Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tony Jackson's Back

"Come with me if you want to live."

Erstwhile Daily News beat writer Tony Jackson is starting a blog, dodgerscribe:

In terms of content, you’ll be getting a little of everything. The handful of friends and colleagues in whom I have confided about my plan to start this blog have been almost unanimous in offering one piece of advice: the content must be unique. Yes, I will be the only full-time Dodgers blogger who is regularly on the road with the team. And yes, this will be the only media outlet on the road with the team that has the luxury of being able to provide constant, often real-time blog updates. But that alone won’t keep you coming back, and I understand that. So I will work every day to give you something you can’t get anywhere else, even as I also give you all the general news you expect. I want to avoid becoming too formulaic, but at the same time, there will be a few standard, daily things, mostly notably a nightly game thread.

Beyond that, you can expect plenty of news, usually presented in an analytical, what-does-it-all-mean kind of way. There will be opinions, random thoughts and observations, stuff that will appeal to the hardcore baseball fan and other stuff that will appeal to the casual fan. There will be a lot of taking you where you can’t go. I want you to feel like you’re right beside me at the ballpark, in the clubhouse, in the dugout, in the press box, wherever I am. That is my goal, to take you on this journey with me, and to make you feel as if you are seeing what I’m seeing, hearing what I’m hearing, maybe even smelling what I’m smelling. Even in those occasional situations in which I can’t give you a photo or a video, expect a lot of description and scene-setting in the text. I want you to feel like you’re there even when you’re not. We might even do some interesting touristy stuff on the road during the day before going to the ballpark for night games.

Jackson goes on to say he has been planning this blog for the past three months, and eventually the site will transition to a subscription model. Regardless, we're looking forward to checking this out. Welcome back, Tony!


Steve Sax said...

I'm not convinced. I want a Tony Jackson blog that makes me feel like I'm tasting what he's tasting. But clearly that's not part of this blog's agenda.

Dusty Baker said...

I want to smell what he's smelli...wait, no I don't.

Scott said...

SOSG is losing out on a lot of moola according to TJ.

I will follow but if I sense any Steve Lionisk kiss ass crap, I'll wipe him clean off of my bookmarks like a cling on with Charmin®!

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