April 26, 2009 |
There is a cartoon character in the Eckstein household, but it's not the scrappy little infielder. It's his wife. She wields a green lightsaber, trains under Anakin Skywalker and kisses a two-time World Series champion good night. Ashley Eckstein commutes to work from San Diego, where her husband, David, plays second base for the Padres. In Hollywood, she's the voice for the Ahsoka Tano character in the "Clone Wars" animated series. Her character might live forever, at least in reruns.
January 25, 2003
I guess David Eckstein ["Winner Ball," Jan. 19] didn't get the memo. The one that says you're supposed to slack off, get a big head and hang with your entourage after winning a championship. Sadly, in this day of the self-absorbed modern athlete, the humble, hard-working Mr. Eckstein is more the exception than the rule. As a lifelong San Francisco Giant fan whose heart was broken by the Angels last fall, this isn't easy to say: I will be rooting for Eckstein this spring. Kirk Jue Santa Monica Bill Plaschke's article on David Eckstein was wonderful and refreshing.
February 12, 2004 |
The Angels expect to learn today whether they have won their salary arbitration case with shortstop David Eckstein. Eckstein faced the Angels on Wednesday in an arbitration hearing, in which agent Ryan Gleichowski pleaded on behalf of Eckstein for a $2.15-million salary and Angel negotiator Mark Rosenthal argued for the club proposal of $1.6 million. General Manager Bill Stoneman said he expected a decision today.
May 16, 2002
BATTING Shea Hillenbrand, Boston: 4 for 5, double, homer, 3 RBIs in victory over the Athletics. Steve Cox, Tampa Bay: 3 for 5, 2 homers, 4 RBIs helped defeat the Yankees. Jacque Jones, Minnesota: 2 for 5, 2 homers, 4 RBIs in victory over the Royals. David Eckstein, Angels: 2 for 4, homer, 3 RBIs helped extend club's win streak to seven games. PITCHING Jeff D'Amico, New York Mets: Complete game, 2 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts in shutting out the Dodgers.
July 6, 2005 |
Major league players who earned bonuses for being chosen for the All-Star game: $100,000 Garret Anderson, Bartolo Colon and Vladimir Guerrero, Angels; Derrek Lee, Chicago (NL); Alex Rodriguez, N.Y. (AL); Carlos Beltran, N.Y. (NL). $75,000 Manny Ramirez, Boston; Roy Halladay, Toronto.
July 1, 2009 |
San Francisco 6, at St. Louis 3: Randy Johnson won his third straight decision and 303rd of his career despite giving up two home runs to Albert Pujols. It was the third multi-homer game in 10 games for Pujols. at Pittsburgh 3, Chicago 0: Freddy Sanchez went three for three and drove in two runs for the Pirates. The Cubs went 11-14 in June. Arizona 6, at Cincinnati 2: Dan Haren held the Reds scoreless into the seventh inning and hit his first career home run for the Diamondbacks.