In this post I intend to analyze why the culture of blogging has become such a phenomenon, and why it’s impact on the way we view ourselves and our community has been so widespread. Or I could just try to sum every teams networks of blogs in a sentence? What would their motto be? That sounds like more fun. I’ll do it in alphabetical order which handily means that the D-Backs start us off;
Arizona- "We have serious issues about our grip on reality,and I mean serious"
Atlanta- "We’re still the best team in the NL East-no really we are"
Baltimore- "Actually, we’re not that bothered"
Boston- "We’re not romantic losers anymore we’re hard nosed winners (but secretly I wish we were romantic losers again)"
Chicago Cubs- "We were robbed by the umpire/weather/ourselves/a curse"
Chicago White Sox- "We used to be so good,now everyone must go"
Cincinnati- "I started blogging in April but I’ve been really busy"
Cleveland- "What really matters is that we’re not getting enough players in the All-Star game"
Colorado- " Of course, the Rockies are only my second team"
Detroit- "I’ve always been a really big fan, even when they were losing"
Florida- "Our name has got a fish in it’s title"
Houston- "We only update our blogs if we speak Spanish"
Kansas City- "I honestly think that we can turn this around"
LA Angels- "We take the game very seriously-here are some stats"
LA Dodgers- "I really want to sell you some stuff,but I also have links to very worthwhile charities"
Milwaukee- "We will analyze every performance of every player every day"
Minnesota- "We should be doing better than this,shouldn’t we?"
NY Mets- "We have lots of blogs,some updated as recently as September 2006"
NY Yankees- "I really wish I was in an episode of The Sopranos,but I’m not"
Oakland- "We have recipes on our blogs"
Philadelphia- "We love a good pun"
Pittsburgh- "We are self deprecating and therefore not really proud of it"
St Louis- "We love the Cardinals,but we hate the Cubs more"
San Diego- "I think that we are a good team, but not that good"
San Francisco- "We care about art and culture too"
Seattle-"This good run can’t last"
Tampa Bay- "Why does everything always go wrong for us?"
Texas- "We don’t care how bad our team is, we’re gonna keep blogging"
Toronto- "If we were just in a different division everything would be fine"
Washington- "We base our blogs on the Declaration of Independence"
I think that that is a fair and balanced summary of the situation,but lest I be accused of not giving out praise where it is merited (both my wife and her sister say that I can be very critical) here are some bouquets.
Most knowledgeable fans- Milwaukee Brewers
Nicest fans- Pittsburgh Pirates
Most Surprisingly Prolific fans- Texas Rangers
Most Boring blog-any by an official or "TV voice" of any organization
I know that the last one wasn’t a bouquet but i think we all know that it’s true.
Nothing for the Diamondbacks I’m afraid, except maybe some psychometric testing might be in order.
Enjoy the game.