Me on in for Monday links? Yep. I’m covering for Charles today. Call me Mr. Substitute Teacher.
First I’d like to take a minute to reflect on the 21st anniversary of 9/11 yesterday. There are a handful of moments that will link you to a time and place forever. 9/11 is it for us and I hope we never forget not only the day but the feeling of unity in the days following.
Back to sports, mostly baseball….
Something big happened yesterday. Yep, that’s right, the new Baseball PhD podcast dropped with yours truly as the featured guest discussing all things Angels.
I was all geared up for tough questions and forgot Ohtani’s age. Also, this was taped last week so my “we play the Astros coming up” comment was correct at the time.
The story of all stories will be the Angels sale and the names of billionaires in the bidding will drip in slowly. LA Times owner and cancer drug pioneer Patrick Soon-Shiong is contemplating a bid.
Turk’s Teeth speculates Soon-Shiong, already a minority owner of the Lakers, would like to expand his media assets along with his sports holdings. We believe the Angels sale will come complete with AM 830 and the team’s interest in Bally Sports West.
Soon-Shiong’s group was the runner up in the Dodgers sweepstakes of 2012. You know, the team that already clinched a spot in October.
Baseball fans are among the most ardent purists in all of sports. There will be backlash for sure. There always is. Here’s a cool history of MLB rules changes and how they compare to their counterparts in other sports.
Want to catch some playoff baseball? Head to the IE tomorrow night.
What’s this? A real class by the sub? Nah, I’ll leave you with this just because Trout’s swing is so fun to watch.
Have a great Monday and link what I missed below. Going to be a great week of afternoon baseball leading up to the stacked Canelo vs. GGG 3 card. If you haven’t seen the Bam Martinez kid who is the co feature, he’s absolutely amazing.