From the Home Office in an undisclosed location in suburban Kansas City, I present the Top 10 commenters on Royals Review in 2013 as ranked by total comments:
billybeingbilly 13784LaFLamme 10982philofthenorth 9749Scott McKinney 9125averagegatsby 6499Kansas City Keith 5896Loose Seal 5869RoyalsRetro 5109Josh Duggan 4932buddyball 4699
I'm seriously disappointed in averagegatsby who fell just one comment short of the magical 6,500 plateau. I mean, that's the difference in a potential HoF commenting career and the Hall of Very Good Commenting. Maybe next year. Of KCK's nearly 5,900 comments, I'm guessing at least 5,700 are replies to himself. So if you're looking to get on the 2014 leaderboard, there's more than one way to skin the comment cat.
And while I am pleased for the group in this Top 10, realize there was one commenter who left a whopping 45,000 comments at McCovey Chronicle. Ummm, yeah.
How about the FanPosts?
KCTiger 21Dubya 19Gopherballs 17Brad Ebert 15Antibawang 12BHWick 11Farmhand 11theroyalblues 11Revive 85 11just_another_fan 10
And the FanShots?
Dubya 153RoyalsRetro 108Jeff Zimmerman 40thelaundry 34Connor Moylan 13HarryL 12pete_clarf 12Jack Marsh 11Loose Seal 10Cuthbert1 10
A tremendous shout-out to Dubya and Retro. Among the 30 MLB team blogs at SBN, they were number one and number two in FanShots posted. The only guys in triple digits. We should get you a plaque or something.
Finally, a heartfelt thanks to everyone - contributors, commenters, readers - who stopped by this humble site in 2013. It was a helluva year. Glad you allowed me along for the ride.