There were no shortage of baseball people — and even a very large basketball person — willing to offer an opinion about the Avaitors’ logo during Day 2 of the winter meetings at Mandalay Bay.
Bobby Grich arrived in Las Vegas as they still were hanging banners for the Baseball Winter Meetings. The six-time All-Star wants to raise awareness in the Association of Professional Ball Players of America, a charity of which he recently became president.
The teams’ formal cross-promotional efforts have been the combined VGK/Las Vegas 51s baseball jersey issued at Cashman Field in September.
One of the unofficial traditions of baseball’s winter meetings is a sports writer from the host city informing readers that trades no longer are conducted in hotel lobbies but in posh hotel suites via cellphone.
The Las Vegas 51s are no more, as the longtime Pacific Coast League franchise that began as the Las Vegas Stars in 1983 officially has been renamed the Aviators.
Six years ago, while giving a deposition in a New Jersey sports betting case, then-Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig spoke against ever placing a franchise in Las Vegas.
The St. Louis Cardinals struck gold in their search for a big hitter, acquiring slugging first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Las Vegas 51s president Don Logan became the first three-time winner of the award in the Pacific Coast League, voted on annually by the league’s 16 clubs.
The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship.
Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a four-year contract extension Monday that would keep him as manager through 2022.