We’ve just had word that Slugger’s been shortlisted for Board.ie’s best news/politics weblog, and we hope to be in contention for the first Irish Blog Awards. But I inadvertently applied for the high profile Webbie Awards, before realising that they charge hard cash for the privilege of running in them. They are looking for $95 by the 10th. If you think Slugger is far too attention seeking for its own good already, then send nothing. But if we stand a chance of hitting NYC in June, drop us a little something in the donation box.