Fighting through hordes of autograph hounds hardly counts as quality time spent with your favorite major league player. And those television and newspaper reporters never seem to ask the questions you want answered. So how can a fan touch base with what's going on between the lines? Check out these individual players' Web sites, where you'll field batting tips and clubhouse gossip—along with sales pitches for baseball memorabilia—as if you were sitting at the end of the dugout bench.
The Blue Jays' Roger Clemens uses his site to assess his performance on the mound after every start and to answer E-mail questions from fans. The Rocket also launches into an in-depth pitching guide covering everything from proper mechanics to the differences between two- and four-seam fastballs.
Have a cybermound conference with Oakland A's starter Tom Candiotti, who discloses, in pictures and text, his "magic formula" for throwing the knuckleball that has kept him in the majors for 15 seasons.
In addition to stats and live game updates, Phillies catcher Mike Lieberthal posts an off-the-field photo gallery and dugout diary entries so fans can get the scoop on things "they might not read in the press."
sites we'd like to see
Reebok's posting of reasons for dropping a 7'1" Laker endorser.
Real-time video for Cup fans whose teams lost on shootouts.