Congrats to all of you Mets bloggers and here is the list of those MLBlogs with the amazin’ templates. Our friend Michael at Some Ballyard also has checked in apart from his Metsville blog and lists some Mets bloggers there as well. The time, the place, the blogs. Hopefully we will have a particular cigar-chomping third baseman checking in with a post in due time as well.
Sorry for the absence, was visiting my dudes back in St. Louis. Bittersweet Dad stuff: My oldest just made All-State at Ryan Howard’s alma mater, went to college to play ball, and now has told his coach that he is hanging up the cleats to focus on a finance degree and get his real estate license for Florida over the next few months. It makes you think about a lot of things. I taught him how to throw when we lived in the Bay Area and I was covering the Giants for the San Jose Mercury News; there was this enormous redwood behind the Redwood City library, and I guess there must have been oaks as well because he learned by throwing these huge acorns at that big target. So one more chance at a Major Leaguer in the family with son #2 who’s a freshman player in HS, as son #3 is into hoops, piano recitals, art, reading and html. Kind of cool how they figure this life thing out, huh.
Hey, everyone, speaking of careers, I’m not an inroad for sports/media careers for those here who occasionally email job requests/leads/suggestions to email@example.com. Wish I could help but honestly there are better resources than me. This is not a knock on any good friends I do have in the business, but if I were starting all over again, I do know that I wouldn’t try to find a newspaper job. Mainly because I almost never read a print newspaper other than WSJ and have found in life that I usually have a lot in common with other people. I think I’m pretty close to removing "almost" from that sentence. If you want tips on a front office career, read a post by White Sox VP Scott Reifert a year ago; it’s under Milestone Posts on his MLBlog.
Last week I wrote an article for MLB.com noting that this will be the first time in history that the Yanks and Mets have won division titles in the same season. I guess we’re getting pretty close. And the White Sox are getting precariously close to ensuring fans that the trend of a different World Series champion ever year in this decade will continue. Can Boston give the White Sox a Wild Card assist against the Twins? Red Sox bloggers, what do you think of this finish? At least there is a nice, poignant ceremony coming to honor Tek on catching 1K Sox games; Pudge will be presenting.
Pretty good year for our friend Zoe Rice — she writes her first chiclit novel Pick Me Up and it’s a hit at your average Barnes & Noble, then she starts an MLBlog called Pick Me Up Some Mets! and sees her first division title since she was a wee lass. What’s the Zoe Triple Crown?
Welcome another new Phillies blogger at On the Screws. Will there be two postseason teams from the NL East? It’s going to be a wild last two weeks and looking forward to all the blogs!