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Friday, January 13, 2006

Springfield Blogger: The 26th Man

  • The 26th Man - Tagline: Mostly baseball-themed opinion coming in under your chin

As the tagline suggests, this blog is mostly about baseball. However, not being a big time baseball fan, myself, I can only guess what "The 26th Man" refers to. Is it the guy who didn't make the team? Is it the team's public relations man? Is it the team heckler? Somebody, please enlighten me. Not knowing is killing me.

"Jeff" is a Springfield, Illinois, blogger, and I think, a Cardinals fan. Although, he writes about more teams than just the Cardinals. His style and focus will appeal to sports fans far beyond the bounds of our bloglet here. (I just made that up; bloglet being part blogosphere and part hamlet; get it?).

Anyway, it's the middle of winter now, a time when we can only dream of hot summer nights at the stadium, the roar of the fans as the batter thrusts his hips forward to avoid getting hit with a fast curve ball, and shelling out $10.00 for a handful of peanuts and warm beer in a plastic cup.

But, here is Jeff, blogging about the sport like all get out. In addition to posts about the real life goings on of baseball, I particularly enjoyed his excellent set of articles entitled, "2004 Fake World Series." Start with, "Introduction and Game One recap," and follow the links at the bottom of the page through Game Six.

Jeff writes about baseball with knowledge and passion – two essential ingredients for a successful blog. We're lucky to have him in our little bloglet on the prairie. Now, play ball!

In an effort to boost the Springfield blogging scene, this is the first in what I hope will be a regular weekly feature of mini reviews of local blogs.

Posted by Marie at January 13, 2006 12:54 PM


Great idea!

BTW - there are 25 players on a Major League 'the 26th Man' is just a term for an avid supporter.

Posted by: Russ at January 13, 2006 2:04 PM

Marie, thanks for the shout-out as well as the kind words. It's always nice to be recognized.

Posted by: Jeff at January 14, 2006 2:58 AM