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 Seattle Mariners.
Most people don't remember this, but it wasn't too long ago that the Seattle Mariners were one of the biggest failures in sports. The fans were hostile toward the team, the owners were miserly and the franchise was consistently flirting with leaving town. And then came along Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson and Alex Rodriguez, who ushered in a baseball resurgence so strong that is survived their inevitable departures. Now they have a schnazzy new stadium, video game owners, one of the best blog networks around and a sprightly Japanese fellow with an exclamation point at the end of his name. It almost makes up for the fact that they stink again.
3. Lookout Landing. Heavy on the statistical analysis, not that that's a bad thing. Even hammers out great minor league coverage.
2. Sports And Bremertonians. How comprehensive is this guy? He not only blogs every half-inning, he even gives the Mariners a grade for that half inning. We can't believe the team doesn't have him on staff at this point.
1. U.S.S. Mariner. Only in Seattle would the Bremertons blog not be the best one. One of the best baseball sites on the Web, with an archive and special features that destroy just about everybody out there. Even if you're not a Mariners expert or fan, you'll find plenty to read here ... and you'll definitely leave an expert.
(Tomorrow: The Milwaukee Brewers)