April 24, 2013 |
A year ago, Michael Roth was dealing with a double major at the University of South Carolina, where he also dabbled some in baseball. On Wednesday he had to deal with the Texas Rangers in his first major league start. And though things went well at first, the Rangers wound up schooling the rookie left-hander, driving him from the mound after 31/3 innings of a game Texas won, 11-3. For the bookish Roth, it was one more chapter in a baseball education that can be challenging at times.
March 30, 2013 |
After setting their opening-day roster Saturday, the Angels announced several personnel moves following their 2-1 exhibition win over the Dodgers at Angel Stadium. Infielders Efren Navarro and Luis Rodriguez, catcher Chris Snyder and left-hander Mitch Stetter were all reassigned and catcher John Hester, infielder Luis Jimenez, right-hander David Carpenter and outfielder Kole Calhoun were optioned to triple-A Salt Lake. Pitchers Ryan Madson and Andrew Taylor were placed on the disabled list.
April 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK — A beleaguered Angels bullpen got some good news Friday when an MRI test on Scott Downs' injured right ankle showed no significant damage, which means the team's best reliever will probably avoid the disabled list. Downs twisted the ankle and had it stepped on while covering first in Thursday's 10-9 loss to Minnesota. He won't pitch this weekend, but the left-hander improved enough to be listed as day to day. "It's still sore," said Downs, who was on crutches Thursday but will try to play catch Saturday, "but it's way better than it felt.
April 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - The Angels' beleaguered bullpen will add right-hander David Carpenter, who is being called up from triple-A Salt Lake for this weekend's series against the New York Yankees, but it was unclear Friday morning whether injured left-hander Scott Downs will go on the disabled list. Carpenter, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-hander who was scheduled to fly from Salt Lake to New York on Thursday night, has a low-90-mph fastball with late movement that induces a lot of ground balls.
November 1, 2009 |
Google "viola joke" and you'll be rewarded with thousands, an afternoon's worth of hilarity at the expense of one of the most expressive sound producing machines ever conjured up. Here's a popular example: What's the difference between a viola and a trampoline? You take your shoes off to jump on a trampoline. I learned that one from a violist who, like many of his colleagues, collects the jokes and posts them online. Why shouldn't he? He lives a charmed life with a string instrument mellower than a violin and more agile than a cello, a mechanism of magic, under his chin every day. He has no need for insecurity.
July 9, 1998 |
Former Secret Service agent David Carpenter, sometimes mistaken as a "double" for President Clinton, was nominated Wednesday to be assistant secretary of State for diplomatic security. If confirmed, Carpenter also would serve as director of the office of foreign missions, with the rank of ambassador. Carpenter was special agent in charge of Clinton's protective detail in 1994 and 1995.