July 10, 1995 |
Baseball has always been defined by statistics, hot dogs--and ironies. The latter paid a visit to Anaheim Stadium on Sunday, when former manager Buck Rodgers--now a scout with Philadelphia--sat among the spectators involved in evaluating and recommending talent. Comfortably dressed in a rose-colored sport shirt, khaki pants and moccasins (no socks), Rodgers busily filled his note pad with observations, ideas and information.
March 31, 1995 |
It was a day like so many others for Sunny Hills High shortstop Josh Hochgesang. Get up, get dressed, get to school. Go to class. Eat lunch. Grab the spikes, glove, bats and jog out to the Lancers' playing field. Work out for a bunch of people who might tell a bunch of other people to flash some serious moolah in his direction.
May 27, 1994 |
You spot him standing down the first base line and take a gulp of air. A major league scout is here. At your game. You know he came to watch the opposing shortstop. Everybody wants that guy. But you know in your heart that you'd make a good professional ballplayer too. It's all you've ever wanted. How do you make an impression? "Play hard, show us that you want to play," said Scott Stanley, a Montreal Expos' scout whose territory includes the Valley and Ventura County.
January 19, 1992 |
Wide receiver Mario Bailey of Washington was supposed to meet some reporters and talk about the East-West Shrine game earlier this week. However, he was an hour late. That's because Bailey took a ride from Mike Pawlawski, who will be the quarterback for the West squad in today's all-star game at Stanford Stadium. "Even if you're late, you have to get in good with the quarterback," Bailey said. It was traffic over a bridge that held up Bailey and Pawlawski that day.
April 6, 1990 |
A new baseball book arrived in the mail the other day and its pages on the Angels suggest that Mike Port is spending entirely too much time eating and sleeping these days. Do the Angels need an outfielder? According to Tom Seaver, the Angels need an offense. For the past two years, Seaver has lent his name to a collection of scouting reports that mince few words and many reputations.
October 6, 1990
The Dodgers named Terry Reynolds, 37, as director of scouting. Reynolds had been the team's assistant director of scouting under Ben Wade, who retired.
September 7, 1991 |
Lured out of semi-retirement by what he said were his competitiveness and his enduring friendship with Angel owner Gene Autry, Whitey Herzog vowed Friday to help make the Angels "the best organization in baseball" as a senior vice president and director of player personnel. His appointment, which takes effect Sept. 16, is for three years. Herzog was considered one of the game's most shrewd managers and judges of talent during his decade with the St. Louis Cardinals.