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May 2, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had a carpool buddy, a former colleague, on the commute to work Wednesday afternoon, but the two did not talk shop. “He didn't ask for any advice,” said Jim Edmonds, the former Angels and Cardinals outfielder who was a teammate of Pujols in St. Louis from 2001-2007. “I'm just trying to be a friendly face, be around him, ride to the stadium with him, give him someone to talk to.” Any connection with his Cardinals roots and his past probably can't hurt Pujols, who was one of baseball's most feared hitters for 11 years in St. Louis but has been one of baseball's least productive hitters in 2012.
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May 2, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had a carpool buddy, a former colleague, on the commute to work Wednesday afternoon, but the two did not talk shop. “He didn't ask for any advice,” said Jim Edmonds, the former Angels and Cardinals outfielder who was a teammate of Pujols in St. Louis from 2001-2007. “I'm just trying to be a friendly face, be around him, ride to the stadium with him, give him someone to talk to.” Any connection with his Cardinals roots and his past probably can't hurt Pujols, who was one of baseball's most feared hitters for 11 years in St. Louis but has been one of baseball's least productive hitters in 2012.
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SPORTS
April 28, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He says he wishes his buddy Chad Curtis was still on the team, but the moment Jim Edmonds heard the first Curtis trade rumor, the refrain from that John Fogerty song probably started playing in his head: "Put me in Coach. I'm ready to play, today. I could be center field."
SPORTS
November 1, 2008
Mercifully, the worst World Series of all time is over! It was characterized by a blizzard of commercials, a torrent of really bad umpiring, ghastly judgment about fair playing conditions, and an in-your-face arrogance from Commissioner Bud Selig that no changes would be made. Baseball is becoming unrecognizable since the playoffs are now way too long and consist mostly of commercials. Joseph Bonino Glendale -- Why is it that baseball's most important games are played closer to Thanksgiving than they are to the Fourth of July, in horrible weather, where the players wear more clothes than I do when I go skiing?
SPORTS
June 24, 1994 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is seldom recognized in airports, has no commercial endorsements and doesn't pull down a seven-figure salary. No one chants his name when he steps to the plate. He is one of the Angels' best players this season and there's no question he's their biggest surprise. Meet Jim Edmonds, the man who put Bo Jackson on the bench, prompted the Angels to send Dwight Smith to Baltimore and delayed J.T. Snow's return to the major leagues. He never won the Heisman, never even played college baseball.
SPORTS
June 14, 1997 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everybody you ask--including Tony Gwynn, who has witnessed a whole lot of baseballs being hit and caught in his 37 years--says it's the best catch they've ever seen. Jim Edmonds shrugs and says it's not even the best he has ever made. His sprinting, diving, flat-out, over-the-tip-of-his-cap catch of David Howard's drive in Kansas City Tuesday is only tied for first. "I made the exact same catch in Venezuela, playing winter ball in 1992, but nobody saw it so it was no big deal," he said.
SPORTS
July 27, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jim Edmonds started his rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Lake Elsinore by going 0 for 4 with a walk and a run scored as the Storm beat host Rancho Cucamonga, 9-5. Edmonds, the designated hitter, grounded out twice, flied out and struck out.
SPORTS
March 25, 2000
Well, it finally happened. Jim Edmonds, a Gold Glove, golden player who always treated the fans well and gave us everything he had, was traded by a smiling, lying Bill Stoneman who has single-handedly destroyed my 32-year loyalty to the Angels. How dare he lie to Edmonds and all of us that "he is off the trading block" and then stand before the cameras and grin his face off over a one-season wonder and a throw-in! And as for the sportswriters who have been drumming for Edmonds' head for more than a year, are you finally happy?
SPORTS
August 6, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Tony La Russa was in the dugout cursing the baseball gods when Prince Fielder hit a ball off the end of his bat with the bases loaded that appeared certain to fall. The St. Louis Cardinals led by a run in the sixth inning, and their manager dreaded more adversity for a team trying to end its second eight-game losing streak of the season.
SPORTS
August 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Jim Edmonds homered twice and Pat Hentgen pitched six strong innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a rain-delayed, 12-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night in a meeting of division leaders. Edmonds has 36 home runs. St. Louis maintained its 8 1/2-game lead over Cincinnati in the NL Central, while the Braves' margin in the East dropped to two games over the New York Mets.
SPORTS
May 15, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Chicago Cubs were on the verge Wednesday of signing free-agent outfielder Jim Edmonds, released last week by San Diego. Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry said Edmonds needed only to pass a physical. A four-time All-Star, Edmonds, 37, was released last month after batting .178 in 26 games with one home run and six runs batted in.
SPORTS
May 11, 2008 | Bill Shaikin
It didn't seem fair, really. When the Angels finally made the World Series in 2002, Jim Edmonds watched from the luxury seats at Angel Stadium, while all the guys he grew up with -- Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson, Darin Erstad, Troy Percival -- raised a trophy. Edmonds got his ring two years ago, when the Cardinals won the World Series. In the eight years after the Angels traded him to St. Louis, he won six Gold Gloves and made three All-Star games.
SPORTS
March 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
San Diego Padres center fielder Jim Edmonds is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks because of a strained right calf, a setback for a team that was a bit shaky in the outfield to begin with. "I'm guarded on this one," Manager Bud Black said Friday afternoon, several hours after the 37-year-old Edmonds had an MRI exam. "I'm hoping for the best that hopefully it'll be a couple of weeks, that's it. I think it will become clearer tomorrow."
SPORTS
August 10, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Jim Abbott did it. So did Wally Joyner, Jack Howell and Dick Schofield. Could Jim Edmonds be the next player to begin his career in Anaheim, leave for a few years and come back, possibly finishing his career with the Angels? "You know what they say," veteran outfielder Tim Salmon said. "Once an Angel, always an Angel." Edmonds told the St.
SPORTS
October 8, 2004 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
The St. Louis Cardinals played it straight while toying with the Dodgers in the first two games of the National League division series. The Cardinals acknowledged things looked easy for them again Thursday night in their second 8-3 victory in as many games at Busch Stadium. They chased Dodger starter Jeff Weaver early in Game 2 after Odalis Perez's work ended quickly in the opener. St.
SPORTS
August 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
With his parents in the stands for the first time this season, along with a son eager to ask about his hitting, Paul Byrd put on a show. Byrd gave up one run in six innings and hit a pair of run-scoring singles off Jason Schmidt, leading the Atlanta Braves past the San Francisco Giants, 9-3, Saturday at Atlanta. "It gives me a little bragging rights," Byrd said. Rafael Furcal had four hits and four runs batted in for the Braves, who have won six games in a row.
SPORTS
April 13, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Center fielder Jim Edmonds winces every time he throws, the tendinitis in his left elbow causing him "more pain than I've ever felt in my arm before." Edmonds had the elbow X-rayed Friday. The tests didn't reveal any major problems--and he has been receiving ice and ultrasound treatments, but what he really could use is a day off or two to give his arm a chance to heal. Edmonds has just the day in mind: "Some time this winter," he said.
SPORTS
June 14, 1997
It's a pity Randy Harvey [June 12] has no sense of history. It wasn't only the Willie Mays catch itself that was remarkable, which it was, it was what Willie did after he made the catch. He wheeled and threw to second base and nailed the runner trying to advance. And the fact that it was in a World Series game certainly added to the significance. I have every admiration for Jim Edmonds and his athletic abilities, but any comparison to Willie Mays is absurd. GENE COFSKY Tarzana Editor's Note: Mays did not throw out the runner, but kept him at first base.
SPORTS
June 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Jim Edmonds overcame a sore right ribcage and drove in four runs and threw out a runner at the plate, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night at St. Louis. Edmonds almost didn't start after straining his ribcage muscle during batting practice the previous night, but chose to play, helping the Cardinals win their sixth in a row. Albert Pujols went four for five, and the Cardinals had a season-high 19 hits to move nine games over .
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