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October 5, 1990 | CHRIS FOSTER and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Less than 24 hours after the end of a disappointing season, the Angels restructured their front office Thursday by appointing Richard M. Brown as the club's president and chief executive officer. The move significantly reduces the role of Mike Port, executive vice president and general manager. Port, who will report to Brown, remains in charge of baseball operations, but he will no longer be the chief operating officer.
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May 16, 1996 | MIKE PENNER
Richard Brown's year in limbo, subtitled, "Terminated Man Walking" since last May, reached its designated conclusion Wednesday, with no pardon from the governor or Michael Eisner. Once the Walt Disney Co. announced plans to buy into the Angels and eventually run the franchise, Brown says he was "asked by several people, 'So, are you now a Mighty Duck?' "I always told them, 'No, I'm a lame duck.'
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October 6, 1990 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The cold war in the Angels' front office is finally over and if Mike Port didn't quite hand over his sword, he totes a smaller model today. Two years ago, Port's Angels were a one-man show. His title was nearly as long as one of his declarative sentences--Executive Vice President-General Manager-Chief Operating Officer--and his responsibilities ranged from trades to player development to contract negotiations to marketing to community relations. If it said Angels , Port oversaw it.
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December 13, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
The final days of the Richard Brown presidency are upon us. Brown, the Angels' CEO since November 1990, knows it. Disney, expected to assume controlling interest of the Angels within a month, knows it, too. The only difference is Brown is available for comment on the matter. "I have been told absolutely nothing," Brown says, "and I have to respect Disney's wishes to say nothing because [the sale] hasn't been approved by baseball yet . . . But I read the papers like everyone else.
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October 5, 1990 | MIKE PENNER
The cold war within the Angel front office is finally over and if Mike Port didn't quite hand over his sword, he today totes a smaller model. Two years ago, Port's Angels were a one-man show. His title was nearly as long as one of his declarative sentences--Executive Vice President/General Manager/Chief Operating Officer--and his responsibilities ranged from trades to player development to contract negotiations to marketing to community relations. If it said Angels , Port oversaw it.
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November 17, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "glaring holes" found by Richard Brown in his two weeks as the Angels' president and chief executive officer probably won't be filled by high-profile free agents. Brown said Friday the Angels have not initiated talks with any free agents, or with players who might become new-look free agents and could be signed without costing their new team a draft pick.
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August 23, 1991 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Win a few, lose a few, take three from Minnesota, drop three to Oakland, it doesn't matter. For two weeks, the same question has dogged him, so Angel President Richard Brown has concocted a pet reply. Fan, writer, broadcaster, mailman, valet parking attendant or the voice in the automated teller machine: "Are you going to fire Doug Rader?" Brown: "It's a non-issue." Anyone who knows the Angels knows what a non-issue is.
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May 1, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing insurmountable differences in their styles, Angels President Richard Brown fired General Manager Mike Port on Tuesday. Dan O'Brien, the Angels' senior vice president for baseball operations, will assume Port's duties for the rest of the season, although he will not assume Port's title. Port, 45, had been with the Angels since 1977, progressing from director of player personnel to vice president and chief administrative officer in 1980. He added the title of general manager on Sept.
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December 13, 1995 | MIKE PENNER
The final days of the Richard Brown presidency are upon us. Brown, the Angels' CEO since November 1990, knows it. Disney, expected to assume controlling interest of the Angels within a month, knows it, too. The only difference is Brown is available for comment on the matter. "I have been told absolutely nothing," Brown says, "and I have to respect Disney's wishes to say nothing because [the sale] hasn't been approved by baseball yet . . . But I read the papers like everyone else.
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May 19, 1994 | MIKE PENNER
Our condolences today go out to Marcel Lachemann, the 14th and latest man to sign on as field manager for the Front Office That Can't Think Straight, and with them, a few words of friendly advice. If you want to keep your job longer than Buck Rodgers did, Lach, you better learn the following phrases, commit them to memory and spout them every so often--say, oh, on the hour. Repeat after me: "We don't have three pitchers in our starting rotation who were released by other teams.
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May 19, 1994 | MIKE PENNER
Our condolences today go out to Marcel Lachemann, the 14th and latest man to sign on as field manager for the Front Office That Can't Think Straight, and with them, a few words of friendly advice. If you want to keep your job longer than Buck Rodgers did, Lach, you better learn the following phrases, commit them to memory and spout them every so often--say, oh, on the hour. Repeat after me: "We don't have three pitchers in our starting rotation who were released by other teams.
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August 23, 1991 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Win a few, lose a few, take three from Minnesota, drop three to Oakland, it doesn't matter. For two weeks, the same question has dogged him, so Angel President Richard Brown has concocted a pet reply. Fan, writer, broadcaster, mailman, valet parking attendant or the voice in the automated teller machine: "Are you going to fire Doug Rader?" Brown: "It's a non-issue." Anyone who knows the Angels knows what a non-issue is.
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August 2, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Angel President Richard Brown called the home stand that begins tonight "the season" and vowed to reassess the club's situation if the Angels don't justify his faith that they will win the American League West. His postseason evaluation will include the performance of Manager Doug Rader, but Brown said Rader is not the team's problem. "The manager isn't even an issue," Brown said of Rader, whose contract runs through next season. "The manager can't hit, run or field."
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August 2, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Angel President Richard Brown called the home stand that begins tonight "the season," and vowed to reassess the club's situation if the Angels don't justify his faith that they will win the AL West. His postseason evaluation will include the performance of Manager Doug Rader, but Brown said Rader is not the problem. "The manager isn't even an issue," Brown said of Rader, whose contract runs through next season. "The manager can't hit, run or field."
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July 22, 1991 | MIKE PENNER
His team is losing for the third day in a row to the Cleveland Indians, a.k.a. The Boyz N The Tank, and Richard Brown orders a beverage. In an upset, it is nothing stronger than coffee. His team hasn't hit a home run since July 6--hasn't hit a home run in 108 innings--despite a roster that features Dave Winfield, Dave Parker, Lance Parrish and Gary Gaetti--four men who have combined for 1,235 career home runs.
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May 1, 1991 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing insurmountable differences in their styles, Angels President Richard Brown fired General Manager Mike Port on Tuesday. Dan O'Brien, the Angels' senior vice president for baseball operations, will assume Port's duties for the rest of the season, although he will not assume Port's title. Port, 45, had been with the Angels since 1977, progressing from director of player personnel to vice president and chief administrative officer in 1980. He added the title of general manager on Sept.
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November 17, 1990 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "glaring holes" found by Richard Brown in his two weeks as the Angels' president and chief executive officer probably won't be filled by high-profile free agents. Brown said Friday the Angels have not initiated talks with any free agents, or with players who might become new-look free agents and could be signed without costing their new team a draft pick.
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