MLB says no credentials for bloggers

by Bill Ferris on April 12, 2006 · 10 comments

in Blogs & Journalism

DenverSportsZone.com ยป MLB Fair Press is a “movement to force Major League Baseball to open up its press pass policy to including the world of legitimate blogging.” Apparently MLB has a league wide ban on issuing credentials to independent websites.

The authors of the site came across this information while applying for press credentials for the Colorado Rockies. He was denied based on the MLB policy.

Assuming this is true, this is disappointing to say the least. I understand the apprehension, but a blanket policy probably isn’t the best way to deal with it. Most of the teams are probably familiar with most of the blogs that aren’t following them. It should be up to the individual teams whether or not they grant access.

Has anybody actually had luck applying for credentials?

Hat tip Redleg Nation