Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times

Bill Shaikin

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Bill:

Cubs fans: Will Sinclair convince your team to copy Dodgers with a TV blackout?

The Cubs are getting their own channel next year, with Sinclair as their television partner. Why is Ripley confident he can get the Cubs into all the homes in Chicago? → Read More

Dodgers sell minority share of team

The Dodgers have sold a minority share in the club to two investors, expanding the team’s ownership group to nine. → Read More

Quiz: How would you measure up to the world's toughest baseball trivia?

Try answering some of the questions posed in the annual trivia contest held by the Society for American Baseball Research. → Read More

Angels say Anaheim name isn't coming back; mayor says fine

As the Angels prepare to negotiate a potential new lease with Anaheim, they're making one thing clear: Their name will remain the Los Angeles Angels. → Read More

Angels have a third option in their stadium search

Anaheim can't kick the Los Angeles Angels out of their stadium next year if the two sides fail to agree on a new lease, effectively reducing the city’s leverage. → Read More

Steve Ballmer's Clippers vision includes a potential name change?

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer hopes the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in tandem with a new arena will draw fans and open broadcasting options. → Read More

Fans gather outside Angel Stadium to mourn death of Tyler Skaggs

Fans gather outside Angel Stadium to mourn the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead in a Texas hotel room Monday. → Read More

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani brings in dollars as he bangs out hits

Shohei Ohtani has emerged as a triple threat: hitter, pitcher and driver of economic impact for Japanese tourists: 'They go to Disney, and they see Ohtani.' → Read More

L.A. doesn’t pay to build sports stadiums, but billions are generated from them anyway

It's been more than 50 years since taxpayers built a major sports facility in the Southland. Teams are thriving amid an economic impact of $6 billion in 2018. → Read More

Lakers remain a thriving financial ‘gold mine’ in competitive L.A. sports market

The Lakers have gone longer than any other L.A. team without making the playoffs, yet their business is thriving. Can the Clippers dethrone them? → Read More

Today’s lesson, home run science. Your teacher? The Dodgers

The Dodgers and an Arizona State professor use one of hitting's newest sabermetric concepts to teach geometry to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. → Read More

Dodgers in the Valley? Ballpark might have replaced mall — had the Angels not squashed the idea

A Dodgers minor league team might have played in the San Fernando Valley, where a dying mall could be re-imagined as an intimate ballpark. → Read More

Peter Guber explains why Dodgers have a different business approach from Warriors

Peter Guber, part-owner of the Dodgers and Warriors, explains why Golden State pays a hefty luxury tax and L.A. is trying to avoid it. → Read More

Warriors will soon play in San Francisco, but they're not abandoning Oakland

The Golden State Warriors are one playoff run from their move to San Francisco, but the club will maintain its connection to Oakland. → Read More

Angels fans get first look at stadium's mobile ticket policy

The Angels have implemented a new admission policy this season that pushes fans to bring tickets on their mobile devices. → Read More

Long Beach plans to woo Angels, and arena might be demolished

If Long Beach is successful in prompting the Angels to move from Anaheim to a new waterfront ballpark, the Long Beach Arena would likely give way to the development. → Read More

Dodgertown revitalized and renamed in honor of Jackie Robinson

The Los Angeles Dodgers abandoned their historic Florida spring home in 2008, but the facility was revitalized Tuesday with a new name: the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. → Read More

MLB FoodFest makes its L.A. debut with a menu that includes toasted grasshoppers

The MLB Food Fest makes its California debut this month at the Magic Box event space near downtown. → Read More

Former Dodger Zack Greinke of Diamondbacks booed and beaten up on opening day

Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke is the highest-paid pitcher in baseball, but the Dodgers hit four of their record eight home runs off their former teammate on opening day at Dodger Stadium. → Read More

Mike Trout's contract doesn't mean the end of cheap beer at Angels games

The idea that the richest contract in sports history might put the Angels in financial handcuffs is nonsense, as Arte Moreno would be happy to tell you. → Read More