April Fools, people. It’s all a joke. This new platform thing, I mean. Platform, schmatform. Dont worry. We have all your links and posts and all your old widgets and photo albums right here. We’ve had em all along. This was all a ruse. We had to sufficiently tick off peripheral bloggers to give up completely, so we can maintain service level agreements with you hard core fans: our bread and butter. We take that relationship very seriously.
Gosh, did you really think we’d roll out an entirely new platform on the eve of Opening Day? You guys are gull-i-ble. That’s really almost insulting, that you’d even think that. And those 45 minute holds in Customer Service with no resolution? Oh, Jeff, we have the whole thing on tape. Dave, you sounded like you were having a heart attack. You, sirs, have been Punked.
So, you guys are real baseball bloggers. This is how it works. At 0600 this morning, all your old sidebar functionality returns; links, widgets, photos, everything. Plus we’ve enhanced the Design function, so you can make the blog look however you want. There are a dozen templates times 30 teams (360 looks!) and 398 hex color codes making for limitless visual combinations. Just two rules here. One, dont alter a team trademark. And two, Have Fun and Go For It!
Also this morning, at least one fan blog will be prominently featured on each of the 30 team sites, 24/7. Shoot from the hip, say what’s on your mind. We’re looking for fresh, independent perspectives that attract return readers to our team pages and generate discussion. After all, our ads are plastered all over your site – you’re doing us the favor here.
Write something especially probing or funny and we’ll even feature it on mlb’s homepage. Again, you’re providing us no small gift creating fresh, entertaining content.
Well, that’s about it. We just couldnt keep a straight face any longer, and hope you’re not too mad. Oh, almost forgot. There’s hot pizza in the lounge for everyone. On us.