May 3, 1998 |
Although many sports broadcasters--and sportswriters, for that matter--grow up hoping to play the games they eventually wind up describing, Ivan Lara had his eyes focused on the press box from the start. As a youngster growing up in Ciudad Obregon, in the Mexican state of Sonora--where baseball, not soccer, is the local passion--he remembers listening to storied broadcaster Alfonso Araujo Bojorquez paint a word picture of games in Mexico's Pacific League.
April 4, 1999
TICKETS Angel tickets can be purchased at the following: ADVANCE PURCHASES: At ticket windows behind Home Plate Gate, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Advance tickets also available at game time behind home plate on the Field Level. BY PHONE: To charge tickets call Angels at (714) 663-9000 or TicketMaster at (714) 740-2000 or (213) 480-3232. Angel charge line open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted.
February 11, 1998 |
Angel pitcher Allen Watson dropped 15 pounds over the winter but his wallet was fattened considerably Tuesday. Watson and the Angels avoided arbitration when they agreed to a one-year, $2.9-million contract, a raise of $1.7 million over 1997, when he went 12-12 with a 4.93 earned-run average and led the major leagues in home runs allowed with 37. Watson, 27, had asked for $3.375 million in arbitration, and the Angels countered with $2.3 million.
March 31, 1999 |
The Angels extended another hand to the Latino community Tuesday, announcing an agreement to air six games on Spanish-language television station KVEA (Channel 52). The team's Latino marketing initiative, started last year, takes two steps forward this weekend. On Friday, the Angels and KVEA present the first Spanish telecast in franchise history, an exhibition game against the Dodgers.
February 21, 1998 |
The Walt Disney Co. and the Angels are apparently combining their vast resources in an attempt to sign free-agent pitcher Orlando Hernandez, the Cuban exile who is the older half-brother of 1997 World Series MVP Livan Hernandez. Joe Cubas, Hernandez's agent, said he had a three-hour meeting with Angel front-office executives in Arizona on Friday, and among the issues discussed were a potential three-year baseball contract and a Disney deal for movie rights to Hernandez's life story.
April 30, 2006 |
The Anaheim City Council appears to be strongly considering an appeal of the city's defeat in its lawsuit against the Angels, raising the possibility that the fight over the team's name could return to court during the season. The city is believed to be willing to forgo an appeal if the Angels are willing to forgo the chance to recoup their legal costs.