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October 18, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
With right-hander A.J. Burnett on the mound for the Yankees tonight, Manager Joe Girardi benched regular catcher Jorge Posada in favor of former Angel Jose Molina . "It's something that we talked about," Girardi said. "One of the things we talked about from Day One when we came into spring training was to get to where we want, sometimes you have to make some sacrifices. And our players have done that all year long." Posada had caught Burnett for most of the season but the two appeared to have a falling out during a late-season game in Boston in which Burnett pitched poorly and seemed to blame Posada for his problems.
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October 18, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
With right-hander A.J. Burnett on the mound for the Yankees tonight, Manager Joe Girardi benched regular catcher Jorge Posada in favor of former Angel Jose Molina . "It's something that we talked about," Girardi said. "One of the things we talked about from Day One when we came into spring training was to get to where we want, sometimes you have to make some sacrifices. And our players have done that all year long." Posada had caught Burnett for most of the season but the two appeared to have a falling out during a late-season game in Boston in which Burnett pitched poorly and seemed to blame Posada for his problems.
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May 6, 2001 | BILL SHAIKIN
The baton passed from one brother to another Saturday, when the Angels put catcher Bengie Molina on the disabled list and replaced him on the roster with his younger brother, Jose. Tests confirmed Bengie Molina suffered a partially torn right hamstring while running the bases in Friday's game. He said he was told he could return in about three weeks.
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June 3, 2007 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
It's normal for Jose Molina to go four consecutive days, sometimes five, without playing, but when the Angels backup catcher was not in the lineup for the seventh straight game Saturday, he couldn't help but think something was wrong. "I don't know what I've done," Molina said. "Something bad, I guess. I don't know what's up." Mike Napoli's batting average, home runs and runs batted in, that's what. The starting catcher was hitting .183 on May 6 but was 17 for 48 (.
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November 14, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
Jose Molina founded his Bailes Espanoles troupe in 1962. Before that, he spent five years as Jose Greco's lead dancer. Judging from his dancing with his company Saturday at Ambassador Auditorium, one might assume that Molina has found the fountain of youth. Molina remains a lean, lissome dancer. He uses his long, supple arms and hands to frame footwork that is light and fast. He can turn on a dime, shoot out his arms in matador challenges and end with explosive bursts of footwork.
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May 17, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Jose Molina struck a blow for little brothers everywhere Tuesday night, stealing second against his big brother, Toronto catcher Bengie Molina, to ignite a two-out, four-run sixth-inning rally and catapult the Angels toward an 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Angel Stadium.
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August 2, 1990 | From Times wire services
What was intended to be a simple gesture of international friendship has turned into a source of embarrassment for Missouri highway and economic development officials. The multilingual sign they erected outside St. Louis' Lambert Airport to welcome foreign visitors was botched, in three of seven languages. "Their intentions were definitely good, and I can understand how these things happen, but they should have consulted a dictionary," said Antonio M. Molina of suburban University City.
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June 3, 2007 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
It's normal for Jose Molina to go four consecutive days, sometimes five, without playing, but when the Angels backup catcher was not in the lineup for the seventh straight game Saturday, he couldn't help but think something was wrong. "I don't know what I've done," Molina said. "Something bad, I guess. I don't know what's up." Mike Napoli's batting average, home runs and runs batted in, that's what. The starting catcher was hitting .183 on May 6 but was 17 for 48 (.
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April 8, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Jose Molina's dramatic improvement behind the plate and Bengie Molina's nagging hamstring injuries probably will result in more playing time for Jose this season, a potentially awkward development because it would come at the expense of his brother.
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August 1, 2002 | Bill Shaikin
Benjamin Molina was a pretty good baseball player in his day, the all-time hit leader in the Puerto Rican amateur league. But a father always wants better for his children, and so Wednesday was a particularly touching day for Molina, when the Angels decided that their two major league catchers would be two of his sons. Bengie Molina, 28, and Jose Molina, 27, have previously played together only because of injury.
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July 18, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
A statistic in Sunday's team-issued postgame notes made it seem as if catcher Jose Molina is on a tear, batting .356 (16 for 45) in his last 16 games. Not mentioned was the fact that those numbers were accumulated in the Angels' last 42 games. Molina started 30 of 53 games in the first two months, sharing playing time with Jeff Mathis in April and Mike Napoli in May, but Napoli's potent bat has drastically cut into Molina's playing time; Molina has started 11 of 39 games since June 1.
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May 17, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Jose Molina struck a blow for little brothers everywhere Tuesday night, stealing second against his big brother, Toronto catcher Bengie Molina, to ignite a two-out, four-run sixth-inning rally and catapult the Angels toward an 8-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Angel Stadium.
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September 22, 2005 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
For all of Vladimir Guerrero's heroics during his most valuable player season in 2004, it was seldom-used Curtis Pride who provided what may have been the Angels' biggest hit of the season. Pride, who began 2004 in an independent league, roped a game-tying, two-out, run-scoring double in the top of the ninth inning off Texas closer Francisco Cordero on Sept. 29 to propel the Angels toward an extra-inning victory that pushed them into sole possession of first place with four games remaining.
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April 11, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Bengie Molina, sidelined by a slight strain of his left hamstring, ran vigorously in the outfield before Saturday night's game, and if the Angel catcher is able to run the bases aggressively today, he will probably make his 2004 debut Monday night against the Rangers.
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April 8, 2004 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Jose Molina's dramatic improvement behind the plate and Bengie Molina's nagging hamstring injuries probably will result in more playing time for Jose this season, a potentially awkward development because it would come at the expense of his brother.
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November 11, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
Jose Molina starts every school day with the same instructions to his son, Randy. "I say, 'Work hard and stay out of trouble,' " Jose said. When his son tells him, "Dad, I know," Jose responds, "Randy, that's my job to remind you every day school is to learn." Jose Molina should be a father-of-the-year candidate, considering what his son has accomplished. Randy has a 3.97 grade-point average at South Gate High. He is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior with outstanding baseball skills.
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November 11, 2003 | Eric Sondheimer
Jose Molina starts every school day with the same instructions to his son, Randy. "I say, 'Work hard and stay out of trouble,' " Jose said. When his son tells him, "Dad, I know," Jose responds, "Randy, that's my job to remind you every day school is to learn." Jose Molina should be a father-of-the-year candidate, considering what his son has accomplished. Randy has a 3.97 grade-point average at South Gate High. He is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound senior with outstanding baseball skills.
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July 18, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
A statistic in Sunday's team-issued postgame notes made it seem as if catcher Jose Molina is on a tear, batting .356 (16 for 45) in his last 16 games. Not mentioned was the fact that those numbers were accumulated in the Angels' last 42 games. Molina started 30 of 53 games in the first two months, sharing playing time with Jeff Mathis in April and Mike Napoli in May, but Napoli's potent bat has drastically cut into Molina's playing time; Molina has started 11 of 39 games since June 1.
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July 11, 2003 | Ross Newhan
It isn't a full-blown encounter between the irresistible force and immovable object. It isn't what Manager Mike Scioscia compares to a "clash of cymbals" when a baserunner in full flight plows into a stationary catcher. On the sound stage it would be a walk-through. In spring training, the Angels are only trying to prepare Bengie Molina for the hard knocks ahead, with Scioscia and batting coach Mickey Hatcher playing roles of "stunt dummies" taking aim at the catcher.
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June 8, 2003 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Right fielder Tim Salmon hobbled off the field after smashing a foul ball into his ankle. Shortstop David Eckstein watched from the bench, his bruised hand preventing him from swinging a bat with any authority. Catcher Bengie Molina took the night off, resting before a day game in the heat and humidity here. And center fielder Darin Erstad was thousands of miles away, in Utah, playing the final game of his minor league rehabilitation assignment.
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