February 14, 2014 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - Angels owner Arte Moreno said Friday that negotiations with the city of Anaheim for a new stadium lease are “at a stalemate,” but he stopped short of saying he was aggressively pursuing a new home for the team. “We haven't crossed that line yet,” Moreno said while Angels pitchers and catchers finished their first day of spring-training workouts. “In September, we thought we had a good outline for a deal … but the reality is, we have not been able to get it done.
March 14, 2013 |
Angels 12, Chicago White Sox 4 AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit his first home run of the spring and scored three times, and Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols each had two hits. Kendrick extended his spring hitting streak to 11 starts and raised his average to .485. For Trout, who also had a double and is batting .407, the three runs gave him 11 in as many games. ON THE MOUND: Jason Vargas had his best outing of the spring, setting down the first seven batters in order and allowing only three runners to reach base in 4 2/3 innings.
June 26, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: vs. Texas Rangers Friday through Sunday: vs. Kansas City Royals Not that the Texas Rangers are sensitive, but they haven't won the American League West since 1999, and they have all but patented the second-half fade. The Angels have won the AL West five out of the last six years, and they welcome the first-place Rangers to town this week. Manager Ron Washington played the no-respect card after the Rangers compiled an 11-game winning streak against NL weaklings Houston, Pittsburgh, Florida and Milwaukee.
April 6, 2012 |
No offensive outburst yet in Anaheim. Through four and a half innings, Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is matching Angels ace Jered Weaver in a scoreless tie. Chen has retired Angels' free-agent slugger Albert Pujols twice: a double-play line drive to shortstop and foul pop fly to third base. After Pujols' anticipated first at-bat closed with a line drive that Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar gloved and turned into a double play, the first at-bat by Kendrys Morales after he fractured his ankle celebrating a game-winning home run in 2010 was also anti-climactic: a double-play grounder to Escobar.
July 17, 2010
In the Company of Angels A Novel Thomas E. Kennedy Bloomsbury: 278 pp., $25
November 6, 2013 |
With one Eckstein in the house, could another follow? The Angels are expected to add Rick Eckstein to their coaching staff. Eckstein, the former hitting coach of the Washington Nationals, is the older brother of David Eckstein, the shortstop on the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team. David Eckstein, 38, served as a guest instructor for the Angels during spring training last year. He is expected to be more involved with the team next year, although not in any kind of full-time coaching capacity.
February 15, 2013 |
The Angels have launched their own ticket resale program, hoping to help season-seat holders save a few bucks while reducing the number of cut-rate tickets available on third-party websites. The Angels and New York Yankees are the only two of the 30 teams to opt out of an agreement between Major League Baseball and Stub Hub. The Angels had grown frustrated as fans realized they often could buy a cheaper ticket from Stub Hub than from the team itself. "What we're trying to accomplish is to build pricing integrity back into the secondary marketplace," said Robert Alvarado, the Angels' vice president of marketing and ticket sales.
October 15, 2013
Re "A bumpy ride," Oct. 12 The Angels Flight funicular in downtown L.A. is a treasure that should be fixed and reopened as soon as possible. People aren't perfect and neither are the mechanical systems or structures we create. Those who can't live with the risk of rare (and nearly entirely nonfatal) breakdowns should not board airplanes, trains, buses, aerial trams or ski lifts either. Mechanical problems can be fixed. And human error can be mitigated through improved procedures, training, inspections and close supervision.
February 10, 2013
Angels' spring-training schedule. Start time is 12:05 p.m. PST unless noted. Home games at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., unless noted February 23 - (split squad) vs. Cubs; at Giants. 24 - vs. Athletics. 25 - at Mariners. 26 - vs. Diamondbacks. 27 - vs. Giants. 28 - at Dodgers. March 1 - vs. Dodgers. 2 - at Brewers. 3 - vs. Cubs. 4 - at Athletics. 5 - vs. Reds. 6 - vs. Italy. 7 - at Padres. 8 - vs. Diamondbacks. 9 - vs. Rockies. 10 - at Royals, 1:05 p.m. 11 - at Indians, 1:05 p.m. 13 - at Padres, 1:05 p.m. 14 - vs. White Sox, 1:05 p.m. 15 - vs. Mariners, 1:05 p.m. 16 - at Athletics, 1:05 p.m. 17 - vs. Padres, 1:05 p.m. 19 - at Brewers, 1:05 p.m. 20 - vs. Indians, 1:05 p.m. 21 - at Rangers, 6:05 p.m. 22 - vs. Royals, 1:05 p.m. 23 - (split squad)
October 28, 2011 |
FRED HANEY (1960-68): Haney selected future Angels All-Stars Jim Fregosi and pitcher Dean Chance. DICK WALSH (1968-71): Best known for firing Bill Rigney, at the time, the only manager the Angels had ever had. HARRY DALTON (1971-77): Acquired Nolan Ryan from the New York Mets. BUZZIE BAVASI (1977-84): Led the Angels into free agency, signing a multitude of big names. MIKE PORT (1984-91): Was GM for heartbreaking 1986 ALCS against Red Sox. DAN O'BRIEN (1991-93)