March 11, 2007 |
Arte Moreno got a powerful endorsement Saturday, when Commissioner Bud Selig said he supported the Angels' owner in his insistence that center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. publicly address allegations that he ordered a shipment of human growth hormone. "Arte and I are absolutely on the same page on this issue," Selig said. "There isn't a scintilla of difference between Arte Moreno's position and mine. To say it as bluntly as I can say it, he's stating my position."
March 5, 2007 |
Angels owner Arte Moreno said Sunday he would not let the uncertain situation surrounding center fielder Gary Matthews Jr. linger into the regular season. "It's going to be resolved by opening day, one way or the other. I promise you that," Moreno said. "I'm not a very happy guy. It should have already been resolved." Moreno, who signed Matthews to a five-year, $50-million contract in November, would not elaborate on the meaning of "one way or the other."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2007 |
As the city of Anaheim inches further away from building a professional football facility near Angel Stadium, it may be putting itself on a collision course with an old adversary -- Angels owner Arte Moreno. City officials late Tuesday reduced the number of potential developers of lofts, office towers and retail districts on the land from five to three.
June 18, 2006 |
Years before Arte Moreno became a baseball owner, his dad acted like one. The late Arturo Moreno, who ran a modest print shop and raised 11 children in a two-bedroom house in Tucson, kept such close tabs on his favorite teams, it was as if he had a stake in them. "He walked around with the box scores in his hand," his son recalled. "He always knew who was doing what, who pitched, who made the errors, who was doing a crummy job."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2006 |
For the mayor of California's 10th-largest city, a high-profile court battle against the home team was hardly a welcome fight, especially in an election year. The legal crusade led by Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle against the Angels baseball franchise will cost the city millions of dollars, at the least. It may also cost it the goodwill of team owner Arte Moreno. It has made the city, for a year, the butt of jokes.
January 31, 2006 |
On a day Arte Moreno acknowledged he had violated one provision of the Angels' stadium lease, an expert witness testified the city of Anaheim could lose as much as $373 million worth of exposure because of what the city calls another violation. Moreno, the Angel owner, said Monday he "made a mistake" in using ballpark signs in which "Angel Stadium" is not followed by "of Anaheim," as required by the lease. He pledged to redo the signs.