On a hill, looking beyond the burn

Originally posted on Postcards from The Web:
“Barn’s burnt down. Now I can see the moon.” Masahide (1657-1723) This poem from the 17th Century Japanese Samurai and Poet Mizuta Masahide??has always been powerful to me. There is wisdom, or at least staying power, in the belief that what you see beyond tragedy or difficulty is…

Pioneer closer Lee Smith finally gets due

Now headed to Cooperstown, big Lee Smith was a likable, consistent pioneer out of the bullpen, and you can see in this story why the Angels wanted him around late in his career.

Promise of things to come for LA Angels

A little bounce in the team step on Wednesday with the return of Simmons, pending arrival of Lincecum, etc. I anticipate a strong stretch for Mike Scioscia’s club in the coming weeks to get back in to the AL West picture.