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Dipoto's Exit Is Latest Bad PR News For Angels, With Many Assigning Blame To Arte Moreno

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

The resignation of Angels GM Jerry Dipoto on Wednesday "brought an abrupt end to the tumultuous" tenure for the "forward-thinking executive whose numbers-based approach sometimes clashed with the supposedly set-in-his-ways [Mike Scioscia], baseball's longest-tenured manager," according to Mike DiG...

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Sources: Angels' Dipoto Out As GM

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Bettman, Coyotes Deny N.Y. Post Report

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Kings, Ranadive Coming Under Fire From Critics

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Lions Set To Host LGBT Pride Night

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Orlando City To Own USL Club

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NYC FC's Geography Paying Dividends

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