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Bill Shaikin

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.
Mike Trout is a tough out, as the Diamondbacks learn the hard way

There comes a time when mere mortals must pitch to Mike Trout. You might have thought so in Seattle last week, but the Mariners walked him intentionally, with no one on base.

Angels' first-round draft pick Jordyn Adams gets a taste of the majors

Jordyn Adams does not lack for confidence. The Angels welcomed their first-round draft pick to Angel Stadium on Tuesday, and the 18-year-old outfielder made a bold proclamation.

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