Ballhype, The Hardball Times Announce Partnership

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Ballhype Inc. and The Hardball Times announce a partnership to bring social media technology to one of the most respected online baseball magazines. Ballhype, a social media destination for sports fans, will provide commenting capability for every Hardball Times article. Readers will be able to discuss the content and engage with other fans in a robust social networking application

Ballhype Inc. and The Hardball Times announce a partnership to bring social media technology to one of the most respected online baseball magazines.

Ballhype, a social media destination for sports fans, will provide commenting capability for every Hardball Times article. Readers will be able to discuss the content and engage with other fans in a robust social networking application. Here's an example: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/ballhype/

This partnership will allow The Hardball Times to further its conversation with its fans while maintaining its focus on providing insightful, independent baseball analysis. For its part, Ballhype will gain access to a group of passionate, intelligent baseball fans that will help grow an already active and engaged community.

About Ballhype
Ballhype makes it easier for sports fans to keep up with all the great sports content published on the web without having to hunt it down. Ballhype tracks more than 1,600 sports blogs--covering baseball, basketball, football, soccer, hockey, and other sports. The Ballhype content engine automatically pulls in the most-linked stories and videos - from blogs and mainstream sources. Users can hype up and comment on these stories or submit their own.

Ballhype includes a rich set of social networking features to enable users to find and communicate with other fans that follow the same teams as well as those who don't. Fans who share the same interests can join or create Ballhype Groups to commiserate and celebrate together. They can also compete against friends and strangers by picking the winners of upcoming games.

About The Hardball Times
The Hardball Times was founded in March 2004 by Aaron Gleeman and Matthew Namee, a researcher for Bill James. The site is now managed by Dave Studenmund and includes a lineup of over a dozen writers. THT's motto is "Baseball. Insight. Daily." and the site includes cutting-edge commentary and analysis, as well as a wide array of baseball statistics. THT also publishes an annual Baseball Review (available in bookstores nationwide) and recently published its first Season Preview (available on the site). Their work has been cited by major publications, such as Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, as well as many baseball journalists, bloggers and teams.

Contact
Tom Ziller, Ballhype Spokesperson: tom(at)ballhype.com | 707-365-3236
Dave Studenmund, The Hardball Times: studes(at)gmail.com

Links
Ballhype: http://ballhype.com
The Hardball Times: http://www.hardballtimes.com/

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