What does Templeton Rye have to do with Al Capone? Rumor has it that it was not only his libation of choice, but he was buried with a bottle of "The Good Stuff". You don't have to take our word for it, as Deirdre Marie Capone makes an appearance at Hi-Time Wine Cellars to promote her book, Uncle Al ... More >>
You don't normally see Scott Boras hailed as a savior of baseball--usually, the Newport Beach super-sports agent is referred to as the complete opposite.But with the Nationals becoming the first Washington, D.C., team since 1933 making it to the playoffs, some in the nation's capital are crediting B ... More >>
The first response to "The Lost Boys of Summer" came in an email from Douglas J. Gladstone, who wrote the book on the issues the feature explored, 2010's A Bitter Cup of Coffee: How MLB and the Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve: "You are to be complimented big-time! (Now brace yourse ... More >>
Driving through Arizona to catch some spring training games,
Darcy Fast says via his cell phone of baseball's annuity plan for the lost boys of summer like him, "I don't think it's
A Chicago Cubs pitcher whose darts lived up
to his last name in 1967-68, Fast says baseball and the players ... More >>
Jim Belushi has earned his well-deserved status of being a household name. With a career that has spanned longer than some of our lives, his resume include movies, TV, kick ass music, and brilliant sketch comedy. Jim is more than well rounded--he's a legend. And if there was ever a time or a venu ... More >>
Along with reissues of their early records, Pearl Jam is releasing a documentary this year by their old friend, director Cameron Crowe (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Almost Famous).
Filled with behind-the-scenes footage and performance clips from the 1990s to present day, the film also reveal ... More >>
Former Oakland A's pitcher, probable ex-husband of Playboy Playmate-turned-founding The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Jeana Keough and current boozehound Matt Keough was sentenced today to a year of jail for his latest DUI incident.On the bright side, Keough was granted credit for ... More >>
As usual, I stay out of this fray (mostly), because I'm condemned to fruitlessly root for the Chicago Cubs for eternity. But that doesn't mean I don't like to see other fans duke it out!Here are five topics to get the chingasos rolling...
If the Angels are America's Team, does that make Barbara Coe the new Sarah Palin?What is going on with America? Forget about the economy, the Know Nothings, the garbage-dwelling Linda Ackerman campaign and refry this: in an ESPN SportsNation poll that I can't find online but was just broadcast on ... More >>
I tuned into the Los Angeles Dodgers version of their game last night versus your Anaheim Angels on KABC-AM 790--only the bottom of the ninth, as the Halos failed in their comeback attempt. As each batter failed to do much, the roar of the crowd got louder and louder, prompting Dodgers broadcaster C ... More >>
On the drive back from Rio Hondo College in Whittier yesterday, I managed to hear Angel Talk for the first time. It's the call-in show that follows any game by your Anaheim Angels and is hosted by Angels radio broadcaster Terry Smith. Yesterday, people called in whining about shortstop Erick Aybar n ... More >>
Faithful reader Cesar's attacks on an Angels fan got me thinking: why are Halos fans generally such pussies?
I know of many exceptions, of course (Weekly managing editor Rich Kane being one of them), but the general stereotype of Angels followers being plastic, effete, polite pussies is just too tr ... More >>
Some fans and team officials think hes the devil. His player clients think hes an angel. Everyone agrees that super agent Scott Boras has changed baseballbut for better or worse? And what does he want now?