Angels and Cubs trade sons of Los Angeles sports legends Scioscia and Gretzky

  • David Whitlock

If your last name is Gretzky or Scioscia in Los Angeles, sports fans will recount days of hockey and baseball greatness in Tinsel Town in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  In addition to Lakers Show Time success, there were good hockey and baseball in town and many remember Wayne Gretzky (Los Angeles Kings, NHL Western Conference Champions 1993) and Mike Scioscia (Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB Champions 1988).  Today’s headlines featured their sons, Trevor Gretzky and Matt Scioscia swapped to the Angels and Cubs respectively.  Los Angeles Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez tweeted the historic (if not impactful) trade:

To be honest, both are 2011 draft picks, and neither has made a significant rise within their organization to be considered prospects.  That being said, the Angels dealing the son of their manager seems a bit curious, one would think they might keep him in camp just out of courtesy.  One would be wrong.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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