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April 13, 2004 6:21 PM   Subscribe

Take me out to the ball or blog game!! Slate has posted a good article on baseball blogs. Be you a Red Sox fan or a Cubs rube, you can follow your favorite boys of summer with in-depth Sabernomics articles or even track the next pre-injury Mark Prior through blogs. Some have been up for years, but they're increasing in popularity and some have even been picked up by major newspapers.
posted by graventy (12 comments total)

 
If Sabernomics interests you, I heartily recommend checking out 'Moneyball,' by Michael Lewis (of 'Liar's Poker' fame). It's interesting to see how the rules of derivitive markets applied to 'The Show' leads to some interesting conclusions about what 'value' is in an individual player.
posted by umberto at 8:19 PM on April 13, 2004


I see in the blogroll of The Big Red C that MeFite KevinSkomsvold has a Cubs blog.
posted by me3dia at 8:34 PM on April 13, 2004


On further inspection, Kevin just hosts the blog. Carry on.
posted by me3dia at 8:36 PM on April 13, 2004


If sabermetrics really, really interests you, Check out Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Primer. And do what you must to get your hands on some old Bill James Abstracts.

Also, here's what's left of a speech by Paul Depodesta that I had long considered posting to the front page. God bless Smithers and SpoFi.
posted by trharlan at 9:17 PM on April 13, 2004


OK, you could find a blog for every other team in baseball, but not the Mets? And to add insult to injury, the blog for the fucking Devil Rays is called YaGottaBelieve? Bah. Nice links, though.
Bitter? I'm not bitter. Just... patient. Yeah, that's the ticket.
posted by languagehat at 7:54 AM on April 14, 2004


Bitter? I'm not bitter.

If you're a Mets fan, you have no reason to be bitter. Follow the Brewers, and you will learn the meaning of suffering, fool.
posted by rocketman at 8:51 AM on April 14, 2004


Hey, pal, I grew up a Senators fan—I learned the meaning of suffering before you were born (I'm guessing, based on general MeFi demographics). But it's true, I feel for Brewers fans.
posted by languagehat at 10:10 AM on April 14, 2004


Dodger Thoughts is another good one.
posted by jasonspaceman at 11:00 AM on April 14, 2004


languagehat is old.
posted by trharlan at 11:02 AM on April 14, 2004


Wow. Senators.

*blink*
posted by rocketman at 2:18 PM on April 14, 2004


Senator's fan? I guess, by an extreme technicality I'm a Senators fan too since they became the Minnesota Twins. You'd be happy to know that Walter Johnson Bobblehead night is September 19th. See ya at the Metrodome.

There IS a Mets blog link in the title, it's the letter 't' of 'out'. I'm surprised nobody complained about having a different link for every letter since it's a bit of an post faux pas.
posted by graventy at 3:23 PM on April 14, 2004


I guess, by an extreme technicality I'm a Senators fan too since they became the Minnesota Twins. You'd be happy to know that Walter Johnson Bobblehead night is September 19th.

I rooted for the Twins all the way through the '60s (and suffered some more when they lost the Series in '65 after beating both Koufax and Drysdale—I think that's when I realized fully that there was no god), and I'm still capable of returning to my ancestral roots when the Mets fail me, as they did in '87. I took much joy in the Twins' success that year, especially when Channel 5's Warner Wolf (who used to be a DC sports guy) held up a handwritten cardboard sign saying "SENATORS WIN!" Wish I could be there to get my bobblehead...

There IS a Mets blog link in the title, it's the letter 't' of 'out'.

Oh no it's not. The second entry is headed "This is not a Mets blog... but" and his list of baseball interests begins "The Yankees - obviously." Nice try, but I'm still bitter. And old.

I'm surprised nobody complained about having a different link for every letter

You'll get no complaint from me. I still remember Tamim's Bollywood post with fondness.
posted by languagehat at 5:30 PM on April 14, 2004


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