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.
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.
April 6, 2012 |
Two hours before its season debut Friday, Angel Stadium was overcome with a red-hot buzz, folks dressed in bright jerseys and dazzling hopes filling the lots and crowding the gates, when one hip dude in a red polo shirt and new goatee rushed past everyone and scurried down to the batting cage. It was Arte Moreno, and on opening day, he was going to get his 240 million dollars' worth. "I told my wife we had to get here early," Moreno said with a grin. "I didn't want to miss batting practice.
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."
August 30, 2013 |
The Anaheim City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to enter lease negotiations with the Angels that could keep the team in the city through 2057 but enable the team to drop the clumsy "of Anaheim" suffix from its name. Under the proposed deal, the Angels -- and not the city -- would pay for a major renovation of Angel Stadium. In return, Angels owner Arte Moreno would rent land surrounding the stadium for $1 per year and secure development rights to that land for at least 66 years.
March 28, 2013
Thursday, 7:05 p.m., Angel Stadium Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers vs. Joe Blanton, Angels Friday, 7:10 p.m., Dodger Stadium Jason Vargas, Angels vs. Josh Beckett, Dodgers Saturday, 6:05 p.m., Angel Stadium Zack Greinke, Dodgers vs. Tommy Hanson, Angels
August 7, 2011 |
The Angels are one of the richest and most successful franchises in Major League Baseball — in fact, in all pro sports. They're valued by Forbes at $554 million (up 6% from a year ago), carry the fourth-largest player payroll in the major leagues, and at this point in the season rank fifth in per-game attendance. As they're very much in the hunt for their division lead, it's quite possible that lucrative post-season games will be added to the schedule. So why are they trying to nickel-and-dime their stadium ushers, ticket sellers and janitors?
July 11, 2010
All-Star events MONDAY 5 p.m.: Home Run Derby at Angel Stadium. Gates open at 2 p.m. American League batting practice from 2:20 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. National League batting practice from 3:20 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Home Run Derby batting practice at 4:20 p.m. Tickets range from $120 to $360 and are available at http://www.AllStarGame.com, http://www.angelsbaseball.com, the Angel Stadium box office behind home plate, or by calling 1-888-FanFest (326-3378). TUESDAY 11:30 a.m.: All-Star Red Carpet Show at corner of South Harbor Boulevard and Convention Way/Disney Way in Anaheim.
December 1, 2009 |
The Angels have raised the price of some season tickets, cut the price of others and frozen prices on parking, concessions and single-game tickets. The Angels also added "preferred" seating categories on the field and terrace levels, with Angel Stadium now divided into 32 categories. For a year in which the All-Star game will be played at Angel Stadium, with season-seat holders guaranteed the opportunity to buy an All-Star game ticket, the Angels raised season prices by an average of 4.1%, spokesman Tim Mead said.