Lakers guard Danny Green joined a growing number of NBA players who’ve taken to the streets to protest in the aftermath of George Floyd being killed while in police custody on May 25. With thousands of others making their way through Downtown L.A., from City Hall to the Hall of Justice, Green marched Wednesday evening with Lakers coaching associate Jamal Boykin and “Inside the … [Read more...] about Lakers’ Danny Green joins Black Lives Matter march through Downtown L.A.
Instagram posts made by Galaxy midfielder Aleksandar Katai's wife, Tea, resurfaced on social media making light on the Black Lives Matter protests. … [Read more...] about Galaxy denounce racist posts by wife of Aleksandar Katai
If professional sports teams sell hope, baseball stands alone as the most hopeless sport in North America. Negotiations to begin a 2020 season are going sideways at best. The Major League Baseball Players’ Association formally proposed a 114-game regular season Sunday. MLB team owners want a shorter season, reportedly close to 50 games, before the playoffs begin. Wednesday, … [Read more...] about Hoornstra: A call for teams to act as civic institutions, not big businesses, for five months
During Tuesday night’s broadcast of Access SportsNet Dodgers, show host John Hartung had Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on as his (Zoom) guest. As expected, and rightfully so, the topic of discussion was the videotaped murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. “To put eyes on that situation and how he was murdered, I just can’t get that visual out of … [Read more...] about “We All Gotta Be Better” – Dave Roberts
While MLB and the Player’s Union still struggle to meet in the middle on financial details, the season schedule is starting to take shape. The MLBPA sent over their counterproposal to league owners this weekend, asking for a 114-game season. The MLB owners came back as recently as yesterday, saying that the league would actually prefer to do a season in the range of 50-60 … [Read more...] about MLB: Players Reportedly Agree to Realignment of Divisions for 2020
Yes, that headline reads harsh and frightening if you, like I, are looking forward to the return of baseball and our Dodgers this year. Thankfully, it’s more of a formality than anything. Major League Baseball made official what was expected since Sunday in formally rejecting the MLB Players Association’s 114-game proposal, sources tell ESPN. MLB is not countering, which … [Read more...] about MLB Officially Rejects Players Union Proposal: Baseball Continues to Look Bad
Fred Claire was the last Dodgers’ General Manager to win a World Series title in Los Angeles. That’s about all you really need to know about him to understand that his opinion absolutely matters in all baseball-related issues. Aside from that, Claire also happens to be one of the most intelligent, compassionate people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. … [Read more...] about Dodgers: Former GM Fred Claire Names His First Priority in MLB’s Labor Dispute