June 20, 1985 |
The annual Los Angeles Games (formerly the Watts Summer Games) get under way this weekend in 13 sports at 16 sites around the Southland, with the biggest field ever in basketball and Banning High defending its title in non-contact football. Torrance High will be the focal point for much of the action, hosting football, baseball and girls basketball. Team competition will also be held in the 18th annual games in softball, boys and girls volleyball, soccer and water polo.
June 27, 1991
The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Artesia Night at Anaheim Stadium on Friday when the California Angels take on the Texas Rangers. Pregame ceremonies begin at 7 p.m. with Miss Artesia, Julie Lotts, batting the first ball. Mayor Ron Oliver, Mayor Pro Tem Mary Alyce Soares, chamber President Billie Thornton, secretary Marty McCullough, Artesia princesses Jennifer Ourique and Maria Toth, and Citizen of the Year Bill Atkins will act as players or umpires.
April 9, 1993
Radio stations KORG (1190) in Anaheim and KXED (1540) in Los Angeles have reached an agreement to broadcast Angel games in Spanish this season, it was announced Thursday. The deal was made with Golden West Broadcasters, the Gene Autry-owned company that includes KMPC, the Angels' flagship station. KXED will broadcast the entire Angel schedule; KORG will pick up 100 games. Cos Villa will be the main play-by-play announcer.
May 28, 2012 |
Angel ace Jered Weaver came out of Monday's game after 12 pitches, injuring his lower back while throwing a first-inning strike to New York Yankees cleanup hitter Robinson Cano. After delivering a 1-0 pitch, Weaver leaped off the mound in pain. Manager Mike Scioscia and a trainer ran out to Weaver, who tried to talk them into leaving him in the game. But after tossing a warmup pitch to catcher Bobby Wilson, it was obvious Weaver was in too much pain to continue. Frustrated, he walked off the mound and into the clubhouse.
May 4, 2009 |
The Angels' series finale against the New York Yankees on Sunday was rained out, and though it has not been rescheduled, a logical makeup date would be Monday, Sept. 14, an off day for both clubs. The Yankees are in the middle of an eight-game homestand that week. The Angels begin a six-game trip in Boston on Sept. 15, so a stop in Yankee Stadium the day before would not be too far out of their way.
July 22, 2012 |
Crazy me, I come to Angel Stadium on Sunday, and I don't ordinarily work Sundays, but I'm thinking this is a big game against the Texas Rangers. I figure the Angels must feel the same way because they charge their fans more for games like this. They call it "dynamic pricing. " Monday night's game with the Royals is not so dynamic. Charging more, the Angels not only have a national anthem singer but also TV star Marlee Matlin to sign the anthem. They have also brought out the curvaceous Miss Supercross, Dianna Dahlgren , to stand on the mound as part of first-pitch ceremonies to help wipe out the stinking memory of Ervin Santana , who stood there a day earlier.
May 23, 2011 |
I wasn't rooting for the end of the world over the weekend, though there was some disappointment knowing I had no choice now but to join the Angels. You know — the ones down here who struggle so to be halfway decent Angels. The thing is, there is just nothing going on in Los Angeles, so there's nothing else to write about. I checked the Internet all the way up to game time, a little disappointed Kareem hadn't taken a sledgehammer to Magic or Jerry West's likenesses. It's so bad right now, I found myself looking for some golf tournament or horse race to write about instead of a baseball team that can't score.
September 18, 2012 |
Angels slugger Albert Pujols is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game in Anaheim against the Texas Rangers because he remained in the Midwest to be with his wife, Deidre, who delivered the couple's fifth child in a Kansas City-area hospital early Sunday morning. Pujols, who is hitting .282 with 30 home runs and a team-leading 96 runs batted in, played in Sunday's game against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium despite being up all night with Deidre, who delivered a daughter, Esther Grace, at 3:30 a.m. The first baseman doubled once in four at-bats in the Angels' 4-3 win. Pujols did not accompany the team on Sunday night's charter flight back to Southern California, and the Angels were off on Monday.
April 17, 2013 |
The Angels' game against the Minnesota Twins scheduled for Wednesday night in Minneapolis has been postponed because of rain at Target Field. Although both teams are off Thursday, the forecast calls for six inches of snow. So that probably won't work out. The best available makeup date could be Sept. 9, when both teams are off again and the Angels will be headed to Toronto for a series the following day. The Twins also had to postpone a game against the New York Mets on Sunday.
May 10, 2013 |
Wins have been few and far between for the Angels this season, but on Thursday in Houston, they may have gotten a pair of victories. Not only did they rally to win the game with the Astros, 6-5, they appeared to have won a protest over an umpire's ruling as well. "The rule covering pitching changes was not applied correctly by the umpiring crew in the 7th inning of last night's Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game at Minute Maid Park," Major League Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney wrote in an email Friday morning.