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Send personal messages to Vin Scully at #DearVin


Dodger fans everywhere have been posting their open letters to Vin Scully on social media, and we’ve been compiling our favorites. Post your letters to Twitter, Instagram or in a public Facebook post using #DearVin, and you could see it at the #DearVin page or on one of the Dodgers’ official social media accounts.

— Matthew Mesa

Dodgers on Facebook Live (featuring Dave Roberts)

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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

Your photos in Dodger Insider, via Instagram

DIBy Matthew Mesa

There certainly is no shortage of Dodger related photos on Instagram — just take a look at the over 2 million posts under the #Dodgers hashtag. With a haystack that large, we decided to narrow it down and ask for submissions from Dodger fans to feature in an upcoming edition of Dodger Insider magazine.

Click here to see all the submissions, and feel free to add your own for future issues. In the meantime, here are a few of our favorites …

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Yasiel Puig and Jared Goff — that’s what friends are for

By Matthew Mesa

Jared Goff, the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, will soon start his rookie campaign with the Los Angeles Rams. As a 17-year-old, he tweeted that a fastball should find the ribs of another athlete representing L.A. in his rookie year, Yasiel Puig.

That 2013 tweet added a few thousand retweets on April 28, the night Goff was drafted by the NFL team that will call Los Angeles its home. Puig, to his credit, took the tweet in stride and invited Goff to a Dodger game.

Goff accepted Puig’s invitation and on Monday night the two buried the hatchet in person.


Fishing with Gonzalez and Puig

By Matthew Mesa

It’s 4 a.m. in Los Angeles — do you know where your first baseman and right fielder are?

Thanks to social media, we know exactly where Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig were this morning — fishing in Lake Ontario. Gonzalez posted his 24-pound catch while many of us were still sitting on a freeway somewhere.


Go behind the scenes Friday with the Dodgers on Snapchat Day

Screenshots from previous Dodger Snapchat stories this spring.

Add the Dodgers on Snapchat: dodgersmlb

By Matthew Mesa

If you haven’t already, it might be time to jump on the Snapchat bandwagon.

The Dodgers will take their fans behind the scenes before and during Friday’s 12:05 p.m. game against the Angels via Snapchat, as a part of MLB’s Snapchat Day.

This isn’t your typical behind-the-scenes look, however. Players will be allowed to send snaps from the dugout during the game.

Experience the game like never before. Add the Dodgers (dodgersmlb) on Snapchat now and follow along all day Friday.

Justin Turner surprises fans at Universal City Walk

By Matthew Mesa

As most things do nowadays, it started with a tweet …


#AskKenta: A Twitter chat with Kenta Maeda

Kenta Maeda in the Tweet Seat

By Matthew Mesa

Kenta Maeda, the Dodgers’ new 27-year-old righty from Japan, took a few minutes yesterday to answer some questions from the Tweet Seat. Follow the entire chat below …


You have to start somewhere: Dodgers’ first tweets

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By Cary Osborne

Thank you Twitter for the idea.

Recently, I saw the social media site featuring the first tweets ever sent out by some NBA stars.

Logically, my thought was: What were some of the first tweets sent out by Dodgers?

Here are some of the answers:


Dodger Stadium top sports venue on Instagram

(Matthew Mesa/Los Angeles Dodgers)

By Matthew Mesa

Dodger Stadium is once again Instagram’s most geotagged sports venue of the year.

The photo sharing app recently shared some of its data for 2015 including the top hashtag and the most Instagrammed places in the world.

Here are the top 10 Instagrammed locations in the world for 2015:

  1. Disneyland
  2. Times Square, New York City
  3. Central Park
  4. Eiffel Tower
  5. Walt Disney World
  6. Musée du Louvre
  7. Dodger Stadium
  8. Santa Monica Pier
  9. Disney California Adventure
  10. Madison Square Garden

Not too shabby for a location that sees most of its foot traffic during the seven-month stretch of the regular season.

If you’re in the U.S., you can view the top 100 locations on Instagram by navigating to the Explore tab in the app.