ANAHEIM – Major issue No. 1 with the Ducks was covered up nicely by a 12-goal barrage in two road victories to open up this 48-game sprint of a season.But that issue hasn't gone away. Vancouver uncovered it and exploited it Friday night.The Canucks used three power-play goals to ruin the Ducks' home opener with a 5-0 rout at
Fri Jan 25, 2013
By MARCIA C. SMITH
ANAHEIM – We've asked him his take on new Angels slugger Josh Hamilton's humor, on three-time MVP Albert Pujols' repaired knee, on All-Star left-hander C.J. Wilson's scatter-armed spring, even on the good eats in and around Philly – "Stay away from the touristy places. Hit the neighborhoods," he says. But nobody this spring ha
Sat Mar 30, 2013
By SAM STRONG
ANAHEIM – The Angels clubhouse was quiet after Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.After their ninth loss in 12 games, there was no music playing – a time-honored team tradition after a win – and few words were spoken.Manager Mike Scioscia had a few, calling his pitching staff "absolutely awful" as his team
ATLANTA – Kobe Bryant referenced the severity, the danger and possibly the intent in one comment:
"He Jalen Rose'd me," Bryant said.
Bryant severely sprained his left ankle by taking a jumper and landing on the foot of Atlanta's Dahntay Jones on Wednesday night. In the 2000 NBA Finals, Bryant landed on Rose's foot and suffe
HOUSTON – Now that the Houston Astros are in the American League West, the Angels are going to be making three trips a season to Minute Maid Park.
Which means Mike Trout and whoever else plays center field for the Angels had better figure out how to play "Tal's Hill."
"I did it a couple times in BP yesterday," Trout said be
ANAHEIM – Jerome Williams walks out of the Angels clubhouse, into the dugout and out to the bullpen beyond the left-field fence.
He has just been notified he will start Sunday's series finale against the Baltimore Orioles, which called for a tuneup with pitching coach Mike Butcher.
Sunday marks Williams' first start of the
DALLAS – Teemu Selanne isn't the only ageless wonder who seems to bathe in the fountain of youth.
Jaromir Jagr remains quite the relevant player in today's NHL and is showing that a future Hall of Fame winger can compete with the youngsters and still dominate some nights.
The NHL's two leading active scorers were on the ice
Just like Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes began 2013 facing a question: What do you do for an encore?
While Trout was putting up a historic rookie season for the Angels, vaulting himself into the MVP discussion and unanimously winning the Rookie of the Year award, he overshadowed the other outstanding rookie outfielder in the AL West.
HOUSTON – Bo Porter is not an ordinary manager.
Which works out perfectly, because the Houston Astros are not an ordinary team.
There are rebuilding teams, and then there are the Astros, a team whose opening-day payroll of $26 million is about equal to the salary of the right side of the Angels infield – Albert Pujols
ANAHEIM – The Angels will get their first look at the new Safeco Field this weekend.
While the Seattle Mariners' home park may not look much different to fans, there is one change, the significance of which is yet to be fully determined.
The Mariners brought the fences in to make the ballpark more fair for hitters. The dist
The Angels were supposed to have a high-powered offense and be one of the best teams in baseball. Obviously things haven't gone quite as expected. With the caveat that it's still very early, here's a look at some of the most interesting/surprising developments with the other four teams in the American League West.
The Oakland A's are
NEW YORK - Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseb
ANAHEIM – After 14 years away from the daily grind of a major league schedule, former Angels pitcher Mark Langston is back as the color commentator on the radio home of the Angels, KLAA/830.
Langston – who spent eight of his 16 seasons in the majors with the Angels – joined play-by-play man Terry Smith for 50 games last
It's broken! Tear it up! Start over!
The BBWAA didn't elect a single player, so the BBWAA needs to be stripped of its rights to vote for the Hall of Fame!
I heard a lot of ranting Wednesday, and I think people need to take a deep breath and think about just wha
OAKLAND – The Angels' 5-4 victory over the Oakland A's on Wednesday had the scent of relief, with a hint of desperation.
Bringing a four-game losing streak and a shoestring bullpen into the game, Manager Mike Scioscia "opened up the carburetor" on his starter and his closer to secure the victory.
Starter C.J. Wilson threw 1
CINCINNATI – As the Angels season was about to begin Monday, the relievers eagerly sat in the clubhouse with a mix of excitement and curiosity.
Only once the season began would they start to unravel the puzzle of how Manager Mike Scioscia planned to use them. That's typical in the big leagues, where bullpen roles often go undefined
ANAHEIM – Angels fans looking to build their summer reading lists might want to consider a new page-turner, "100 Things Angels Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" ($14.95, Triumph Books).
Released on April 1, the 252-page book by veteran baseball writer Joe Haakenson offers an entertaining journey from the Angels' 1961 begin
ANAHEIM – Nancy Oshiro of La Mirada was speaking with two reporters about her fight against breast cancer while standing on the field at Angel Stadium before Monday's game.
She stopped mid-sentence and let out a squeal.
"Look! It's Mike Trout!"
Upon meeting the Angels outfielder with her two children alongside, the
ORANGE – Angels catcher Hank Conger knelt down on Tuesday morning and caught the downcast eyes of shy Jeremiah Vincze, who was standing in the periphery of CHOC Children's Hematology/Oncology department's playroom.
"Come take a picture with me," Conger urged the 9-year-old Yorba Linda boy tethered to his IV stand and cowering close
ANAHEIM – The Angels will open their storage rooms, closets and caged corners in the bowels of the ballpark to purge themselves of autographed and game-used items for the Angels Memorabilia Sale on Saturday morning near Gate 3 of Angel Stadium.
The sale begins at 9 a.m. for the general public, 8 a.m. for Angels season-seat holders.
ANAHEIM – There's a story behind the Angels fedora – the first of four Angel Stadium hats on this season's promotional calendar – that will be given away at Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
The red, white and blue plaid hat is modeled after one worn by Angels assistant athletic trainer and resident hat afi
Luis Jimenez, the Angels rookie who has been flashing his glove at third base in the absence of injured veteran Alberto Callaspo, will have his first public autograph session at The OC Dugout in Anaheim after Saturday's day game.
The session is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and last at least an hour at the store located at the 1238 S. Bea