| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:56 AM
It’s one thing to play meaningless games in late September. Plenty of teams do that. It’s another to be so far out of playoff contention that you’re playing them in mid-August, with a quarter of the season left.
That’s a fate...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:01 PM
The Angels on Monday shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of 2013 because of a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left heel, yet another concession that their season is essentially over.
The white flag went up in late July when the Angels, far...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Before Arte Moreno resolves the cold war between Jerry Dipoto and Mike Scioscia, the Angels' owner ought to invite Mike Trout to lunch.
Trout could be the first player to wear an Angels cap in Cooperstown, if he sticks around. He could have won the most...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 9:23 PM
It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:13 PM
SEATTLE — The Angels lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, Sunday at Safeco Field, but they didn’t go down without a fight — among themselves.
Struggling right-hander Joe Blanton and pitching coach Mike Butcher had to be restrained...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 4:01 PM
As of Sunday afternoon, Mark Trumbo had not received an invitation to the July 15 home run derby at New York’s Citi Field. If the first baseman does, he will most likely decline.
“I haven’t heard anything,” said Trumbo, who...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 6:22 PM
HOUSTON — The longer Josh Hamilton struggled, the deeper the Angels right fielder went into this disappointing season, the more the advice from friends and family members, teammates and coaches, revolved around a central theme:
Just have fun....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Josh Hamilton finished a workout with the team's strength and conditioning coach Tuesday afternoon, went into the Angels' dugout for some water, took a small wad of chewing tobacco out of his mouth and flung it to the floor.
Asked if he had resumed...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:12 PM
For the Angels, Howie Kendrick is more than just a player. He is a comfort zone, thesugar in your candy bar. You don't worry about him being there because he always is.
He is more than just a second baseman. He is the streetlight on your corner, the guy...
| 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
| 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...