About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.

LAFC Hope Gareth Bale is the Missing Piece

June 28, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Earlier this week, Los Angeles FC announced the acquisition of Gareth Bale. The announced contract is 12 months and can be extended into 2024. Bale transfers from Real Madrid, where he finished out a six-year contract and a nine-year stay with the most valuable football team in the world. He helped the club win several […]

Top 5 Trades in Los Angeles Sports History

June 27, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The history of Los Angeles sports is rich and filled with memorable moments and championships. Of course, team success is achieved with great talent. There have been numerous athletes who helped the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, Kings, Clippers, and (formerly) Raiders to success in southern California. Sometimes those elite athletes have been acquired via blockbuster trades. […]

Why San Francisco Should Host the 2026 World Cup

June 14, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

San Francisco is among 16 United States cities in the running to host 2026 World Cup matches. On June 16, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) will announce the cities selected to host matches, with options from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Both the US and Mexico have hosted the FIFA World Cup […]

Ranking Clayton Kershaw Amongst Greatest Pitchers

June 13, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

How do you select the greatest pitcher of all-time? It might be the most difficult task of all the sports and all the rankings. That’s why it’s not easy to slot Los Angeles starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw into the pantheon of great hurlers in baseball history. The role of the pitcher has changed dramatically since […]

5 Best Years To Be a Los Angeles Sports Fan

June 6, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Thus far it’s been a successful start to the 21st century for Los Angeles sports teams. Since 2000, teams in LA have won nine titles in four different sports. Boston is the only other city that can boast at least one title from the four major professional sports in this century: baseball, basketball, football, and […]

5 Best Years To Be a Bay Area Sports Fan

May 31, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

For the sixth time in the last eight seasons, the Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals. The “Dubs” will play Game 1 against the Boston Celtics on Thursday, May 31, at Chase Center in San Francisco. Win or lose the series, the Warriors are cemented in history as one of the great basketball […]