Riley Breckenridge, best known as the drummer of Thrice, geeks out to baseball as much as he does to percussion. He's in two fantasy leagues, one of them is a keeper league where games last several years at a time. He reads the Baseball Prospectus and verses himself in experimental statistical analy ... More >>
Orange County Register editor Rob Curley has never been popular in the newsroom, but he's less so this week, as the paper prepares for buyouts and layoffs that might reduce them by 100. But Curley is causing an uproar among reporters right now for fiddling while Rome burns--scratch that, for going t ... More >>
The first indication something wasn't right with Wednesday night's Angels home opener follow-up came from a sign in front of the Big A ticket window announcing $5 seats. Those were for the right-field pavilion, where the view revealed a half-full stadium that stayed that way even after the inevitabl ... More >>
The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.Current and former pro athletes get into trouble som ... More >>
Chris Epting is one of my favorite local historians, and not just because he's one of the few local historians who actually likes me. He's an antiquarian who's not completely beholden to the past, the type of guy who knows history is more than just the artifacts left behind or the nostalgia that ari ... More >>
I'm all for reminding Orange County of its nasty racist past, present, and future--hell, I do a weekly series exposing all the OC pioneers who were Klan members. What I'm not for is distorting the historical facts, especially when said distortions are used to further a nebulous lawsuit, like what th ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 18, 1:30 P.M.: The attorney Angels rightfielder Torii Hunter hired to represent his 17-year-old son Darius McClinton-Hunter, who is fending off allegations of sexual assault on a female classmate in suburban Dallas, claims there is a recording of the 16-year-old girl recanting the boy's ... More >>
"The Lost Boys of Summer" cover boy Richard Lee "Dick" Baney of Tustin can point to pro baseball career highlights that include pitching Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" to victory in a divisional playoff game and striking Henry Aaron out twice as "Hammering Hank" closed in on Babe Ruth's all-time ... More >>
Even after the Tustin resident helped embarrass Major League Baseball into helping retired ballplayers such as himself, he's still not happy, and he has plenty of company
Interviewing David Clyde for today's "The Lost Boys of Summer" feature, it's as if the onetime pitching phenom suffers from baseball Tourette's. That's because, in between March thunderstorms, the former Texas Ranger is speaking with me on the phone while schooling a young pitcher at a North Hous ... More >>
Ian Massey has a funny piece in UC Irvine's New University student newspaper about the ultimate Oscar "snub": the nomination denied a certain Moneyball supporting actor.He would be Mike Gillespie, the head coach of the Anteaters baseball team.
Thanks to a Laguna Niguel company, you can swing the bat last used by Lou Gehrig as a Yankee, slide on "Dr. J" Julius Erving's NBA championship ring or slip into the trunks Muhammad Ali wore in one of his memorable fights against Smokin' Joe Frazier.Of course, to do so, you have to be the highest ... More >>
If you were a Hollywood studio chief, wouldn't you greenlight a movie based on the only major leaguer alive to acknowledge he's gay over one about a general manager who used sabermetric principles to bring undervalued ballplayers to his small-market team that went on to collect wins but no penna ... More >>
The formulas work in movie version of Michael Lewis' book
Searching the High Road.Checking in on the Newport Beach Film Festival at its halfway mark, viewers have been treated in this 12th year to the option of sticking to one genre of presentations--say, only shorts or comedies or Spanish-language movies--or creating their own cultural bouillabai ... More >>
Kobylt and Chiampou: Dumber and DumbUPDATE, APRIL 7, 2011, 12:55 P.M.: Some troll at the bottom left the following remark:If it were two white guys beating up a Mexican, Gustavo would be shitting himself with racist comments. It remi ... More >>
Rejoice! It's Opening Day, baseball fans! What's that? You hear the Red Sox are a mortal lock to win the World Series this year? That Boston's road to American League dominance ran straight through the Halos' shattered dreams of signing Carl Crawford? That the Oakland A's are actually decent ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAAdam Kennedy's booking photoUPDATE, MARCH 23, 5:36 P.M.: It's official. Adam Kennedy, a former Angels second baseman, has been charged with two counts of driving under the influence, the OC district attorney's office announced today. The current Mariners player, who was st ... More >>
A San Clemente man is being held for a rape in Oakland.No, not the Oakland of A's, Raiders, Oak Town, Jerry Brown and Epic Beard Man fame, but the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. Akaninyene Efiong Akan, a 29-year-old Nigerian, is charged with rape, burglary, assault and other crime ... 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 >>
Jay Brockman/OC WeeklyWe're well into the last half of the Major League Baseball season, and if you've been paying attention to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recently, you'll know they haven't been playing their best. There have been a few players worth noting (Hint: his name rhymes with ... More >>
Guns don't kill people, only you can prevent forest fires and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County causes crime to spike in Laguna Beach: the real Orange County city. The latter bit is wisdom comes from two Occidental College professors who crunched the crime data and now say rapes ... More >>
The son of one of the original housewives from Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County is back behind bars--and this time he is being held there without bail.Josh Waring, the son of Laura Waring, got picked up Friday night on a warrant for a probation violation.
Angels centerfielder Torii Hunter began the season making controversial comments about blacks and Latinos in Major League Baseball and headed into the All-Star break calling out teammates who may be dogging it.Now Spiderman says he wants to do whatever a general manager can.
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The WeaveJered Weaver will receive the first Nick Adenhart Award during tonight's game at the Big A against the Oakland A's.Bestowing the award will be charged with emotion. Tonight also marks the one-year anniversary of Adenhart's death after pitching six scoreless innings at Anaheim Stadium. ... More >>
CHILL THE CHAMPAGNE!!!Jered Weaver takes the mound against the A's this evening with the Angels (90-62) seemingly in the driver's seat for their third consecutive American League West title. The only Angel starter who hasn't missed a turn in the rotation, Weaver will be throwing on an extra da ... More >>
The Nick Adenhart Memorial Fund, a charitable fund set up in the name of the Angels pitcher who was killed along with two other in an April 9 auto accident in Fullerton, has presented its first $5,000 check benefiting Little League baseball in Adenhart's home state of Maryland. Jim Adenhart, N ... More >>
Last Night: Iglu & Hartly, The Lovemakers, Pop Noir at Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, March 26, 2009.Better than: Seeing say, Crazy Town, another LA white boy rap/rock band that Iglu & Hartly have been (unfairly!) compared to.Number of shirtless dudes on stage: I believe three was the most at any ... More >>
The life and times of orange picker-turned-big leaguer Jesse Flores
The life and times of orange picker-turned-big leaguer Jesse Flores
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Angels vs. Yankees
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Bye, Tim Carpenter
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