Just another day around the amazing MLBlogosphere
That’s me and my buddy CJ Wilson, who was in New York for the series against the Yankees and here at our MLB.com studios to appear on the MLB.com MIDDAY Show. Great appearance, and you can see all of it on-demand now if you missed it. As a dart-thrower, he is an awesome baseball reliever. I told him how much we appreciate that he just does his own thing with his MLBlog like the fans, posting wherever/whenever, all him. I think we will gradually see more of this as the myspace generation grows up and continues to pervade everything. CJ definitely marches to the beat of his own drummer, and one thing he loves about the whole blogging thing is how certain fans will take control of a comment structure and basically render the haters/trolls of our world useless and irrelevant. He cited Alyssa Milano’s traffic-record-smashing MLBlog as an example of that, and he’s right. . . . At the other end of the baseball spectrum is a Class A pitcher named Mike Eisenberg who has been posting an excellent MLBlog about everything from his all-baseball-movie roster to thoughts about the reality of a professional baseball career and its aspirations. Must reading. . . . One last thing worth relating in chatting with CJ before and after his studio visit. He likes blogging because it’s a shared experience with fans, and again the majority tend to "educate" others along the way. Specifically, he said it bothers him that he might have to run to a duty at the ballpark and not be able to sign an autograph, "and I wonder if that person knows that I stayed two hours the day before signing every autograph I could." It’s nice that a pro athlete is concerned about that person’s perception, and he thinks something like a blog can be a place where it all becomes clearer. . . . Help welcome a new Giants MLBlogger. There haven’t been nearly enough of those in our run here, I think largely because the SF area is the blog capital of the world and I suspect many fans already have about 50 or 60 personal blogs and spaces! And while we’re on the subject of the Giants, guess who is now just 10 home runs away from tying the most hallowed individual record in sports.