Deadspin readers who were with us from the very beginning of this quixotic enterprise might remember that we once had an unhealthy (and ultimately repetitive) obsession with MLB Blogs, their strange attempt to corral their online fan base by charging people to use a service that's free almost everywhere else. »
Our friends over at MLB Blogs aren't really good for much — Tommy Lasorda's blog offers no real insight on the recent Dodgers signings (aside from a photo of Lasorda standing next to Nomar Garciaparra), and Mark Tremonti had nothing to say on the Johnny Damon situation, even though the two are next-door neighbors. But … »
Time to check in with our old friend, MLB Blogs. Well, we see that they've gone institutionally insane. Interesting.
Jack Klugman is now blogging. And not about baseball, really — just hawking his book on Tony Randall, and telling Jackie Gleason stories. Actually, he's podcasting Jackie Gleason stories, and there's a… »
In one of those stories that are almost too much for our weak dispositions to handle, it appears that MLB.com has hooked up with its real world equivalent in hipness: Scott Stapp! The former Creed lead "singer" is doing an early sale of his new "album" exclusively on MLB.com. This is like learning that A.C. Green and Kurt… »
The Los Angeles Dodgers are very close to hiring a new general manager, the team leaning toward current assistant GM Kim Ng or assistant San Francisco Giants GM Ned Colletti to succeed Paul DePodesta, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Of course, in the latest post over on his blog at MLB Blogs.com, Tommy Lasorda is… »
MLB Blogs, your crimes are many — just the Tommy Lasorda blog alone would make sure no jury would acquit you of anything. But we thought that even you wouldn't stoop to this. They've taken a small dog, you see, and formed an MLB Blog around it. Look! The dog is writing about baseball! And using doggie phrases such as… »
You think that you live in America, land of the free, where a kid can grow up to be anything he wants to be, and home loan fixed equity interest rates are still available at a low 5.23 percent. But exactly how far do our freedoms extend? »
Earlier, we finally got fed up with watching MLB Blogs from the sideline and just started our own, mostly out of curiosity for what words and phrases we could get away with putting up there before the Selig Army went after us. We titled our page the same as a rather famous loathsome manifesto — it was that or something … »
Even though there's only a week left in the regular season, MLB Blogs still wants you to sign up for a blog on their site. It says so, right up there at the top of their homepage. And coincidentally, we have just 24 hours to foolishly spend $4.95, sort of like in the plot to the movie Brewster's Millions.
So let's go… »
Brian Kamenetzky is a man of many talents. He has a new book (Fishing on the Edge, written with his brother Andrew), he's a regular contributor to ESPN Magazine and ESPN's legendary Page 2, and he has an MLB Blog. »You know, we find it pretty amazing that Kamenetzky couldn't sell this to Page 3. [MLB Blogs]
World Deadspin Headquarters — usually a dank, gloomy sort of place, not unlike Dracula's castle or the DMV — feels like Disneyland today. That's because Tommy Lasorda is back at the controls of his MLB Blog.
We can hardly contain our excitement. Tommy, who is supposed to be running the site's signature blog, has been… »
Far be it from us to get all Alistair Cooke on you — we make mistakes too, after all — but it's time something was said. The English language is not a toy, and spell-check was invented for a reason. Yes, we're referring to you, MLB Blogs. And specifically to you, Matthew's Nation.
A recent post: "The problem is simple, …
Has anyone seem Tommy Lasorda? We're starting to get a little worried — he's supposed to be running the flagship blog at MLB Blogs, but hasn't posted since July 27. One imagines his tan Sierra found abandoned in Laurel Canyon, the driver's side door hanging open suspiciously and a trail of fast food wrappers leading…
We've been following the MLB Blog l'ecriture sans calmants for some time now, and we have to say, we're a fan. We love the fact that it's written entirely in French. And we love that the author, Pascal Uccelli, seems to be a hopeless and inept gambler (allow us to translate):
Baseball blogs come in a few basic varieties. You have the committed fan (Bleeding Pinstripes), the starry-eyed kid (Look Who I Just Interviewed!) and those who have given up entirely and abandoned all perspective and self-respect (I Am Begging the Cardinals to Win the World Series).
But rarely do you see one like … »
Are you a professional athlete? Are you seeking balance in your life? Is Venus entering Scorpio in your house of partnership? Well, you probably need the services of a qualified sports astrologist. If only we knew where one could be contacted.
Wait! We're in luck! Andrea Mallis is a professional sports astrologist… »
Zack Hample is quite insane, of that we're certain. He has close to 3,000 baseballs in his house, from 40 different ballparks. So obsessed is he that he's even posted a map of Costa Rica on his site, with arrows pointing to the exact site of the Rawlings baseball factory. We know he's planned his advance on that… »
We don't mean to pry, really, but we can't help but find Baseball Strategies a little strange. First off, it promises "daily insite" (sic) into the game of baseball direct from San Diego Padres scout Branden Moskwa. But for a guy who supposedly works inside the game, he sure is, well, kinda into gambling a lot. Each of… »
Dan Rivkin has a couple of things going against him — he's a programmer of some sort at MLB.com, and he's a Mets fan. Poor dope.
With those two strikes against him, we know we're all rooting for Dan to get away from it all for a little while and forget his troubles. But no such luck. Even though he's currently on his… »
For a while in the sixth grade we pretended we knew French — but in reality it was just that one line in the Beatles song "Michelle" that we memorized and repeated to impress our friends. Apparently the folks over at MLB Blogs never even got that far. The Expos are long gone, after all, so why should they bother?
Here's … »