The long-awaited Baseball Digest website had its official launch yesterday! Baseball Digest is one of the oldest baseball-only publications, but has had no presence on the internet until just a few months ago. Now reduced to only 8 issues per year, the new website is a chance for the magazine to survive as a historical journal of the game in a world of pitch by pitch updates.
As a “soft launch,” there is little fanfare about the page, but I think it’s safe to expect there will be some coverage from the regional sports networks if not the MLB Network, ESPN and the big players in the sports world. One thing can’t be denied, however, and that is that the best and brightest of baseball writers grew up on the magazine. It’s hard to imagine Gammons, Costas and guys like Hawk Harrelson won’t mention it.
I expect great success for the page and am proud to announce that I have been named content editor for two team pages on the site, for the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. Please stop by and make a comment or two. The site is just starting to take shape but it seems like it will be a popular destination for fans of baseball and the traditionally deep commentary that has long been associated with Baseball Digest.