Over the past few months, we’ve published all-time team articles for the five MLB franchises in California: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, and Oakland A’s. In those articles, we selected the best players in the history of those baseball teams while they’ve been in California. Three of […]
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred wants a realigned 32-team “industry.” First, he said, at the Sports Business Journal World Congress of Sports, MLB needs to “get Oakland and Tampa resolved.” There’s plenty to resolve in both the Tampa and East Bays, with sub-standard ballparks and requisite attendance figures central to both unresolved situations. Oakland, […]
When Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley sold his team in 1980, he said, “No one loved owning a baseball team as much as me or was hated by so many in the game.” Finley was bombastic, cheap, and a born showman. He once suggested MLB use orange baseballs, and he advocated for free substitution like […]
So you think the Angels are the other team in Los Angeles? The little brother to the Dodgers? That may be true when you count up pennants and World Series titles. That may even be true when you line up the legends who wore the Dodger Blue and those few who have been in the […]
MLB is supporting Prop 27 in an effort to legalize online sports betting in California. What type of impact could this have on the election?
You can’t have a legit World Series discussion without talking about the Los Angeles Dodgers. As of Aug. 8, the Dodgers had the best record in all of baseball, at 75-33, for a .694 percentage. They were ahead of the New York Yankees and New York Mets, who both entered Aug. 8 at 70-39 (.642). […]
No MLB team made a bigger splash before the trade deadline than the San Diego Padres. Sportsbooks including DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM shortened World Series futures odds on San Diego after it acquired star slugger Juan Soto from the Washington Nationals. And that was just one of the Padres’ headline moves before the trade deadline. Padres World […]