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Latest Leaders – January 2013

Latest Leaders logoBaseball is just days away now, and the excitement is building as more and more new blogs are created here on the best blogging platform in the sport. Our first monthly Latest Leaders of 2013 has the usual mix of proven veterans and promising newcomers. The biggest news has to be the Brewers’ John & Cait…Plus Nine dethroning the Hot Stove traffic magnet for the overall top spot, with Jamie Ramsey’s Better Off Red just behind. Evan Vogel cracked the FAN Top 10 in December and now his blog The Baseball Haven is up to No. 5, so watch out there. Carrie Muskat is still in command on the list of  MLB.com beat reporters, regardless of the fortunes of the Cubs team she covers. Congratulations to everyone who made the list, and one proven tip to get on the next month’s list is to leave comments on these blogs and include your full URL so they can see your new posts.

Start your own MLB.com Blog today. It’s the first step in joining this list.

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

MLB PRO
1. John & Cait…Plus Nine
2. Better Off Red
3. Hot Stove
4. Baseball Nerd
5. Curly W Live
6. Dodgers Photog Blog
7. Ben’s Biz Blog
8. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
9. Cubs Vine Line Blog
10. SF Giants Photos
11. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
12. MLB.com Fantasy 411
13. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
14. MiLB.com’s PROSPECTive Blog
15. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
16. TribeVibe
17. Our Game
18. Around the Horn in KC
19. Alyson’s Footnotes
20. So I Married A Baseball Player…
21. Phillies Insider
22. Cooperstown Chatter
23. 45 Miles From Fenway
24. Cleveland Indians Fantasy Camp
25. Newberg Report
26. MLB Urban Youth Academy – Compton, CA
27. CastroTurf
28. Rattler Radio
29. Justice4U
30. My Serendipitous Life as a Baseball Wife
31. The Dash Board
32. Comerica Park, 48201
33. Wild Things
34. The Sprouting News
35. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
36. Inside the White Sox
37. Baseball Books
38. ‘Riders Insider Blog
39. Inside the San Jose Giants
40. Step up to B.A.T.
41. It’s All Relative
42. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
43. Rollin’ with Rick
44. ‘Cats Corner
45. Homestand Blog by Yankees Magazine
46. Mets Fantasy Camp
47. Beyond the Ballpark
48. Diamond Dollar$
49. Not Just Baseball…Aceball
50. Desde el Desierto

FANS
1. Rays Renegade
2. The Baseball Collector
3. The Brewer Nation
4. The AustralianBaseballDigest
5. The Baseball Haven
6. Beisbol 007
7. Cook & Sons’ Baseball Adventures
8. mlbblogger
9. The Unbiased MLB Fan
10. Rockpile Rant
11. A’s Farm
12. Observing Baseball
13. Pinstripe Birthdays
14. Dodger Blue World
15. Phillies Phollowers
16. 9 Inning Know It All
17. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
18. The Ballpark Guide
19. 7000 Coliseum Way
20. Minoring In Baseball
21. Ballparks on a Budget
22. TheCutoffMan
23. BrokeMets
24. A Piece of The Game
25. If You Write It, They Will Come
26. Cream City Cables
27. Born on Third
28. Brewers Rumors
29. Heard It From Hoard
30. Three Up, Three Down
31. Rockin’ Redlegs
32. Where Everyone’s a Giant
33. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
34. eltubeyero22
35. Collection of Baseball
36. The Rays Rant
37. This is a very simple game…
38. Battling Bucs
39. Reds Country
40. Bleacher Boy
41. Rox Addict
42. The Best MLBlog
43. The Angels’ Ace
44. Fish Fry
45. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
46. One Strike Away…Twice!
47. Los bigleaguers
48. CardinalsFarm
49. Royal Blues
50. Formerly Fausto: A Baseball Blog

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

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.

Latest Leaders – May 2012

Latest Leaders logoWe’re past the Memorial Day checkpoint of the season and the standings are becoming increasingly important to Major League Baseball fans. Fantasy owners are doing everything they can to put their teams in first place, as MLB.com Fantasy 411 was the top-ranked MLB Pro Blog for May. Zack Hample‘s milestone 50th stadium visit helped him claim the honors in the Fan division, while Carrie’s Muskat Ramblings topped the MLB.com Beat Writers en route to overall bragging rights with more traffic than any other MLB.com Blog. Congratulations to everyone who made the list!

There are many thousands of blogs in the MLB.com community, from players to Hall of Famers to groundskeepers to mascots to ballgirls to broadcasters to season-ticket holders and more. Want to see which ones are most popular? Here are your Latest Leaders ranked by page views from May 1-31:

MLB PRO
1. MLB.com Fantasy 411
2. Alyson’s Footnotes
3. Better Off Red
4. From the Corner of Edgar & Dave
5. Ben’s Biz Blog
6. John & Cait…Plus Nine
7. SF Giants Photos
8. Baseball Nerd
9. Dodgers Photog Blog
10. Curly W Live
11. 45 Miles From Fenway
12. The Dash Board
13. Around the Horn in KC
14. Ben Rouse’s Brewers Mission 162
15. So I Married A Baseball Player…
16. Phillies Insider
17. MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG
18. Rattler Radio
19. MLB.com Blogs Central (lol)
20. Brandon and Brandon
21. Inside the White Sox
22. Cubs Vine Line Blog
23. Inside the Jackson Generals
24. CastroTurf
25. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
26. Our Game
27. Above the Plate
28. TribeVibe
29. Tommy Lasorda’s World
30. Bloomberg Sports
31. The G-Blog
32. Comerica Park, 48201
33. Cooperstown Chatter
34. Newberg Report
35. ‘Riders Insider Blog
36. MLB Urban Youth Academy
37. A Twinternal Perspective
38. Salem Sox Talk
39. It’s All Relative
40. The Futurists
41. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
42. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
43. Heard It From Hoard
44. Inside the Chiefs
45. Justice4U
46. FISH TALES
47. The Sprouting News
48. Yard Work
49. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
50. Roof Report

FANS
1. The Baseball Collector
2. Rays Renegade
3. Red State Blue State
4. The AustralianBaseballDigest
5. TexasRangers_HQ
6. Cook & Son Bats’ Blog
7. Counting Baseballs
8. A’s Farm
9. Rockpile Rant
10. mlbblogger
11. The Ballpark Guide
12. Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
13. BlueBattingHelmet
14. Beisbol 007
15. You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls!
16. Born on Third
17. Pinstripe Birthdays
18. Phillies Phollowers
19. Crzblue’s Dodger Blue World
20. The Unbiased MLB Fan
21. Observing Baseball
22. swingingbuntz
23. The Brewer Nation
24. Blogging ‘Bout Baseball
25. Brewers Rumors
26. Rockin’ Redlegs
27. 3 Up, 3 Down
28. Collection of Baseball
29. This is a very simple game…
30. nybisons
31. Minoring In Baseball
32. If You Write It, They Will Come
33. La Pagina de Tony Menendez
34. Throwin’ Heat
35. The Yankee Dinosaur
36. Fish Fry
37. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
38. gojays
39. Cream City Cables
40. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
41. Unfinished Business
42. The Baseball Haven
43. Wrigley Regular
44. baseballqueen
45. Live, Eat, and Breathe Yankees
46. More Splash Hits
47. Royal Blues
48. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
49. DYNAMETS
50. Phillies Red Pinstripes

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

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. Get yourself on this list by posting frequently and especially by commenting on a lot of these Latest Leaders blogs, always being sure to leave your full URL as a very clickable calling card. And don’t forget to embed MLB.com videos in your posts and make it more fun! You’re part of MLB.com as a blogger here, after all.

Around the MLB.com Blogs

The 2011 Cardinals followed the 2010 Giants as back-to-back NL champs. Can the NL threepeat?

Are you an NL or AL blogger? I just wrote this MLB.com story about the National League’s first World Series winning streak since 1979-82, and the prospects for a threepeat. Let me know in comments if you blog about the subject, and say why you like the NL or the AL, complete with thoughts about DH-or-no-DH.

This one’s for the dogs: Fenway the Dog is a dog’s eye view of the Red Sox. Written from the perspective of Fenway, the team’s official service dog in training, the blog aims to raise awareness of the amazing work done by these invaluable canine companions. And Dallas Latos, wife of Reds pitcher Mat Latos, posted about their dog, Balls. Leaving it at that.

One of my favorite posts of the year is when Spring becomes official and our good friend Murray Cook shares lawn-care tips with the rest of us. Murray, who has been a groundskeeping consultant to the Commissioner’s Office since 1989 and most recently has been ensuring that the Tokyo Dome is ready for MLB’s openers, is one of our original MLBloggers, as his forever-capitalized MURRAY COOK’S FIELD & BALLPARK BLOG was created just moments after Tommy Lasorda’s World got us started on April 18, 2005. Feel free to ask Murray questions and you also can follow him on Twitter @cookmurray.

Mitch Williams blogs about Matt Wieters and the Orioles' plan for the future.

Mitch Williams writes on his MLB.com Blog Wild Things that the Orioles should follow the Rays’ model. See what the MLB Network studio analyst and MLB.com columnist has to say about Matt Wieters in this post, leave comments and share.

So, did you see where Ozzie Guillen has been living during Spring Training? He blogged some pics.

Want your blog promoted on MLB.com Blogs? Just say so with a blog post, use the “Jumbo MLBlogs” tag, and include a (good) 480×270 graphic in your post that we might be able to snatch for use as a Jumbo panel to feature it.

Contest alert from Erik at Counting Baseballs. And by the way, he is on a torrid page-view run and closing fast on Rays Renegade and Baseball Collector atop the FANS category of Latest Leaders. Can they hold him off? Will post the next Latest Leaders around April 1.

Speaking of Latest Leaders, one MLB.com beat writer is running away with the overall crown for most page views by any MLB.com blogger in March. Will see if you can guess what team she covers and then check back to see if she stayed in front.

Members of the 2011 Omaha Storm Chasers got their rings, and Around the Horn in KC blogged about it. Is MLB glory next?

Will it be the Year of Kansas City? The All-Star Game is headed there in July, and a rising young team could surprise a lot of people, especially with Jonathan Sanchez on the hill. For a reminder of their young talent, take a look at the post on Around the Horn in KC. It’s a nice look at the Omaha ring ceremony for the 2011 Pacific Coast League title. Will winning rise up through the ranks? Anything can happen in today’s Major League Baseball.

If you ever need a hand around here, remember that our good friends at WordPress.com (capably) handle all blog Support, so use their contact page as needed. You also can post comments here whenever you wish and I see them immediately and follow up if I can help. Do not contact MLB.com subscription product customer service people for blogs needs, as they have nothing to do with that since last June.

Do you know what Giants World is? Pretty cool. Find out on the club’s photo blog.

Nationals fans have to follow Curly W Live — took another step forward in Spring Training and will be even more must-follow starting Opening Day.

Welcome back to the Tigers. When you see what we mean, you will growl.

Want to see what a Japan Opening Series ticket looks like? Check it out.

New look on the MLB.com Fantasy 411 blog, check it out. Oh, and make sure to follow my colleagues Mike & Cory so you can dominate your league.

If you have FB, TW & Pinterest pages, then you have to have an MLB.com Blog as well. Your brain is big enough, and you can have your FB and TW streams on the side panel to encourage Likes and follows. Every time you post, set it so it becomes a blurb on your social pages. A blog is a key part of the overall arsenal…more than ever, in fact. That’s why so many Major League clubs start blogs year-round.

Seen a great MLB.com Blog post? Let us know in the comments with full URL please, and tell everyone to blog at http://MLB.com/blogs

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