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June 13, 1999 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marco Rodriguez isn't your typical baseball fan. In fact, he isn't much of a fan at all. Futbol is his game. It's almost everybody's game in this pastoral village. They kick the ball around in the streets and in dirt fields, even on the concrete basketball court that seems so out of place in the community park. If there were a baseball diamond here, well, doubleheaders would still merely be a means of moving the soccer ball down field.
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SPORTS
June 13, 1999 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marco Rodriguez isn't your typical baseball fan. In fact, he isn't much of a fan at all. Futbol is his game. It's almost everybody's game in this pastoral village. They kick the ball around in the streets and in dirt fields, even on the concrete basketball court that seems so out of place in the community park. If there were a baseball diamond here, well, doubleheaders would still merely be a means of moving the soccer ball down field.
BUSINESS
September 19, 2003
* Sports-equipment maker K2 Inc. has tapped Robert Parish as president of its newly acquired Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. unit. Parish had been chief executive at Worth Inc., a privately held maker of softball and baseball equipment. Worth was recently acquired by Carlsbad, Calif.-based K2. * Genta Inc., an unprofitable Berkeley Heights, N.J., developer of oncology drugs, won Food and Drug Administration approval to sell its first medicine, Ganite, to treat a complication of cancer.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
Sporting goods maker K2 Inc. said Monday that it bought closely held WinterQuest for an undisclosed amount of cash, K2 common stock and debt. The transaction was the Carlsbad, Calif.-based company's fifth acquisition this year. WinterQuest, which produces snowshoes under the Tubbs and Atlas brands, had sales of $18.6 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, K2 said. K2 has bought several sporting-goods companies this year as part of its plan to expand and diversify its product lines.
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July 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
Major league baseball teams called Roland Latina "the Glove Doctor." Latina, the retired chief glove designer at Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. in St. Louis, died Tuesday of cancer at his home in Belleville, Ill. He was 78. Latina was born in East St. Louis, Ill., and was a gunner for the Navy during World War II. He worked for Rawlings at its St.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Sporting goods company K2 Inc. said Wednesday that it acquired outdoor-apparel brand Ex Officio from privately held Orvis Co. in an all-cash deal. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The purchase is the latest in a string of recent acquisitions for Carlsbad, Calif.-based K2, which in the last two years has moved from being primarily a ski and snowboard maker to a seller of sporting gear for all seasons. The company recently snapped up baseball equipment makers Rawlings Sporting Goods Co.
SPORTS
September 19, 1990 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nowhere in Orange County is the football helmet pinch greater than at Los Alamitos High School. Ten years ago, Los Alamitos High and Oak and Pine junior highs left the Anaheim Union High School District to join the Los Alamitos Unified School District. In 1981, Los Alamitos became a four-year school while Oak (now closed) and Pine (now McAuliffe) went from seventh-through-ninth grades to sixth-through-eighth, thus eliminating their football programs.
SPORTS
December 4, 1990 | From Associated Press
Barry Bonds became part of the first father-son pair to win Gold Glove awards, leading a list of nine newcomers to be honored today as the best fielders in baseball. Bonds, the National League's Most Valuable Player, joined his father, Bobby, as the only father-son recipients in 34 years. Barry tied for the league lead with 14 assists as Pittsburgh's left fielder. "I'm speechless and thankful," Bonds said. "I'm glad the coaches and managers have recognized me.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2003 | Jerry Hirsch, Times Staff Writer
A dissident shareholder of Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. has cleared the basepaths for K2 Inc.'s takeover of the venerable baseball equipment maker. Daniel Gilbert, who owns about 15% of Rawlings, said Thursday that he would support the proposed merger with K2, the Los Angeles-based maker of Olin skis, Shakespeare fishing gear and other sporting goods. Gilbert had objected to the $84-million all-stock transaction when it was announced in December, and made a $69-million cash offer for Fenton, Mo.
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