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  • An Angels offensive on updating defense

    An Angels offensive on updating defense
    As the Angels prepared for the 2002 World Series, bench coach Joe Maddon looked at the spray charts and came to a radical conclusion: If the Angels wanted to align their defense based on where Barry Bonds most commonly hit the ball, they should play three infielders and four outfielders.
  • Rick Eckstein to provide 'quality control' for Angels

    Rick Eckstein to provide 'quality control' for Angels
    The name is familiar, but the title is not. The Angels hired Rick Eckstein, the older brother of former World Series-winning Angels shortstop David Eckstein, as their major league player information coach in November, which begs the question: What the...

    John McDonald's defense sets him apart in battle for Angels bench job

    John McDonald's defense sets him apart in battle for Angels bench job
    TEMPE, Ariz. — John McDonald appears to have a slight edge over Grant Green and Andrew Romine for the Angels’ utility infield spot, but not because he’s batting .462 (six for 13) in his first eight exhibition games. The 39-year-old...

    Cardinals hero David Eckstein: Wins & losses 'only stat' that matters

    Cardinals hero David Eckstein: Wins & losses 'only stat' that matters
    ST. LOUIS -- For the hard-core baseball fan, this was the finest in inside humor. On last week's episode of the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation," the fake law firm name was "Babip, Pecota, Vorp and Eckstein," a nod to three sabermetric concepts and David...

    In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player

    In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player
    ST. LOUIS -- In the year that the movie "42" dramatized the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the number of African Americans playing in the World Series is the same as the number playing in the major leagues when Robinson made...