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WEDNESDAY WEB SITES OF THE WEEK
Published February 21, 1996
For MLB teams, it's time to transition from Hot Stove to the Hopes of April. But if you want the latest info online, MLB's "Major League Baseball @BAT" may not be the best place to check. The league's official Web site (http://www.majorleaguebaseball.com) is still in World Series mode. Better off heading to the official team sites, of which there are nine. MLB's online teams: Blue Jays (http://www.bluejays.ca/bluejays/); Braves (http://www.atlantabraves.com); Cardinals (http://www.stlcardinals.com); Giants (http://www.sman.com); Indians (http://www.indians.com); Mariners (http://www.mariners.org); Marlins (http://www.pwr.com/Marlins); Pirates (http://www.pirateball.com/pws014.htm); Tigers (http://bigweb.com/mall/tig/); Yankees (http://www.yankees.com) KEY FEATURES: The Giants' "Virtual Dugout" has a link to the homepage for the "Yes on B" ballpark initiative in San Francisco at http://www.webgal.com:80/giants. Inside is a 3D version of the ballpark and links to the campaign. The news section in the Pirates' site makes no mention of the team's new ownership, but the Cards' "Welcome" page mentions new owners, grass at Busch Stadium and the Web site among changes this off- season. The Mariners' "Home Plate" has a page devoted entirely to Ken Griffey Jr. "Marlins On-Line" has a Fan Forum with team president Don Smiley. The Indians page features sponsorships by All Sport, McDonald & Company Investments, Sherwin-Williams, and Stop 'n Shop. The A's site has ad space available on the homepage. ONE-STOP SURFING: For all unofficial MLB and all other baseball links, see "John Skilton's Baseball Links" at http://www.ssnet.com/%7ESkilton/baseball.html (THE DAILY).