Our site has always had a blog section, but we never really blogged. It was really just a spot for me to type up product news or ticket sale information. When Orange and Blue Thing started, I had the urge to bring more content to the site, and hiring bloggers was just a natural progression. My OABT co-host Brian Erni tossed his cap in the ring as the editor, and we were off to the races.
There are plenty of talented Mets fans out there writing game recaps, and the analysis-type stuff for other sites. Nothing against that, but as a fan I rarely read them. I wanted to bring fans on that were funny and knowledgable about things both on and off the field. Brian and I narrowed down the applicants from dozens to a final four. Alyssa Rose, Nick Giacone, Tim Reilly and Tim Fitzpatrick took the spots, with Brian and I also in the mix.
We certainly aren't breaking the mold over here, and while we are going to post about game related stuff from time to time, we want to go against the grain a bit. We only got going with one week left of baseball, so the last few months have been a bit slow. Come the 2018 baseball season, you should expect stuff from our crew on the regular. Not just blogs, but video related pieces for Orange and Blue Thing. I'm looking forward to it.
I ran the numbers tonight and was actually quite impressed by the results. Not sure what other sites pull, but our pageviews are up there given it's the offseason.
Without further ado, here are T7L bloggers top 5 posts of 2017 (well, really the last three months). Thank you for reading, and have a very happy new year.
After Jacob chopped off his locks, Tim had some fun with this one.
Should Mets fans prepare for more Earth-shattering grooming news? What if Noah wants to cleanse himself of the stink of the 2017 season and go for a new look?
When the blog first got going, I wanted to bring attention to, what I see as, abuse outside Citi Field. It was in the news prior, but had been pretty quiet since 2011.
A story broke on Baseball America about an expansion to 32 teams. Brian put some thought in to the possible scenario, and how that would play out in the big city.
Some Mets fans are quick to quick to write off the Yankees because they’re not relevant to the team’s day-to-day grind. Well, that may be about to change.
Alyssa didn't actually apply to be a part of T7L, I asked her, and she was down. I knew she'd bring something different to the table, and this was her first blog post. I loved it, and judging by the numbers, so did our readers.
Over the years, I have spent a lot of time putting together a New York Mets All-Star Team based solely on looks. Finally, I get to share it with the world.
During the final broadcast of the season, Gary Cohen closed with a remark about how Keith is an important guy, and that fans should keep their ears open for some kind of an announcement. I joked that he was going to be the next Mets manager, but that night it was announced he was taking a postseason job with Fox. Fans love anything Keith related, so I figured this would get a lot of clicks.
If you're a Mets fan you know how much Keith values his leisure. After this dumpster fire of a season, one would think he'd be running for the Hamptons.
So there you have it. We did post about some team stuff. Omar coming back, player rumors and whatnot. These posts did better. As the new season gets rolling and we get to know more about our readers, expect some great content from the crew.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Let me be clear: If you have Twitter and don't retweet #CalliesMetsProm, you suck.
For baseball fans, the gap from November to the end of February can feel like an eternity. But this past Saturday, the Queens Baseball Convention (QBC) at Katch in Astoria took the edge off for Mets die-hards.