Claim: Jay Z has bought the Los Angeles Dodgers and plans to move the team back to Brooklyn.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2014]
I'm trying to ascertain whether or not Jay Z actually bought the LA Dodgers and furthermore, if they are really being moved back to Brooklyn.
Origins: On 11 December 2014, Empire News published an article claiming music mogul Shawn Carter, who performs under the stage name
The battle for MLB in Los Angeles is over, as it looks as though the Angels will soon be the only LA team. Rapper and media mogul
"It all came together beautifully," said Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter. "I already own Washington Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Dodger Stadium suffered just enough damage in a minor November earthquake to make it unsafe, and the Dodgers were a steal at just
The article was wide shared, and while some people were able to identify this story as a farce, many others believed it to be true. While
The above-referenced story, like all articles published by Empire News, is a work of fiction. That web site's disclaimer notes:
Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.
Last updated: 15 December 2014