Latest Leaders – June 2012

Latest Leaders logoWe now pause momentarily from the All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Firestone so we can heap praise on the Blogs stars who keep us coming back for their latest posts. June was a particularly good month for USA Baseball, with three of their blogs ranking in the Top 50 and The USA Baseball 17U Blog finishing as the top MLB Pro Blog. Keep your eye on No. 30 Trade Buzz because our 30 beat reporters post to that around the clock until the July 31 Trading Deadline, so it should dominate here in July. A few shoutouts first, for Kaybee‘s blog birthday, for a KC blog since we’re heading there in a few days, and for an up-and-coming prospect-wife blog you should get to know. OK, now we’re going to get back to Final Vote clicking and seeing what Curly W Live has to say about their own candidate, Bryce Harper.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from June 1-30:

1. The USA Baseball 17U Blog
2. Fantasy 411
3. The USA Baseball 15U National Team Blog
4. John & Cait…Plus Nine
5. Better Off Red
6. Alyson’s Footnotes
7. Brandon and Brandon
8. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
9. SF Giants Photos
10. Curly W Live
11. Baseball Nerd
12. Ben’s Biz Blog
13. White Shark
14. Dodgers Photog Blog
15. The Dash Board
16. Around the Horn in KC
17. So I Married A Baseball Player…
18. Blogs Central (lol)
19. Ben Rouse’s Brewers Mission 162
20. Reed Between the Lines
21. 45 Miles From Fenway
22. Phillies Insider
23. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
25. Rattler Radio
26. The USA Baseball 14U Blog
27. TribeVibe
28. MLB Urban Youth Academy
29. Inside the White Sox
30. Trade Buzz
31. Our Game
32. Inside the Jackson Generals
33. CastroTurf
34. Cubs Vine Line Blog
35. Above the Plate
36. The G-Blog
37. Roof Report
38. Bloomberg Sports
39. On the Mike with Mike Safford (Voice of the Boise Hawks)
40. Cooperstown Chatter
41. Newberg Report
42. ‘Riders Insider Blog
43. ‘Cats Corner
44. The Sprouting News
45. Salem Sox Talk
46. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
47. Express Tracks
48. It’s All Relative
49. Justice4U
50. From the Booth with Steve Stewart

1. The Baseball Collector
2. Rays Renegade
3. TexasRangers_HQ
4. The AustralianBaseballDigest
5. Red State Blue State
6. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
7. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
8. A’s Farm
9. The Brewer Nation
10. Rockpile Rant
11. Beisbol 007
12. The Ballpark Guide
13. mlbblogger
14. Born on Third
15. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
16. 3 Up, 3 Down
17. BlueBattingHelmet
18. Phillies Phollowers
19. Pinstripe Birthdays
20. Brewers Rumors
21. Observing Baseball
22. swingingbuntz
23. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
24. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
25. The Rays Rant
26. The Baseball Haven
27. Blogging ‘Bout Baseball
28. The Unbiased MLB Fan
29. Minoring In Baseball
30. Rockin’ Redlegs
31. Dodgers Insider
32. Collection of Baseball
33. This is a very simple game…
34. TheCutoffMan
35. More Splash Hits
36. If You Write It, They Will Come
37. gojays
38. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
39. Royal Blues
40. Unfinished Business
41. Bleacher Boy
42. The Yankee Dinosaur
43. Wrigley Regular
44. baseballqueen
45. Cream City Cables
46. Fish Fry
47. Rox Addict
48. All Things Pirates: Breaking down the Buccos
49. Dyna Mets
50. The Phanatic Addict

1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Beck’s Blog
3. Bombers Beat
4. The Zo Zone
5. Mark My Word
6. Bowman’s Blog
7. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
8. Britt’s Bird Watch
9. Postcards From Elysian Fields
10. North of the Border
11. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
12. Change for a Nickel
13. Haft-Baked Ideas
14. Brew Beat
15. Mariners Musings
16. Tag’s Lines
17. Major League Bastian
18. Mets Cetera
19. Major Lee-ague
20. Bollinger Beat

Reminder: Blogs only can be tracked for this list if they use an MLB theme. If you switch to a different theme for a day or two during that month, those page views will not be included for these purposes because they cannot be recorded by


It took a few more days than I wanted, but here’s some thoughts on my position, #17

Best wishes to all for an exciting second half.

I do not hype up things very often on the Latest Leader post, but there was a great new idea for obtaining personalized autographs introduced at Tropicana Field today that could change the way some of us seek autographs in the future. Anyone who attended the All Star Game heard whispers about Egraphs. Inventive and personalized signatures without the hassle and mess of standing in line and maybe not getting that sought after autograph….Now there is an alternative…with a special perk.

Company has over 100 MLB players currently under contract, and the list is growing daily.

Oh come on man! Viagra ads on my blog! Yuck!

Glad to see I’m back on the list! Just squeaked on at #50.

Great job everybody!

Yuck to the advertisements now on everybody’s blogs…

Congratulations to everyone who made the list and many, many thanks to those who continue to read my blog!! I love this blogging community and think it’s simply the best there is for baseball fans. However, I was extremely disappointed to see that MLBlogs put ads on our blogs today. I really feel that ads kill a lot of the appealing, all baseball, all the time, by the fans, for the fans, feel of this community. Having ads for MLBN, or the ASG would have made sense, but with AM/PM, Samsung and tire company ads splashed across the blogs, MLBlogs looks a lot more like FaceBook today and I really dislike FaceBook. That’s just my 2-cents. Sorry if I’ve offended anyone.
— Kristen

I had 10 clicks on one of the advertisements yesterday, expecting a check soon😉.

All of a sudden, my Pinstripe Birthdays Blog has advertisements showing up on it. How did they get there and will bloggers be getting a cut of the resulting revenues? Please advise.

I noticed the same thing today. What’s the deal with this? Also, whatever the deal is, a heads-up would have been greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading John & Cait!

We moved up to #16 this month, been a steady climb from 42 to 41, 27, now 16. Hope to crack the top 10 this season! Thanks to anyone who’s read! Good to see our friend Brad Jeffers still on at #36. Good luck and good baseball to everyone!

Thanks to everybody who visited The Rays Rant this past month. The site finished at #25 and it had its best statistical month ever!

The Rays Rant-

I dropped a few notches but that is OK, my own doing for blogging less. Just a busy bee. Got to blog about my trip to the SABR42, the 42nd convention in Minneapolis. Had a great time. #24 is a great number and I have gotten this number before and written about Hall of Famer #24 Walter Alston. I will be back and blog about this, SABR and maybe some All-Star. Got lots of pictures from Minneapolis.

Once again, congrats and thank yous all around. This has been a fun baseball season so far, and we’ve been some great Minor League games!!! Thanks again for the feature a few weeks ago, I’m sure that helped a lot.

Up 11 spots to No. 35. Pretty cool. Matt Cain’s perfect game helped.

Thanks again for the support….#23….Muchas gracias a todos los lectores por su gentil apoyo y seguimiento a mi blog….BaseballLatino para ustedes….

#6… wow! Thank you so much to everyone has read and commented. It’s been an exciting month to be a Giants fan, what with Matt Cain’s perfect game, and a very interesting one around MLB as well. Looking forward to whatever the second half brings. Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

http://WWW.SPORCIC.MLBLOGS.COM Pittsburgh Pirates Ballhawk Blog

I can’t believe that as we near the All-Star break, the Nationals are atop the NL East. As is evident in my blog musings, I have nary a clue what the second half will hold. But while I hope for a repeat of the first, I know that it will be a fun ride.


Darn, we didn’t make the top 50 this month. We usually do, but could you click on this link to give us a couple more views? Thanks!

Thank you all for being #37 on the list – not bad for a short-season A team in Idaho…have had a few big days early in the season and averaging 100 hits a day isn’t bad…thanks to all

#9 for June, which was my biggest month to date since the new tracking system began. Then, ironically, I had my biggest single day (by far) ever on July 1st! I wonder if those numbers had come on June 30 if I’d have topped the list for the first time ever.

All the same, thank you so much for the readership and thanks for following along with The Brewer Nation!

-Adam &

Thanks for the shout out! I am elated to be part of the MLB PRO team. 🙂

Good, I have a new number to write about (#17). It should be up in a day or two.

Congrats to everyone who takes the time to share their passion for this game that we all love.

14th! Thanks so much to everyone that stops by on a daily basis, you make this so enjoyable. Cubs are getting interesting, and have talent at all levels now, we write about it all, and have some player interviews too, come check it out if you haven’t already! Thanks again everyone, and congrats to those who made the list!

Wow! Doesn’t seem like we are almost to the halfway point in this season. Been a fast and furious ride, with bumps, turns and unexpected pitfalls throughout the MLB horizon. From aces going down to hitters finding slumps instead of ground balls with eyes, been a year where reserves have played a major role on every franchise.

Been a blast so far this season seeing new blood rise to the top level both on the field on on our blog site. Always want to give a cap tilt to those of you who wander by, gaze upon and giggle at my little rifts and writs. Love writing on this site, and consider it my home turf.

From MIA to LA and SEA, baseball has adapted and seen prospects emerge with triumphant results and amazing play. Some say we are on the threshold of a new generation of stars emerging on the MLB landscape. If that is true…it is going to be one heck of a ride from here on out.

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