Tuesday, January 4, 2011
My favorite blogs are about NYC schools and the Yankees. Surprised? Didn't think so.
Which blogs do I visit the most? One is GothamSchools, a blog written by four people who work full-time to write news stories about New York City schools. They also collect news stories from other sources and invite volunteers to write blog posts about the schools as well. Students occasionally write in their Community section. Here's a post that a high school student wrote last school year when the MTA threatened to take away student's free Metrocards. Maybe they'd accept something that one of you writes!
My other favorite blog is--what else--a Yankees blog. The Journal News of Westchester County produces the LoHud Yankees Blog, which is constantly being updated with news and analysis about our beloved Bronx Bombers. They reported yesterday that the Yankees have released their spring training schedule. Some highlights:
Sunday, February 13Manager Joe Girardi addresses the media...
Tuesday, February 15"First official workout for pitchers and catchers. If we’re lucky, there will be a bullpen session. Lots of questions about Joba Chamberlain as a reliever, Russell Martin as an everyday catcher and Jorge Posada as a DH."
Sunday, February 20"First full-squad workout. Lots of questions about how Alex Rodriguez’s hip is doing and what Curtis Granderson did to keep up the strides he made late last season."
Saturday, February 26First spring training game. The Yankees open the spring schedule at home against the Phillies.
It's the beginning of January. I'm desperate for any sign of baseball. At least we know that we only have to wait for a few more weeks until spring training.
Anyway, I check GothamSchools and the LoHud Yankees Blog several times a day--in the morning, at lunch, and when I'm taking a break from grading papers in the evening.
Do you read other blogs? Which ones? Why do you like them?