One of the glorious things about the somewhat slackened pace of the offseason is that I can embark upon projects that there would be no time for from April-September. For example, over the past several weeks I have systematically compiled a list of Minor Leage Team blogs (44 and growing…)
My motivation for this was to provide you, the reader, with a jumping-off point to explore the vast world of minor league blogs. Many of these fine web sites provide information and perspective that cannot be found anywhere else. In doing so they serve as a nice complement to what can be found on MiLB.com, which by necessity must take a more "macro" view of the Minor League landscape.
My Minor League Team Blogroll is located to your left. Check it out! They range from independent fan journals to the musings of team beat writers to "official" blogs linked through the club’s web site. I plan on highlighting impressive team blogs throughout the offseason, and no time like the present to get started on that. Here are a few that stand out (and please keep in mind that in the offseason many blogs are not updated on a regular basis).
Travelerocity (Arkansas Travelers) — Opinionated, professional, and very thorough. This site has perhaps the most active comments section of any team blog I’ve come across.
Tornadic Activity (Brooklyn Cyclones) — Appropriately enough for a team that plays in Coney Island, this blog is written by a juggling vendor who works at KeySpan Park.
Inside the Clearwater Threshers — Frequently updated and informative official team blog by Threshers’ Ticket Manager Kevin Brahm.
Greg’s Connecticut Defenders Blog – Greg really knows his stuff.
Fort Myers Miracle (by News Press writer Edward Pelegrino) — Well produced and professional, with year-round coverage of Fort Myers’ baseball happenings.
Crawdads Blog — Very thoroughly documents the Crawdads’ entire season, with professional-level pictures galore.
Lowell Spinners Official Blog – The Spinners are one of the best-run teams in the Minors. It’s no surprise their blog is first-rate.
The Unofficial Ottawa Lynx Blog – With the season now over, this blog has turned its attention toward the fight to keep professional baseball in Ottawa. Things aren’t looking too good at the moment…
Pinstripes PA – News and notes on the SWB Yankees as well as the big club in the Bronx, written by a self-described "sportswriter in training".
SWB Yankees Blog – Extremely well-done and authoritative, this blog provides ample news and notes on Yankee prospects from Times-Tribune beat writer Chad Jennings.
Fear the Deer (State College Spikes) — Fear the deer indeed, because they will attack when you least expect it!
Notes From the Nat (Vancouver Canadians) — Proudly providing news and notes from the only Canadian city with an affiliated Minor League team.
Champ’s Vermont Lake Monsters Blog — The only Minor League team blog solely from a mascot perspective.
Rattler Radio (Wisconsin Timber Rattlers) — Broadcaster Chris Mehring gives you his views on all things baseball.
If anyone is aware of any blogs that can be added to this illustrious list, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.