Neat Links For You
(when you're done roaming around here, of course):
Fightin’ Phillies – Rich Baxter and Jim Mulry run an outstanding blog and a podcast called “Phillies Talk”. The blog is not just a source for Phillies news and updates, but the daily blog posts often include tales of Phillies and baseball history that always make for an interesting read. If you’re even a mild Phillies fan, you should subscribe to this blog and have their commentary delivered to your inbox. Highly recommended.
SpotHero - If you've ever driven to Wrigley Field, you're well familiar with the unmitigated mess that is parking at Wrigley Field...and how expensive it is. Take care of it beforehand and reserve a sport at SpotHero...and save yourself the trouble of looking for one! (Take it from me...if you must drive, get a spot in advance.)
Kentucky Baseball - Jim Ambs is a Kentucky native who is partial to minor league games, but you'd never know it from the amount of space he gives to major league ballparks on his blog. The posts include some great pictures, and he's done a few pieces on ballpark foods that may help with researching future guides! Like me, Jim loves ballpark road trips. And what's not to love?
Ballpark Chasers - I doubt Craig Landgren envisioned how much his site would grow by leaps and bounds when he started it. Ballpark Chasers is where ballpark roadtripping geeks gather and share stories, tips and photos from their ballpark trips...and it's always a fun place to hang out. Landgren contributed to Chuck Booth's "Fastest Thirty Ballgames" book.
White Sox Gab - Bill Mahoney almost singlehandedly updates one of the finest White Sox blogs on the Internet. He doesn't sacrifice quality doing it either, with thorough analysis--like of the recent White Sox sweep of the Cubs at Wrigley--and outstanding photos included. A must-read for fans who want to stay on top of the Pale Hose.
Baseball With Matt - If you're looking to introduce the young ones to the great game of baseball so that you can take advantage of their Fan Club membership, try the new Baseball With Matt blog...Matt himself is a young lad, and I'm happy to see the future of baseball writing on his blog. My favorite quote from him: "Wish I could've seen Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, the Polo Grounds in New
York and Comiskey Park in Chicago before they knocked them all down." Me too, Matt.
Baseball Between Us - Mike Luery is the author of "Baseball Between Us", a book about traveling across North America and seeing ballgames with his son. I've managed to read a bit of it, and am really looking forward to the rest of it. Recently Mike interviewed yours truly, and was kind enough to place the interview on his blog.
Talking Chop - Martin Gandy's Braves blog is the definitive source of Braves news, stats and game updates. Not that other Braves blogs are lacking in quality, but Talking Chop is mostly all you need. I remember learning much about Turner Field through Talking Chop--it's come a long way since then!
MLB Reports - When MLB Reports says "24/7 Baseball News, Updates, & Analysis", they ain't kidding. Jonathan Hacohen and his crew of writers keep us posted on everything baseball--including minor league happenings, book reviews, free agent news...it's a must link site for any baseball fan, and there's plenty to look through so give yourself lots of time.
Spadora On Sports - Pete Spadora hosts his Saturday morning ESPN radio show on several stations in New York and Pennsylvania, and has been kind enough to feature yours truly on his show on a couple of occasions. Which incidentally, puts me in the company of Robbie Alomar, Marv Levy, Yogi Berra and Buster Douglas, so that's pretty cool.
The Flagrant Fan - How dedicated is William Tasker to analysis of the game of baseball? Check out his piece on Batted Ball Boondoggles and you'll get an idea...a statistical analysis of which players hit the most and fewest line drives, ground balls, etc. He's also said his piece about the Hall choices for 2011, and I agree with most all of it. A thoughtful and insightful blog.
7 Train To Shea - Steve Sidoti posted a very nice review of the Citi Field E-Guide on the 7 Train To Shea blog. Not only does this blog have probably the coolest name of all the Mets blogs (with all respect to Faith And Fear in Flushing and Amazin' Avenue), but these guys are dedicated and always on top of Mets updates. A great source of Mets news, and they have a decent podcast too.
That Balls Outta Here - Justin Klugh was the first Phillies blogger to take the time to review an E-Guide, but he reviewed it as only a Philly fan can. Klugh's blog, named after the late Harry Kalas's signature home run call, is a down-to-earth and often humorous take on all things Phillies. Good stuff.