September 26, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto addressed a wide range of topics before Thursday night's 6-5 walk-off loss to the Texas Rangers, but he wouldn't touch the one that is foremost on everyone's mind: his job status. "I'm not going to get into it," said Dipoto, the subject of heavy speculation since early August when the Angels, who opened the season with World Series aspirations, fell out of playoff contention. "I don't want to have this conversation.
October 12, 2011 |
Reporting from Detroit — Nolan Ryan threw seven no-hitters and racked up a major league-high 5,714 strikeouts in his 27-year Hall-of-Fame career, but pitching is nowhere near as nerve-racking as watching his Texas Rangers in a postseason brimming with nail-biting moments. Several times this month, television cameras have caught the Rangers' CEO and president in his seat near the dugout gripping a baseball so tight it looks like he could squeeze the cover off. "It's hard being a fan," Ryan said.
October 28, 2011 |
Reporting from St. Louis -- They came back from the dead more often than Freddy Krueger, these St. Louis Cardinals did. They were out of the playoff race in August, considered done three games into their first postseason series, then given no chance against the mighty Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers. Yet each time they refused to die. And Friday night that resilience was rewarded when Chris Carpenter pitched St. Louis to its second World Series title in six years, beating Texas, 6-2, to cap an improbable two-month roll.
March 8, 2010 |
If new Texas designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero is bitter about the way his distinguished six-year career with the Angels came to an end, he hid those feelings well on Monday, when he faced his former team for the first time. Though there were conversations between the Angels and Guerrero's agent this winter, the Angels did not make a formal contract offer to the 35-year-old slugger, opting instead to sign Hideki Matsui to a one-year, $6-million deal to be their DH. Guerrero's one-year, $6.5-million deal with the Rangers includes a $9-million mutual option for 2011.
October 29, 2010 |
It's only fitting for a World Series being played amid a high-stakes political campaign. Major League Baseball announced Friday that not one but two former presidents -- George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush -- will throw out the ceremonial first pitches Sunday before Game 4 of the 2010 Fall Classic at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Many had suspected that the younger Bush could be called on for the honors, but it seems baseball opted for a Texas two-step by inviting both former commanders-in-chief.
June 5, 2013 |
Henry Bouldin could not bear to watch the Angels, not after the team got swept by the lowly Houston Astros. So, as he sat behind home plate for Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs, Bouldin wore a paper bag over his head. Until the seventh inning, that is, when the Angels ordered him to take it off. “Security just showed up out of nowhere,” Bouldin said Wednesday. “They said you can't wear anything over your head.” That indeed is the Angels' policy, team spokesmam Tim Mead said.
May 10, 1989 |
Rain forced the postponement of tonight's game between the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.
December 10, 1987
Former Dodger Davey Lopes, who spent more than 15 years in the major leagues, was named baserunning and outfield coach of the Texas Rangers.