July 22, 2014

dodgerfan.net Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Hppy Birthday dodgerfan.net

So it’s hard to believe, but the end of December marks the one-year anniversary of dodgerfan.net.  We’ve learned a tremendous amount about running a blog over the past 12 months and are proud of what we’ve started, and, most importantly, the people we’ve met along the way.  This includes the Sons of Steve Garvey (our blogging role models) for their wit, encouragement and enthusiasm, as well as a collection of other Dodger bloggers and writers that we enjoy reading, including Dodger Thoughts, Blue Heaven, The Trolley Dodger, Robots Took My Medicine, Blue Notes and Inside the Dodgers.  Josh Rawitch at the Dodgers (the author of the other Inside the Dodgers blog) deserves a special shout out for his help, knowledge and hospitality to a couple of novice bloggers.

Faithful readers will know the ultimate highlight of the year came very early on in the season with “Blogger Night” at the Ravine, when Josh gave a few lucky Dodger bloggers the opportunity to discuss the state and future of Dodger baseball with the likes of Frank McCourt, Ned Colletti and Tommy Lasorda.  Being in the communications business, it was refreshing to see an organization like the Dodgers treat the blogging community seriously.

Other highlights included the 50th Anniversary celebration, the Manny Ramirez and Casey Blake signings, the sweep of the Cubs, the fight with the Phillies, the continued brilliance of Vin Scully, Joe Torre being Joe Torre, Clayton Kershaw, Matt Kemp, James Loney, Andre Ethier, Russell Martin, Blake Dewitt, Tiger Woods, Troy from West Virginia…the list goes on.

Over the past year we’ve had more than 5,700 people visit the site from 60 countries around the world, so we’ve saved our biggest thank you for all the Dodger fans out there.  2008 was a great start for the Dodgers and for dodgerfan.net, and we look forward to celebrating more milestones with all of you in the years ahead.  Enjoy the new site and we’ll see you in Spring Training!

Chris and Alex

Comments

  1. Chris, it’s been a pleasure working on this the past year – who knew this project could help reinvigorate my Dodger pride?

    I think our readers will really enjoy the new features and the look-and-feel of dodgerfan.net.

    Bring on spring training!

  2. Congrats on the anniversary, guys! If the Dodgers don’t put on another blogger night, we should do one of our own.

  3. Keep up the great work, Chris and Alex. We hope to see you at a 2009 game, cheering Manny on alongside us!

    SoSG Steve Sax

  4. DodgerFan says:

    Absolutely Saxy! Let’s make it happen – would love to go to a game with you and Orel sometime this Spring. I’m sure Alex will roll out from AZ for the game.

  5. Great sie. Let’s hope Manny’s back so you have something to talk about.

  6. There will always be lots to talk about with this team, but there’s no denying that having Manny certainly would spice things up a bit! Thanks for the kudos on the site as well!

    Chris