Baseball Crank
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December 02, 2004
BLOG: Count Every Vote!

Yours truly is up against some fierce competition in the balloting for "Best Sports Blog" at the Wizbang-sponsored "2004 Weblog Awards." You can go here to vote or view the results in that category, or here for the whole poll.

Of course, there are always some anomalies in the categories. This blog isn't, of course, purely a sports blog. Vodkapundit and Ann Althouse are undoubtedly horrified to be listed under "Best Conservative Blog." Mark Steyn's site isn't really a blog at all. Powerline should have been nominated under "Best Conservative Blog" and "Best Group Blog," Kevin Drum should have been nominated for "Best Liberal Blog" (Powerline and Drum both appear in the "Best Overall Blog" category), and having a "Best LGBT Blog" category without Andrew Sullivan is like having a "Best Game Show Contestant" category and leaving off Ken Jennings. And the voting is skewed a bit in some ways - LGF is leading the "Best Blog" ballot, while the liberal blogs are all getting crushed there.

Still, it's a a fun process; thanks to Kevin Aylward for putting it all together. And, of course, I'm flattered that anybody is voting for me.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 06:25 PM | Blog | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)


If you win, I'll credit your victory to the Sports Guy's coattails.

Just kidding. Best of luck and take care,

Yoni Cohen,
yoco :: College Basketball Blog

Posted by: Yoni Cohen at December 2, 2004 07:17 PM

You have this impartial observer's vote.

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at December 2, 2004 11:40 PM

A quick follow-up. Just realized my comment might be read the wrong way. Hope not. I should add that you run a tremendous, enjoyable site. Best of luck!


Posted by: Yoni Cohen at December 3, 2004 10:08 AM

I have to admit, I went with The Hardball Times, but I don't really think of you as a sports blog. I would have voted for you in "Conservative" or possibly "Election Coverage" - not that I agreed with you at all, but you did a heck of a job.

Posted by: Devin McCullen at December 3, 2004 10:39 AM

I voted for you. Good luck!

Meanwhile, I'm being flattened by something called The Bitch Girls in the lowest-of-the-low category, where I'm lucky I'm even listed.

Posted by: Attila at December 3, 2004 11:36 AM

The only other viable choice, IMO, is Redbird Nation, and though it got nominated, it didn't show up in the final vote.

Maybe next year, if they do a sub-25,000 category, I'll get nominated for that.

Posted by: Drew at December 3, 2004 11:39 AM
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