January 15, 2012 |
The Dear Leader is dead - long live the Dear Leader! That, of course, would be North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il, who transitioned into the afterlife last month, leaving behind his long-suffering nation in a mass state of camera-ready mourning. But the Dear Leader - very alive and more or less well - looms as a menacing presence over "The Orphan Master's Son," a new novel by Adam Johnson set in a country that, along with Iran, is one of the planet's foremost pariah states.
June 13, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson, the No. 2 selection in the major league draft, said Monday he has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Twins and plans to sign a contract today at his home in San Diego. He said his signing bonus is in the $2.5-million range that was expected. "I feel good about the contract," Johnson said. "I want to get to the majors, and I think I'll have that opportunity with the Twins.
June 6, 2000 |
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson expected to be selected in the first round of Monday's major league baseball draft, but being taken by the Minnesota Twins as the No. 2 overall selection came as something of a surprise. "I feel great about it," Johnson said. Apparently, a reluctance on the part of Palmdale High pitcher Matt Harrington to accept the Twins' bonus offer opened the door for Johnson, who is expected to receive about $2.5 million when he signs.
May 27, 2000
Cal State Fullerton pitcher Adam Johnson was selected to Collegiate Baseball's All-American team, which was announced Friday. Johnson, the Titan career leader in strikeouts, was one of six pitchers named to the first team. Louisiana State's Brad Cresse, who played at Marina High, also earned first-team honors at catcher. Cresse has hit 25 home runs this season and is batting .393. Two other former Orange County players were honored.
May 25, 2000 |
On days when Adam Johnson pitches for Cal State Fullerton, he prepares himself by listening to heavy metal music, mostly by Metallica. How appropriate. Johnson's pitching style is pure heavy metal. Intense. Driving. Flamboyant. "People will tell you I'm really a nice, quiet guy off the field," Johnson said. "But I'm a lot different when I go on the mound. I want to be dominant, the pitcher they fear."
February 12, 2000 |
An emotional Adam Johnson pitched a six-hit, 13-strikeout shutout and Shawn Norris delivered the timely hit Cal State Fullerton needed for a victory over Baylor Friday night. Norris' two-out hit down the left-field line drove in the only run of the game in the bottom of the ninth in front of 1,322 at Titan Field. The 1-0 victory was the first of the season for the fifth-ranked Titans, who were swept by top-ranked Stanford in a three-game series last weekend.