Adding the Lou Widget; Welcome to TWIB

Updated 4:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday

Warm MLBlogs welcome to the crew behind the scenes at This Week In Baseball, everyone’s favorite show dating back to the days of Mel Allen. They just launched Behind the TWIB Notes, and if you want to get a feel for it, go there and click on the link to listen to the classic TWIB theme. It’ll put you in a bigtime baseball mood! Leave comments for the crew, share memories of great TWIB highlights past, and be a regular on their blog.

I couldn’t resist adding the Lou Piniella Bobblehead widget to the top of this blog for a daily affirmation, and you might want to consider the same whether you are a Cubs fan or just a baseball nut like the rest of us. It is part of our ongoing Pepsi Clutch Performer of the Month voting campaign. So first of all, you should join the voting there and make yourself eligible for a free trip for two to the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis, and you can click “Get the Widget” on that index page if you want to go through each step. Shortcut

To place the widget like I did, click on “Grab” and then click on “Embed”. Copy that embed code and place it at the end of your Blog Description text field under your General Settings. For now, the Link Lists in our Movable Type software do not permit use of widgets as with the previous Typepad app, so that’s one place to position it. You also can simply place it within your text post, clicking on the Edit HTML icon on the far right side of your toolbar over the text field. Piniella will be there to give you a different “affirmation” each day. . . .

Welcome back to Mark DeRosa. The Cubs’ second baseman returned to blogging action over the weekend and has immediately become the No. 1 MLBlog by traffic, just inching past Inside the Dodgers. DeRosa said he will try to do this weekly, and he has invited fans to leave comments with a permanent suggestion for his blog’s title.

Welcome also to Brett Wallace. The Arizona State University standout is blogging from the perspective of a much-scouted prospect leading up to the June Draft. This is the first year we at MLBAM have offered this kind of regular perspective, added to our overall comprehensive Draft coverage at MLB.com.

7 Comments

There do seem to be quite a few Dodger Blogs. It’s fun working with the Dodgers of the future. Getting to see the good and the bad and especially the learning process.

MiLB Clubhouse Manager
http://clubhousemanager.mlblogs.com

Hey, there. Thanks for posting your link on here – I’ll definitely check it out! It seems as if Dodgers’ fans are monopolizing MLBlogs. I don’t have a problem with that!
http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Hey, there. Thanks for posting your link on here – I’ll definitely check it out! It seems as if Dodgers’ fans are monopolizing MLBlogs. I don’t have a problem with that!
http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

It’s good to see all of the new players MLBlogs. I am talking to some of the players in our clubhouse to see if any of them have thought about throwing their thoughts down from a future Major Leaguers perspective!

I also had a question. How does one become a MLB Pro Blog? Since I am a Minor League Clubbie can I get listed under the MINORS spot on the main page?

Just curious!

Go Dodgers

MiLB Clubhouse Manager
http://clubhousemanager.mlblogs.com

Player blogging trend is definitely up. Just saw a Yankees Magazine (ballpark) cover story about the subject, huge chunk of that is about MLBlogs…anyone going to Yankee Stadium be sure to check that out. You’re right, Marc, being the first place to post the starting lineup is key. Would be cool if every club did that. – Mark/MLB.com

I’m glad to see that Mark DeRosa is blogging in our community. He offers exclusive insight on the Cubs’ organization and lets us know how he is doing. I hope that more MLB athletes will join this trend in the future. Inside the Dodgers, on the other hand, is the first-place to look for the starting line-up. Thanks for the updates, as usual, Mark.
http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

I’m glad to see that Mark DeRosa is blogging in our community. He offers exclusive insight on the Cubs’ organization and lets us know how he is doing. I hope that more MLB athletes will join this trend in the future. Inside the Dodgers, on the other hand, is the first-place to look for the starting line-up. Thanks for the updates, as usual, Mark.
http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

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