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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Brandon Belt discusses off day plans and what it’s like with his namesake in the spotlight.
  • Mark Bowman has an update on Craig Kimbrel after the closer sat out Monday night.
  • Jon SooHoo shares a poignant photo from Dodger Stadium on Jackie Robinson Day.
  • Braves Give highlights a tribute to Number 42: the Jackie Robinson Invitational Tournament.
  • Marlins broadcaster Glenn Geffner looks at Marlins who wore #42 before it was retired.
  • Better Off Red shares the strange-but-true story of a suspended Game 13 for the Reds.
  • Corey Brock examines at the path the Padres’ Jedd Gyorko took to his recent big contract.
  • The Rays are going through a tough stretch, but Rays Radio says it’s about treading water.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has launched some blasts, and On Cloud Conine has the nine longest.
  • Teen blogger Matt Nadel wonders what would’ve been if the 1981 strike hadn’t taken place.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog profiles the team’s new baseball operations assistant, Darnell McDonald.
  • John & Cait introduce the item added to the Double Clutch menu for the Cardinals series.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Brandon Crawford blogs his thoughts after his walk-off splash hit into McCovey Cove.
  • The Giants’ Gregor Blanco reflects on what was very nearly an inside-the-park home run.
  • Beat writer Todd Zolecki examines Chase Utley’s ridiculous hot streak to start the season.
  • Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff offers his take at the end of the second week.
  • Larry Shenk recaps a thrilling weekend at Citizens Bank Park in his Phillies Insider blog.
  • John & Cait invite Brewers fans to mark Tax Day with a specially-priced ticket to Miller Park.
  • A Twintern reflects on a great experience: participating in the mascot race at Target Field.
  • 1 Citizens Bank Way explains how the Phillies are on a roll both on and off the diamond.
  • The Cutoff Man Jack O’Connell says the Yankees’ bench is growing short with injuries.
  • SF Giants Photos has great images from the team’s big walk-off win on Sunday afternoon.
  • Curly W Live has quotes from Nats GM Mike Rizzo on the team’s injuries and roster moves.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog wishes a very happy 48th birthday to former Cubs great Greg Maddux.
  • On Cloud Conine lists the 11 coolest things you can do with a smartphone at Marlins Park.
  • Twins Pics posted a gallery of images from the Twins’ weekend series against the Royals.
  • Better Off Red details the organization’s plans to honor the great Jackie Robinson on April 15.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • MLB Network’s Mitch Williams thinks he has the answer to arm problems plaguing pitchers.
  • Giants outfielder Hunter Pence joins in the fun with a guest post to Brandon and Brandon.
  • From the Corner of Edgar & Dave details Macklemore and Robinson Cano’s work with kids.
  • Bryan Hoch reports that MLB will be speaking to the Yankees regarding Michael Pineda.
  • The Giants said farewell to Candlestick Park and SF Giants Photos posted some photos.
  • Beat writer Mark Bowman looks back at a lost opportunity for the Braves on Thursday.
  • Curly W Live shares some highlight’s from Thursday’s sweep-clinching victory for the Nats.
  • Tom Singer discusses the rebirth of Pedro Alvarez that began back in October of last year.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog highlights leadoff man Emilio Bonifacio, who is blazing hot right now.
  • On Cloud Conine lists nine reasons it’s awesome to be a Marlins fan in the MLB Fan Cave.
  • Zubazpalooza is back by popular demand on May 30 and John & Cait have all the details.
  • Beyond the Ballpark reports on unique fundraising by a member of the Marlins’ front office.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Inspired by the “Happy” trend, John & Cait created a Brewers-themed video for the song.
  • Curly W Live shares the highlights from a memorably grand evening at Nationals Park.
  • Jack O’Connell claims in his blog that the Yankees are finding their home run strokes.
  • With A’s pitchers going great, Clubhouse Confidential says opportunity is all they needed.
  • Beat writer Adam McCalvy takes a look at the Brewers’ current hot streak by the numbers.
  • Better Off Red has a report from Aroldis Chapman’s workout at Great American Ball Park.
  • Todd Zolecki asks if the Phillies’ defensive sloppiness is an aberration or the new norm.
  • TribeVibe posted a photo gallery of a couple getting married in a suite during a doubleheader.
  • Jane Lee reports on the A’s closer situation with Jim Johnson getting a break from the role.
  • On Cloud Conine revisits the six best pitching performances by Marlins from last season.
  • Jason Beck examines Wednesday’s comments by and about Tigers closer Joe Nathan.
  • SF Giants Photos has taken some great photos at A&T Park and they’re up now in their blog.
  • Teen blogger Matthew Nadel gets autobiographical in his latest Baseball with Matt post.

Latest Leaders – March 2014

Latest Leaders logoAll is right in the world again, as we settle into the familiar pattern of baseball’s regular season. Make certain you’re following the Padres’ brand-new blog, Friar Wire — an excellent addition to our community. And say Happy 9th Blogday to Murray Cook and Jonathan Mayo, whose PRO blogs were created on the first day of MLB.com Blogs history back on April 18, 2005. There’s no time like the start of the season to start your MLB.com Blog — you could follow the example of this month’s debutantes like Beantown Baseball Birthdays and Hit Bull Win Blog, and find yourself in a future Latest Leaders.

Latest Leaders ranked by page views from Mar. 1-31:

MLB PRO
Baseball is back, and so is MLB.com Fantasy 411…
1. Dodger Insider
2. John & Cait…Plus Nine
3. Dodgers Photog Blog
4. Grand Openings
5. TribeVibe
6. OutsidePitchMLB LLC
7. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
8. Better Off Red
9. MLB.com Fantasy 411
10. Brandon and Brandon
11. SF Giants Photos
12. Cubs Vine Line Blog
13. Curly W Live
14. On Cloud Conine
15. Phillies Insider
16. Twins Pics
17. Our Game
18. Inside the White Sox
19. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
20. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
21. Around the Horn in KC
22. Clubhouse Confidential
23. The Halo Way
24. White Shark
25. Rays Radio
26. Braves Give
27. CastroTurf
28. So I Married A Baseball Player…
29. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
30. HammelTown
31. Newberg Report
32. BERNIE’S BASEBALL WORLD
33. Desde el Desierto
34. @Cafe Blog
35. 1 Citizens Bank Way
36. Twinsiders
37. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
38. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
39. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
40. Monarchs to Grays to Crawfords
41. Baseball with Matt
42. Matt’s Bats
43. Friar Wire
44. A Twinternal Perspective
45. FISH TALES
46. Wild Things
47. BTF Today
48. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
49. TVA Jacques
50. Step up to B.A.T.

MiLB PRO
Hit Bull Win Blog makes an impressive debut in the top spot…
1. Hit Bull Win Blog
2. Ben’s Biz Blog
3. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
4. Callis’ Corner
5. Inside the San Jose Giants
6. Rattler Radio
7. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
8. Rollin’ with Rick
9. Inside the Chiefs
10. The Dash Board
11. Porcupines in Pinstripes
12. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
13. Inside the Jackson Generals
14. ‘Riders Insider Blog
15. It’s All Relative
16. Unlocking the Keys
17. 45 Miles From Fenway
18. Inside the Clubhouse with Mike Antonellis
19. ‘Cats Corner
20. Chirp Chatter
21. The 2-2 Pitch
22. The G-Blog
23. M-Braves Clubhouse Report
24. Playing In Peoria
25. Knight Fever
26. Red, White and the 3-0 Green Light
27. CurveBall Blog
28. Wings Things-official blog of the Rochester Red Wings
29. The Inside Pitch
30. Yard Work
31. From the Nest
32. Staten Island Yankees
33. Intimidating Insight
34. Hook, Line, and Sinker
35. The Tune-Up Blog

FANS
Need a Streamer? makes its first appearance in 13th place…
1. Rays Renegade
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The AustralianBaseballDigest
4. The Brewer Nation
5. A’s Farm
6. The Unbiased MLB Fan
7. Cove Chatter
8. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
9. Blue Jays Musings
10. mlbblogger
11. The Baseball Haven
12. Rockpile Rant
13. Need a Streamer?
14. Beisbol 007
15. Dodger Blue World
16. Minor League Madhouse
17. The Ballpark Guide
18. Minoring In Baseball
19. Fish Fry
20. The Dugout Perspective
21. Bleacher Boy
22. Coco Crisp’s afro
23. The Cub Den
24. Born on Third
25. Whitt Till Next Year
26. Observing Baseball
27. Pinstripe Birthdays
28. Phillies Phollowers
29. eltubeyero22
30. The Blue Jays Dugout
31. BrokeMets
32. 7000 Coliseum Way
33. The Yankee Dinosaur
34. Three Up, Three Down
35. Where Everyone’s a Giant
36. The Baseball Sociologist
37. Plouffe’s New Hairdo
38. Pinstripe State of Mind
39. Windy City Hardball
40. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
41. More Splash Hits
42. Los bigleaguers
43. Big Apple Baseball Blog
44. Spring Training With Sydney!
45. TheCutoffMan
46. Rockin’ Redlegs
47. Rox Addict
48. THIS IS A STEROID FREE ZONE
49. A Piece of The Game
50. Beantown Baseball Birthdays

MLB.COM BEAT WRITERS
Crisscrossing the continent to bring fans the very latest from clubhouses and front offices…
1. Muskat Ramblings
2. Mark My Word
3. Beck’s Blog
4. Britt’s Bird Watch
5. Mariners Musings
6. Bombers Beat
7. Postcards From Elysian Fields
8. By Gosh, It’s Langosch
9. The Zo Zone
10. Bowman’s Blog
11. Gonzo and ‘The Show’
12. North of the Border
13. Tag’s Lines
14. Brew Beat
15. Brownie Points
16. The Fish Pond
17. Change for a Nickel
18. Major League Bastian
19. Mets Cetera
20. Bollinger Beat

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.

Opening Day in Houston

Mark Newman:

I just wrote about 70,000 words, told more Opening Day stories than any single book ever had, built what was essentially a living e-book over months, and as of moments ago all 30 teams finally have a win or loss. It started with a countdown on Jan. 31 at 51 days till Sydney (featuring Ichiro), and became a liveblog through the MLB Opening Series, Sunday’s Opening Night at San Diego, 13 Opening Day games, and then a final Tuesday Opening Day game marking the start of Derek Jeter’s farewell tour. See all the firsts on Grand Openings, MLB.com’s official Opening Day blog, at openingday.mlblogs.com.

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter got his 3,317th hit, got plunked, and got his final season started. Nolan Ryan threw to Craig Biggio, and Scott Feldman threw like every Houston fan hopes he will again. Dexter Fowler got it all started for Houston with doubles in his first two ABs as an Astro, Jesus Guzman went deep, Jose Altuve pestered the visitors and they were happy in Texas. Now every team has played a regular season game and nobody is 0-0 in the Standings. We have all the firsts . . . .

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • The Cutoff Man explains how the Yankees owe the Astros a thank-you for Derek Jeter.
  • Curly W Live shares highlights of the Nationals’ come-from-behind Opening Day victory.
  • Todd Zolecki recaps a record-setting and very memorable Opening Day for Jimmy Rollins.
  • Beat writer Adam McCalvy offers a roundup of a thrilling start to the season for the Brewers.
  • Tigers beat writer Jason Beck breaks down Miguel Cabrera’s recent contract extension.
  • Former MLB scout Bernie Pleskoff shares his 2014 predictions for the National League.
  • TribeVibe features a photo gallery of the grounds crew at Progressive Field getting ready.
  • SF Giants Photos posted a photo gallery of snaps from the Giants’ Opening Day win.
  • Twins photographer Brace Hemmelgarn documents the 2014 food lineup at Target Field.
  • Our Game features a guest post by Scott Simkus, author of the book, Outsider Baseball.
  • MLB.com Fantasy 411 offers up Pitch or Ditch recommendations for Wednesday’s games.

Opening Day

Mark Newman:

Join me on our MLB.com Grand Openings liveblog. What an incredible day so far. The first walk-offs, the first grand slam, the first Replay Review challenges, the first blown save, all the first hits and runs and special moments. Join me in comments there at http://openingday.mlblogs.com

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

PNC Park, site of Pirates 1, Cubs 0

Today’s Games | Watch live on MLB.TV

First Replay Review challenge by a manager: Jeff Samardzija bunts into a 1-5-4 double play after the Cubs mount a rally in the top of the fifth at Pittsburgh. Rick Renteria challenges, and the call is upheld.

First Replay Review reversal of 2014: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle keeps his until the top of the 10th in that same game, and Bryan Morris picks off Bonifacio. The runner is initially called safe, but upon further review, he’s out. It took 2:30 for the review.

So far we’ve quickly seen our first walk-offs thanks to an Alex Gonzalez single in the ninth for Detroit and then a 10th-inning homer by Neil Walker to provide the only run in Pittsburgh; our first grand slam byJimmy Rollins; a successfully managerial debut for Brad Ausmus and Matt Williams; our first run-scoring wild pitch; our first immediate comeback from 6-0…

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Clubhouse Confidential explains how the A’s are just as interested in IQs as other stats.
  • Beat writer Bryan Hoch looks at MLB.com’s projection of the Yankees’ 2014 fantasy stats.
  • Phillies Insider Larry Shenk bids farewell to Clearwater as the Phillies depart for home.
  • On Cloud Conine lists six reasons to get excited about Jose’s Heroes at Marlins Park.
  • John & Cait explain the #MyBrewersOpener Contest taking place Monday at Miller Park.
  • Better Off Red shares full information on the Reds’ announcements for the Opening Series.
  • The Cleveland Indians announced their Opening Day festivities and TribeVibe has details.
  • MLB historian John Thorn posted a picture portfolio of women in baseball at Our Game.
  • MLB.com Fantasy 411‘s Zach Steinhorn shares the 2014 Listener League Draft results.
  • The Rangers’ Kaylan Eastepp checks in with an update to her Sweet Spot in Baseball blog.
  • Matt’s Bats‘ 2014 season preview continues with a look at the landscape in the NL East.
  • Teen blogger Matthew Nadel makes his top five predictions for 2020 at Baseball with Matt.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Britt Ghiroli says the Orioles are in win now mode following some big offseason additions.
  • Bryan Hoch breaks down the battles for the final spots on the Yankees’ 25-man roster.
  • David Wright spoke candidly with Anthony DiComo about the Mets’ offensive potential.
  • Armed with a talented, young pitching staff, Joe Frisaro sees the Marlins’ offense as key.
  • Greg Johns analyzes the impact of the Mariners’ recent signing of pitcher Chris Young.
  • John & Cait offer up their preview of what fans can expect to find at Miller Park this season.
  • Jon SooHoo documents the unveiling of Tommy Lasorda’s Trattoria at Dodger Stadium.
  • The Cutoff Man details the new seating and food options for fans at Yankee Stadium in 2014.
  • Better Off Red examines the beer selection on tap at Great American Ball Park this season.
  • Callis’ Corner shares a bonus profile on Diamondbacks pitching prospect Braden Shipley.
  • Jonathan Mayo has an update on the medical condition of Draft prospect Dylan Cease.
  • Matt’s Bats‘ division-by-division 2014 season preview rolls on with a trip through the AL East.
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