August 7, 1991 |
When Luis Jimenez installed his latest fiberglass sculpture, "Fiesta-Jarabe," at the Otay Mesa Border Station just southwest of San Diego Friday morning, he tread deftly on more than one borderline--literally and metaphorically. The eight-foot-tall sculpture depicts a Mexican couple dancing a traditional hat dance, and it stands just 10 feet north of the border between Mexico and the United States in a plaza that is actually just a few feet south--and outside of--the official border crossing.
September 8, 2013 |
Manager Mike Scioscia loves the youthful exuberance that players such as third baseman Luis Jimenez and outfielder Collin Cowgill have brought to the injury-battered Angels, who have won 12 of 15 games entering Sunday's series finale against the Texas Rangers in Anaheim. But both players probably went a little overboard in their attempts to score while Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski was blocking the plate in Saturday night's 8-3 win over the Rangers. Cowgill, waved around third on Jimenez's second-inning double to left field, was tagged out after he slid past home and tried to reach back and touch the plate with his left hand.
March 16, 2013 |
PHOENIX -- Luis Jimenez sat before his corner locker in the Angels' clubhouse Saturday morning, pounding a wooden mallet into the pocket of a new first baseman's glove to soften the stiff leather. The mitt was a gift from fellow Dominican Albert Pujols. And if Jimenez learns to use it quickly enough it could earn him an invitation to the big leagues sometime this season. “We want to see his versatility,” Angel Manager Mike Scioscia said. “This guy has looked really good at third base.
March 16, 2013 |
- Luis Jimenez sat in front of his corner locker in the Angels' clubhouse Saturday morning, pounding a wooden mallet into the pocket of a new first baseman's glove to soften the stiff leather. The mitt was a gift from fellow Dominican Albert Pujols . And if Jimenez learns to use it quickly enough it could earn him an invitation to the big leagues sometime this season. "We want to see his versatility," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. "This guy has looked really good at third base.
April 12, 2013 |
After losing two infielders to injury in the span of three days, the Angels called up Luis Jimenez from triple-A Salt Lake on Friday and immediately inserted him into the lineup. "I didn't expect that right away. But I came prepared," said Jimenez, who raced to his locker to text his aunt after learning he would be starting at third base. "I'm in the lineup. Put the game on," Jimenez, who was making his big-league debut, told his aunt. And provided she made it to the TV in time, she saw her nephew ground sharply to third in his first big-league at-bat in the third inning.
August 3, 1991 |
While installing the 8-foot-high fiber glass sculpture "Fiesta--Jarabe" outside the Otay Mesa border station on Friday morning, Luis A. Jimenez Jr. stopped for a moment to go inside the government facility that serves as the official entry from Mexico into the United States. The New Mexico-based artist, who has just completed the $57,000 commission awarded in 1986 from the U.S. General Services Administration, said he found himself in a familiar--but deeply disturbing--situation. "Citizenship?