Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times

Bill Shaikin

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Bill:

Will there be a 2020 MLB season? Here's what must be resolved

MLB players and team owners have only another two weeks to reach an agreement if they want to meet the timetable for starting the season in early July. → Read More

Here's how much California stands to make from fan-free MLB games

By playing ball this season, California could save $45 million in "jock tax" revenue. → Read More

Gov. Newsom to Dodgers and Angels: No fans in stadiums? Play ball!

The Dodgers, Angels and other California MLB teams could return to their home ballparks for a potential 2020 season, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday. → Read More

Angels owner makes a trade with Anaheim in stadium deal: time for money

The Anaheim City Council has granted Angels owner Arte Moreno more time to determine whether he wants to walk away from Angel Stadium development deal. → Read More

Newsom puts brakes on MLB proposal to play in California ballparks by July

Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead on a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting in July. → Read More

That .202 hitter Michael Jordan was a better MLB prospect than, say, Tim Tebow

While Charles Barkley might disagree, Michael Jordan likely would have developed into a major league prospect had he stuck with baseball. → Read More

MLB expected to present players with proposal to begin season in early July

MLB is expected to submit a proposal to players Tuesday to start the season in early July. The Dodgers and Angels would play at home and largely on the West Coast. → Read More

Angels owner Arte Moreno expected to reveal stadium development plan this month

Angels owner Arte Moreno’s company could disclose before the end of the month whether it plans to build a new ballpark or renovate Angel Stadium. → Read More

Coronavirus: Newsom doesn't see full stadiums until vaccine

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he doesn't see full stadiums of fans for sports happening amid the coronavirus outbreak until a vaccine is available. → Read More

Pop-up sports internship program helps ease pain for USC students

A virtual sports internship program at USC will help students this summer who had their original summer internship displaced by COVID-19. → Read More

MLB can learn better TV from 'Bachelor' and 'Millionaire'

MLB stadiums without fans would be like playing in a giant television studio. TV executives offer ideas on reinventing baseball as entertainment. → Read More

Giancarlo Stanton to donate face shields to hospitals

Giancarlo Stanton is donating 15,000 face shields to hospitals in Southern California, where he grew up, and in New York, where he now plays for the Yankees. → Read More

Dodgers-loving historic Bakersfield theater taunts the Astros on its marquee

Trips to the movies and baseball stadiums are out of the question at the moment, but taunting the Astros over their 2017 World Series title remains in season. → Read More

MLB reverses ticket policy, clearing way for teams to offer refunds to fans

Major League Baseball has informed teams they no longer need to advise fans to hold onto tickets for games affected by the coronavirus shutdown. → Read More

With hockey on hold, Honda Center parking lot becomes pop-up site for weddings and more

While Ducks hockey is on hiatus because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Honda Center parking lot is being used as site for weddings and food distribution. → Read More

Only one Red Sox employee is punished by MLB after sign-stealing investigation

An advance scout is the only person suspended for his role in the Boston Red Sox sign-stealing scheme; Alex Cora is punished for his role in Houston Astros scandal. → Read More

MLB, teams, ticket partners sued over failure to provide refunds

The lawsuit against MLB and partners seeks class action certification and demands refund of ticket costs and ancillary fees for games that have not been played. → Read More

Survey: LeBron is L.A.'s favorite athlete, and he plays for the favorite team

Loyola Marymount asked Los Angeles residents to name their favorite athlete and favorite team. Who finished just behind LeBron James and the Lakers? → Read More

Could baseball in a bubble work? Dr. Fauci thinks it could

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, says baseball could be played this season, without fans and with several other precautions. → Read More

MLB employees, including players, are taking part in coronavirus antibodies testing

Major League Baseball has distributed 10,000 blood tests for what researchers are calling the first large-scale national coronavirus antibody study. → Read More