’ve noted, please also be patient through the Opening Day whirlwind activity. About to write another MLB.com Opening Day pageantry story now myself, as I know most of you are doing. Good luck to 30 Major League Baseball teams that are about to all be under way in the regular season, and good luck to all of you who are going to blog hopefully through the World Series and beyond. And check out my story: How Does It Feel?

Updates to be continued…

The new MLBlogs Network (and why now)

Updated 12:11 p.m. ET Sunday:

Welcome to your new MLBlogs Network. For anyone just joining us, this is the community blog, and you will be able to find updates on network features and the people who blog here. For everyone else, *thanks* for your patience in our cutover from the first iteration. We at Major League Baseball Advanced Media are excited to start a new regular season with a new blogging environment just as we have relaunched MLB.com, team sites and more.

Some of the most common responses so far include: WHY NOW?#@$&*%@. You know, Bucky Dent spelling. Well, here’s why, for all of you who asked. Because WELCOME TO OUR WORLD. You want to be a baseball writer? Welcome to how this works. At MLB.com, we have relaunched one of the world’s biggest websites every year at Opening Day, and this year we decided to do it at the same time as 30 MLB team site relaunches. We spend the offseason working on it through all of the trades and signings and everything else. We roll out a brand-new look every year, a tradition, and we go a little crazy inside but we just know it’s ****-it-up time because it’s showtime. As a fan, with MLB.com or with your favorite team site, all you have to do is be a site visitor and enjoy everything without operating the publishing system and doing programming and sizing and posting images and multimedia and…you get the picture. With a blogging network such as this very one, YOU are the proprietor, too. You get to enjoy the relaunch joy and the Opening Day craziness that comes with it. That’s the best I can tell you, having been through relaunches every Opening Day week this decade and now seeing bloggers jump on board. It’s Opening Day or never.

We’re working through any bugs/known issues and want to be able to help you all as much as possible, and ask that you hang in there through Opening Day. Good to see that some of you are also helping each other, a big plus. Photos, or “assets”, will take some getting used to. So will Link Lists (formerly “Typelists”). I have turned off the default “approve comments” on this community blog so that you can immediately see your comments and have that exchange with each other in this community. It’s also important to note that this relaunch is just the start in a gradual series of feature rollouts for the overal MLB.com community, and some of what’s ahead this season is going to rock The Show.

Here are some details about our relaunch you will need to know, so here goes…

IT’S FREE!!! No more subscription. (Refund info below.) For the record, the last person in history to pay for an MLBlog was Yes The Cubs Wont Win. Just sayin’.

The old Typepad app we’ve used since the April 2005 launch of MLBlogs is now replaced by a robust Movable Type software app. You’ll like MT much better. It will take some getting used to, but you’re a blogger just like you are a baseball fan, and we have faith that you will find your way around and make yourself at home with the MT features. There will be tips/helpful info here, but you are a bunch of high-tech fans.

Templates: There is more variety of style, ranging from minimalist/clean to a more gaudy “Fan” template. There is also a “Retro” version with an old logo. You will also notice around the network that some blogs have an “MLB PRO BLOG” star shield on them. That is a template available for use by the MLB family, so you will know when someone from Major League baseball is blogging right alongside you. Like CJ Wilson, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Reifert, Joe Blanton, Youk, Steve Stewart, Matthew Leach, Josh Rawitch, the Phillies Ballgirls, Raymond, Big Pupi, etc. Yes, that’s right, we gave a dog one of those things. Big Pupi probably will want to change templates. The main thing is that there are a lot of templates and a lot of bloggers and we’re all in the same place and blogging for free.

Did we mention free yet?

This will be the first phase in gradual rollouts of cool enhancements to the overall MLB community. You’ll see a lot of things you’ve waited for, and there will be some other things you’d like and chances are they are on deck for coming days/weeks. We’ll be making a lot more noise about the new MLBlogs Network once that has happened.

There will be some glitches and bugs and headaches as with any other relaunch. We’ll be working with you on it. The more input the better, as we will make gradual refinements in subsequent updates to the software.

Going from pay-to-free is a good thing. It is the opposite of how it usually works on the Internet. Still, there may be some questions about refunding. There will be a link within your new MT to email our Customer Service, where someone will help you, and especially “Yes The Cubs Wont Win.” But here is what you need to know:

REFUNDS

  • Any annual subscription is nonrefundable if it was placed before 2008. Any annual subscription placed on or after Jan. 1, 2008, will be fully refunded by Customer Service.
  • Any Blog created in the month leading up to the relaunch would be fully refunded, whether monthly ($4.95) or annual ($49.95).
  • If you are owed a refund, then just email Customer Service here. (Do not ask me for it, because I am broke from buying lots of triple-shot Starbucks for our great partners who helped us relaunch this network.)

The MLBlogs.com landing page also has been redesigned. New features will include:

Most Recent posts — more listings than we had before;

Tag Cloud — tagging is going to be a huge part of the new MLBlogs Network. It’s also on the side panel of blogs. This feature is undergoing some last-minute tweaking, so pardon a little construction. Be sure to add tags to the bottom of every entry before you save it. That’s how most people are going to find their way around here going forward. If you are a Yankees fan, click the Yankees link in that cloud on the mlblogs.com homepage and you will get a results page of all MLBlogs entries with “Yankees” as a tag.

Featured Blog — in addition to frequently changing main panel on the mlblogs.com homepage, we will spotlight bloggers. This is not automated and we’ll try to keep rotating in as many people as we can.

Drop-down Indexes — For now, there is a drop-down list of the aforementioned blogs maintained by MLB personnel. Sometime in the next month, we plan to return the Browse by Team capability, so that blogs are indexed by club template choice. This has to be automated for it to happen, because going to free means there are going to be way more bloggers than we can keep up with for manual additions to that page. So bear with us on that, and don’t ask if you can be added to the MLBlogs Active Roster by team in the meantime. It’ll be back.

(Note: We just relaunched the MLB.com homepage, and as you know by now, MLBloggers are being highlighted EVERY DAY right there on a page visited by about 10 million fans a day. No baseball blogging network is found by baseball fans like MLBlogs.)

Help

There will be a customer support email link (as listed above) if you are at wit’s end. It’s Opening Day weekend and just expect some time for response on this end. You also can post comments here, and your fellow users may be able to reply swiftly in answer t
o your questions about functionality. There will be a lot to get used to, and we hope you will enjoy the new season and new blog network.

There also will be a link on MLBlog pages to report/flag any bloggers/commenters for abuse/spam. There will be a more sophisticated method for this in a subsequent phase, but in the meantime, feel free use that email link and we’ll monitor it. That is only for abuse/spam reporting.

Get ready for better, more fun templates…lots of tagging…preapproval of comments…lots of things you expect and some more excitement at the start of a Major League season.

Any constructive feedback (email preferred) about the new MLBlogs Network after the relaunch will be appreciated, added to any known issues. Thanks to everyone who has helped grow this community over the last three years, and here’s to a great season.

Hot dogs still cost you. So will the tickets, parking and stuff. But blogging is free.

Mark/MLB.com

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