July 22, 1991 |
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.
August 2, 1991 |
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."
August 2, 1991 |
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."
May 16, 1996 |
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.'
May 19, 1994 |
Buck Rodgers, still having difficulty believing he was unemployed Wednesday, accused Angel President Richard Brown of being a "cancer" in the organization. He believes it was Brown who had him fired and that General Manager Bill Bavasi simply was following orders. "I don't really think that Bill Bavasi had too much to do with my firing," Rodgers said. "I appreciate him being the front man, that's commendable, but in my mind I don't think he had anything to do with it."
October 4, 1990 |
Richard M. Brown was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Angels today, a move that means the duties of owner Gene Autry will be reduced. Brown, 47, has been a member of the Angels' board of directors since 1986 and the team's legal counsel since 1981. It was also announced at a news conference at Anaheim Stadium that Mike Port will continue full-time baseball activities as the Angels' executive vice president and general manager.
December 15, 1987
Seven attorneys from the Los Angeles office of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey, including the labor practice group of that office, will join the law firm of Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz. The labor group is led by partners Gary F. Overstreet, Michael W. Monk and Reed E. Schaper. Three associates will join them. In addition, Richard M. Brown, a partner with a sports and broadcasting practice, will rejoin Pepper.
November 3, 1990
The following is an excerpt of a letter sent to Angel President and CEO Richard M. Brown: Thank you for your invitation to renew the four season tickets I have held since 1977. It is not in the least surprising that, in the renewal letter, the organization lacked the intestinal fortitude to explain the rationale behind a 22% increase in tickets, and a 25% increase in parking over 1990. Since 1988, ticket prices have risen 38% and parking a whopping 43%. I should not expect more from an organization that treats its fans with the same class it has treated players such as Brian Downing and Doug DeCinces.
September 13, 1994 |
The Angels said they will not participate in the upcoming instructional league in Arizona because of financial reasons. The announcement by Ken Forsch, the Angels' director of minor league operations, means the team will not be a part of the Arizona Instructional League program for the first time since 1966. "It's just financial," Forsch said. "It's a big cash outlay. You're looking at $110,000 to $120,000 for six weeks."
October 17, 2002
Re "Series-Bound Angels on Cloud 9," Oct. 14: Thank you, Anaheim Angels players, coaches, front-office personnel and ownership. For all of us who preceded you, you finally got the monkey off of our collective backs and in his rightful place, as a rally mascot. You have proven that a team is greater than the sum of its players. You have created a bond between the players and the fans. But most of all, you have given us the very best that our national pastime has to offer -- a piece of Americana.