Without Trout, Angels may take a headfirst dive
Without Mike Trout, I can see more people in the Cinnabon line at the Big A than watching the game.
I agree it will take a team effort for the Angels to make it through Mike Trout’s injury. I just wish they had a better team to make the effort.
With all the sabermetrics in baseball, what is the incidence of injury between headfirst slides compared to feet-first? My guess is that it is much higher with headfirst, thus the loss of the best player in baseball today, Mike Trout, for six to eight weeks.
Manager Scioscia and GM Eppler both share that they are reluctant to have a player change his sliding method that is instinctual. Really? I didn’t think there was anything left in baseball that is still done by instinct.
After being an Angels fan since 1961, I am now switching over to the Dodgers. Too embarrassing to follow a team with so many incompetent players. Management should be ashamed.
I know, I know. Of the few of us here in Southern Californiia able to watch Dodgers broadcasts, is anyone else sick and tired of Hershiser’s droning on and on about how it was like when he was pitching?
I challenge anyone to explain Major League Baseball’s TV rules as far as the Dodgers are concerned. Last week the ESPN Dodgers game was not blacked out locally. However, on Wednesday the Dodgers Cardinals game was not shown from L.A. to Las Vegas.
Wouldn’t it be great if the Dodgers would do the moral thing and offer some of the $8.3 billion back to Spectrum? Then perhaps Spectrum would charge less to the various satellite and cable channels. I know this won’t happen, because from D.C. to L.A., morality has disappeared.
The Dodgers’ front office is to be commended for signing Chase Utley for another year. His veteran presence was big last year in Corey Seager’s great rookie year, and this year the tremendous influence of Chase is seen once again. It is quite visible that once he got rolling the team took his cue and is rolling too. This 38-year-old reminds me of players from the past whose work ethic is second to none. He is producing very nicely and shows intangibles he had with the champion Phillies.
Chase Utley plays the game of baseball exactly the way it should be taught, with quiet passion and a veteran’s love of the old sport.
The Dodgers are playing great baseball, but fan excitement seems muted. Imagine if the games were on TV. L.A. would be ecstatic and a whole new generation of kids would become die-hard fans. The ownership greed on the TV deal may have killed the golden goose.
Apparently Tiger Woods thinks if you’re behind the wheel in the middle of the night on drugs it’s not as bad as if you had been drinking. Previously he claimed to be pain free, yet it sounds like pain meds were involved. Why was he mixing meds in the first place? Why was he at the wheel at 3 a.m.?
His attempt to spin this is as weak as his golf game.
Far be it for me to scrutinize gazillionaire Tiger Woods’ life. He has, after all, helped thousands of kids, made fellow golfers rich, and captivated our lives with some unbelievable golf, but mixing prescription meds and driving around at 3 in the morning in a stupor probably isn’t what his doctor ordered.
Who knew Tiger Woods would eventually attain another major in 2017? Sadly, it’s a major life/career faux pas.
Mark J. Featherstone
If the shoe f its ...
In the Monday article on Gyasi Zardes, we read “once taking the custom-made cleats off his own feet and giving them to a shy boy before driving home barefoot.”
Are you implying that he would have driven his car wearing soccer cleats?!
Parents bragging about their children, while annoying, is understandable. What LaVar Ball has done is totally different. He is using his son to publicize himself. Saying how he could have beaten Michael Jordan one on one. Look back at all of the quotes from LaVar. He uses the pronoun “we” as much if not more than “he.”
Other fathers stay in the background and show love and pride for their children. Not LaVar. He uses his son to make up for the ordinary life he has led. For a father to horn in on his son’s success to enrich his ego and wallet is both disgusting and pathetic.
Mike Lorraine Simi Valley
Not the Finals word
Coaches don’t win NBA games, players do. Exhibit A: Mike Brown. Exhibit B: Luke Walton. What a difference a move between the Lakers and Warriors has been for both men.
Considering Cleveland’s defensive effort, Game 1 resembled an NBA All-Star game.
Well, now LeBron is getting a taste of his own medicine. This year’s NBA Finals will be payback for what he and Chris Bosh pulled in Miami.
After reading the terms of Chris Paul’s and Blake Griffin’s possible max contracts with the Clippers, I think any talk of either player opting out is an example of fake news.
Jerry West publicly states that he would like to end his career in some capacity with the Lakers. No-brainer, Magic.
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AN INJURED Mike Trout watches Albert Pujols’ pursuit of 600 homers from the dugout Wednesday night.