April 18, 2008
GREG Bucceroni's letter regarding the "smoke and mirrors" and "vigilante" Guardian Angels is xenophobic pabulum. I lived in West Philadelphia in 1988 to 1991, and would have appreciated any crime-fighting help to assist police in that era of murder. In fact, my experience in West Philly helped shaped my interest in fighting crime, and I've been a Guardian Angel for 14 years now. We've been serving Reno for 12 years. Vigilantes? As a minority, I get the same stereotypes about my race as the Angels get about what they do. Has Greg ever met or walked along with the Angels to see what they do?
September 23, 1995 |
California manager Marcel Lachemann says his players are pressing, trying to do too much. But again, the Angels did too little. The Angels lost their eighth straight game, falling last night to host Texas, 8-3, and falling out of first place in the AL West. California fell one game behind Seattle, a 10-7 winner of ver Oakland. The Angels had either held first place or been tied for the lead for the last 79 days. The Angels' 26th loss in 34 games also dropped them into a tie with New York for the wild-card spot.
January 26, 2001 |
Wally World is returning to the Angels. Wally Joyner, who played his first six major league seasons in Anaheim before going to Kansas City, San Diego and Atlanta, signed a minor league contract with the Angels yesterday and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee. Joyner, 38, is a potential replacement at first base for Mo Vaughn, who will be sidelined for at least six months after undergoing surgery Feb. 6 to repair a ruptured biceps tendon in his left arm. In other news: CUBS: Matthews demoted Outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. was sent from the Chicago Cubs outright to Triple A Iowa.
May 19, 1997 |
The Anaheim Angels reacquired Tony Phillips from the Chicago White Sox in a trade yesterday. Phillips, who left the Angels as a free agent after the 1995 season, and catcher Chad Kreuter were acquired for lefthanded reliever Chuck McElroy and catcher Jorge Fabregas. Phillips likely will supplant Darin Erstad as leadoff hitter and Eddie Murray as the primary designated hitter. Murray, 41, is hitting .219, with two homers and 10 RBIs in 32 games. In 1995, Phillips scored 119 runs and hit 27 home runs as the Angels' leadoff hitter.
December 20, 2012 |
THE LOS ANGELES Angels traded power hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for lefthander Jason Vargas. The 29-year-old Morales became expendable after the Angels agreed to a deal last week with free-agent slugger Josh Hamilton. The Angels had been looking for a pitcher after losing Zack Greinke and Dan Haren to free agency and trading Ervin Santana. Morales hit .273 with 22 home runs and 73 RBI last season. Vargas led Seattle in wins last season, going 14-11 with a 3.85 ERA. Noteworthy * The New York Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki finalized a $13 million, 2-year contract that keeps the 10-time All-Star in the Bronx.
September 16, 1987 |
After conquering the Yankees on Sept. 6 in Yankee Stadium, Angels pitcher John Candelaria expressed his desire to play in New York rather than California. "I've always envisioned how nice it would be," he said at that time. "Just walking around New York the past two days, I imagined what it would be like to pitch here. I love it here. " The Angels yesterday made Candelaria a happy man by trading the southpaw to the Mets in exchange for two minor-league pitchers. Candelaria, 33, started 20 games for the Angels this season, throwing one shutout, compiling an earned-run average of 4.71 and posting an 8-6 record.
November 14, 1995 |
"Angels in America" is very '80s. It is huge, ostentatious, has a few bad haircuts and Ronald Reagan- worshiping characters. But it is also the most important play of this modern age, a tour-de-force of hilarity and pathos - worthy of all the hyperbolic adjectives drama critics have lavished upon it even before its 1993 Broadway debut. "Angels in America" is also very long. Not grueling, like "Schindler's List," but broad. It is divided into two parts - the first, "Millennium Approaches," is easier to digest; the second, "Perestroika," is far more challenging.
December 26, 1996 |
In biblical times, angels were fearsome creatures who descended on chariots of fire, slew the enemies of God with bolts of lightning and protected the innocent with shields of righteousness. But these are the '90s, and each generation must re-imagine angels in its own way, in its own image, to address its own problems. Thus, we have angels who look like Della Reese and help people retrieve missing pets. And angels like the title character in "Michael" - a chubby, middle-aged white guy who likes the Beatles.
September 28, 1995 |
The California Angels didn't want the Seattle Mariners to clinch a tie for the AL West at their expense. "We didn't want to give them a chance to celebrate in front of us," manager Marcel Lachemann said after visiting California kept the division race close with a 2-0 victory over Seattle last night. "The guys didn't want that to happen and they didn't let it happen. " Chuck Finley (14-12) was the Angels' hero, allowing only three hits in 6 1/ 3 innings before a screaming crowd of 50,212.