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.

Cactus League aloha and a look at the scribblings

A post-note on this final day in Arizona. I’ve been doing this broadcasting/sports stuff for more than three decades, and I still screw up. This week, I not only failed to record, somehow, an interview with split squad skipper Mark McGwire after the Padres game against the Halos, I also screwed up a TERRIFIC interview…

Cactus League with Scioscia’s Angels

Scorecard Scribblings stops off in Tempe at Angels camp and we hear from Mike Scioscia about roster spots, Ji-Man Choi (who homered later in the day), and Brent Weber talks to catcher Carlos Perez. More will be coming from the Cactus League, including a feature for California Life. Angels won the game 6-5.