Gorgeous even at night. (via this guy) Gorgeous even at night. (via this guy)

Now This Is Happening

I should note, first, that I loved the old MSTI design. Loved it. Nearly three years ago, I decided it was time to get off of a free WordPress template and get into something a little more professional-looking. So I did. My pal Stephen — who I met through writing about Dodger baseball, one of the many great things about these sites — designed me something great, with a few unique features that no other blog had. I was able to get it up in time for the 2012 season, and it was wonderful.

Of course, this isn’t MSTI. It’s Dodgers Digest, which is new and different and great because of Chad and Daniel and Dustin. Because of various other projects, when we fired up DD before the season, I didn’t have the time or the interest in changing the layout, because I still liked it so much. But, as time as gone on, it’s become clear that wasn’t working. The site still looked too much like MSTI. Too many people still thought that every post was being written by me, and that wasn’t fair to the other guys. (It’s become a running joke now, in the comments, to say “good post {name of anyone other than who wrote it},” so I’m really looking forward to “nice work, Dustin,” after this.)

Anyway, the old design served us well, and lives on in the font of the logo (which retains Eephus’ excellent DD) and the payroll and depth chart pages. But change is good, and the world we live in and Dodger team we follow are very, very different than they were in early 2012. So we’re going to give this a try, making it easier to get to content, making it clearer who wrote the posts, and so on.

See something wrong? You most certainly will. Let us know in the comments. Otherwise, it’s the same site you’ve always liked, just with a fresh coat of paint. Enjoy.


Mike Petriello

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Mike writes about lots of baseball in lots of places, and right now that place is MLB.com.


277 comments
nedmustgo
nedmustgo

Really like it. Great job here guys.

lakerfan82
lakerfan82

Love the new look, however the article font could use an upgrade, a little small and plain jane for my liking with some of the nice fonts out there.  LA Times, NY Times, The Verge, Engadget come to mind as decent upgrades over the last year or so that include nice article fonts...

HarryDoyle
HarryDoyle

Nice look.  FYI, pages load ~50% slower.  Bummer, but I guess it comes with the 'look'? It also seems to cause safari to crash when rotating in iOS7, at least for me.

Dang88
Dang88

Dangfyre is gonna be awesome, turning every comment into a lulz one...............and banning all Tony's.............except the tiger

I Digesti
I Digesti

I really like the new mobile theme. Seems slightly slow, however

nerdtato
nerdtato

New format tough to load on my Palm Pilot. 

Purple Drank
Purple Drank

I like Rojas. It makes all of the sense that Rojas would break up an Adam Wainwright no-hitter, and somehow get 2 hits off of him

Dang88
Dang88

I'm glad goat approved this 

just Paul
just Paul

Don't feel like wading through 250+ comments to see if anyone has already pointed it out, but the ad at the top is hovering over the banner, which hides eephus' hard work. Other than that, the new format is pretty sweet. Love it. 

Casey the DeliMan
Casey the DeliMan

Anyone notice what Darnell Sweeney is doing in Chattanooga?  Also, the new design looks very snappy.

nerdtato
nerdtato

@Dang88 what section did you end up sitting in, I wonder if I saw you.

mawp
mawp

@distraught tot In the year 2000 you'll be able to write on your computers like paper.

nerdtato
nerdtato

Also I really enjoy that all images w/ a pure white background will now appear transparent.

Casey the DeliMan
Casey the DeliMan

I wonder why he is getting so much work at SS if he is so terrible.  I haven't seen a report on him.  Is he bad enough that he only sticks in a corner outfield spot?