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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.
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.400 in '94 RSS
Established: July 2009
Specialty: Padres merch
Post I'm Proud of: Randy Jones Home & Away Bobbleheads (SGA 5/31/03)
Who I am: "A lot of people would come over to my house, take a look at my extensive collection of Padres merch & start asking me questions about it. Then people online began asking me questions about various items. Finally I decided to start a site dedicated to Padres merch through the years. Along with the item I normally try and give some info on it (giveaway date, what year it was sold), info on the game (did the Padres win or lose & did anything notable happen) or info on the player (that player's Padres career). Most of the stuff I own but I occasionally throw in some stuff I find on the internet that seems either A) really cool, yet to expensive for my taste or B) It's really weird and I don't necessarily want to own it."
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Established: Sept. 1997 (yes, really)
Specialty: Padres analysis and commentary
Post We're Proud of: Falling Off the Bandwagon
Who We Are: "Ducksnorts has been analyzing the San Diego Padres in excruciating detail since before the word "blog" came into existence. We would tell you more, but we are very old and we forget things."
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Established: Dec. 2009
Specialty: We are much more than a Fan Site, we are the Friarhood.
Post We're Proud of: I Don't Know's on Third
Who We Are: We in the Friarhood recognize that fandom goes beyond the field. We recognize tradition and those who carry it on. At friarhood.com we promise to offer the best Padre coverage on the Internet (in our biased opinion), with news and analysis."
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Gaslamp Ball RSS
Established: March 2005
Specialty: News and Opinion, Being angry at the Padres, having erotic thoughts about the Padres, behaving like we don't know what we're talking about when we actually do, hanging out with Padres fans
Posts We're Proud Of: Gaslamp Ball Interview with Paul DePodesta Part I and Jamie Kotsay and former Padre Mark Kotsay discuss Top Gun
Who We Are: "We like to think of Gaslamp Ball as the place you'd go to hang out with lots of other people who are talking about the things that Padres fans talk about, including, but not limited to, Padres baseball, baseball in general, what the baseball players are wearing, stats about baseball, making fun of people who talk too much about stats about baseball, etc. We have a community that is equal parts die hard, fairweather and just hanging out for no particular reason."
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Perpetual Padres Saga
Established: Dec. 2008
Specialty: Analysis, expending my thoughts, capturing readers' attention
Post I'm Proud of: Petco Park and the Padres
Who I am: "I am a teenage girl who is a huge Padres fan. 2005 was the year when I started following the Padres and baseball in general. I love my team so much and they always come first, no exceptions. I am one of the youth bloggers in MLBlogs.com but age does not matter in my book. As time is still progressing, my passion for the Padres and writing skills are growing more and more everyday. My goal is to be number one among Padres bloggers around the Web and become a reporter for Padres baseball or MLB Network."
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RJ's Fro RSS
Established: Jan. 2010
Specialty: Hair products, brown and yellow, the 70's
Post We're Proud of: Interview with outfielder Aaron Cunningham
Who We Are: "Despite being on the Padres blogging scene for only a month, RJ's Fro has had 1-on-1 interviews with some of the top names in Padres baseball. We also apparently caused quite a stir in the Padres marketing department with the 'New Marketing Campaign' post. A lot of the posts try to mix humor with the typical baseball stat geekiness that most blogs are known for. Here's a question: What other baseball blog can claim that they have a recent two-time Grammy Award winner (and yes it's really him) as a fan on their Facebook page? Anyone? Anyone?"
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The Sacrifice Bunt RSS
Established: Oct. 2007
Specialty: Commentary and analysis
Posts We're Proud of: Padres 101, Padres Jersey Concept
Who We Are: "We meander through Padres baseball and we cover it all, dispensing free PR advice, drawing up preferred uniform designs, and using fancy statistics to make our points. And we leave the porch light on for Milton Bradley(notes), in case he ever finds his way back."
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Established: June 2008
Specialty: Next-day game commentary
Post I'm Proud of: Live Together, Die Alone
Who I Am: "I am a die-hard Padres fan who loves to write about Padres baseball every day. I'm not afraid to rip into the team if they're doing terribly, but I love these guys like crazy and I can't wait to get our World Series!"
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Corey Brock, MLB.com @followthepadres Blog
Jenny Cavnar, Channel 4 San Diego @jennych4 Blog
Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune Blog
Dan Hayes, North County Times @DHayesNCT Blog
Andy Masur, team broadcaster @PadsCast Blog
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