August 16, 1999 |
A bubbly Claudia Trejos is describing her first nights as KTLA-TV's weekend sports anchor. "I held on to the desk and said, 'Help me, God. I know I've been a bad girl, but you got to let me hang in here,' " she says, giggling. Trejos is more lighthearted than one would expect right now. As a transplant from the Spanish-language sports scene, Trejos' appearance on KTLA a month ago had a cold reception from some English-language media critics.
July 31, 2004 |
The Angels on Friday became the second team this season to terminate the contract of Raul Mondesi after the troubled outfielder had taken an unauthorized leave of absence to return to the Dominican Republic and repeatedly missed appointments to rehabilitate his torn right thigh muscle. "The decision was made because he had an obligation to show up and try and get better," Angel General Manager Bill Stoneman said of Mondesi, who hit .
August 17, 1999 |
In an attempt to put the unpleasantness behind them, all the principles involved in last week's Raul Mondesi outburst-- Mondesi, Dodger President Bob Graziano, General Manager Kevin Malone, Manager Davey Johnson and Mondesi's agent, Jeff Moorad-- met for 90 minutes Monday at Dodger Stadium to discuss the events. "Everyone involved did their best to put the events of last week behind them. The spirit of the meeting was positive," Moorad said. "Raul apologized to Kevin and Davey personally.
May 5, 1997 |
Dodger right fielder Raul Mondesi has staked out his territory in the clubhouse, putting a Dominican Republic flag over his stall. "It's just something different." Mondesi said of the flag, which was given to him by Manny Mota. "Last year Nike put the flag on the back of my shoes." But right field is really Mondesi's territory. Mondesi showed why he's one of the best defensive outfielders, making a running over-the-shoulder catch of a first-inning drive by Mark Grace.
August 21, 1999 |
Trying to finish the season quietly, Dodger right fielder Raul Mondesi has declined to comment further on his situation. Mondesi reaffirmed Friday that he won't speak about the fallout from his expletive-filled tirade Aug. 11 aimed at General Manager Kevin Malone and Manager Davey Johnson. Instead, Mondesi said he's going to keep his mouth shut and wait for things to be resolved during the off-season.
July 13, 2004 |
A six-week investigation has uncovered no evidence that outfielder Raul Mondesi skirted baseball rules so he could abandon the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates and subsequently sign with the Angels, the major league executive leading the probe said Monday. "It had an unfortunate appearance of manipulation," executive vice president Sandy Alderson said. "But, as far as we can tell, it was not a manipulation of the system."