BaseBlogs: Major League Baseball Launches Tommy Lasorda Blog

Posted on April 25, 2005

Major League Baseball has entered the blogosphere with celebrity blogger Tommy Lasorda and a service that allows baseball fans to have a blog on the MLB website. For blog hosting MLBlogs charges $4.95 per month or $44.95 for a full year. Tommy Lasorda, the former Dodger's manager has a blog on MLBlogs called Tommy Lasorda's World. These blogs will be some new competition for DailyKos founder Markos Moulitsas, who recently entered sports blogging himself with Sports Blogs. Wired reports on Markos' sports blogging plans:

Using the blogosphere as their minor league, Moulitsas, the CEO, and Tyler Bleszinski, the president, recruited an eclectic collection of sports bloggers in the fall of 2004 and offered each a revenue-sharing contract, better blog software and a system for getting ads for their blogs. Eventually, the duo hope to have blogs covering every sport, from NASCAR to professional hockey.
We should see more fan-oriented blog hosting like this down the road. Sports have a huge fan base and sports blogs should draw large numbers of readers.

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