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.
Here’s a quickie about the Angels – who rarely seem to take an off day in the community, even on a game day!
UPDATE: Angels snap losing streak with Sunday win over A’s 7-6. More on Pujols passing Killebrew below my video… The LA Angels’ Christmas in June has given their fans quite a few fun things to look at, listen to and take home with them (including the Ugly Sweater Cap!). Unfortunately, W’s haven’t been on Santa’s Summertime delivery…
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.
Charlie Downey and Kendall Hailey have played together at Toluca League Youth Baseball since they were five. As their first trip to baseball’s spring training bears out, the 12-year-olds take their hardball seriously.
Making the most of their spring break, the two Los Angeles kids, with some willing navigation from Charlie’s father Jake, visited seven Cactus League games in four days. They even made time to go a Phoenix Suns NBA game, play paintball and have lunch at BankOne Ballpark, home to Arizona’s Major League Diamondbacks.