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April 1, 1999 | KEVIN BAXTER
* After 13 seasons in the major leagues--including three with the Angels--he returns to Anaheim this season as a color commentator. The Sun Also Sets: In baseball, you didn't have weekends. There was always a Saturday night game and a Sunday day game. And I spent a lot of time in the clubhouse after games talking with other players. But if I had two day games, that was a real weekend. I wouldn't spend any time after day games at the ballpark.
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February 2, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Upon signing reserve outfielder Reed Johnson to a one-year contract Monday, General Manager Ned Colletti said the Dodgers were pretty much done shopping this off-season. Johnson, 33, will receive a base salary of $800,000 and can earn an additional $250,000 in incentive bonuses based on games played and plate appearances. The Dodgers' 40-man roster is now full. A .282 hitter over seven major league seasons, Johnson has played all three outfield positions and will replace the departed Juan Pierre as the Dodgers' fourth outfielder.
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November 25, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler won't be broadcasting Angels games anymore. Physioc and Hudler have been told jointly by FS West and the Angels that they will not be part of the Angels' on-air team next season. A statement by Fox and the Angels said that Rory Markas and Mark Gubicza will be the television voices for the team on FS West and KCOP next season, and Terry Smith and Jose Mota will do the radio on KLAA AM 830. Physioc, 54, who has called baseball for 25 years for the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and ESPN, said the news was "a total shock.
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January 29, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Three weeks ago, Rex Hudler's mother, Annie Mueller Aroni, passed away at the age of 69 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. But emotions have no sense of time. It was his mother, he said, who negotiated his first major league contract -- with Gehrig's old team, the New York Yankees, no less. And now, 32 years later, Hudler is in danger of not being involved with a baseball team for the first time in his professional life. It has been a hard few months for the 49-year-old Hudler, the best bubbly baseball analyst around, if you like your analysts unabashedly bubbly.
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January 29, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
Three weeks ago, Rex Hudler's mother, Annie Mueller Aroni, passed away at the age of 69 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. But emotions have no sense of time. It was his mother, he said, who negotiated his first major league contract -- with Gehrig's old team, the New York Yankees, no less. And now, 32 years later, Hudler is in danger of not being involved with a baseball team for the first time in his professional life. It has been a hard few months for the 49-year-old Hudler, the best bubbly baseball analyst around, if you like your analysts unabashedly bubbly.
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November 27, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
Certainly Rex Hudler was not appreciated by every Angels listener. He always held on to a baseball. If the Angels played near Halloween (which meant a good postseason run), Hudler would dress in a goofy costume. He was unabashedly an Angels rooter. But in a baseball broadcaster, is that so awful? For many of us forever Chicago Cubs fans, there is great joy in listening to former Cubs All-Star third baseman Ron Santo on the radio for Chicago games. His unfiltered exuberances, his despairing "Oh, Gods" uttered at particularly unfortunate moments, his unintelligible bellows in honor of the occasional big, good play?
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September 6, 2003
You mean this is Rex Hudler's personality on pot? Mer Valdez Long Beach
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April 26, 2008
Arte Moreno went to great lengths to call his team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. How ironic that his radio station's signal doesn't seem to cover most of that county (which is fine when Rex Hudler is talking), Jim Fredrick Manhattan Beach
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April 12, 2001
Angel broadcaster Rex Hudler, who suffered a minor brain hemorrhage April 7, will be released today from Stanford Medical Center and is expected to fully recover. Doctors told Hudler to stay home the next five weeks.
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July 3, 1998 | Associated Press
The Cleveland Indians on Thursday signed veteran utility player Rex Hudler, who was released by Philadelphia on June 24, and assigned him to triple-A Buffalo. Hudler is a .261 hitter in 13 seasons. * Mike Stanton's five-game suspension was upheld by American League President Gene Budig, who rescinded a $1,000 fine he imposed on the Yankee reliever for starting a brawl with the Baltimore Orioles on June 15.
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January 6, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
In sports, in broadcasting, in politics, there is no getting around it. When someone leaves a team or a booth or an office, we must speculate. Who comes next? Who will be the next center fielder? The next anchor? The next senator? The next voice of the Angels? Rory Markas, a man of subtle humor, pleasing tone and acknowledged professionalism, died suddenly and unexpectedly Monday night. He had suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2008, recovered, broadcast an entire Angels season in 2009, was well into this USC basketball season and was getting ready to be the full-time, regular television play-by-play man for the Angels in 2010.
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November 27, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
Certainly Rex Hudler was not appreciated by every Angels listener. He always held on to a baseball. If the Angels played near Halloween (which meant a good postseason run), Hudler would dress in a goofy costume. He was unabashedly an Angels rooter. But in a baseball broadcaster, is that so awful? For many of us forever Chicago Cubs fans, there is great joy in listening to former Cubs All-Star third baseman Ron Santo on the radio for Chicago games. His unfiltered exuberances, his despairing "Oh, Gods" uttered at particularly unfortunate moments, his unintelligible bellows in honor of the occasional big, good play?
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November 25, 2009 | By Diane Pucin
Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler won't be broadcasting Angels games anymore. Physioc and Hudler have been told jointly by FS West and the Angels that they will not be part of the Angels' on-air team next season. A statement by Fox and the Angels said that Rory Markas and Mark Gubicza will be the television voices for the team on FS West and KCOP next season, and Terry Smith and Jose Mota will do the radio on KLAA AM 830. Physioc, 54, who has called baseball for 25 years for the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and ESPN, said the news was "a total shock.
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October 16, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Doesn't it make you cringe a little when Dodgers part-time television broadcaster Eric Collins says repeatedly, "He's painting the corners"? As if you haven't heard that before. Or when Angels analyst Rex Hudler says for, oh, about the 100th time, "Mighty Maicer" Izturis after Izturis beats out an infield grounder for a barely-there single as well as after he hits a home run. Kind of cute in April. Just grating in October. Somehow baseball seems to lend itself to fomenting cliches.
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April 26, 2008
Arte Moreno went to great lengths to call his team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. How ironic that his radio station's signal doesn't seem to cover most of that county (which is fine when Rex Hudler is talking), Jim Fredrick Manhattan Beach
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July 29, 2007 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Former Angels infielder Rex Hudler caught a soft line drive off the bat of Cal Ripken Jr. with two out and the bases loaded in the fifth inning on Sept. 6, 1995, making the game against the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards official.
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July 12, 2003
I would rather listen to a whole game of Fernando Valenzuela doing baseball commentary in Spanish, a language I neither speak nor understand, than endure a single inning of Rick Monday or Rex Hudler. Marc Gerber Malibu Enough Said You can do us all a favor -- and save newsprint too -- if you do not print any more stories about David Beckham, Al Davis or LeBron James. Kevin Park North Hollywood
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September 13, 2003
I was shocked at the Angels' decision to suspend Rex Hudler indefinitely, more so than at the news of his arrest in Kansas City. Did anyone in the Angel organization consider that Hudler recently had a near-fatal brain hemorrhage? Or maybe that Hudler uses marijuana to alleviate pain associated with that event? I don't believe so, since the Angels decided to suspend Hudler immediately, apparently with no investigation. I always thought the Angels were a first-class organization, but after this rash decision to suspend a longtime, cherished Angel employee based upon an apparent mistake of judgment, I am having doubts.
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August 20, 2005
When are the Angels going to learn to let the starting pitchers go the distance without having their great work undermined by their, to be charitable, erratic "closer?" After watching Frankie Rodriguez blow yet another save opportunity, I have no confidence at all in him. And what was the benefit of letting Troy Glaus go in order to let the injury-prone and completely useless Dallas McPherson take over at third? And how is Cabrera an upgrade over David Eckstein? Please Mr. Stoneman, answer me. SKIP HOUSTON Laguna Beach I have mixed feelings about the contracts of the Angel announcers not being reviewed until the end of the year.
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September 12, 2004 | Ross Newhan
In the suburban shadow of Eric Gagne and Troy Percival, there is no mistaking that Francisco Rodriguez has become the most exciting warmup act in baseball. Whether the 22-year-old right-hander remains in his current role or replaces Percival as the closer next season will probably be one of the most intriguing questions of the Angels' off-season.
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