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Apr 27 2012

A Brief Blog Profile: Mets Blog

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by Thomas Hynes

 

Sports blogs and real estate blogs have one thing in common. Location is everything. That makes sense. If you love sports, odds are you love a specific team from a specific place. Sports blogs are one of the truest manifestations of the hyper-local movement in publishing. It's all well and good to read about an entire sport, but mostly, I just care about MY team. Unfortunately, my team is The New York Mets. Fortunately, however, there is Mets Blog. For my money (and Bernie Madoff's! [too soon]), it's the best place to read up on my lovable losers. 

And that really is my opinion. Honestly. If you type the letter "m" in my Internet browser Mets Blog comes up first. (Now, if that's not a ringing endorsement, I'm not sure what is.) The site was created by Matthew Cerrone and now operates under SportsNet New York. They proudly publish "both rumor and opinion", as well as actual facts from real-life sources. And, look, facts are great. But this is baseball. Without rumors and opinion, the off season would be a whole lot longer. What's more, the fact is the Mets are terrible. Give me the rumor of some minor leaguer who is going to change everything. Give me opinion on how this can all get better.

What I appreciate about Mets Blog is how they get  that fans want to read about the team every day. And that's because the site is administered by people who love the team, i.e., real fans. And  by the way, being a Mets fan isn't easy to do. It's actually painful at times to root for this bal lclub. Maybe instead, think of this site as more of a support group. After all, misery loves company.

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