An Expanded Shout Out

I have a cat; actually a couple. They have a lot in common with me, primarily a complete lack of technological expertise. If you look at the blogroll to the right of this blog you’ll see it’s very short. Well, I’ve tried to add a lot of other blogs to it and either come up with links that go no where or, more frequently, go to places that I have no idea what it is I’m looking at when it gets there. But there are some good baseball blogs out there and I’d like to share them with you. So I’m adopting this method. I’m going to give you the name of blogs I read regularly then tell you to go to google, type in the blog title and if you like it, bookmark it for your own pleasure. Sorry to do it this way, but I’m getting tired of trying to do it on blogroll and making a fool of myself (something I do with great ease).

Kevin’s “Baseball Revisited” and Bill’s “On Deck Circle” are both listed and both still well worth a look. Kevin is currently doing a simulation of the World Series (he’s in 1909 now) and these are absolutely fascinating. Bill is a bit more eclectic and deals with both modern baseball and an occasional look into the distant past. “Sports PhD” appears to be moribund, but his stuff is so good I leave it up so you can take a look at it.

Non-blogroll blogs that I read listed in no particular order:

1. “The Baseball Attic” looks at bygone days and throws in an occasional quote or short view of this day in baseball.

2.”Broken Bats Baseball” is supposed to be a look at the Milwaukee Brewers current season, but the writer goes far beyond the last game to look at society, his own personal life, and how baseball affects us.

3. “Hall of Miller and Eric” creates a personal Hall of Fame for the two writers. Their hall is interesting in itself, but much more fascinating is their commentaries on how they view players, what kinds of criteria they wrestle with in making their choices. I hope that real Hall voters spend as much time thinking about who they put in as these two guys do. Fascinating.

4. “Coco Crisp’s Afro” is another blog that exists on two levels. One level simply looks at the Oakland Athletics. The other has depth of thought about former players and other seasons. Worthwhile for both.

5. “Mediocre Means better than Some” is Kortas’ world in poetry. Now I’ve never been much of a poet but this guy is pretty good and his baseball stuff (which is admittedly infrequent) is top-notch.

6. “Tall Tales and True Stories” isn’t about baseball, but is about Glen’s story telling ability, which is considerable. Occasionally there’s a baseball oriented story, but the non-baseball ones are also worth a look.

7. “Nineteenth Century Baseball, New Haven Style” follows the New Haven team in its professional year. If you’re interested in the topic it’s a fine read.

So take a look at each. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them enough to return.


17 Responses to “An Expanded Shout Out”

  1. steve Says:

    Thanks for the kind words v. It’s always nice to hear. I have yet to read Hall of Miller and Eric so I’ll be checking it out now and as for the others listed, I think you describe them very accurately. Thanks again.

  2. Gary Trujillo Says:

    Awesome! btw I have a link for your blog which took a lot of patience and a couple shots of whiskey to achieve.

    • verdun2 Says:

      Proving which of us has the most patience (or the most booze). 🙂

      • steve Says:

        I think the steps to add blogs to a side bar are; go to the dashboard-appearance-widgets and drag the widget box marked “links” to the right side. When you want to add a new link, go back to the dashboard-links-add new. You can also organize the links into categories.

  3. glenrussellslater Says:

    V, the last thing that I expected to see while I was reading this was MY name and MY blog on your list! I am grinning from ear-to-ear, grinning even wider than the eccentric and great country singer Webb Pierce is grinning on my “gravatar” picture. MUCH wider. I’m grinning more like Alfred E. Neuman (the guy on the covers of Mad Magazine). Anyway, thanks greatly, and I almost fell out of my chair when I saw my name and the compliment about my blog on your list, especially since I value your opinions greatly, as well as your own fine writing! You have cheered me up on an otherwise dreary and rainy southern Brooklyn afternoon! Thank you.


    • verdun2 Says:

      wait ’til you see my bill 🙂

      • glenrussellslater Says:

        Well, that won’t leave me with much. I just paid my rent, my Con Edison bill, my National Grid (formerly Brooklyn Union Gas) bill, and my telephone bill!

        So reconsider billing me, V!


  4. William Miller Says:

    Well, thanks very much. I appreciate the shout-out. Can’t believe I’m still doing this after nearly five years and 300 posts. My wife would tell me she could think of lots of other more productive things I could have been doing during that time, too.

  5. Kevin Graham Says:

    V, greatly appreciate the shout out. The check is in the mail.

  6. wkkortas Says:

    Kinder words than someone like me deserve. Many thanks.

  7. ses56 Says:

    I am delighted I rated a mention on your blog, thanks so much. It’s immensely kind of you!

    • verdun2 Says:

      No problem. It’s something I know little about, so I’m always learning something new, which is a good thing.

  8. Precious Sanders Says:

    I’m going to jump in with my own thanks here. Very kind of you to mention my blog! I’m definitely going to have to check out some of the ones with which I am unfamiliar. You’re right: definitely some great blogs out there.

  9. eric Says:

    Much obliged for the shout out! And thanks for being one of our most reliable and insightful readers.

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