It’s always fun to look at the Stats page at MLB.com this time of year, and at this moment one Christopher Bob Shelton from Salt Lake City is jumping off the League Leaders page with that smiling face in the BA and HR categories. No idea where he and the Tigers will finish this fall, but what a start in the Jim Leyland era — most notably that big win over Kevin Millwood today, and that 100-mph gas from Justin Verlander.
Something else especially jumps out right now on that page, and it’s under the Who’s Hot category. It says David Wright is 8-for-16 with 2 HR and 6 RBI, but what it doesn’t say is:
200 Comments. That’s what the Met’s third baseman has received after one day of being an MLBlogger. If someone is aware of any other recorded blog by one individual (not counting those White Sox and Astros Fan Guestbook blogs we started here last October) that drew 200 comments in the first day, please post the link here. It might be Guinness Book of World Records stuff. For the record, the first comment was posted by our own Diane from Diamonds are for Humor. Many of those commenters are coming to the blog from that panel on mets.com, and hopefully they’ll want to start an MLBlog once they get there to post alongside him.
If you want to up your own comment total, one tried-and-true way is to post a comment on a blog like Wright’s and make sure your URL is under your name. Ask that blogger and others to come visit. Leave welcome comments for rookies in the MLBlogs community — there are new ones being created all the time, and then you’ll become one of their favorites.
And how about the Brew Crew? Imagine how good they could be when Ben Sheets comes back.
Pennsylvania is a combined 0-10 so far. But MLBlogosphere still loves the fact that Larry Shenk is a blogger. That’s hot.
If someone here will please give a movie review of the new movie Benchwarmers, it would be great if you could post a comment with the link here so we can promote it on the MLBlogs.com page this week. And speaking of movies, our Yankee scribe Mark Feinsand has a movie tip to share.