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May 11, 2011 | Chris Erskine
Hoping to distance myself from the nattering nabobs of negativism (Lakers fans), I hop a train to Anaheim, namely the Angels Express — seven bucks, round trip from L.A.'s Union Station. You can't buy a gallon of gas for that. Well, almost. With me are two of L.A.'s resident psycho-satirists, Rob and Rich, a lawyer and a doctor, the kind of people you'd like to be with for three or four hours, not much more. Psycho-satirists are like psychotherapists, but they have a more twisted view of things.
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March 17, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- It had been a calf injury that delayed Josh Hamilton's Cactus League debut until Monday. He singled for his first hit, then took off for second base. For the Angels, that was as good a sign as any. The swing might not be there yet, but the legs are back. "It felt good," Hamilton said. "I did all the things you're supposed to be able to do on the field. " On Monday he did, since the Angels limited him to designated hitter in a game against the San Francisco Giants.
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May 5, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Boston The Angels' rain-delayed, 5-3, 13-inning win over the Boston Red Sox took so long that … •It started Wednesday and ended Thursday. •The Minnesota Twins, who begin a four-game series at Fenway Park on Friday, had already finished their Wednesday game in Chicago, flown to Boston, checked into the same hotel and were asleep in their rooms when the Angels got back from the ballpark. •Bullpen catcher Tom Gregorio was 33 years old when the game started and 34 when it ended.
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May 27, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Adrian Gonzalez said the Dodgers' 8-7 victory over the Angels on Monday night could change the course of the season. Manager Don Mattingly was also hopeful that would be the case. "That," Mattingly said, "was a good game. " The source of the sudden optimism was the erasing of a 6-1 deficit in the opening game of the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium, something completely out of character for the last-place Dodgers. Until this night, the largest deficit the Dodgers had overcome on their way to a victory was three runs.
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May 28, 2012 | By Kevin Baxter
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.
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May 23, 2011 | T.J. Simers
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.
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July 22, 2012 | T.J. Simers
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.
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May 21, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was stabbed in the torso Wednesday when a fight erupted after an Angels-Yankees baseball game in Anaheim, police said. Alberto Navarette Jimenez, 23, of Anaheim was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, officials said. The altercation took place about 10:30 p.m. just outside Angel Stadium. Several off-duty LAPD officers attending the game detained Jimenez until Anaheim police arrived, Sgt. Rick Martinez said. The 23-year-old victim, a U.S.
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October 11, 2005 | T.J. Simers
A night to remember, or forget? 5 p.m. The Angels had an ex-New York policeman sing the national anthem in the series opener and lost. They went to Joelle James, who I've been saying is the best national anthem singer in Southern California the last four or five years, in Game 2 and won. They brought her back for Game 5 to sing the anthem and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the seventh. Who knew she'd last longer than Bartolo Colon?
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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.
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May 14, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
There are issues in the starting rotation, in the bullpen, on the bench. For the Angels, those are minor issues. These Angels are built to outslug the opposition. If they don't hit, the rest doesn't matter. Those Angels showed up on Tuesday. For the first time this season, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton hit home runs in the same game. BOX SCORE: Angels 6, Kansas City 2 "If those two guys get going, that's a lot of damage that can be done," second baseman Howie Kendrick said.
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May 10, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CHICAGO - Major League Baseball suspended the crew chief and fined all four umpires who botched a simple application of the rules in Thursday night's game between the Angels and Astros in Houston. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia protested the ruling, which was dropped after the Angels rallied for a 6-5 win, but MLB acknowledged Friday that the "rule covering pitching changes was not applied correctly by the umpiring crew. " MLB later announced that crew chief Fieldin Culbreth received a two-game suspension for the "misapplication" of baseball rules, and the other three members of the crew - Brian O'Nora, Bill Welke and Adrian Johnson - were fined.
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May 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
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.
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April 17, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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.
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April 13, 2013 | T.J. Simers
Whatever Mike Scioscia is being paid to manage the Angels, it isn't enough. He has to watch them play every game. And as bad and disappointing as they have been, going on four years now, it's baseball. Have you tried watching it recently? Have you tried switching back and forth from a basketball game, football game or "Spartacus: War of the Damned" to a baseball game? I understand why Vin Scully doesn't watch the Dodgers or any other baseball game when not being paid to do so. At the very least the folks who run the sport should make it mandatory that any hitter stepping out of the box to adjust his batting gloves should be suspended a minimum of five games.
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April 5, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers should have been selling red herrings at the souvenir stand. Josh Hamilton says this is not a baseball town, and tens of thousands of actual adults lay in wait for him, hiding behind those words to unleash wave upon wave of fury and indignation. Baseball town, football town, whatever. Hamilton took the money and ran off with the Angels. Boo him if you like - and the sellout crowd at the Rangers' home opener booed him hostilely on Friday during a 3-2 Texas win - but at least be honest about it. Of course this is a football town.
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September 11, 2011 | By Baxter Holmes
At just 20 years old, Angels star rookie Mike Trout isn't that far removed from his childhood. The outfielder was especially close to it Saturday when he got to meet his boyhood idol, Derek Jeter . "I was a big Jeter fan growing up," Trout said Sunday before the Angels' 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees. Both hail from New Jersey and Trout grew up playing shortstop, as Jeter does for the Yankees. So when Trout doubled to left field in the sixth inning Saturday, he was met with a nice surprise when Jeter walked over to second base, slapped him on his rear and started chatting him up. Trout said Jeter said hello, asked how old Trout was, and Trout then mentioned he was from New Jersey, which Jeter was glad to hear.
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October 20, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
There was a redemptive quality to the Angels' 5-4 American League Championship Series Game 3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday. Howie Kendrick atoned for last year's division series flop with a homer, triple, single and three runs. Maicer Izturis made up for his 13th-inning error that cost the Angels Game 2 in New York with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly that gave the Angels a 4-3 lead. Closer Brian Fuentes , who gave up a game-tying home run to Alex Rodriguez in the 11th inning Saturday night, threw a scoreless ninth Monday.
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April 1, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
For a family of four, an Angels game has become a much more expensive day out. The average family cost jumped 34.9% this season -- the greatest increase of any team in the major leagues -- according to the annual Fan Cost Index, released Monday by Chicago-based Team Marketing Report. The FCI is $196.16 for the Angels and $204.95 for the Dodgers. The FCI includes four average-price tickets, parking, two programs, two caps, two sodas, two beers and four hot dogs. The Dodgers' cost dropped 3.9% from the start of last season, primarily because Guggenheim Baseball cut the parking price from $15 to $10 upon taking ownership of the club last May. The cost to see the Dodgers and Angels is less than the major league average of $210.46.
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March 12, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times
— The last time the Angels saw Scott Kazmir , the former All-Star left-hander was a physical and mental wreck. He pitched one game — well, nearly two innings — in April 2011, giving up five runs and five hits, walking two, hitting two and committing a balk. And things didn't get any better in the minors, where Kazmir gave up 30 runs in 15 1/3 innings, leading the Angels to release him with more than $8 million left on his contract. Kazmir was back on the mound at an Angels game Monday, only this time he was pitching against them.
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