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November 19, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels hired former Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein as their major league player information coach, a newly created position that will combine elements of scouting and on-field coaching. In a team-issued release, Manager Mike Scioscia said Eckstein, 40, “will integrate scouting reports and have input on the defensive side of our team.” Eckstein will also be involved with “pre-game preparation,” though his role was not specified. Eckstein, the brother of former Angels shortstop David Eckstein, spent almost five years as Washington's hitting coach before being fired last July.
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March 30, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The name is familiar, but the title is not. The Angels hired Rick Eckstein, the older brother of former World Series-winning Angels shortstop David Eckstein, as their major league player information coach in November, which begs the question: What the heck - or would that be what the Eck? - is a player information coach? In short, it's a position that combines scouting and on-field coaching duties. "It's a hybrid role," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said, "one that will be very valuable to our club.
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March 30, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The name is familiar, but the title is not. The Angels hired Rick Eckstein, the older brother of former World Series-winning Angels shortstop David Eckstein, as their major league player information coach in November, which begs the question: What the heck - or would that be what the Eck? - is a player information coach? In short, it's a position that combines scouting and on-field coaching duties. "It's a hybrid role," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said, "one that will be very valuable to our club.
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November 19, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Marc Janko scored in the 33rd minute Tuesday after lax defensive marking, and the United States' men's soccer team ended a record-setting year with a 1-0 loss to Austria at Vienna. Hungarian referee Istan Vad failed to allow a goal for the United States when Geoff Cameron's header off Michael Bradley's corner kick deflected off an arm of Marko Arnautovic and appeared to cross the goal line in the 17th minute before it was swatted away by goalkeeper Robert Almer. "It was a goal, or it was a handball and we should have got a penalty," U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann said.
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November 6, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
With one Eckstein in the house, could another follow? The Angels are expected to add Rick Eckstein to their coaching staff. Eckstein, the former hitting coach of the Washington Nationals, is the older brother of David Eckstein, the shortstop on the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team. David Eckstein, 38, served as a guest instructor for the Angels during spring training last year. He is expected to be more involved with the team next year, although not in any kind of full-time coaching capacity.
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June 29, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
David Eckstein is not playing baseball, but the scrappy 36-year-old infielder who helped the Angels win the 2002 World Series and won World Series most-valuable-player honors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 has not officially retired. Nor has the game retired him, like it has so many veterans who simply fade away. Eckstein, who played the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the San Diego Padres, got an offer to sign with a club four weeks ago and turned it down. He said he received more offers — including major league deals — last winter than he ever has a free agent but has spent the last few months working for his wife, actress Ashley Drane , and not diving around infields and driving up pitch counts.
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November 19, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
Marc Janko scored in the 33rd minute Tuesday after lax defensive marking, and the United States' men's soccer team ended a record-setting year with a 1-0 loss to Austria at Vienna. Hungarian referee Istan Vad failed to allow a goal for the United States when Geoff Cameron's header off Michael Bradley's corner kick deflected off an arm of Marko Arnautovic and appeared to cross the goal line in the 17th minute before it was swatted away by goalkeeper Robert Almer. "It was a goal, or it was a handball and we should have got a penalty," U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann said.
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May 7, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bus was rolling along the highway, carrying the University of Georgia's baseball team back to campus after a weekend series in Florida. The players were kidding the assistant coach about his kid brother. They had seen the major league highlights on ESPN, which showed the kid brother hitting a grand slam for the Angels, and they had heard the announcers call the little guy a ridiculously unlikely candidate to hit a slam. Rick Eckstein took the teasing in stride. He was used to it.
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November 25, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
The Angels announced Monday that they have named Nick Francona coordinator of major league player information and promoted Jeremy Zoll to coordinator of advance scouting. Francona, 28, the son of Cleveland Indians Manager Terry Francona, was a left-handed pitcher at the University of Pennsylvania, but after graduation he gave up pitching to join the Marine Corps, leading a scout sniper platoon in Afghanistan. He remains heavily involved in veterans issues through his position on the board of directors of Hugs for Heroes, Inc., a volunteer organization that arranges shipments of gifts and letters to U.S. service personnel overseas.
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August 31, 2008 | Bill Shaikin
Can Arizona close the West? The Diamondbacks sold high on Jose Valverde last winter, betting they could trade their All-Star closer and replace him from within while replenishing their depth. They lost, putting themselves at risk of losing the NL West. They have lost 15 games in which they led after six innings, the most of any major league team except the Cardinals. Brandon Lyon, who had a 2.69 earned-run average as a setup man last season, has a 4.96 ERA as the closer this season, including a 12.75 ERA since the All-Star break.
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November 19, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels hired former Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein as their major league player information coach, a newly created position that will combine elements of scouting and on-field coaching. In a team-issued release, Manager Mike Scioscia said Eckstein, 40, “will integrate scouting reports and have input on the defensive side of our team.” Eckstein will also be involved with “pre-game preparation,” though his role was not specified. Eckstein, the brother of former Angels shortstop David Eckstein, spent almost five years as Washington's hitting coach before being fired last July.
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November 6, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
With one Eckstein in the house, could another follow? The Angels are expected to add Rick Eckstein to their coaching staff. Eckstein, the former hitting coach of the Washington Nationals, is the older brother of David Eckstein, the shortstop on the Angels' 2002 World Series championship team. David Eckstein, 38, served as a guest instructor for the Angels during spring training last year. He is expected to be more involved with the team next year, although not in any kind of full-time coaching capacity.
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June 29, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
David Eckstein is not playing baseball, but the scrappy 36-year-old infielder who helped the Angels win the 2002 World Series and won World Series most-valuable-player honors with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 has not officially retired. Nor has the game retired him, like it has so many veterans who simply fade away. Eckstein, who played the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the San Diego Padres, got an offer to sign with a club four weeks ago and turned it down. He said he received more offers — including major league deals — last winter than he ever has a free agent but has spent the last few months working for his wife, actress Ashley Drane , and not diving around infields and driving up pitch counts.
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May 7, 2002 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bus was rolling along the highway, carrying the University of Georgia's baseball team back to campus after a weekend series in Florida. The players were kidding the assistant coach about his kid brother. They had seen the major league highlights on ESPN, which showed the kid brother hitting a grand slam for the Angels, and they had heard the announcers call the little guy a ridiculously unlikely candidate to hit a slam. Rick Eckstein took the teasing in stride. He was used to it.
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February 21, 1999 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Not satisfied with winning its first league title in 13 years, the Dana Hills boys' soccer team rolled into the second round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs with an easy 5-2 victory over feisty Diamond Bar Saturday afternoon at Dana Hills. "We surprised everybody in [the South Coast] league, so we figured let's surprise everybody in the playoffs," said Dana Hills senior goalkeeper Parker Jarvis, whose five saves included stopping a penalty kick in the closing minutes.
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December 4, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
New Angels hitting coach Don Baylor will have no shortage of input as he looks for ways to improve the team's offense next season. The Angels on Wednesday hired Dave Hansen as an assistant hitting coach, adding a second former major league hitting coach to their staff. Hansen, 45, was the Dodgers' hitting coach in 2012 and the Seattle Mariners' hitting coach in 2013. Rick Eckstein, recently hired as the club's major league player information coach, spent most of the last five years as the Washington Nationals' hitting coach.
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