Bill Shaikin

Writer

Bill Shaikin is the national baseball reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He has worked at The Times since 1997 and has covered baseball for Southern California newspapers since 1989. He was the beat writer when the Dodgers filed for bankruptcy in 2011 and the Angels won the World Series in 2002, two events considered beyond improbable before they happened. He graduated from UC Berkeley and hopes to see the Golden Bears in the Rose Bowl during his lifetime, just once.

Recent Articles

  • Catcher wants to visit the mound? He might want to think twice.

    Catcher wants to visit the mound? He might want to think twice.

    For all the dramatics of the Dodgers’ World Series run, there was a metronomic ritual that tended to drive fans a bit batty: Yasmani Grandal, the catcher, called time out and visited his pitcher. Again. And again. And again. What Grandal did was within the rules last year, but it might not be this...

  • Clippers y LAUSD se unen para dar lentes a los estudiantes 

    Clippers y LAUSD se unen para dar lentes a los estudiantes 

    Blake Griffin recuerda que estaba en tercer grado cuando su madre llevó a su hermano Taylor y a él al oculista.  La vista de Blake estaba bien. “Mi hermano no podía ver nada”, dijo el ala pívot de los Clippers y cinco veces participante del Juego de las Estrellas.   Mi hermano estuvo en el sexto...

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