February 19, 2005 |
From his hilltop hacienda, with the shimmering Pacific Ocean stretching to the horizon, it is easier to accept that on some days you really can see forever -- easier to believe that forever is his reasonable destination. After all, at 90, Buzzie Bavasi is a long way on the journey, still active in mind and body, a cane needed only occasionally, the driver's license still valid.
November 7, 2003 |
Bill Bavasi, who assembled the core of the Angels' World Series championship roster but resigned before the talent reached fruition, is expected to be introduced today as general manager of the Seattle Mariners.
November 8, 2002 |
The Baltimore Orioles received permission Thursday night to interview Bill Bavasi, the Dodgers' director of player development, for the Orioles' general manager job. Bavasi said he plans to discuss the opportunity with his family before responding to Baltimore's request by today.
November 14, 2001 |
A familiar name in Dodger history reappeared Tuesday when Bill Bavasi was hired as director of player development, joining the franchise his father guided during its most successful era. Bavasi, whose father, Buzzie, served as general manager of the Dodgers from 1950-68, returns to the major leagues after having resigned as general manager of the Angels in 1999.
September 29, 2000 |
Bill Bavasi, fired by the Angels last year for not building a pennant-winning team quickly enough, wasn't surprised the U.S. team he helped pick won the Olympic gold medal. "I don't have a reason to feel vindicated, because we knew what we were getting into," said Bavasi, who picked the roster along with former Yankee general manager Bob Watson. ". . .We also knew we had real good pitching and a pretty good club overall." U.S.
August 30, 2000 |
It is meant as no disrespect to General Manager Bill Stoneman or Manager Mike Scioscia, who were shrewd enough to realize that the biggest change the Angels needed to make was in the environment. But make no mistake: The gritty Angels, with their volatile offense, surprising young pitching and impressive array of home-grown talent, are a tribute to former general manager Bill Bavasi and his scouting director, Bob Fontaine.