November 6, 2012 |
Election Day is finally here. Wo what better topic for our daily sports Google+ Hangout than: Do athletes make good politicians? Times Sports Editor Mike James , columnist Bill Dwyre and reporter Baxter Holmes discussed the topic and ran down a large list of athletes who went into politics. A look at some of the names that came up: Bill Bradley: He played for 10 years in the NBA , winning two titles with the New York Knicks before being elected New Jersey state senator in 1978 and running for president in 2000.
May 26, 1996 |
Boston catcher Mike Stanley felt groggy and had a sizable bump just above his left ear Saturday, but he was fine otherwise after getting beaned by Angel reliever Mike James in the eighth inning Friday. Stanley spent about three hours at an Anaheim hospital and is expected to miss the next several games. A CT scan was negative. He was replaced by Bill Haselman in the Red Sox lineup. James phoned Stanley to check on his condition Saturday afternoon after several unsuccessful attempts late Friday.
April 7, 1997 |
They warned Manager Terry Collins about the American League. Bad pitching, great hitting, unpredictable four-hour games and, horrors, the designated hitter. But Collins says he's a fan of the AL. "There's not a thing wrong with the DH," said Collins, in his first season with the Angels after managing three years in the NL with Houston. "The DH has been great for a lot of guys' careers. The fans love offense." Collins hasn't been afraid to ask for advice when it comes to matchups.
August 29, 1996 |
Move over Troy Percival vs. Frank Thomas. The latest feud between sensitive American League slugger and emotional Angel reliever features Mo Vaughn vs. Mike James, which traces its roots to Tuesday night, when James struck out Vaughn with the bases loaded to end the eighth inning. "I'm not sure what he said, but he pumped his fist and said something," Vaughn said Wednesday. "I don't show anyone up, but if I hit a bomb off him tonight, I'm going to stand there until it bounces off the seats."
August 20, 1995 |
Pitcher Mike James reluctantly tore himself away from the beach for the last Angel trip. He couldn't believe the luck. "The waves haven't been that good all year," James said. But not for James, who put his surf board and skate board away to tour Kansas City, Minnesota and Chicago. The only thing breaking in those cities was his sinker. When the Angels returned, James had improved his position in the bullpen.
March 18, 1996 |
Of all the horrendous pitching performances Sunday--and there were plenty in the Angels' 18-2 exhibition loss to the San Diego Padres in Tempe Diablo Stadium--an ineffective one-third-of-an-inning stint by reliever Mike James concerned Manager Marcel Lachemann the most.
August 25, 1997 |
On the surface, there wasn't much about the Angels' 3-2 loss to Boston beyond the standard fare--good pitching by both sides, one swing of the bat decided the game--to catch the casual eye. But despite all that, the Angels saw something to warm their collective hearts--a sharp relief performance by right-hander Mike James. Sunday was the best James has looked since coming off the disabled list July 27 after resting a sore elbow.