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.


About

Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, has been a producer and editor for Sports on Earth, and built The Hardball Times. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


278 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.

DodgerBytes
DodgerBytes

"Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13)"


I went back and found like 5.5 days of no writing.

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

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 

Paul ran out of puns, is just Paul now
Paul ran out of puns, is just Paul now

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. 

mawp
mawp

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

the great dick tater
the great dick tater

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

DeliMan of Baseball Related Sorrow
DeliMan of Baseball Related Sorrow

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?