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 Chicago Cubs.
It can almost be stressful being a Cubs blogger, because the Web is at its best when it's a place for people to vent, and when you're a Cub fan, there's much to vent about. We've noticed a change in recent years, that Cubs fans are little angrier than they used to be, less complacent with their lovable beer garden called Wrigley Field. This is probably because the Cubs were so close two years ago, so close that this Cardinals fan actually called his Cubs fan friends in the seventh inning of Game 6 against the Marlins, begrudingly, to congratulate them. We have been accused of jinxing them. Deep down, we kind of hope so. The Cubs feel like they're on the clock now, like they only have another year or two to win that long-denied title. We suggest they not hold their breath.
We still think somewhere, by the way, Steve Bartman is running an anonymous Cubs blog. Has to be.
3. Goat Riders Of The Apocalypse. The name is inspired by the famous Billy Goat curse, which we won't rehash here except to point out that the burgers at the Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago once made an old girlfriend throw up for about a week. For the record, we think the burgers are amazing.
2. Bleed Cubbie Blue. To be a Cubs fan, you have to have a lot of heart, because otherwise, it will be destroyed. Bleed Cubbie Blue is able to avoid a lot of the vitriol and give a level-headed perspective to fans that often are anything but.
1. The Cub Reporter. Part of the consistently excellent All-Baseball network, this immensely popular Cubs site covers everything you might possibly want to know and more. Smart, and able to resist Cub Fan Fatigue.
(Tuesday: San Francisco Giants.)