| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:00 PM
I watched the Angels/Dodgers spring training game Sunday on television.
It wasn't nearly as much fun as sitting in the stands at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Angels' spring training home field in Tempe, Ariz., where I spent part of last week.
| Apr 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - Jamey Carroll and the Minnesota Twins were in one heck of an offensive slump to start the season and badly in need of a pick-me-up to get them going.
Little did they know that 4-year-old Cole Carroll would be the one to provide it.
| Feb 18, 2012
| 12:59 PM
Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager.
Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 7:24 AM
Talking baseball while the Bulls keep playing tough defense:
1. One thing about guys who put together baseball teams for a living: They are open-minded in their approach to evaluating talent. They strip away reputations and examine contributions. They...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:24 PM
The news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton.
As a baseball writer, my first reaction was this: Maybe commissioner Bud Selig...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 6:51 PM
It was not news that Mike Trout was selected American League rookie of the year Monday. It was a given.
If you are a baseball fan and don't know about Trout, then you aren't a baseball fan. He arrived on the scene to stay on April 28. The Angels had...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Chuck Finley, a former Major League star pitcher best known for his time with the Angels, says he likes to keep himself busy these days.
The 49-year-old Newport Beach resident enjoys playing in charity golf events. He's all for doing autograph signing...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Manager Buck Showalter was gone from the Orioles’ 3-2, 10th-inning, sweep-busting victory over the Los Angeles Angels by the sixth inning Sunday, long before Nick Markakis had two key hits to guarantee the club a winning record on what could have...
| May 13, 2012
| 7:13 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas — C.J. Wilson really wanted to pitch against the Texas Rangers, so much so that he became the first major leaguer in 11 seasons to start consecutive games.
After the raininterrupted series opener when he faced only five batters...
| May 24, 2012
| 8:36 AM
OAKLAND — Mike Scioscia won't declare that Ernesto Frieri is his new closer — he'd still like the option of using veteran left-hander Scott Downs at the end of games — but the Angels manager's actions and Frieri's performance suggest the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Brian Matusz had some terrible outings last year, but he actually set a futility record on Tuesday.
Against the Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles lefty allowed five runs on 13 hits in five-plus innings.
The 13 hits are the most he has ever allowed in a...