Thanks to You…Rockpile Rant comes in at Two


Here are your Top 10 Latest Leaders based on traffic for the period of January 1-31, 2011:

                                                 FAN MLBLOGS

1. Sarge’s Phillies Phantasy Camp Diary
2. Rockpile Rant
3. Rays Renegade
4. Red State Blue State
5. Unfinished Business
6. Hands off my Pirates Booty
7. The Three Bs
8. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
9. Yankee Yapping
10. Phillies Phollowers

 Number 2?…Hell Yeah!!

Tulo Legit to quit.JPGI want to thank the Rockpile Rantics for their continued support. I’ve been waiting for the day when a Rockies Blog rules the MLBlogosphere and other than being beat out in January by a Phillies Fantasy Camp blog (that had the cover page of MLBlogs for a week), we’re there. 

 I’m willing to bet I spent less money in January than Sarge did 🙂

The Rockpile Rant is a fan MLBLog and there’s a reason it is ranks at number two. The Rockies fanbase is filled with year round fanatical baseball fans who live, eat and sleep baseball. We connect off-season and we keep baseball alive even when it’s -20 below like it’s been the last few days.

I want to thank ROOT SPORTS for making January a month to remember. I want to thank all of the Rockies fans who submitted Rockies essays to the Rant and my readers and friends who visit the Rant on a regular basis.

           Big things are going to happen this season because as far as I’m concerned…

                                     “It’s the Year of the Fan”

RPR Stairs.jpg                                                 And I resemble that.

                  I’m “D” The Rockpile Ranter. No fantasies here, I’m the real deal.
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  1. garyx

    As always, this shows the passion and dedication, D! You write from the fan perspective and you write about stuff that makes it fun and interesting to BE that fan. I knew from the first time we met you that this was gonna be a good thing to be a Rantic.

    Onward to #1!!!


  2. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    GARYX-Thanks for the kind words G…You and your family are a big part of the Rant and I thank you all for your support. The Rant’s numbers are seriously increasing thanks to Rantics like you who spread the word. We’ll own this place next month. You can bet on that…D

  3. 07nlchamps

    Well now that we got the Phillies’ version of Vanilla Ice (the one hit wonder) out of the way, it should be smooth sailing to the #1 spot of MLBlogs 🙂

  4. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    LUVMYROX-Thx 🙂
    DAN-LOL..Couldn’t have said it better brotha. Onward and upward…We’ll own this season…D

  5. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    #2, Shweet!!!! Just a matter of time before #1. You’re blog is awesome because you rock my friend and you will own the MLBlogosphere! Thanks again for bringing such cool happenings to the Rantics!

  6. laloses

    Hey D, something’s fishy in blogosphereville, that Philly guy only had 1160 hits in the month of January. I probably visited your site 1160 times BY MYSELF in the month of January. I think you got royally screwed dude.

  7. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    R-LUV-Thanks buddy 🙂
    LALOSES-Hey man you’re right. If Sarge’s sitetracker is correct he barely should have cracked the top 50. I went to MLBLOGOSPHERE and left a comment for Mark. Maybe we can find out what’s going on? It’s sad that if I really did make number one blog for January that it didn’t happen because of an incorrect Phillies Blog ranking. Something is a bit fishy?…D

  8. raysrenegade

    Great job on the move up the Latest Leader mountain. But I would expect a Rockies guy to know how to take on a summit like this.
    Seriously, after the “Angry Fan” debacle Ithought we might be phased out, but when the skies cleared…there we were.
    This is just the beginning, we both know there is stillwork to be done, and more mountains to climb, but I can think of no better hiking partner than the Rockplie Ranter.
    Hope you like the company.
    Again, great job. You derserve every moment of it.

    Rays Renegade

  9. laloses

    I’m not sure who the Mark is you are writing too, but I’ll bet you $1 he doesn’t respond since this is an obvious conspiracy to make sure a Rockies blog doesn’t make the #1 spot. Pretty pathetic for someone associated with Major League Baseball to do this to you, maybe you’d get more love if you wrote an East Coast based blog?

  10. rocktober_93

    D –

    You’re an All-Star of fan blogs…just sayin’. Doesn’t really matter what place you come in the numbers, just that I look forward to your perspective as a Rockies fan!

    – Ken

  11. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    RAYSRENEGADE-I’ve been following your blog for 3 years now. It’s one of the few I read on a regular basis. I’m honored to be in the top 5 with you my friend as I think you are the best writer in the Blogosphere. I can honestly say I’m enjoying the recent change-up in the Blogosphere.
    LALOSES-East coast wouldn’t know how to handle me.
    KEN-Thanks brotha, it’s just tough when you shoot for a goal and you’re soooo freggin close..Know what I mean?..D

  12. cookandsonbats

    Congrats, D! You Rockies do have some great fans. Reading your blog gives me the same feeling I get when I watch the movie Fever Pitch and all of the season ticket holders in Jimmie Fallon’s section are like family. Whenever we finally make out way out to Denver, I feel like I’ll know everyone in the outfield sections just from reading your blog. Great stuff.

  13. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    TODD-Thanks for the kind words and the Fever Pitch reference brotha. Your blog is also a regular read for me. You “get” that it’s all about making memories with your family and friends and that’s why your blog is great. If you ever plan a trip to Coors Field let us know…We’ll take care of ya.
    HYUNYOUNG-Thanks you as well…D

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