October 2012

Meet the Bloggers: Gregor Blanco

You’ve seen some previous installments in this series from interesting ballpark locations, but nothing can top the setting for our latest Meet the Bloggers feature: a champagne-soaked clubhouse celebrating a World Series title. My iPhone got a little wet but I caught up with Gregor Blanco moments after his Giants won the 2012 World Series to ask him about that incredible achievement and his ever-popular MLB.com Blog, White Shark. Here’s what he had to say:

With the 2012 season now in the books, we’re going to be looking to continue this series. Stay tuned for details on how you can be the next MLB.com Blogger featured here.

Meet the Bloggers: Jamie Ramsey

As part of our Meet the Bloggers series, we recently spoke with Reds Assistant Director of Media Relations Jamie Ramsey, the creative force behind Better Off Red — consistently one of the most-read blogs in the MLB.com Blogs network. He talked about what made the 2012 Reds so enjoyable, his approach to social media and his blog’s loose feel:

If you’re an MLB.com Blogger and will be attending a Postseason game, make sure to get in touch with a comment below, and let us know your dates of availability. We’re always looking for our next Meet the Bloggers subject.

Welcome to the San Jose Giants

Now that the San Francisco Giants have moved onto the National League Championship Series, now is also a good time to introduce you to our newest PRO bloggers: the San Jose Giants, the organization’s Class A advanced affiliate. Yes, the Baby Giants are at MLB.com/blogs now, and as you can see, they are encouraging fans to comment or email them with suggestions for their blog’s permanent title. Welcome!

Meet the Bloggers: Bryan Mapes

When the Yankees-Orioles American League Division Series shifted to The Bronx for Game 3, we caught up with Braves fan Bryan Mapes to showcase his 3 Up, 3 Down blog as the latest subject of our new Meet the Bloggers MLB.com video series. I’ve spent much of this season over at our MLB Fan Cave, and I know that Bryan, as one of the original Fan Cave applicants who submitted a video last winter, has not only continued to interact with friends he made among the nine Cave Dwellers, but also has been going strong with a blog that shows a lot of versatility from multiple contributors. It features good podcasts and voices from different perspectives and regions around the Majors. We’re glad to have them in the MLB.com/blogs community and here’s our conversation in a rare quiet place at Yankee Stadium:

Many of you have asked to be featured in the MTB series, and we are doing our best to line up as many as possible at the ballparks where there still could be action before a World Series clincher. Please be sure to leave a comment here if you might be around a ballpark, and include your email. If you won’t be, then please sit tight as we’ll continue the series in the offseason but want to go the ballpark route first while there’s still time. – Mark

Meet the Bloggers: Emma Amaya

The latest installment of our Meet the Bloggers series features Emma Amaya, better known as Crzblue. Her blog, Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World, has been a part of the MLB.com Blogs family since February 2009. It’s a Latest Leaders mainstay, and for good reason. We caught up with Emma at her home away from home — Dodger Stadium — on the final weekend of the regular season to ask her about her blog:

We’re continuing to meet up with MLB.com Bloggers at the ballpark during the Postseason for this series. If you’re going to be at the ballpark and haven’t yet notified us, make sure to leave a comment with your blog URL and the games you’ll be attending.

Meet the Bloggers: Camille Campins Adams

Our second installment of our Meet the Bloggers series features Camille Campins Adams. Her My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife blog chronicles her life as the spouse of a professional baseball player, and it’s been rising up the Latest Leaders. The Miami native spent this past season in the Northeast with her husband, David, a Yankees prospect. In between the Minor League and Arizona Fall League seasons, we caught up with her recently at Marlins Park in her hometown:

Want to be the next person featured here? We’re looking for MLB.com Bloggers who will be at the ballpark this Postseason to sit down for a video interview. If you fit the bill, please leave us a comment with your blog URL and available dates.

Latest Leaders – September 2012

Latest Leaders logoSeptember is all about closing strong, and your Latest Leaders did exactly that here at MLB.com Blogs. They’re ready for a thrilling October, as an expanded Postseason crowns a champion and provides a wealth of things to discuss. The Reds claimed the NL Central this season, and it was a great September for Reds blogs, with Better Off Red and Mark My Word topping the Pro and MLB.com Beat Writer divisions, respectively. Amongst Fan blogs, The Baseball Haven and 9 Inning Know It All made big jumps up the standings.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Sept. 1-30:

MLB PRO
1. Better Off Red
2. MLB.com Fantasy 411
3. SF Giants Photos
4. John & Cait…Plus Nine
5. Curly W Live
6. Dodgers Photog Blog
7. Ben’s Biz Blog
8. Brandon and Brandon
9. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
10. The Dash Board
11. Phillies Insider
12. Ben Rouse’s Brewers Mission 162
13. 45 Miles From Fenway
14. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
15. So I Married A Baseball Player…
16. Around the Horn in KC
17. Cubs Vine Line Blog
18. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
19. CastroTurf
20. Rattler Radio
21. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
22. Cooperstown Chatter
23. TribeVibe
24. Our Game
25. Newberg Report
26. White Shark
27. The Sprouting News
28. Desde el Desierto
29. ‘Cats Corner
30. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
31. MLB Urban Youth Academy
32. Rollin’ with Rick
33. Inside the Jackson Generals
34. It’s All Relative
35. Above the Plate
36. Clubhouse Confidential
37. Roof Report
38. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
39. My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife
40. The Futurists
41. The Cutoff Man
42. Comerica Park, 48201
43. Wild Things
44. Bloomberg Sports
45. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
46. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
47. Bird Droppings
48. ‘Riders Insider Blog
49. Diamond Dollar$
50. Docking With the Ports

FANS
1. The Baseball Collector
2. Red State Blue State
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. Beisbol 007
5. Cook & Sons’ Baseball Adventures
6. A’s Farm
7. Rockpile Rant
8. The Baseball Haven
9. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
10. Pinstripe Birthdays
11. Born on Third
12. The Brewer Nation
13. mlbblogger
14. Three Up, Three Down
15. Observing Baseball
16. Phillies Phollowers
17. The Ballpark Guide
18. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
19. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
20. Cream City Cables
21. TheCutoffMan
22. The Unbiased MLB Fan
23. Rockin’ Redlegs
24. Minoring In Baseball
25. This is a very simple game…
26. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
27. 9 Inning Know It All
28. Ballparks on a Budget
29. Where Everyone’s a Giant
30. The Yankee Dinosaur
31. 7000 Coliseum Way
32. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
33. Fish Fry
34. More Splash Hits
35. Rox Addict
36. The Rays Rant
37. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
38. Phillies Red Pinstripes
39. Reds Country
40. Canadians Clippings
41. All Things Pirates: Breaking down the Buccos
42. One Strike Away…Twice!
43. 2r2d
44. gojays
45. rangerrowdytime
46. eltubeyero22
47. Bleacher Boy
48. The Ballhawker
49. Los bigleaguers
50. If You Write It, They Will Come

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

Reminder: Blogs only can be tracked for this list if they use an MLB theme. If you switch to a different WordPress.com 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 MLB.com.

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