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Here's a list of some recommended Blogs. There
are a lot to wade through out there, so hopefully this
helps you wade through the sea of effluvia. Oh, and
blogs that mention Yankee Numbers and send some traffic
my way stand a good chance at getting listed here.
River - If you want to see some terrific pictures that you may not
have seen elsewhere, you have to visit this website. He also has some
interesting lists, such as his list of 61 greatest home runs in Yankee history
and 86 greatest moments vs. Boston. It's fun. Check it out.
Bronx Banter - One of the first blogs that
linked to this site and paid me a compliment in the
process. I really think it helped put this site on
the map in the Yankee community. But aside from
that, Cliff and Alex are great writers and I find
myself agreeing with them more often than not.
- Bryan Hoch is a Yankee insider for mlb.com and writes a great blog. Since
he's the Yankees' MLB.com beat writer, he actually has insight into the club
that your average blogger just doesn't have. More than opinion, he's got
the inside dope on the team. Plus, he mentioned the site in an article so
one good plug deserves another.
River Ave. Blues
- One of the more popular blogs and often very insightful depending on the
blogger. Mike, the majority contributor is excellent.
Others...not as much. However, the commenters and bloggers rely too
much on the overused and contrived "WAR" statistic in their arguments for my
tastes. I've personally found it a meaningless "statistic." Be
warned also that some commenters are VERY overly and unnecessarily sensitive
to anyone disagreeing with them. It can be a great and fun place for
in-game and topical threads, or annoyingly petty and exasperating, depending
on who responds and who's active at that particular time. For example,
in a game that the Yankees are losing 10-0, you might post something generic
like, "This is a tough game tonight." In response, you'll get the
wise-acre comments ("Really, I thought they've been playing well), the
agreeable comments ("Yeah, we'll get 'em tomorrow) or the most
annoying...the you-can-never-speak-ill-of-the-Yankees-ever crowd ("Well,
what kind of fan are you? You're a jerk! Why don't you just go
away Yankee-hater! We don't need fans like you!)
- An active blog that offers "Two different perspectives on the greatest
rivalry in sports." Peter from YankeesRedSox.com paid me a nice compliment
and also linked to this site. He's the "Yankees" (and obviously the brains)
in YankeesRedSox.com. Just kidding, Andy (the Red Sox half.) He's
OK...just unfortunate enough to be a Red Sox fan.
Pride of the
Yankees - Another very active Yankee blog brought to you by Dave &
Aziz Nekoukar, this time on NJ.com. They mentioned the site one day and
sent a TON of visitors my way, which says something about its popularity.
Not to mention that they provide some good analysis.
- Just your average "laconic commentary from a Yankeeland zealot"...or so he
says. Short, insightful posts, plenty of stats and a recommended stop on
your daily Yankee blog surfing. Some say he's too negative (mostly
commenters from River Ave. Blues), but I think he often says what has to be
said and sometimes the truth hurts.