Gabe steps up to the plate with Ballbug: Gabe Rivera uses his memeorandum blog-conversation-tracking engine to power up Ballbug. (His blog post announcing it.) This comes a few weeks after the launch of Gabe’s “dirt-digging” celebrity gossip grabber, WeSmirch.com. Congratulations, Gabe. I hope you knock this one out of the park.
This (and the start of baseball season) remind me that a few months ago, I met Doug Drinen, the St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia) math and computer science professor who runs Baseball-Reference.com, including one of the most incredible wiki projects I’ve seen that doesn’t have the -opedia suffix: The BR Bullpen.
Sites like Ballbug, Baseball-Reference.com and the BR Bullpen make for an impressive array of sports media from the bleacher seats.
(Sidenote: Yes, I know it’s ironic that I’m sitting here watching the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament while blogging about baseball.)