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 New York Yankees.
As we're finding out, the baseball playoffs go ahead and keep going even though they don't have the Yankees in them. Surprising, we know. Though Yankees blogs can't compare to the massive spread of Red Sox blogs — we'll get into that tomorrow — they've got a solid presence, and, strangely, they don't get a single penny of that $210 million payroll. Who's done more for Yankees fans: These blogs, or Kevin Brown? Yeah, that's what we thought.
3. YanksBlog. Well-designed, pleasant site with a tendency to look to the future ... something the team itself could use some help with.
2. Replacement Level Yankees Weblog. The name refers to a sabermetric statistic, in case you were wondering. Takes the same kind of analysis too, though sometimes updates a wee bit sporadically.
1. Bronx Banter. For Yankees fans, these guys are surprisingly measured, smart and analytical. It's contagious too; even the commenters are normal. Weird.
(Thursday: Boston Red Sox)