Dodger Thoughts

Jon Weisman's outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life

Category: Social media

The better angels of our Twitter

I don’t write about politics on this site — one can argue whether I should or not, but that’s a different conversation.

This is a post about social media. It’s actually a post on a smaller aspect of larger issues surrounding social media that I’ve been pondering, but whatever … call it a snapshot.

Despite keeping politics away from Dodger Thoughts, I do tweet about politics, and also retweet people and stories I find relevant. At different times, I wonder if I do it too much or not enough.

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Follow @dodgers_tradition
on Instagram

As another means of keeping you updated and spreading good cheer about my upcoming book — Brothers in Arms: Koufax, Kershaw, and the Dodgers’ Extraordinary Pitching Tradition — I’ve created a new Instagram account with the handle @dodgers_tradition. There, I plan to share not only book-related news, but fun historical tidbits, behind-the-scenes extras and more about the Dodgers to get you excited not only about the book but the upcoming baseball season. Enjoy!

Dodgers on Facebook Live (featuring Dave Roberts)

FB Live

Earlier this month, the Dodgers began expanding their Facebook Live presence in a big way for home games. At, you can now find the Dodger Stadium pregame show — exactly what fans at the ballpark get to see — at approximately 30-35 minutes before first pitch, and Dave Roberts’ postgame press conference within 10 minutes after final pitch.

In addition, on weekdays we now have Dodger Insider on Facebook Live — a segment that begins shortly after Roberts’ pregame meet-up with reporters, at around 4:15 -4:30 p.m. (One needs to be flexible.) Today, we’re pleased to say that Roberts will be a special guest on this pre-pregame show, joining Erica Weston and myself.

If you miss the live broadcast, you can always come to the Dodgers’ Facebook page to watch a replay. So check it out … 

— Jon Weisman

Inside the #RallyBanana: A Dodger Insider special


Today, we launch a new Dodger Insider feature, which will take select magazine stories and blog posts and display them on a whole new level. For our inaugural effort, click above and let Matthew Mesa take you into the fascinating, living-on-peel’s-edge world of Kiké Hernandez and the Rally Banana.

— Jon Weisman

Chat wrap: Farhan Zaidi on @Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

We had a good time Friday with general manager Farhan Zaidi taking over the Dodgers’ Twitter account for nearly 45 minutes to chat with fans, even if Zaidi couldn’t answer every specific question asked, jokingly or naively, about what deals the Dodgers might do in the future. (That’s not how life works.) Still, Zaidi got in some fun replies along the way. Here’s how it went …

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Live Twitter chat with Farhan Zaidi on Friday

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Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodger general manager Farhan Zaidi will answer fan questions live on the Dodgers’ Twitter account at 11 a.m. on Friday. With Spring Training just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to check in. Tweet your queries to @Dodgers with the hashtag #AskFarhan.

— Jon Weisman

Just another day in the offseason …

Day in the offseason life

… for Dan Haren, A.J. Ellis and Dee Gordon.

— Jon Weisman

November doings: Greinkes in New York, Kershaw’s Challenge in Dallas

By Jon Weisman

In between winning awards, the Dodgers’ top two pitchers have kept busy this week.

Zack Greinke is in New York for tonight’s Gold Glove award ceremony, and his wife Emily has shared pictures on Instagram of their travels to Rockefeller Center and “Jersey Boys” on Broadway.

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Down in Dallas, Clayton and Ellen Kershaw hosted the city’s first Kershaw’s Challenge event Thursday, featuring guest musician Clay Walker, and there are photos of the event from Instagram as well.

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