Into the Sophosphere
It felt strange to not have any games during the day today. But that gave us a lot more time to celebrate the first anniversary of MLBlogs with visibility all day on the MLB.com homepage. Starting with Brooks Robinson at midnight ET to MC Hammer’s debut blog single now and then shortly Jorge Cantu’s first post since the World Baseball Classic, it has been a busy day of changing the MLBlogs.com panels every hour on the hour to showcase the great blogs in this community.
Now every monitor and MLB.TV screen around our MLB.com offices here in NYC are cranked with live ball. Things we want to make sure you noticed from the last 24 hours because there has been so much:
DA BRONX BOMBERS’ artwork.
Debut of Steve Stewart’s Bad Boy Blog. He’s Marty Brennaman’s radio booth partner for Reds games.
Jesse Sanchez’s special look "inside" the daily manager’s briefing . . . a fact of life for baseball writers.
Kellia at Down the Left Field Line snuck her anniversary thoughts in under the gun, gotta read those.
Can’t possibly list it all here, so also all those "Birthday Wishes" blogs highlighted on the MLBLogs.com homepage right now, and any other MLBloggers who have taken the time to acknowledge a year’s worth of work by a lot of talented blogganistas (my word after a long day, it’s a cross between blogger and fashionista) building this community.
Oh, and the occasional out-of-the-box post like this one on the Fantasy 411 blog.
Thanks to anyone who was extremely gracious to give quotes for the first-year anniversary article that appeared on the MLB.com homepage most of the day. Anyone whose quote I could not use because of time is a likely Spheroid-in-waiting.
The Jays just wiped out a quick 4-0 deficit against the Yankee club they are trying to pass this fall. Ah, great to have baseball back. A full afternoon of games without it suddenly seemed like the offseason again, but it’s been fun to remember all that’s happened at MLBlogs since Tommy talked about Jackie.
PS — This is going to blow you away. Stay tuned for your own baseball control room.