Another MLBlogger on MLB.com

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Congrats to Marc Hershberg for being the latest in a growing line of MLBloggers to get MLB.com bylines, one of the perks of blogging here. The yellow checkmarks are examples of the kind of play he just got. As you can see from this screenshot on the current iteration of the Dodgers.com homepage (a huge audience), there is a full mediawall panel devoted to his review of the new Dodgers 1988 World Series Collector’s Edition Boxed DVD Set available now at the MLB.com Shop. That panel also links to his very own MLBlog, and we also linked to it from the tagline of his article. His review also is in the headline stack on the first screen of that page, above “Hip surgery performed on Dodgers’ Abreu.” Marc was among those who responded to my “call for content” — and we will keep doing that every so often as DVDs keep showing up on my desk from my colleagues upstairs at MLB Productions. His “payment” was keeping that DVD set valued at $70 and an MLB.com byline for his clip file.

As you can see from one of my recent posts here, I am still interested in finding someone to review the equivalent DVD set for the Diamondbacks’ 2001 championship season. It’s just sitting here on my desk next to my phone, collecting dust. Fortunately none of my colleagues or cleaning crew people has swiped it yet. Email me with “Dbacks Review” in the Subject line if interested, and I am looking for someone who maintains a credible Dbacks MLBlog. Someone is going to be the next MLBlogger with an MLB.com byline.

We have been doing this for about a year now and so far it seems like a successful experiment. It’s a win for us because we get good content; it’s a win for MLB Productions because it sells their DVDs; it’s a win for bloggers because they have bylined articles on one of the Internet’s largest destinations; it’s a win for other fans because they get to see why to buy the DVDs; etc. And it just feels like the right thing to do as blogging becomes more mainstreamed; who knows where this experiment will go.

Mark/MLB.com

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There’s a massive and controversial story about a big market manager being fired and the links on the front page of the blogsite are still talking about generic interleague matchups. There needs to be a series of links to those that are commenting about the Willie Randolph firing before the story plays itself out, which will happen quickly after the Omar Minaya press conference this afternoon.
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I hate that feeling, Greg. You feel like to you’re writing to nobody? I know what you mean.
I have learned that the only way that your blog will be successful on MLBlogs, or any large network for that matter, would be to promote it yourself. Visit, in your case, Boston Red Sox blogs and leave your link with them. It works – trust me.

I hate that feeling, Greg. You feel like to you’re writing to nobody? I know what you mean.
I have learned that the only way that your blog will be successful on MLBlogs, or any large network for that matter, would be to promote it yourself. Visit, in your case, Boston Red Sox blogs and leave your link with them. It works – trust me.

It’s nice to know that there’s a “blog of blogs”…. I have been blogging for some time, and haven’t had any comments, but it’s good to know that we can discuss this…

Greg (section15)

http://section15.mlblogs.com

Wow thanks for making my blog featured June 12th. It was awesome!

ByresBlogger1, you can find an updated list of all the players on the Disabled-List at http://www.betinf.com/mlb_injured.htm If you mean the players on a Disabled-List in a past day, my only advice would be to browse through the Web Archives at http://archive.org Enjoy.

ByresBlogger1, you can find an updated list of all the players on the Disabled-List at http://www.betinf.com/mlb_injured.htm If you mean the players on a Disabled-List in a past day, my only advice would be to browse through the Web Archives at http://archive.org Enjoy.

Is there somewhere a literal listing of all players on the disabled list on any particular day? I’m looking for such a listing.

ByrnesBlogger1
Life, Baseball & Eric Byrnes
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Light Up Halos, is there any chance that you can convince your Front Office to lend the Dodgers Joe Saunders for a couple of weeks? You can have Esteban Loaiza for all I care! Anyways, keep up the great blogging and I’ll be sure to check out your blog every now and then.
Mark, how was your flight down to Disney? I hope that you had a safe trip and didn’t have to ride the entire trip in the bathroom like that man did on that JetBlue flight. Keep us posted!

Light Up Halos, is there any chance that you can convince your Front Office to lend the Dodgers Joe Saunders for a couple of weeks? You can have Esteban Loaiza for all I care! Anyways, keep up the great blogging and I’ll be sure to check out your blog every now and then.
Mark, how was your flight down to Disney? I hope that you had a safe trip and didn’t have to ride the entire trip in the bathroom like that man did on that JetBlue flight. Keep us posted!

Thanks for making me the Featured Blogger Last week, it was RAD!!!!!
LONG LIVE THE ANGELS!!!!

Wow – Thanks for sharing that story with us, Mark. It’s unfortunate that Tommy passed away in such a tragic accident. However, it is pleasing and interesting to know that he is now “part of the team.” It may be a mere coincidence, or perhaps Jim Thome specifically wanted to be next to Tommy. Regardless, this is truly a heart-warming story that is special to the family and the White Sox’s organization.
Have fun in Disney. The MLB Draft is a sneak preview of Major League Baseball’s future. Be sure to make the best out of this experience. I’ll probably cover the Dodgers’ pick later in the week. http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Wow – Thanks for sharing that story with us, Mark. It’s unfortunate that Tommy passed away in such a tragic accident. However, it is pleasing and interesting to know that he is now “part of the team.” It may be a mere coincidence, or perhaps Jim Thome specifically wanted to be next to Tommy. Regardless, this is truly a heart-warming story that is special to the family and the White Sox’s organization.
Have fun in Disney. The MLB Draft is a sneak preview of Major League Baseball’s future. Be sure to make the best out of this experience. I’ll probably cover the Dodgers’ pick later in the week. http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Wow – Thanks for sharing that story with us, Mark. It’s unfortunate that Tommy passed away in such a tragic accident. However, it is pleasing and interesting to know that he is now “part of the team.” It may be a mere coincidence, or perhaps Jim Thome specifically wanted to be next to Tommy. Regardless, this is truly a heart-warming story that is special to the family and the White Sox’s organization.
Have fun in Disney. The MLB Draft is a sneak preview of Major League Baseball’s future. Be sure to make the best out of this experience. I’ll probably cover the Dodgers’ pick later in the week. http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Wow – Thanks for sharing that story with us, Mark. It’s unfortunate that Tommy passed away in such a tragic accident. However, it is pleasing and interesting to know that he is now “part of the team.” It may be a mere coincidence, or perhaps Jim Thome specifically wanted to be next to Tommy. Regardless, this is truly a heart-warming story that is special to the family and the White Sox’s organization.
Have fun in Disney. The MLB Draft is a sneak preview of Major League Baseball’s future. Be sure to make the best out of this experience. I’ll probably cover the Dodgers’ pick later in the week. http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Hey, everyone, thought it was worth mentioning that we all should take a look at White Sox VP Scott Reifert’s latest post called “Perspective” at:
http://whitesoxpride.mlblogs.com/archives/2008/05/perspective.html

Good reading. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Fire up those Draft blogs! I’m headed to Disney Wednesday.

Mark/MLB.com

That’s really interesting. For me, the Dodgers are my favorite because of Shawn Green. Notice that both of the players that we like have the first names, “Shawn.” I’m telling you it’s something with our generation, JB.

That’s really interesting. For me, the Dodgers are my favorite because of Shawn Green. Notice that both of the players that we like have the first names, “Shawn.” I’m telling you it’s something with our generation, JB.

Dads from New York, so by default, born into the “Bronx Bomber” ways. In terms of the Pittsburgh Pirates, two words: Shawn Chacon. Can’t explain it more then that.

The Dodgers are under .500 now, JB. In other words, the grass isn’t greener on the other side. But out of curiosity, how did you become a Pirates’ fan in Los Angeles? I know that you state that you’re also a Yankees’ fan – which is equally bizarre. I would think that people not living in New York would despise the Yankees. In fact, half of New York despises the New York Yankees. But, your connection from the other side of the continent is genuine. It may actually be something from our generation. I’m a 15-year-old Dodgers’ fan blogging from New York.

The Dodgers are under .500 now, JB. In other words, the grass isn’t greener on the other side. But out of curiosity, how did you become a Pirates’ fan in Los Angeles? I know that you state that you’re also a Yankees’ fan – which is equally bizarre. I would think that people not living in New York would despise the Yankees. In fact, half of New York despises the New York Yankees. But, your connection from the other side of the continent is genuine. It may actually be something from our generation. I’m a 15-year-old Dodgers’ fan blogging from New York.

Thanks Marc. With that 14-4 win tonight over the Cards, I have a pretty good feeling we’ll maybe be get to… .500? If you’ve been reading my blog, folks, you know that number has been a recurring joke.

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Steve, I did not know that you had such a deep connection to the 2001 World Series. I actually became a fan of baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 2001. But, I would recommend reading (if you haven’t already) Buster Olney’s The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty. Even though you nor I are Yankee fans, the book was actually fascinating to read. It provides an in-depth look into one of the greatest franchise in Major League Baseball and notes what goes on behind closed doors. Readers learn about Steinbrenner’s antics, but also explanations for his erratic and harsh personality. JB, if you keep the faith, the Pirates may be in the World Series.

Steve, I did not know that you had such a deep connection to the 2001 World Series. I actually became a fan of baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 2001. But, I would recommend reading (if you haven’t already) Buster Olney’s The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty. Even though you nor I are Yankee fans, the book was actually fascinating to read. It provides an in-depth look into one of the greatest franchise in Major League Baseball and notes what goes on behind closed doors. Readers learn about Steinbrenner’s antics, but also explanations for his erratic and harsh personality. JB, if you keep the faith, the Pirates may be in the World Series.

No worries Mark – when the Pirates are in the World Series this year, you will come crawling back😉. You seem to be avoiding this question, which is ok since you are quite busy, but are you still posting spheroids?
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JB, I would think that next year being the 30th anniversary of the Pirates’ last title (which assumes no title this year of course), there would be a set in 2009. Steve, sorry I am looking only for MLBloggers who blog about the team pertaining to the collector’s set. Won’t be a problem…we will be promoting on dbacks.com or through email blast. Not in the biggest rush in the world for AZ actually.

I hope you get to put up one for the Pirates, since you know founder of ‘Burgh Blues over here will be there at the click of a button!
http://theburghblues.mlblogs.com/

Hi Marc,

Thanks for the warning, but I’m not too concerned. You forget that the team on the losing end of that World Series was a particular rival of my favorite team. In fact it was the end of their dynasty and it featured stellar pitching by one Curt Schilling along with soon-to-be-former Yankee, Randy Johnson. I’ve already seen every inning of that series and would love to relive it, right up to Luis Gonzalez’s bloop single in Game 7 that scored Jay Bell to win it all. As the bother of two NYC police offers, I’m sure the DVD will also include the 9/11 tributes which were so amazing to experience following the latest start for a World Series ever. And what about the late-inning meltdowns of Byung-Hyun Kim and Schilling’s fearless bravado when faced with starting at Yankee Stadium: “Mystique and Aura? Those are dancers at a nightclub.”

…and that’s just off tht top of my head.

Steve
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

Do we have any eminent D-Backs bloggers using MLBlogs? I know that we had Diamondhacks blogging here previously. But, Steve, I’m warning you that these DVD-Sets contain an extensive amount of content. They’re excellent and they’ll recall a ton of memories, whether or not you rooted for the D-Backs or not, but they require a ton of time to watch and analyze. I wish you the best of luck!
http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Do we have any eminent D-Backs bloggers using MLBlogs? I know that we had Diamondhacks blogging here previously. But, Steve, I’m warning you that these DVD-Sets contain an extensive amount of content. They’re excellent and they’ll recall a ton of memories, whether or not you rooted for the D-Backs or not, but they require a ton of time to watch and analyze. I wish you the best of luck!
http://dodgersblog.mlblogs.com

Hey Mark, you know I’d love to review that DVD set. Doesn’t seem like D-Backs bloggers are clamoring for it.

Steve
http://soxblog.mlblogs.com

Thank you for providing me with this splendid opportunity, Mark. It has been terrific getting all of this exposure. A month or so ago, I was an unknown individual in the Dodgers’ fan community. Now, at least, my perspective on their fascinating organization is publicized for the world to see. Thank you and I’m glad that everything worked out smoothly.

Thank you for providing me with this splendid opportunity, Mark. It has been terrific getting all of this exposure. A month or so ago, I was an unknown individual in the Dodgers’ fan community. Now, at least, my perspective on their fascinating organization is publicized for the world to see. Thank you and I’m glad that everything worked out smoothly.

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