Best MLBlogs Title
Now that An Incaviglia Truth has been created, it’s time to ask the question:
What is your favorite MLBlogs title?
(Other than your own, of course.)
Please post any nominees right here as comments, and include the URL if you know it.
We’ll take an informal tally of the comment list and then showcase the "winner." Please nominate only MLBlogs that are active — meaning they don’t have
cobwebs all over the place. If the winner is one on the browse-by-team
list that is a relic, we’ll go with second place. MLBlogs only.
Some general notes about MLBlogs titles:
"My Weblog" is not a blog title. But we all were there once in life.
David Wright asked fans to name his. He settled on "Wright Now." Unfortunately it’s not active Wright Now, but it was right good in 2006.
It just seems like some variation of "In the Cards" has become the biggest cliche title.
Every time I see The Drunken Tacoman, I just think of someone going through the after-hours drive-thru at Taco Bell — even though it’s about the Tacoma region.
Coral Rae probably still holds the record for longest MLBlogs title with West Coast College Student Looking For East Coast Baseball Knowledge, but maybe you have seen a longer one. Down the Line: Life, Baseball & Eric Byrnes was the longest for a while.
Titles often help the author market something near and dear to them, which has been highly encouraged ever since we launched in April 2005. MLBlogs can be an awesome marketing vehicle. Just look at Pick Me Up Some Mets!, which is a variation on Zoe’s book Pick Me Up that was in all the Barnes & Nobles at the time she created her MLBlog.
Clarity often helps the blogger. Larry Shenk just changed Baron’s Corner to Phillies Insider, to make it crystal clear what the reader will find year-round — unfiltered front office/fan communication (ie no traditional media involved in the message). He is the dean of all Major League Baseball PR directors and the Phillies’ VP of Public Relations, and "Baron’s Corner" was the name of a column he has written in various media for decades.
Our colleague Matthew Leach, the Cardinals beat writer for MLB.com, was
fortunately one of the first to give some real serious thought to this
matter. He could have come up with a Cardinal naming cliche. He opted
for Obviously You’re Not a Golfer, right out of the 1998 movie The Big Lebowski. As you can see from his Archive index,
he started in July 2005, as the first MLB.com beat writer to blog. And
if you ever want to know how to find someone’s Archive index — since
Typepad only lets you see the last 10 months in a side panel — just
click the blog’s title, then add "/archives.html" to the end of the URL. By the way, I just did that for this blog, and it was kind of funny to see what comments I had here on the first post. Obviously we were in test mode!
I just asked Jake, our MLBlogs editorial producer, and he said Leach gets this one hands-down. Will be interested in your "votes."
OK. Tell us your favorite MLBlogs title!