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Archive for July 2010

Padres Counter Dodgers; Angels Predictably Silent

July 31, 2010

The Dodgers got the pitcher they needed to fill out their rotation, but there was only one problem. The team already seven games in front of them might have helped itself even more. While Joe Torre’s gang was acquiring solid Ted Lilly and second baseman Ryan Theriot for former second baseman Blake DeWitt and adding […]

Leader of New, Stylish Pac-10? A Vote for Stanford

July 29, 2010

Get ready for a new, stylish Pac-10, with a fresh logo, a revved up marketing campaign and a loud movie trailer even Steven Spielberg would appreciate. Commissioner Larry Scott, whose nickname should be “Slick,” had just taken his coaches and a few star players for a whirlwind visit to New York and Bristol, Conn., where […]

Why Angels Now Should Sell, Instead of Buy

July 28, 2010

For some reason, sitting there in Angels Stadium on Wednesday, I kept thinking of the classic Don McLean song, “American Pie,” where he sings about “The Day The Music Died.” Maybe it’s because this was the day the Angels season died. Seriously, with their puny offense all but disappearing and the struggling Red Sox still […]

It’s All-Opinions Day

July 27, 2010

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: Terrell Owens to the Bengals, huh? Isn’t that like sending Tiger Woods to Madonna’s house for rehab? . . . Maybe it’s just me, but I think the Lakers are better than they were a year ago. Steve Blake, Matt Barnes and Theo Ratliff give them […]

The AD Changes, But Kiffin Doesn’t

July 26, 2010

Pat Haden, meet Lane Kiffin. Seriously, Pat, this is the REAL Lane Kiffin. Not the guy who talked so politely and said all the right things, assuring you he’d be on his best behavior after you called him upon taking the USC athletic director’s job. This is the Kiffin who just can’t help himself. The […]

Haren Is Good Acquisition, But There Are Red Flags

July 25, 2010

Dan Haren to the Angels is a stunner for a couple of reasons. First, the primary need for Mike Scioscia’s team seemed to be hitting, not pitching. And second, the Yankees and just about everyone else were supposedly in the hunt for the accomplished Arizona righthander. This trade definitely shows Anaheim owner Arte Moreno is […]

Garrett Was Complicated

July 25, 2010

Before he rides sadly off into the collegiate sunset, Mike Garrett and his era at USC deserve a little perspective. Considering I wrote the very first newspaper piece about him for the Daily Trojan when he was a squat, surprisingly effective halfback from Roosevelt High on the freshman team, and I’ve covered him, one way […]

Callaspo? Not Exactly Fielder Or Dunn, Is It?

July 22, 2010

Is that all there is? You can’t help but ask that once you’ve heard the news that the Angels have acquired Kansas City’s Alberto Callaspo for pitchers Sean O’Sullivan and Will Smith. Then again, you can’t say I didn’t warn you. A couple of days ago, I blogged that the team would definitely make a […]

It’s All-Opinions Day

July 21, 2010

They’re only opinions, but at least they’re all mine: Coming back from NCAA sanctions is nothing. Try coming back from being down 24-0 to Notre Dame near the end of the half to win 55-24. Yep, the two USC guys to help pull that off were Pat Haden and J.K. McKay . . . One […]

Haden Is A Dream Choice For USC

July 20, 2010

Pat Haden isn’t just the best choice. He is the perfect choice. He is the dream athletic director for a USC program that has had to dig itself out of the nightmare of the past two years. Just by naming him to be beleaguered Mike Garrrett’s successor, the whole aura immediately has changed around Heritage […]