| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:44 PM
As the Angels slipped into fourth place in a season slipping toward oblivion, it just got away from them. The inning, and maybe the year.
Ernesto Frieri, the Angels’ closer, started the 10th inning. He did not finish it. He gave up five runs....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:01 PM
HOUSTON -- Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson needed only 106 pitches -- 65 of them were strikes -- to complete seven strong innings in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park.
Too often this season, Wilson has hit the 100-...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Angels catcher Hank Conger had a busy holiday Thursday. In the evening, he was the starting catcher for the Angels. In the morning, he was a grand marshal for the 109th annual Huntington Beach Fourth of July parade.
Conger described his parade duties...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 1:32 PM
HOUSTON -- Houston Manager Bo Porter called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday to apologize for what many players consider a bush-league ploy, one that caused confusion between Angels catcher Hank Conger and first baseman Mark Trumbo on a popup that...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 4:27 PM
HOUSTON — Joe Blanton delivered his third straight quality start, and the Angels scored four runs in the fourth inning Saturday on the way to extending their win streak to five with a 7-2 victory over the Houston Astros.
Blanton, who was in danger...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:47 PM
HOUSTON — Astros Manager Bo Porter called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday to apologize for what many consider a bush-league ploy, one that caused confusion between Angels catcher Hank Conger and first baseman Mark Trumbo on a popup that...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:57 PM
HOUSTON — The last time Angels reserve catcher Hank Conger spoke to reporters in Minute Maid Park, it was after his worst game of the season, a three-error night in a 7-6 loss to the Astros.
It was a different story Friday afternoon. Conger, who...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:10 PM
PHOENIX — I'm told when you have one of these mini-strokes, your fingers might hit the wrong keys, so my meaning well in a column might come off as something else.
I can't explain the previous 39 years.
I should have known this trip to spring...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 11:26 AM
I don't care what the calendar says, if teams are playing baseball in Arizona, spring has sprung.
In fact it was more like summer last week when my sister-in-law, Patsy Hadlich, and I made our annual trip to the Cactus League games, with her son, Jeff,...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
PHOENIX — Let me tell you about Josh Hamilton's first rocket ship of spring. It isn't a perfect home run. He gets under it a bit more than he would've liked, so it's towering, corpulent, full of cha-cha.
At last sighting, it was in...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:28 PM
NHL Hockey--Chicago Blackhawks at Detroit Red Wings, 11:30 a.m. (NBC); Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN); Edmonton Oilers at Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m. (FXSP)
NBA Basketball--Miami Heat at New York Knicks,...