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 Detroit Tigers.
Anybody remember the 1983 Disney movie Tiger Town? Roy Scheider, who at the time was 51 years old, played an aging slugger who could only hit a home run when he saw a certain boy in the stands. As always with baseball movies, nobody cares about the Tigers at the beginning of the movie, and by the end, the stands are packed. The real Tigers are experiencing a similar resurgence; after the debacle that was 2003, the team is improving, fans are returning and life is seeming more tolerable. Except, of course, the team still plays in Detroit. Can't have everything.
3. The Detroit Tigers Weblog. A good-hearted weblog with an occasional eye on issues larger than sports. A recent break has brought the site back recharged.
2. Bless You Boys. We don't know what the title means, but we don't care: There's nothing about the Tigers that isn't on this site.
1. Roar of the Tigers. A little too cute at times, but exhaustive (without being exhausting). Wins major points for creativity and effort.
(Tomorrow: The Seattle Mariners)