November 10, 2012 |
Queen Elizabeth called 1992 her annus horribilis . Bill Clinton defeated President George H.W. Bush and ended the Reagan era. Pope John Paul II lifted the Edict of Inquisition against Galileo, and the Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-American team to win the World Series. In April, a Simi Valley jury found four LAPD officers not guilty in the beating of Rodney King and Los Angeles exploded. In August, Pat Buchanan rocked the Republican convention with his infamous "God's country" speech ("better in the original German," observed columnist Molly Ivins)
September 12, 2010
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY: AT CLEVELAND INDIANS FRIDAY THOUGH SUNDAY: AT TAMPA BAY RAYS It's been a long time since any of the Angels' regulars have played a meaningless game this late in the season, which figures to make the trip to Cleveland especially painful. Entering the weekend the Angels and Indians were a combined 33 games under .500, and the tiny crowds at Cleveland's Progressive Field suggest fans have moved on to football or to contemplating an NBA season without LeBron James . The Angels will rejoin a pennant race briefly when they go to Tampa, but don't expect them to make much of a mark there either.
November 10, 2012 |
Show business is ruled by the "elevator pitch" - the need for any project to lend itself to a short, immediately comprehensible summation. Part of the glory of "Angels in America" is that it's impossible to give one. Here are the main strands: A gay couple in mid-1980s New York Cityis sundered when the healthy partner, Louis Ironson, can't summon the courage to stand by Prior Walter, who has just learned he has AIDS and has begun to have severe symptoms....
August 7, 2010 |
Angels: Week Ahead Monday through Wednesday: Kansas City Royals Friday through Sunday: Toronto Blue Jays Time is rapidly running out on the Angels' playoff hopes. But given recent history, it's going to be tough to make up ground any time soon. Although the Angels are six games over .500 in the AL West, they have a losing record against the rest of the league — bad news, given the fact they play only six games in their division over the next month. And beginning with the Blues Jays' series this week, they play 12 consecutive games against clubs with winning records.
May 28, 2011
Class; City; W-L ; Comment UP AAA; Salt Lake; 22-26; OF Chris Pettit hitting .183 in May. AA; Arkansas; 20-21; INF Jon Townsend hitting .360 since promotion from Single A. A; Inland Empire, 29-27; OF Kole Calhoun among league leaders with 10 HRs A; Cedar Rapids; 23-24; RHP Brian Diemer 5-3, 2.49 in 8 starts. R; Orem; 0-0; Season begins June 20.
May 7, 2011
ANGELS Class; City; W-L ; Comment AAA; Salt Lake; 14-14; INF Gil Velazquez ranks second in the league with a .403 average, .468 on-base percentage. AA; Arkansas; 10-13; Top prospect Mike Trout hitting .246 at night, .222 with runners in scoring position. A; Inland Empire, 13-16; Mike Piazza, a cousin of the other Mike Piazza, has 22 strikeouts, 1.93 ERA in 10 relief appearances. A; Cedar Rapids; 18-10; Kernels ranks near the bottom of the league in hitting with a .235 team average.