Scot Shields

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Give 'Em Halos: World Cup Edition, Part One

    ​What a great time to be a sports fan. The world's best soccer players are battling in South Africa, the world's best basketball teams played an epic Game 7 for the NBA Championship and, here in Orange County, the Angels are back!After a long struggle that had many reaching for the panic button, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Grading the Angels: First Quarter

    Flickr user takomabibelot​With summer vacation just about to start for most students here in Southern California, a report card is the furthest thing from their minds. For the Angels, however, a quarterly review is not only needed, it has to be signed by a parent and returned ASAP.This isn't going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Do the Angels Even Have a Plan?

    Oliver out!​It's bad enough the Angels are losing another solid arm and strong locker room presence, but must such a player go to a division rival?'s Jerry Crasnick broke the news that lefty reliever Darren Oliver is headed back to his first Major League team--and the Angels' Western Divis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    As Stephen Smith Leaves Town, Irvine's "Tattler" Calls on Others to Step Up

    Stephen C. Smith calls on others to keep tabs on Irvine City Hall.CORRECTED!Lost in Santa Ana a few months ago, half paying attention to the street signs and half to Larry Mantle's KPCC interview show blaring out of the car speakers, I heard the host steer his Orange County "roundtable" guests--Oran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    It's a Quick Read

    When I moved from a growing inland daily newspaper that was printing 70,000 copies to the shrinking Daily Pilot of Newport Beach/Costa Mesa that was printing 25,000 copies or whatever it was in 1989, the press on the other side of the wall from the newsroom quickly got up to  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    9 Reasons to Be Happy K-Rod is Leaving the Angels

    Even more important than the Angels keeping Mark Teixeira - hey, it's not like the LAofA isn't already loaded with power hitters, right? -- was keeping record-breaking closer Francisco Rodriguez, or "K-Rod" as the kids and Bizzaro World Madonna call him. But now that the right-handed flame thrower h ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 13, 2005