So many new MLBloggers have joined The Show since we had Tuesday’s Blogging Birthday Bash here, we thought it was worth some fun rookie treatment. You’ll notice that the MLBlogs.com homepage now has a "ROOKIES" section that is frequently updated based on all the call-ups from elsewhere around the blogosphere or on those who are just new to blogging.
We also changed the "LOOK WHO’S BLOGGING NOW" panel on that homepage to "MLBLOGS ACTIVE ROSTER." That should include all MLBloggers who are active, or those who have posted at least once in the last month or so (no one is watching the calendar waiting to bump a blogger, though . . . it’s a lot more laid-back in our tech world).
So it should work like this: If you have just started an MLBlog, you will show up in the ROOKIES section. Get in some playing time, and as long as you have changed "My Weblog" to a much more deserving big-league headline on top of your blog, then you will officially move into the MLBLOGS ACTIVE ROSTER panel. Our goal is to give all newcomers here visibility so that others can comment and help them along, and everyone also shows up in the Recently Updated Weblogs feed around the MLBlogs community when they save a new post.
That’s life in version 1.0 here, anyway. Many changes in store going forward in the blog bigs. Great to see so many newcomers starting their own MLBlogs and please feel free to post and comments/questions right here or email us.
Meanwhile on the field, Carp just lost his no-hitter in the sixth at PNC. I did some research and wrote this story on MLB.com last week about Major League Baseball’s no-hitter drought, which is now a couple of weeks away from becoming the longest since World War II. Unit had the last one in May 2004, and Lowe had the last one in the AL — already the longest AL no-hitter drought since WWII. Hopefully I’ve just jinxed someone tonight — nice to actually see one once in a while.