Any reader of this site knows that the way journalism is delivered is changing rapidly. And that’s not just the case with hard news.

There is a burgeoning movement online of baseball fan blogs, where informed fans go beyond the sound bites and game recaps and really bore down into the fascinating nuts-and-bolts of the game. From the statistical analysis made popular in Michael Lewis’ book “Moneyball” to the close monitoring of the minor leagues, the fan-run baseball blogs are revolutionizing how baseball fans keep an eye on their favorite teams.

Heck, even a top man in the Padres front office, Paul DePodesta, is keeping his own blog now to talk about the moves the team is making.

Now, we’re bringing that fan analysis to‘s sports blog, The Cheap Seats. We’ve got the bloggers from FriarBall and The Sacrifice Bunt on board to give regular posts and analysis for the second half of the season.

It might not be the best season to be a Padres fan, and it might not be the best start to the second half of what has been a forgettable season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to be debated and analyzed about the team’s roster and its hopes for the future.

So please check it out here in the coming days (the first post went up earlier this afternoon) and let me know what you think at


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