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February 22, 2012 |
Albert Pujols is the focal point of the Angels' 2012 marketing campaign, which includes 70 billboards throughout Southern California, most featuring the new slugger and several that refer to the former St. Louis Cardinals star as "El Hombre," The Man. Pujols, however, asked the St. Louis media and fans two years ago to refrain from calling him "El Hombre" because he felt it was disrespectful to Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan "The Man" Musial....
August 10, 2011 |
Would Derek Jeter appreciate the Angels' saluting his 3,000 career hits in front of the Anaheim fans? "If they cheered," Jeter said Wednesday, with a smile. The New York Yankees visit Angel Stadium next month, their first trip since Jeter got his milestone hit. Angels Vice President Tim Mead told The Times last week that the team wants "to honor the man, the player and the person in some form. " Mead said the Angels subsequently received about 100 calls and emails from fans concerned that the team would go out of its way to fete an opposing player, perhaps with a pregame ceremony.
July 22, 2011 |
Bert Blyleven came to grips with his best pitch inside his Garden Grove home. It was a three-bedroom, one-bathroom house stretched to capacity by seven children and two parents who managed to put meat and potatoes on the table every evening despite their meager means. After dinner, young Bert often listened to Dodgers broadcasters Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett describe a pitch thrown by Sandy Koufax called "the drop. " "I visualized it and found a grip on the baseball that I could utilize the seams to get that tight spin," Blyleven recalled last week.
July 18, 2011 |
Texas Rangers President Nolan Ryan is in a Houston hospital undergoing tests on his heart. The Rangers said in a statement Monday the 64-year-old Ryan is "resting comfortably and reports he is feeling better. " He is expected to be released from the hospital in a few days. Ryan had a double-bypass operation in 2000. Doctors at that time also discovered another, undisclosed condition. The team's news release said the discomfort began while he was at his home in Georgetown, Texas, on Sunday morning and "is believed to be a recurrence of the heart condition which he has previously experienced.
July 1, 2011 |
An Angels executive said the team has no intention of eliminating 4 p.m. games next season in the wake of a broken left wrist suffered Wednesday by Washington Nationals utility player Jerry Hairston , who blamed the injury on the late-afternoon start time. But the Angels "will certainly take it into consideration" before finalizing the 2012 schedule, said Tim Mead , the team's vice president of communications. "It will be part of the discussion," Mead said. "Everything from travel to attendance to input from the baseball operations staff goes into that process.
June 7, 2011 |
Reggie Jackson spent the first few innings of Tuesday night's game in the Angel Stadium press dining room speaking with Tim Mead, the team's vice president of communications. No, the Angels were not trying to coax the Hall of Famer out of retirement —Jackson was there as a spokesman for the Prostate Cancer Foundation — but at this point, the 65-year-old former slugger might be an upgrade over some of the Angels' impotent bats. The Angels went down quietly again in a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, their fourth straight loss, sixth in the last seven games and 18th in their last 28 games since May 8. The lineup card said the Angels were at full strength, with Vernon Wells back in the outfield after missing a month because of a groin strain and second baseman Howie Kendrick playing his fourth game since being activated off the disabled list.
August 23, 2010 |
Major League Baseball is investigating the source of leaked documents from the Angels and four other teams posted on sports blog Deadspin.com that reveal detailed financial information from 2007-09. Angels officials confirmed the authenticity of the 16 pages pertaining to their organization, which cover a range of financial figures including net income, revenue-sharing payments and postseason revenue from 2008 and 2009. Deadspin also posted financial documents from the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Marlins.
July 6, 2010 |
Reporting from Chicago — The Angels spent much of Tuesday waiting. They waited for the game to begin (it finally did after a 1-hour 41-minute delay). They waited for confirmation that Jered Weaver had been added to the American League All-Star roster (it could come Sunday). And they waited for their slumping offense to re-emerge (there's no telling when that might happen). There was little need to linger in the clubhouse after a 4-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field sent the Angels to their fourth defeat in five games and prompted more questions about a lineup that couldn't capitalize on the early departure of Jake Peavy.
October 4, 2009 |
You heard all about it, in this newspaper and others, on talk radio and television and all over the Internet. The Angels had celebrated their division championship by pouring beer and champagne over the jersey of Nick Adenhart, the rookie killed in April by an alleged drunk driver, and everyone had an opinion. Tim Mead, the Angels' vice president of communications, was stunned by the wave of reaction. Surely, he thought, someone would ask him for the answer he considered essential to forming an opinion: Had the Adenhart family objected to the celebration?
July 15, 2009 |
Having spent much of his big league career as a super utility player, starting at six positions and sometimes jumping from the infield to the outfield and back in the same game, Chone Figgins is used to adjusting on the fly. But nothing could have prepared the Angels third baseman for Tuesday morning's mad scramble when, because of an injury to Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria, Figgins was added to the American League All-Star team about 10 hours before Tuesday's game in St. Louis.