More than any other sport, baseball lends itself to individual blog obsession. Every Major League Baseball team has several blogs obsessed with chronicling the ins-and-outs of everything. Deadspin salutes these modem-addled souls and proudly presents Blogdom's Best, given to the most outstanding blog for each team. If you would like to nominate a blog (yours even) for selection, just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Today: The Florida Marlins.
We have nothing against the franchise or anything, but let's just say we, along with just about everybody else, breathed a sigh of relief when the Marlins fell out of the wild-card chase over the last couple of weeks. Because as we all know, whenever the Marlins make the playoffs, they're a wild-card and they win the World Series. And they destroy the souls of teams who have waited for years to end their suffering (the Indians, the Cubs) while they calmly collect their championship trophy in front of no fans. It's completely unfair, but hey, that's Bud Selig Baseball. Anyway, we think the Marlins have the shadiest ownership history in all of sports, and that they don't deserve any more titles, ever. Which is, of course, why you know they're going to win 10 before the Cubs do.
3. Fish Chunks. Short, sharp bursts of fun info with tons of links. Short on the commentary, but, frankly, people talk too much these days anyway.
2. Todd Jones' Blog. Not so much a team blog as the personal blog of Marlins closer Todd Jones. We don't find Jones quite as insightful as some people out there do, but he's fun to read, and hey, you never know when he's going to insult a gay person. So that's always fun.
1. Fish Stripes. Extremely smart, devoted and with an eye on what happens in the front office as well as an eye on the field. All teams should have blogs like this one.
(Friday: Oakland Athletics.)