WEDNESDAY WEB SITES OF THE WEEK
For MLB teams, it's time to transition from Hot Stove to theHopes 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 Seriesmode. Better off heading to the official team sites, of whichthere 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 tothe homepage for the "Yes on B" ballpark initiative in SanFrancisco at http://www.webgal.com:80/giants. Inside is a 3Dversion of the ballpark and links to the campaign. The newssection in the Pirates' site makes no mention of the team's newownership, 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 entirelyto Ken Griffey Jr. "Marlins On-Line" has a Fan Forum with teampresident Don Smiley. The Indians page features sponsorships byAll Sport, McDonald & Company Investments, Sherwin-Williams, andStop 'n Shop. The A's site has ad space available on thehomepage. ONE-STOP SURFING: For all unofficial MLB and all otherbaseball links, see "John Skilton's Baseball Links" athttp://www.ssnet.com/%7ESkilton/baseball.html (THE DAILY).