Welcome everyone to MSTI! This will be yet another of the many Dodger blogs that you will find scattered across the internet, although we hope to bring you a fresh perspective on all things Dodgers.
On this site, you will routinely find me and my other writing parter in crime – also named Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness… go figure – write articles regarding the current Dodgers team. We will provide our own perspective and analysis on players, what we think the organization is doing right or wrong (probably more wrong) and also occasionally have fun with tearing apart bad sports writing regarding the Dodgers or, on occasion, other teams. We also have a few other tricks up our sleeve, but if we told you right now, we’d have to kill you… and we don’t want to kill off our readership that fast! So stay tuned…
In some of the analysis, you might come across statistics that you are not familiar with. We hope to be able to provide analysis from both traditional and sabermetric angles and so we will be providing you a glossary of terms explaining these statistics in the near future.
The one thing that you won’t see any time in the future is trying to fill the blog with nightly starting lineups, game recaps and the like. While that serves a good purpose, we feel that you can go to many sites for that already. For those, we would recommend the “Inside The Dodgers” blog, which provides such content.
To discuss more Dodger Baseball with other knowledgeable Dodgers fans, we also highly recommend “The Big Blue Wrecking Crew”, which is listed as a link on the right hand corner of this blog. In our opinion, you will not find a better message forum to discuss the Dodgers with. The quality of content there is excellent, as well as the people who keep it going. They show a fantastic passion in the Dodgers.
Also, by joining the site, we hope that you can also participate in “The Dodgers Wiki Project” that is also listed on the right hand corner. In addition to this blog, we hope to be able to provide you with anything you would like to know regarding the Dodgers – past or present – on the Wiki. Want to know how much your favorite Dodger makes? Or perhaps you want to know a little bit more behind the player? It’s all on there. Since it is a large project, we would value any help we could get in finishing the project. So in order to contribute, join The Big Blue Wrecking Crew and you’ll be on your way.
Of course, most importantly, we value what our readers have to say, so feel free to drop us a line and let us know what we are doing right or wrong. We hope that this blog can provide you with not only another perspective, but also with another home for information regarding the Dodgers. Thanks!
Vin & MSTI