Welcome to The Times’ new Dodgers blog


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Tell me what you think.

That will be the mantra here as the Los Angeles Times launches its new Dodgers blog, led by me, Steve Dilbeck.

Tell me when you think I’m wrong, when I’ve nailed it, when I’ve entirely missed the point.
The site will flow with news, but hopefully much more. With insight gained from the seven years I spent as a traveling Dodgers beat writer. With opinions honed from the eight years spent as the lead sports columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News.


I’ll try to offer both the expected and unexpected. There will be some original reporting. There will be time spent in the clubhouse, on the field and in the press box. A daily dose of Dodgers from the inside.

I will attempt to build upon the great community Jon Weisman developed here. Certainly, there will be growing pains. An evolution.

But the first team I ever followed was the Dodgers. Vin Scully’s miraculous voice echoing through our home was as much a part of a summer evening as iced tea.

I sat in the stands when Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter. Witnessed Fernandomania. Was in the press box when Kirk Gibson hit his home run. Steve Finley, too.

A personal, professional history that will hopefully add a new dimension to the blog. One that intends to stimulate conversation.

I may talk to a young prospect or track down a former player. May just offer color from the locker room. Often, I’ll offer my view on a player or a move or a team need. If I tick you off, let it be known. If you think I’ve gone soft, let me have it. Share your thoughts.

I’ll try to inform, kindle interest, entertain.

And then tell me what you think.

-- Steve Dilbeck