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 Texas Rangers.
If you subscribe to the Buck Showalter Theory Of Team Management, once the Rangers finally fire that guy, they're going to win the World Series. (It worked for the Yankees and Diamondbacks, after all.) We worry sometimes if the Rangers are going to fall into the Rockies trap of a confusing home run ball park with terrible pitching; eventually, everything gets all messed up that no one knows where to turn. We have fond memories of Days Of Ranger Past. Nolan Ryan pounding Robin Ventura. A skinny Sammy Sosa. So nice. So warm. The Rangers actually have one of the best blog networks in baseball, so we apologize in advance if you're one of the great ones that didn't make the final three.
3. The Ranger Rundown. First off, a blog with graphics. Who knew you could do that? Aren't there rules about that? Anyway, smart, funny and with a good eye for history (and cats).
2. Lone Star Ball. Updated several times a day — which is supposed to be our racket, dammit — with everything you might possibly want to know about the Rangers. (There's more than you thought.)
1. Baseball Time In Arlington. Meaty, weighty posts — we would almost call them "beefish" — and proof that even in blogs, everything's big in Texas.
(Tomorrow: Washington Nationals.)