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October 20, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN
Some of the highs and lows of watching Angels-Yankees Game 3: Say hey Fox Sports' Joe Buck told us, "In my opinion, Jered Weaver getting the start, has to get off to a great beginning. In my opinion, the Angels need to get on the board first to get some of the momentum back." Derek Jeter had a different opinion, homering to lead off the first for the Yankees. Say what? Tim McCarver, while praising the job Angels General Manager Tony Reagins has done, first called him Tom. Having heard from more than a few Angels viewers who think Fox is being too New York-centric, it doesn't help when the analyst seems to not know the name of the Angels' GM. Replay this Top of the eighth when the Yankees' Brett Gardner tried to steal second except Angels Manager Mike Scioscia called for a pitchout.
October 17, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
The cold weather tonight -- temperatures for Game 1 are expected to be in the low 40s, with a wind-chill of about 30 degrees, could affect the pitchers' ability "to spin the ball," Manager Mike Scioscia said. That could make it difficult for Game 1 starter John Lackey to snap off his curve ball against the Yankees. But otherwise, Scioscia doesn't expect Lackey to be bothered. "John has a great ability to filter out distractions," Scioscia said. "I think that's what the weather is really, a distraction that needs to be filtered out. "You need to bring your game onto the field under any circumstances, whether you're in a visiting ballpark, or you're playing in a little drizzle, or you're playing when it's cold, or you're playing when the guys behind you have missed a couple of plays.
August 17, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
When Nick Adenhart picked up his father, Jim, from the airport on April 7, the Angels pitcher spoke excitedly about his first start of the season, against the Oakland Athletics, the following night. "He went through the A's lineup -- what this guy liked, what he didn't like, what he was going to throw them," Jim Adenhart said. "After he was finished, I put my arm on his shoulder and said, 'Man, you sound like a pro.' " On April 8 in Angel Stadium, Nick Adenhart, a 22-year-old right-hander making only his fourth big league start, showed the promise that comes with being an organization's top pitching prospect, throwing six shutout innings against the A's. A few hours later, Adenhart was dead, killed when the car in which he was a passenger was broadsided by a drunk driver in a Fullerton intersection.
August 4, 2009 | Lauren Goldman
The big news Track sensation Carl Lewis gave spectators in the Coliseum the show they had come to see. Establishing himself as the "World's Fastest Human," Lewis won gold in the 100-meter final. Not only did he win, but he ran the distance in 9.99 seconds, beating silver medalist Sam Graddy of the U.S. by eight feet, translating to 0.2 of a second. The margin of victory was an Olympic record, pushing aside Bob Hayes' 1964 victory in which he ran the distance in 10.
June 29, 2009 | Nick Owchar, Owchar is the Times' deputy books editor.
Wanted: talented, desperate writer to pen a book for the Devil. That's the idea driving "The Angel's Game," the follow-up to Carlos Ruiz Zafon's 2004 international bestseller, "The Shadow of the Wind." If you're waiting for Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol" (c'mon, you know you are; even those who scorn his writing are curious about Robert Langdon's next adventure), then Zafon offers the best way to bide your time until its release.
It was nothing like the seven-run, nine-hit pounding Ervin Santana absorbed a day earlier, but Angels starter Joe Saunders suffered a few Nix and cuts Tuesday night. Jayson Nix, a utility infielder who missed April because of a strained right quadriceps, hit a pair of solo home runs off Saunders, and Bartolo Colon threw a 6 2/3 -inning gem at his former team to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-2 victory in Angel Stadium.
May 4, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
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.
April 9, 2009 | Christopher Goffard
Police are searching for two men who may have been involved in a fight in the right-field bleachers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on opening day that led to the death of a Buena Park man. About 8:45 p.m. Monday, as crowds were leaving the stadium after the Angels' opening-day game against the Oakland Athletics, witnesses saw 27-year-old Brian Powers fighting with another man near a stairwell in the right-field pavilion, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
September 27, 2008 | Jim Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Prairie View A&M takes on Morehouse College today at the Coliseum in the Farmers Angel City Classic, an annual matchup of football teams from traditionally black colleges. Prairie View, a Prairie View, Texas, college founded in 1876, returns to Southern California after its Panthers defeated North Carolina A&T, 22-7, in last year's game. Morehouse, a liberal arts school in Atlanta, was invited to challenge Prairie View this year. But the Angel City Classic -- kickoff is at 2 p.m.
February 1, 2008 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
When Arte Moreno bought the Angels in 2003, he first lowered the price of beer. He then eliminated the surcharge the Angels had slapped on tickets to their most popular games. The Angels are reinstating the surcharge this year. They will add $5 or $10 to ticket prices for opening day, July 4 and games against the Dodgers, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. And, for the first time, $10 will not be enough to admit an adult into Dodger Stadium or Angel Stadium on the day of a game.
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