January 23, 2010
The BLS Blogbook aims to map the online information terrain by providing a separate web directory for each team. The product below is a result of submitted entries by team-specific bloggers and compiled information from the Big League Stew staff.
Please subscribe, follow and bookmark to your heart's content. If you're a blogger who would like to be listed, please visit this post for further instructions.
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Bless You Boys
Established: Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away
Specialty: Analysis with a sabermetric tilt
Post We're Proud of: Saber 101: Ultimate Zone Rating
Who We Are: "Kurt Mensching, Mike Rogers and Big Al (with special guest appearances by Ian Casselberry) bring you the daily news and analysis for the Detroit Tigers. We've each been blogging about the Tigers individually for years, but now we've joined together as a superforce under the SB Nation flag. In addition, BYB is a thriving community and the first place to visit during games or breaking news events."
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The Cutoff Man RSS
Established: April 2003
Twitter: @rambo_jambo, @swarheit, @detroit_tigers
Specialty: Aggregation, link roundups, Cutoff Man Podcast, CoverItLive chats, inside analysis, trade/rumor speculation.
Post we're proud of: Tigers reportedly trade Curtis Granderson, Edwin Jackson in three-team blockbuster deal
Who we are: "The Cutoff Man is a Tigers blog highlighting the latest news, rumors and opinions surrounding Detroit and its minor league affiliations. We are an MLive.com blog, which is a Michigan news site under the Advance Internet umbrella. The blog is moderated by co-authors James Schmehl and Scott Warheit and includes special weekly contributions from Deadspin.com guest writer Matt Sussman and former Bless You Boys' managing editor Ian Casselberry. The Cutoff Man covers all of the bases from Miguel Cabrera's(notes) drunken antics to Justin Verlander's(notes) potential long-term contract."
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The Daily Fungo RSS
Established: March 2006
Specialty: Tigers commentary, history and personal experiences
Post We're Proud of: My Grandpa 1, The Bird 0
Who We Are: "The Daily Fungo is a statistical-analysis-free view of the Detroit Tigers that looks at the current-day team through the lens of history, personal experiences and gut instinct. We feature game recaps, profiles of past Tigers players as well as interviews and podcasts of those who cover the team every day."
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DesigNate Robertson RSS
Established: Nov. 2008
Specialty: Commentary, humor, making fun of people, places, and things relating to the Tigers
Posts We're Proud of: Your Tigers Holiday Shopping Guide for humor, Tiger Fans Blinded By Granderson's Smile? for a more serious commentary
Who We Are: "DNR is a site that likes to have fun with Tigers baseball in a crowded blogosphere where others seem to take every transaction and game too seriously. Sure, there is plenty of 'serious' commentary on team happenings, but we are at our best when taking a tongue-in-cheek look at everything involving Detroit Tigers baseball. Oh, and there is also our weird obsession with Bobby Higginson than we won't get into right now..."
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Detroit Tigers Weblog RSS
Established: July 2001
Specialty: Objective analysis, fan experiences, minor league coverage
Posts We're Proud Of: Playing in the spray — Curtis Granderson, Ernie Harwell and the moment, My night with Fox Sports Detroit
Who We Are: "We are old, at least in blog years. DTW tries to combine objective analysis with a fan's emotional response to the team — or fanalysis."
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Eye Of The Tigers
Established: June 2009
Specialty: Snarky humor, commentary, statistical review and analysis
Post We're Proud Of: My Evening With Ernie (Harwell)
Who We Are: "Eye Of The Tigers is a proud part of the Fanball Sports Network, and the proud winner of the Fanball MLB blog of the year award for 2009. EEOT aims to examine the Detroit Tigers through equal parts statistical analysis and common sense, complete with some breaking news coverage via the vast network of inside sources close to the author (I.E. the smart people I follow on Twitter). Our turn ons include biting sliders, triples, outfield assists and opening day. Turn offs include striking out looking with runners in scoring position, unnamed sources, Astroturf and the Yankees."
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Gear Up for Tigers Baseball RSS
Established: Aug. 2009
Specialty: Commentary, analysis, hypothesis
Post We're Proud of: Fernando Rodney: Master or Disaster?
Who We Are: "Gear up for Tigers Baseball is part of the Gear Up for Sports family of blogs. There are about a million places you can drown yourself in sabermetric analysis and stats you've never heard of. So here you'll find thought-provoking commentary and rhetorical perspectives straight from the minds and sense of Tigers fans everywhere. It's all in somewhat plain english, with a little humor added. We're a good place to stop if you want a different angle or are bored with conventional coverage."
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Old English D RSS
Established: Sept. 2008
Specialty: Game experiences, commentary
Post We're Proud of: The Lost Wednesday
Who We Are: "Detroit Tigers devotee subjects readers to tales of games attended, issues eardrum-rending screams during Tigers' historic 2009 stretch-run collapse, uses blog as therapy."
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Roar of the Tigers RSS
Established: June 2005
Specialty: Terrible Cartoons and horrifying Photoshoppery. Also: words relating to Detroit baseball, more or less.
Post we're proud of: Words: The Tale of the Elusive Scoreless First Inning. Drawings: The Pitchers Have Superpowers, pt 1, Justin Verlander. Photos: Where in Florence is Ugueth Urbina?
Who We Are: "A Samara is a dry, indehiscent, winged, often one-seeded fruit, as of the ash, elm, or maple. Also one of the largest cities in Russia, located in the southeast, on the Volga River. Roar of the Tigers is a blog about the Detroit Tigers, written by a crazy person, for crazy people, or perhaps for mostly-normal people who have the ability to appreciate a little crazy in their lives."
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Tiger Geist RSS
Established: March 2008
Specialty: Transactions, humor, roster and line-up analysis, with light game commentary for Detroit's mighty maned machine.
Post We're Proud of: You Stay Classy, Kevin Youkilis!
Who We Are: "A life long fan of Michigan sports, Tiger Geist provides an in depth look at the strategic decisions the Tigers make off the field as well as notable highlights worthy of discussion on the field, including commentary on baseball in general. We enjoy discussing the nuts and bolts of running a ball club, on-base percentage, and a complete lack of tact and self-censorship."
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Tigers Tracks RSS
Established: July 2009
Specialty: Game Recaps, News and Notes, Opinion, History
Posts We're Proud of: By The Numbers Series, A History of Tigers Deadline Deals, A Final Goodbye to Tiger Stadium
Who We Are: "After years of commenting on message boards and other blogs, John Parent launched Tigers Tracks to provide a place for fans to catch up on all the news surrounding his favorite club and baseball in general. He recaps every game and provides analysis and opinion on every roster move, misplayed flyball, and walk-off home run. You can also expect to find a dose of history and his views about the future of Tigers baseball. We encourage a healthy dialog between fans and are also proud members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance and the Detroit Independent Baseball Scribes."
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Coming Monday: Marlins, Astros