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 Post subject: Non-Cubs/Non-MLB Boards
PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:32 pm 
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Here is a topic that IMO is a candidate for a sticky:

I was wondering if you all would be interested in contributing links to sites you know about that are fan sites, knowledgeable sites, or both, that are devoted to non-Cubs teams (and their minor league affiliates), or professional baseball sites that have not been assimilated by MLB. I tried this on DD's site, but it didn't catch on. :-(

Help a hapless baseball fanatic, please?


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Baseball Sites

Chicago Cubs
Cubs Blog Army Central Command - Maintains list of active Cubs blogs and discussion boards.

Team Directories Hosted on Other Sites
BrewerFan.Net: MLB Fan Sites & Newspaper Links
WhiteSoxInteractive.com: List of MLB Teams' Fan Forums

Other MLB Teams Message Boards (or Blogs with Message Boards)

Multiple Teams
AllBaseball.com Network
Includes long-standing blogs like the Cub Reporter, Exile in Wrigleyville (White Sox) and Transaction Guy.

Most Valuable Network
Includes blogs & discussions on general baseball & specific teams.

Baseball Fever

RealGM.com
Includes general MLB discussion and forums for each team.

Scout.com Network
Includes message boards for every MLB team.


Arizona Diamondbacks
Diamondbacks Bullpen

Atlanta Braves
Braves.net

Baltimore Orioles
Orioles Hangout

Boston Red Sox
Red Sox Nation
Sons of Sam Horn

Chicago White Sox
SoxTalk.com
White Sox Interactive

Cincinnati Reds
Reds Zone

Florida Marlins
MarlinsBaseball.com

Houston Astros
Astros Baseball Talk (The Original .com)
Astros Daily
BBS Clutch Fans - Officially a Rockets board, but includes a lot of Astros discussion.
OrangeWhoopAss.com

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Angels Fan Forum

Los Angeles Dodgers
DodgerBlues.com

Milwaukee Brewers
BrewerFan.net

Minnesota Twins
Twins Geek

New York Yankees
NYYFans.com

Pittsburgh Pirates
IrateFans.com
Pittsburgh Sports.Net

San Diego Padres
SignOnSanDiego Padres Forum

St. Louis Cardinals
Birds on the Bat
Cards Clubhouse
Gateway Redbirds
Redbirds Nation
STLtoday Cards Talk

Texas Rangers
The Newberg Report

Toronto Blue Jays
Batter's Box - Also includes many general-interest articles.


General Baseball Information / Observations / Non-MLB
The Baseball Cube - Includes minor league stats and draft information.
BaseballLibrary.com
Baseball Musings
Baseball-Reference.com - Includes player and team stats.
Baseball Think Factory - Network includes Baseball Primer, Transaction Oracle and team-specific discussions.
Japanese Baseball Dicussions
The Hardball Times
The Futility Infielder
OneStopBaseball.com - Includes baseball headlines and a trade rumors message board.
Retrosheet - Includes well-organized box scores and play-by-play information for many, many, many baseball games.
Yahoo Sports - MLB

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I don't know if your talking about forums are purely information sites, but obviously for the Red Sox and a lot of baseball in general the best forum is SoSH

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2004 1:43 pm 
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KatJ wrote:
I tried this on DD's site, but it didn't catch on. :-(


What's "DD's site"?


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Birds on the Bat is a Cardinal Forum, and Astros Daily has an Astros forum as well. Neither are as frequently posted to as any Cubs message board though... :wink:


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mlpeel wrote:
KatJ wrote:
I tried this on DD's site, but it didn't catch on. :-(


What's "DD's site"?


Cubs' Kingdom: Where Mark Prior and Sammy Share the Throne

Cle and Salty frequent there, and NC Cubbie signed up (I think) near the time I did.

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http://www.baseball-reference.com has about every stat for every player


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KatJ wrote:
Cle and Salty frequent there, and NC Cubbie signed up (I think) near the time I did.


Gotcha; thanks. Cle (who subscribes to my newsletter) mentioned the site in an email a few weeks back; never been there, though. If the Salty you mention isn't E. R. "Salty" Saltwell (and I feel sure it isn't), I have no more notion of who he is than I have about DD. As for NC Cubbie, hmmm, judging by the name, sounds like a disreputable sort...


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ESPN Nimrods wrote:
http://www.baseball-reference.com has about every stat for every player


That's a good one. I also like BaseballLibrary.com. It has a lot of biographical and anecdotal information. They also have a list of what folks have been reading from the site lately (see "recent jumps" on the upper left hand side).

Downside is the stats on current players are at least a year out of date. I have seen some updates, but it's willy nilly. I've found it best for past players (and managers), or to refresh my recollection on the earlier years of current players' careers.

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If you can stomach it, my roommate swears by this

Stupid Yankee Fan Site

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mlpeel wrote:
As for NC Cubbie, hmmm, judging by the name, sounds like a disreputable sort...
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Salty (I think the actual screen name is SaltyCub or something like that) used to post on the cubs.com board as (I think) CubAZ or something like that (The AZ was short for Arizona, where he used to live). He has since moved to Salt Lake City, which is what the Salty refers to. He's registered here and has posted a few times, although I don't think for quite a while.

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KatJ wrote:
Here is a topic that IMO is a candidate for a sticky:
I made it into a sticky (you actually could have done that yourself by clicking on Sticky at the bottom of the post). If the administrators don't think this should be a sticky they can always undo what I did.

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NCCubbieFan wrote:
I made it into a sticky (you actually could have done that yourself by clicking on Sticky at the bottom of the post).


Reminds me of my last annual review - the boss said people don't realize the power they have. :D Thanks!

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marlinsbaseball.com is a great Marlins site. I actually found that before finding this site. The membership is knowledgeable and courteous, even though they root for the enemy. And what a shocker that the Marlins have a good fan site, being that they have about 20 fans.


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[url]Brewerfan.net[/url]- is one of the best out there. Also covers the MLB draft. Message board included.

[url]Battersbox.ca[/url]- is a site devoted to the Jays, but some of the articles are non-Jays related and are good reads. Lively discussion from readers in the comments section of the articles.

[url]Orioleshangout.com[/url]- has a lot of Orioles info, but it is pay. Message board included.

[url]Twinsgeek.com[/url]- is a nice site devoted to the Twinkies.

[url]Newbergreport.com[/url]- has top notch coverage of the Rangers system with regular reports.

The [url]all-baseball.com[/url] network has blogs for a bunch of different teams, two are for the cubs, Will Carrol and Chirstian Ruzich (sp?).

If your looking for non-team specific sites, I would suggest the [url]baseballthinkfactory.com[/url] network as well as the promising [url]hardballtimes.com[/url]. Two other good general sites are: [url]baseballmusings.com[/url] and [url]futilityinfielder.com[/url].


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some of you i'm sure have been to the stltoday site. if you haven't, you should know that about half of the content is about the cubs: how bad and overrated we are. generally not much objective discussion.



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In spirit of the upcoming series with the Reds, this is the most popular Reds message board:

http://www.redszone.com

Its been down for the last day or two switching servers, but the admin have promised that it will be back up by today (Opening Day).

And if you don't mind me plugging my Reds site:

http://www.redsdaily.com

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Thats an awesome site you have there man. Sorry you cant put up a happy blog entry today.

Actually I'm not :) (all in good fun)


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how about any sites where you can view previous drafts?

for instance i would like to see the people picked before wood in 95, etc.


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Hendry_slayed_the_goat wrote:
how about any sites where you can view previous drafts?

for instance i would like to see the people picked before wood in 95, etc.


You can view previous drafts at [url]sports-wired.com[/url] and BA subscribers can view previous draft info on BA.


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thanks.

also, you can find play by play stats of virtually every game since something like '74 at http://www.retrosheet.org


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Tinkers2Evers wrote:

If your looking for non-team specific sites, I would suggest the [url]baseballthinkfactory.com[/url] network as well as the promising [url]hardballtimes.com[/url]. Two other good general sites are: [url]baseballmusings.com[/url] and [url]futilityinfielder.com[/url].


It's one of the baseballthinkfactory.com sites, but Baseball Primer is just about the best site on the web. They link to many articles around the web each day and have discussion about them. It's very sabremetric oriented, so if you enjoy that it is a great resource, and if you don't like it then you should visit and learn yourself something.


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Koko B Ware wrote:
It's one of the baseballthinkfactory.com sites, but Baseball Primer is just about the best site on the web. They link to many articles around the web each day and have discussion about them. It's very sabremetric oriented, so if you enjoy that it is a great resource, and if you don't like it then you should visit and learn yourself something.


Yes it is a baseball think factory site and I agree that it is a fine site. Currently, they are moving to a new site so it should be even better although one of their top sabermetrics writers is no longer there.


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To keep current, if you are looking to find an active San Diego Padres forum, you can find one at the San Diego Union-Tribune.


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I'm suprised no one has mentioned http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/

I started posting here because a lot of my Sox-fan friends post there. They seem pretty itelligent, although also bitter. They call the Tribune the Cubune.


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