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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.
Does baseball’s embrace of betting mean Pete Rose gets in the Hall of Fame? No

Does baseball's embrace of betting mean Pete Rose gets in the Hall of Fame? No.

MLB becomes third major sports league to form partnership with MGM

MGM Resorts is the first “official gaming partner of MLB.” The four-year deal identifies MGM as an “MLB-authorized gaming operator,” grants the company the right to use an official statistics feed and provides exclusive access to what the league called “enhanced statistics."

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