2010 in review

Now that 2010 is over, I’d like to say thank you to all my readers and fellow bloggers. I couldn’t keep this blog up if you guys didn’t continue reading it so I really appreciate your loyalty. While I’m at it, I post this neat statistics summary that WordPress devised:

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 3 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 94 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 294 posts. There were 251 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 20mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 9th with 178 views. The most popular post that day was Lee to the Yankees almost done…never mind .

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were fridayniteyanks.wordpress.com, yankees.lhblogs.com, demolitionofyankeestadium.com, zellspinstripeblog.com, and mlb.fanhouse.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for question mark, mark teixeira, yankees logo, whitey ford, and curtis granderson.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Lee to the Yankees almost done…never mind July 2010


What’s Wrong With The Yankees? June 2009


Happy Teixeira Day! December 2009


Minor League Affiliates June 2009


Game 61: Mets at Yankees June 2009

161st Street Turns 1!

One year ago today, I wrote my first post for 161st Street. It’s hard to believe it has already been a year. I’d like to thank all the loyal readers of 161st Street, without you I couldn’t do this. Let’s keep 161st Street strong and continue to help this community grow. Thank you so much guys!

Blog Maintenance

I don’t know about you guys, but I can’t wait for the 2010 season to start. I also can’t wait to start blogging the season again. In order to make 161st Street as enjoyable as possible for the upcoming season, I would like your suggestions to improve both aesthetically and content wise. I would love to customize the look of the blog more, but I can’t do much more than change the header (which I will do when Spring Training rolls around). However I’d appreciate any suggestions regarding the “look” of 161st Street, and I’ll let you know if I can do anything about it. As far as content goes do you want to see more

  • Live blogs
  • Game wrap ups
  • Player insights
  • Prospect profiles
  • link dumps
  • or anything else you would like to see…

I would really appreciate it if you gave me some suggestions, you can just write them in the comments section or feel free to e-mail me if you wish. Let’s work on making 161st Street more enjoyable, and bringing in new readers!

Only 18 more days until pitchers and catchers report!

161st Street is back!

Later today, I will have my first game post since going to Norway. I am very excited to be back! I hope you guys all enjoyed the Yankees 8 game winning streak, and of course the first game they lose since the All Star break was the first game I got to watch since the All Star break (maybe I should go back to Norway for the Yankees sake).

I enjoyed my stay in Norway, and I realized how beautiful a country it really is, but I am happy to be home.

I enjoyed my stay in Norway, and I realized how beautiful a country it really is, but I am happy to be home.

Slight Blog Renovation

I slightly changed the appearance of 161st Street. You may not even notice it because the theme and the header are very similar to the original theme and header, but if you do notice it, let me know if there are any issues with it or if you like it. Thank you, and please continue to visit 161st Street.

– Chris

Just Getting Started…

Hello, I’m Chris. First of all I want to thank you for visiting my blog. I am new to the blogging world, and I do not expect to have many visitors but “one” would make me happy. On this blog I will be writing about all things “Yankee.” This includes trades, game finals, the stadium, the minor league affiliates, personal experiences, etc. Well, that is it for now, please visit again soon.