| 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 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 16, 2013
| 4:45 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. -- He remembers what he ordered: a chicken wrap.
They were together at a Cheesecake Factory. He was 18 and on his night off from setting tables and serving food at the local country club.
It was his first date with the woman who would...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 6:54 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — Sometime this baseball season, ideally at Angel Stadium, Chad Cordero hopes to jog out of the bullpen to the pitching mound.
There will be a couple of thousand people in the stands who will take note of the moment, who will know....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Virtuoso that he is, the kid's still a work in progress. First, he needs to find a ballclub that will pay him properly. That might be the Angels; that might not. He's an East Coast guy after all, tight with friends and family. Claims to love the West...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:30 AM
They brought out a group of Wounded Warriors from beyond the center-field fence in Dodger Stadium as everyone cheered.
They spread an American flag across the outfield and had former astronaut Buzz Aldrin throw out the first pitch. Great stuff on this...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at Angel Stadium, they announced the Angels' starting outfield: They called out two of the biggest names in baseball and J.B. Shuck.
Shuck was starting his 24th of the last 28 games in left field, most often in the company of Mike...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:01 PM
When I think of our local baseball teams and their supporters, I envision my wife in a bathing suit.
Or trying to get into one.
Every year when spring arrives, I hear about her summer plans and how good she's going to look in a new bathing suit....
| May 20, 2013
| 6:01 PM
BALTIMORE — As long as there are 8-year-olds, there will be baseball.
Bud Selig has produced revenue-sharing and value-escalation. He deserves much credit. The mothers of this country have produced a never-ending supply of baseball customers. They...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:07 PM
Shadows covered most of the infield at Angel Stadium when Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole took his place on the mound and brought the heat back to a cooling Friday evening.
Pitching quickly and efficiently in only his third major league...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Once upon a time, not long ago, there was a really good major league baseball team just down the street from the Happiest Place on Earth. And it was happy too.
Its fans kept coming in big numbers. They wore red to games, played with beach balls in the...