Baseball sites thread on Metafilter

Jeff · June 30, 2005 at 8:15 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Many of you are probably familiar with Metafilter, one of the first community weblogs. It’s an interesting community of shared links.

Recently, the site has added an “Ask MeFi” page where members can post a question for which other members provide informed answers. In a group of 24,000+, you’d be amazed the wide array of expertise that exists there.

Baseball site expertise is included, apparently, since yesterday saw a cool thread about “what are the best national pastime sites on the Internet“?

There are a lot of great suggestions in the thread, some of which you’ll definitely know about (Prospectus, Baseball Reference) and others you may not (such as other baseball blogs). Many of the suggestions I can personally vouch for as awesome, like Baseball Toaster and Baseball Analysts. This also seems like a good way to track down some new gems you might have overlooked, so have a look if you’re so inclined.

Even if you aren’t a Metafilter member, you can read the site for free. You only have to be a MeFite to post. I know at least one other MeFite reads this humble blog, since there’s a USSM mention in the thread (and many thanks for that, by the way).

Happy hunting!


5 Responses to “Baseball sites thread on Metafilter”

  1. Shoeless Jose on June 30th, 2005 9:48 am

    I don’t know if this got mentioned earlier, but Luft over at SI wrote a blog entry that was inspired by / appropriated from / blatantly ripped off Derek’s PI and USSM topics on Ichiro (Luft at least linked to the source material).

  2. Taylor Davis on June 30th, 2005 11:23 am

    One would think he could have at least changed the title of his post. What a joke.

  3. DMZ on June 30th, 2005 11:31 am

    Way to hijack the topic. I’m not mad about this at all, so it’s cool to let this pitch go by.

  4. austinspace on June 30th, 2005 12:03 pm

    Metafilter is a terrific site just to learn something new every day. I’ve been a member for years but rarely even comment–it’s so popular that by the time you read something and think “ah, I know something about that!” it’s already been commented on…sometimes several times. It was THE place to read posts when 9/11 happened as I didn’t have access to TV or radio. It as amazing to read and refresh. Good post!

  5. pensive on June 30th, 2005 7:27 pm

    Thankyou Jeff. This is an informative site.