Los Angeles Angels beat writer for Los Angeles Times

In 1980, Super Bowl XIV between the Rams and Steelers provided a lifeline for US hostages in Iran

ledger-enquirer.com — He endured beatings, mock firing squads and long periods of solitary confinement. His hands were tied behind his back for 30 days in which he was forbidden to speak. Rocky Sickmann spent 444 days in captivity during the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were, according to Iranian propaganda, "guests" of the state who were treated with respect.

Angels sign former Dodgers reliever Javy Guerra to minor league deal

latimes.com — The Angels have signed former Dodgers and Chicago White Sox reliever Javy Guerra to minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring-training camp, General Manager Billy Eppler confirmed on Wednesday. Guerra, a 30-year-old right-hander, had two strong seasons for the Dodgers in 2011-2012,...
Feb 10, 2016

Some more on #Angels signing of RHP Javy Guerra, a former #Dodgers closer, to minor league deal with ST invite. lat.ms/1otkfqp

Angels trade infielder Taylor Featherston to Phillies

latimes.com — Taylor Featherston, who spent the entire 2015 season with the Angels despite being overmatched most of the time at the plate, was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named or cash, the team announced on Wednesday. Featherston, who was designated for assignment last week, was...

In 1980, Super Bowl XIV provided a lifeline for U.S. hostages in Iran

stripes.com — He endured beatings, mock firing squads and long periods of solitary confinement. His hands were tied behind his back for 30 days in which he was forbidden to speak. Rocky Sickmann spent 444 days in captivity during the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were, according to Iranian propaganda, "guests" of the state who were treated with respect.

In 1980, Super Bowl XIV between the Rams and Steelers provided a lifeline for U.S. hostages in Iran

latimes.com — He endured beatings, mock firing squads and long periods of solitary confinement. His hands were tied behind his back for 30 days in which he was forbidden to speak. Rocky Sickmann spent 444 days in captivity during the Iran hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were, according to Iranian propaganda,...
Feb 09, 2016

An LA reporter's recording of Super Bowl XIV between #Rams-#Steelers provided lifeline for U.S. hostages in Iran. lat.ms/1PBodnu

Feb 10, 2016

ICYMI: How an LA reporter's tape of Super Bowl XIV provided sonic lifeline for U.S. hostages in Iran in 1980. lat.ms/1RpJNA5

Feb 10, 2016

The Super Bowl/Iranian hostage story you probably didn't know about lat.ms/1RpJNA5 pic.twitter.com/eH8M2S4tu4

Feb 10, 2016

A story well-worth your time to read by pal @mikedigiovanna ... Iran hostages and the 1980 #superbowl latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

Catching prospect Taylor Ward among non-roster invitees to Angels spring training camp

latimes.com — A strong professional debut earned catching prospect Taylor Ward, the Angels' top pick in the 2014 draft, an invitation to major league spring training camp, the team announced on Tuesday. Ward, a former Fresno State standout who was the 26th overall selection, split last season between rookie-league...

The 1979 L.A. Rams recall their unlikely run to Super Bowl and what might've been in loss to Steelers

latimes.com — The play haunts Vince Ferragamo, so much that 36 years later it can jolt the former Los Angeles Rams quarterback out of a deep sleep. Ferragamo was driving the Rams toward a potential go-ahead score with 5 1/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XIV when, from the Pittsburgh 32-yard...
Feb 02, 2016

The 1979 L.A. Rams recall their unlikely run to Super Bowl and what might've been in loss to Steelers... fb.me/7Uc2mVvW0

Feb 02, 2016

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Feb 02, 2016

ICYMI: A look at the 1979 #Rams journey from tragedy to mediocrity to the brink of a Super Bowl championship. lat.ms/1UEXgTp

Feb 02, 2016

RT @MikeDiGiovanna: ICYMI: A look at the 1979 #Rams journey from tragedy to mediocrity to the brink of a Super Bowl championship. lat.ms/1UEXgTp

Angels acquire corner infielder Jefry Marte from Tigers

latimes.com — The Angels made a minor trade Wednesday, acquiring corner infielder Jefry Marte, who played 33 games in the big leagues last season, from the Detroit Tigers for infielder Kody Eaves, who has not played higher than the Class-A level in four minor league seasons.
Jan 27, 2016

More on #Angels acquisition of corner INF Jefry Marte, whom GM says will provide "youth, upside and flexibility." lat.ms/1ZTe9ek

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun avoids arbitration, signs for $3.4 million

latimes.com — The Angels settled their final arbitration case Tuesday night, agreeing to terms with right fielder Kole Calhoun on a one-year, $3.4-million contract for 2016. Calhoun, in his first year of salary arbitration, settled well above the midpoint of the figures he and the team exchanged earlier this...

Angels claim middle infielder Ronald Torreyes off waivers from Yankees

latimes.com — The Angels claimed middle infielder Ronald Torreyes, who played briefly for the Dodgers last season, off waivers from the New York Yankees on Monday. To make room on the 40-man roster for Torreyes, left-handed reliever Bobby LaFromboise was designated for assignment. Torreyes, 23, who has made...
Jan 25, 2016

#Angels add much-needed middle-infield depth with claim of Ronald Torreyes, 23, off waivers from #Yankees. lat.ms/1ZZEpcn

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Feb 11, 2016

@jsilv579 Thanks for your message ... much appreciated. Mike

Feb 11, 2016

RT @BillShaikin: This is an interesting first chapter in San Diego's All-Star summer! twitter.com/TimFlannery2/s…

Feb 10, 2016

Some more on #Angels signing of RHP Javy Guerra, a former #Dodgers closer, to minor league deal with ST invite. lat.ms/1otkfqp

Feb 10, 2016

#Angels have signed RHP Javy Guerra, formerly of #Dodgers, #WhiteSox, to minor lg deal. Served 50-game suspension (drug of abuse) in 2015.

Feb 10, 2016

RT @stevedilbeck: Is the Dodgers' rotation strong enough to again win the NL West? fw.to/EATwiME

Feb 10, 2016

Tom was one of the many Angels beat writers I admired coming up in this biz in the 80s. Condolences to his family twitter.com/scottmillerbbl…

Feb 10, 2016

RT @MikeHiserman: BREAKING NEWS: Pat Haden has been taken from Heritage Hall by paramedics per @LATimesklein and @LindseyThiry. Story soon at @latimes.com


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