May 22, 2012 |
OAKLAND — Mickey Hatcher knows he has plenty of critics; they came out in full force on Internet message boards and radio call-in shows every time the Angels went into a prolonged offensive slump. What he didn't know until he was fired as Angels hitting coach last week was just how many friends he gained in 12-plus years on Manager Mike Scioscia's staff. "I'm in awe of all the people who have called — I've gotten thousands of calls from people in and out of the game, wishing me the best," Hatcher said by phone Tuesday during a round of golf at Coyote Hills in Fullerton.
December 22, 1985 |
Hoo boy, are the Rams angry. Rip-roaring, nostril-flaring, tear-down-the-house angry. Name calling? Oh my, the words these athletes use. About the nicest thing the Rams can say about Monday night's opponent, the Raiders, is that they would make fine house rodents. Said one Ram player of the Raiders: "They're so ugly, they make my cat bark." Said another Ram: "I'd love to see them every day--in a bottle of formaldehyde.
October 7, 2000
So let me see if I get this right. In all the letters The Times receives, not one was in favor of Rob Blake and his stance against an ultimatum? I find that very hard to believe. I saw true Kings' fans at the last preseason game against Phoenix cheering for Blake when he came out brandishing the "C" on his sweater. The Times seems to be continuing the grudge you have against hockey and Kings' hockey in particular. TRISH CASTRO Montebello
July 7, 2011
EVENTS Art, science, music and comedy collide with roller derby action at TwentyWonder, a "carnival of the mind" featuring Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Exene Cervenka. Plus, circus performers, oddity attractions and a live roller derby grudge match between the LA Ri-Ettes and the San Diego Wildfires. Proceeds benefit the Down Syndrome Assn. of Los Angeles. The Doll Factory. 1910 W. Temple St. 8 p.m. Sat. $40, VIP $100. http://www.twentywonder.org.
February 8, 1987
Have letter writers Allegro, Grosscup, Izumi, Lompart, and Hood ever thought about putting a lid on their petty and obnoxious "I live in the past" rantings. It is very hard to imagine that there are still idiots who continue to hold a grudge against Jane Fonda. It's even more ridiculous, to think that these "men" would act that way, for something that happened more than 15 years ago. Why don't they either lighten up or crawl back under the rocks they came out from under? I found it to be very compassionate that Fonda would cry after seeing "Platoon."
May 28, 2005
How very lovely that Mark Swed so enjoyed the pretty and soothing songs based on the works of the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, winner of the 1953 Stalin Prize ["Love and Hate, Juxtaposed," May 23]. But, oh, how very unpleasant for Swed that the love poems had to end, whereupon he was forced to endure Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, which he describes as a "gargantuan hate poem to [Shostakovich's] political nemesis," the late Joseph Stalin. The music "is angry, bitter, tragic." Gee, Mark, why do you think Dmitri was so bummed out?