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Happy #JerseyDay – whatever your team

Mark Newman:

Join me for #JerseyDay today and next Friday, and post a blog entry showing you rockin your own favorite jersey. Then please make sure to leave a comment at http://MLB.com/blogs with your Permalink so we can do the fashion police thing. – Mark

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs:

You have our permission to wear a Major League Baseball jersey to work or anywhere else today and next Friday. I’m going with my favorite team’s jersey at the MLB Advanced Media HQ in New York’s Chelsea Market, even though I’m a little ahead of the gun with the Cardinals look. Do you really need an excuse anyway?

Happy Jersey Day

This week I wrote an MLB.com story about #JerseyDay, which is happening today and next Friday. The occasion will be celebrated at 15 MLB ballparks today and then the other 15 ballparks next Friday.

I hope to see a lot of blog posts around here showing you in your baseball jersey. Please leave a comment here with your Permalink so we can track you down and naturally give it a little fashion-police love.

Special thanks to my awesome MLB.com colleague Josh Brown for the hookup. I’ve been collecting a lot more…

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Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Mark Newman:

Discover new blog posts by baseball fans like you as we start the week with the Monday Around the Horn post. We’re using RSS feeds based on interesting fan blogs we already know of, and checking team nickname tags at WordPress.com, for starters. One thing you can help with is leaving URLs of interesting baseball blogs, including your own, at http://MLB.com/blogs in the comments.

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs:

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From the Corner of Edgar & Dave tells how Felix Hernandez had a Mother’s Day to remember, becoming the fourth-youngest pitcher in MLB history to reach 2,000 strikeouts and passing Randy Johnson for second place on the Mariners’ all-time wins leaderboard with 131. Naturally, King Felix dedicated the game to his mother and his wife. Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to reading more from Clarissa, who wrote about a recent visit to Safeco Field in her Clarissa’s World blog.

Michael Pineda made strikeout news of his own on Sunday with a dazzling 16-strikeout, 7-inning outing for the Yankees. The Cutoff Man discusses how pitch count ultimate denied Pineda a shot at Ron Guidry’s franchise single-game strikeout mark of 18.

Gillian felt compelled to share this striking photo of Clayton Kershaw delivery from high up in Dodger Stadium in her That’s G blog. Kershaw wasn’t at his typical best, but Dodger Insider explains how…

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How this ‘Tsunami’ got started

Mark Newman:

Introducing our newest Player blog: Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez. He welcomes you with an introductory story about how he got the nickname “Tsunami.” Take a look and leave him questions and comments!

Originally posted on The Wave of Perseverance:

Welcome to my new blog. The nickname ‘Tsunami’ is a story in itself, so to make a long story short, here it is.

As a kid, I had Big League dreams like any other youth baseball player from Puerto Plata, D.R. For me it was more than putting on a Major League Baseball uniform, playing on TV, or having my name chanted by thousands of fans. I had the vision of getting my family out of poverty, having a future and making my hometown proud. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs on my road to the Big Leagues, but for the sake of this blog let’s just say there was a WAVE of adversity.

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Although very skinny and smaller-sized as a teenager, I felt I had the ability to play the game as a position player. I was a confident hitter. I felt I could hit at the…

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Bulldogs, Blogs and Baseball

SAMSUNG CSCReally enjoyed seeing the Rangers’ Bark in the Park recap post by Kaylan Eastepp, the Rangers’ director of interactive and social media. This is one you have to see. Follow the Sweet Spot in Baseball blog, and join us at the all-new MLB.com/blogs portal as we surface cool posts around the baseball community. And as long as we’re on the subject, I’m going to take this opportunity to give some love to my English Bulldog, King Bingley (OK and my wife, sorry), so feel free to comment here or at MLB.com/blogs with shots of your own baseball pet.

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Make sure you hang out regularly at MLB.com/blogs and leave your blog’s URL in the comments there as it’s easy traffic to your site from our main blogs gateway. And tell Kayla we sent you over there. She might even have tips on how to score a job in baseball.

How did you vote? Share your ballot post

After you vote to decide starters for the 86th Midsummer Classic this summer, Blog the Ballot. We’re surfacing posts about the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot at MLB.com/blogs, so please just leave your Permalink there so we can highlight and send more traffic to your blog. We’ll list yours among our ongoing rollout of posts. Spread the word about the all-new MLB.com/blogs…

Discover: Monday Around the Horn

Mark Newman:

Continuing to surface blogs to follow at the all-new http://MLB.com/blogs – be sure to leave your blog’s URL in the comments there so we can find more to show off.

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs:

2015 © Angels Baseball LP. All Rights Reserved.

Welcome to the working week! Following another great weekend of baseball, we wanted to showcase some of the best posts we’ve read so far today:

The Angels dropped the series finale with the Rangers by a 5-4 score, but The Halo Way posted an outstanding gallery of photos from the game, including some shots of youngsters having a ball.

Phillies Phollowers has fan photog Jenn’s images and analysis from the Phils’ series-clinching victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.

MLB.com’s Tracy Ringolsby points out in his Write ’em Cowboy blog that even with the Mets’ torrid start to the season, there aren’t any notable individual records for the opening month of the season in any real danger of falling as April draws to a close.

Matt Huddleston — better known as The Unbiased MLB Fan — takes the lay of the land as Alex Rodriguez closes in…

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Discover: Weekend Warriors

Mark Newman:

Weekends are made for baseball and blogging. Discover new fan and PRO blogs as we continue to introduce new ways to surface fresh posts at the all-new MLB.com/blogs. If you’ve got a baseball blog, please be sure to leave a comment there with your URL! It’s the gateway for MLB.com/blogs, presently linked on the MLB.com homepage. – Mark

Originally posted on MLB.com Blogs:

If you love black-and-white photography, take a look at these pics from Jon Soohoo.

Tim Reilly’s Big Apple Baseball Blog is in baseball bliss, with two first-place teams heading into the Subway Series. Give a warm welcome to Metsin’ Around, which celebrates our 10th blogaversary with a brand-new blog. Love those green 4 express train icons for the Subway Series! Who else has cool graphics? This is one place where we don’t mind if anyone jumps on the bandwagon, whether your team swept its first homestand or not.

Follow this blog...In his fourth year of blogging at Plouffe’s New Hairdo, a diehard Twins fan is snagging tons of baseballs and keeping track here, along with the occasional foray to the record store. Check it out.

Going back to Charlie O. Finley, Oakland style is all its own. Start with the history of A’s mustaches. Jen Rainwater also blogs mainly…

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Happy 10th Birthday to MLB.com/blogs

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Have you heard the news? We’re now “MLB.com/blogs” and we just relaunched Major League Baseball’s blogging community with a new look to coincide with the 10th blogaversary of Tommy’s first post. Read all about it at the new home for MLB.com/blogs.

Make sure you follow MLB.com/blogs because that’s the page where you’ll find cool new and existing fan and PRO blogs going forward. Check out the RSS feeds there, updated by category. If you have questions and comments about MLB.com/blogs, you can still use this community blog to reach us. We might even bring back Latest Leaders, or some kind of version of them.

It’s a little bit of a work in progress, but the whole goal is to surface more blogs and to use an actual WordPress.com blog as the gateway for MLB.com/blogs. It won’t impact anything you are currently doing to blog.

If you have a baseball blog, be sure to leave your URL and say hi in the comments at MLB.com/blogs.

– Mark

As Feller taught us, jinxing no-hitters isn’t a new thing.

Mark Newman:

If you’re always worried about jinxing a no-hitter, then check out this story by MLB.com’s Alyson Footer about how the subject came up even 75 years ago…

Originally posted on Alyson's Footnotes:

One of the many things I discovered while researching Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter in 1940 is that paranoia surrounding a no-hitter goes back longer than any of us have been alive.

The story of how Feller tried to jinx Randy Johnson’s no-no in 1994 is pretty awesome, considering he was pacing the press box and telling anyone within ear shot, “You know, I am the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter on Opening Day.” That included visits to the TV booth and the radio booth — and, by visits, I mean that Feller burst into the booth and just started yelling, not caring that the mics were live and the broadcasters were in the middle of an inning.

But I have to admit I was even more entertained by what I read in the clippings the Indians sent me from the actual newspaper coverage after Feller’s no-no 75 years…

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Today marks the 75th Anniversary of Bob Feller’s Opening Day no-hitter!

Mark Newman:

Happy 75th Birthday to the only Opening Day no-hitter — courtesy of Bob Feller, aka Rapid Robert. My first (1973) and last (2006) autograph from a baseball hero.

Originally posted on TribeVibe:

CI_033115SS-002 On April 16, 1940, Bob Feller became the first and only pitcher in Major League History to throw an Opening Day no-hitter. Feller wore this glove when the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park. He added the extra webbing at a later date when the glove was re-laced.

“Tomorrow’s another day, and I’ll be out there every time I pitch—just trying to win for the Indians.”

-Bob Feller, April 16, 1940

Seventy five years ago, Bob Feller took the mound at Chicago’s Comiskey Park to usher in the start of the 1940 baseball season. Feller, already the ace of the Cleveland pitching staff at only 21 years old, struck out five of the first six recorded outs in the game.

Several innings passed with neither team scoring. The Indians punched in a run when Jeff Heath singled to left field and Rollie Hemsley delivered a two out…

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