Postseason in the Sphere
I was thinking about doing a Spheroid on myself. But that would be kind of too self-serving so I will just remind all of you that your friendly neighborhood blog-watcher has been busy maintaining an American League Division Series blog. I have discovered the joys of uploading YouTube videos with my Canon Powershot and hope you are enjoying the little glimpses. We have our own multimedia machine at MLB.com but those folks are busier than Paul Lo Duca tagging out runners so I have been doing it this way. Please be sure to drop by and leave comments!
Our friend Kellia over at Down the Left Field Line has to be really happy to see her boi Eric Byrnes throwing down the playoff analysis on ESPN. I’m told he had to endure two flights and a delay and belatedly made it to the ESPN studios a bit disheveled, but it just looked to me like typical Byrnesy with the all-out style on the set. What a contrast between him and sartorially splendid and suave Mr. Vernon Wells on their October cast.
I hope you all are enjoying the new postseason player blogs that we have helped each player launch. It was unreal to see Barry Zito‘s immediate and humorous, revealing thoughts posted right after his masterpiece against Johan Santana in the ALDS opener. Same with Big Nate Chew right after his outing, and then another post today. All of them. And David Wright weighed in with another post on Wednesday, right before heading out to batting practice before Game 1. All of them are really good, join the comments and fire some questions — MLB.com reporters are helping each of them get it done and relaying comments. They’re blogging and they’re into the MLBlogosphere, but as you might expect, these guys aren’t just spending 24 hours a day sitting on the laptop fiddling with new fonts and what new Typelist categories to create.
Dan Haren was one of our first-ever MLBloggers, and I know a lot of you really fell in love with it. He was feeling “overextended” and you can’t fault him for that (he’s getting married next month on top of being the A’s next starter, just a couple of small details!), so he’s not going to continue blogging. We want to thank him for some pioneering work here and definitely appreciated his style and candid, entertaining posts this season. Zito is more than picking up the slack, catch what he said about leaving Minnesota up 2-0. (No Milton Bradley thoughts, though.) Cuddyer, J-Rod, Cliffy, D-Lowe, Dave Roberts. . . they’re all blogging here.
We replaced the Rookies list on the homepage during the postseason to accommodate these postseason MLB personality blogs. And that space includes yours truly’s. Oh, by the way, I also am spending this postseason writing a special feature at the end of every night called The Road to the World Series, which you will see each morning on the MLB.com homepage. Feel free to leave comments about it here or email me on the tagline of each article.
You guys are on a roll. Awesome blogs everywhere, trying to keep up with them, trying to show off player blogs, MY blog (haha), my colleague writers’ series blogs, your blogs, Tommy‘s blog, all of them. And I’ve been communicating with Six Apart on some intermittent Typepad-access issues, which I hope we never see anymore, and please definitely leave comments here whenever you notice they’re inaccessible and also send Trouble Tickets within your software at any time. OK, on to Day 3 of a very interesting postseason so far…it’s going to be a wild ride and I have to sleep.