CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 |
Angels owner Arte Moreno has emphasized to city officials that he has the means and willingness to move the baseball team out of Anaheim. A city consultant told city council members Tuesday that Moreno could move the Angels to Irvine, Irwindale or “at least half a dozen potential sites” in downtown Los Angeles. The warning came as council members voted to allow the Angels to opt out of their current stadium lease as late as 2019, rather than the current date of 2016. "The owner of the Angels has made clear in our discussions he has the resources and willingness to build his own stadium," said city consultant Charles Black, president of CB Urban Development in San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2010 |
During the seventh inning of Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, some 45,000 fans at Angel Stadium will stand, stretch and sing a few lines of a 102-year-old song written by a man few of them, if any, could name. Take me out to the ball game. Take me out with the crowd… And then they will sit down not knowing that Jack Norworth, the vaudeville songwriter who in 1908 penned the lyrics to what now amounts to the national anthem of baseball, is buried nearby at Melrose Abbey Memorial Park in Anaheim.
July 13, 2010 |
Someone grab the smelling salts. For the first time since Bill Clinton was President, the National League finally won an All-Star game in front of a sellout 45,408 at Angel Stadium, giving the NL home-field advantage in the World Series for the first time since Major League Baseball began dangling that postseason carrot in 2003. A three-run double by Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann in the seventh inning was all the NL needed for a 3-1 win in a game otherwise was dominated by pitching, ending the longest dry spell of either league since the game's inception in 1933.
May 2, 2012 |
A season that started so disappointingly for the Angels was quickly forgotten among the roaring crowd of 27,288 at Angel Stadium on Wednesday night watching Jered Weaver throw the first individual home no-hitter since Nolan Ryan in 1975. Backed by chants of "Weaver, Weaver, Weaver," the 29-year-old right-hander was surrounded by teammates near the mound after Alexi Casilla's deep fly ball to right field was caught by Torii Hunter, giving the Angels a 9-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
June 28, 2010 |
Vladimir Guerrero returns to the scene of his prime, wondering whether he will be vilified in the place where he created so many special memories. Guerrero, the American League's most valuable player in 2004, hit 173 home runs in six seasons with the Angels but now wears the blue (and occasionally red) of the rival Texas Rangers. "I don't know what the reaction will be when I'm back for the first time," Guerrero, speaking through an interpreter, told reporters in Texas on Sunday as the Rangers prepared for a series against the Angels that starts Tuesday in Anaheim.
June 22, 2010 |
Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier remained third among National League outfielders in voting for the All-Star game at Angel Stadium on July 13, Major League Baseball said Tuesday. Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers led the latest tally with 1,816,052 votes, followed by Jason Heyward of the Atlanta Braves with 1,786,786 votes. Ethier was third with 1,723,266 in his bid to make his first All-Star game, trailing Braun by 92,786 votes and Heyward by 63,520. Ethier also was ahead of fourth-place Jayson Werth of the Philadelphia Phillies by 377,468 votes.
June 26, 2010 |
Mike Scioscia said the new rule that could prevent Jered Weaver from pitching in the All-Star game arose from concerns of repeating what happened eight years ago, when the National League and American League teams ran out of pitchers and the game was declared a tie after the 11th inning. "If you pick how many pitchers on a roster and all of a sudden six of them have thrown Sunday and you're trying to hopefully have 14, 15, 16 innings of pitching just in case, what happened in Milwaukee in '02 would happen again, that's tough to do," the Angels' manager said.
May 17, 2010 |
Reporting from Arlington, Texas -- Vladimir Guerrero could be coming back to Anaheim to play for the home team. The Texas designated hitter ranks among the American League leaders in batting average (.340), hits (49) and runs batted in (31), potentially putting him on track for selection to the All-Star game July 13 at Angel Stadium. "I played six years there," Guerrero said through an interpreter Monday, "so it would be a nice place to play." Guerrero was wearing red again in his first regular-season game against the Angels since he signed a one-year, $6.5-million deal with Texas, if only because the Rangers occasionally dress in that color at home.
April 8, 2010 |
It was one year ago that Angels rookie right-hander Nick Adenhart, 22, was killed in a car crash, separated by a few miles and a couple of hours from the best performance of his young career. The emotional scar cut deep, as the Angels and Adenhart's friends and relatives coped with a grief that came to define the season. And the Angels turned that grief into a bond that honored their fallen teammate. Here is an update. At the stadium The black-and-white banner on the center field wall at Angel Stadium, depicting Adenhart in mid-delivery, is gone.
July 11, 2010 |
Baseball's home run derby will be held Monday in front of a nearly full Angel Stadium and a national television audience approaching 10 million. But it got its start more than half a century ago at a nearly empty Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, a ballpark that used to be located near the intersection of 42nd Place and Avalon Boulevard. There, greats of another era — Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle and others — squared off in a made-only-for-television competition, the original "Home Run Derby."