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Why the Angels chose a catcher in decline to lead their pitching staff

Why the Angels chose a catcher in decline to lead their pitching staff
  • Why the Angels chose a catcher in decline to lead their pitching staff FWC: Why the Angels chose a catcher in decline to lead their pitching staff

    A free-agent candidate to fill the Angels’ vacancy at catcher clicked off a conference call in December, and within minutes team officials knew they’d found their man. It did not matter to them that information about the catcher’s defensive skills presented a negative case. It did not matter to…

  • Louis Futon’s Debut Album “Way Back When” Is The Best Thing You’ll Listen To Today FWC: Louis Futon’s Debut Album “Way Back When” Is The Best Thing You’ll Listen To Today

    I just saw Brasstracks perform with Alexander Lewis last night, so perhaps I’m still in a mood, but believe me when I say that I absolutely adore brass. You put a trumpet, saxophone, or trombone in a track and I’m smitten. So when I first listened to “The Beginning” from Louis Futon’s debut album Way Back When earlier this week, and…

  • BLACK FRIDAY: SAOR Travels The Forgotten Paths of Scotland's Highlands and History FWC: BLACK FRIDAY: SAOR Travels The Forgotten Paths of Scotland’s Highlands and History

    Read an in-depth feature with the project’s mastermind, Andy Marshall, about the history of his homeland, the literature and landscapes that inspired his music, and his upcoming live show. The post BLACK FRIDAY: SAOR Travels The Forgotten Paths of Scotland’s Highlands and History appeared first on Metal Injection.

  • Eagle Rock wins City Section Division II championship FWC: Eagle Rock wins City Section Division II championship

    Eagle Rock won the City Section Division II boys’ basketball championship on Friday night, knocking off Granada Hills Kennedy 56-52 in overtime before a packed gym at Birmingham. Mitchell Gravino finished with 16 points to lead Eagle Rock (25-4). Sophomore Walter Dumas scored 17 points for Kennedy….

  • High school soccer: Friday's City championship results FWC: High school soccer: Friday’s City championship results

    CITY SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday Boys’ Division I: Birmingham 3, San Fernando 0 Girls’ Division I: Granada Hills 2, El Camino Real 2 (Granada Hills wins title on penalties, 2-1) Girls’ Division IV: Los Angeles Roosevelt 1, Santee 0 Sign up for our daily sports newsletter »

  • Southland basketball roundup: UCLA rallies from 22-down to stun No. 2 Oregon; No. 12 Oregon State women beat USC 68-61 FWC: Southland basketball roundup: UCLA rallies from 22-down to stun No. 2 Oregon; No. 12 Oregon State women beat USC 68-61

    Kennedy Burke had a career-high 29 points and UCLA came back from a 22-point deficit to knock off No. 2 Oregon 74-69 on Friday night. Burke was 12 of 17 from the field and had seven rebounds for the Bruins (17-10, 10-5 Pac-12), who won for the eighth time in the last nine games. Japreece Dean added…

  • 23 Years Ago, Sepultura Unearthed the Tribal and Relentlessly Heavy Roots FWC: 23 Years Ago, Sepultura Unearthed the Tribal and Relentlessly Heavy Roots

    A number of rock and metal bands have remained true to their original sound and direction throughout their entire careers (AC/DC, Motörhead, Ramones), while others branched out over the course of several albums. Sepultura certainly belong in the latter category — especially with their groundbreaking 1996 offering, Roots. Hailing from Brazil, Sepultura (which is a Portuguese word for “burial”) started…

  • Steve Hackett on Performing Unreleased Genesis Songs FWC: Steve Hackett on Performing Unreleased Genesis Songs

    Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public On the latest installment of Kyle Meredith With…, former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett discusses his new album, At the Edge of Light, and how it once again boasts band members from all over the globe. He talks about being heavily influenced by Brexit and the alt-right’s prominence in the UK, discussing how it affected…

  • Ahead of the Oscars, a look at what movie critics don't get right about crowd-pleasers FWC: Ahead of the Oscars, a look at what movie critics don’t get right about crowd-pleasers

    When Film Comment, the premier movie magazine in America, culled the choices of two dozen critics and editors into a list of the 20 best films of 2018, three of those choices became best picture nominees in this year’s Oscars race: “Roma,” “The Favourite” and “BlacKkKlansman.” Two other Oscar best…

  • Dustin Johnson leads and Tiger Woods stays in contention at Mexico Championship FWC: Dustin Johnson leads and Tiger Woods stays in contention at Mexico Championship

    Tiger Woods delivered the shot that had the gallery buzzing. Dustin Johnson produced the golf that left everyone chasing him. Johnson made it through another round at the Mexico Championship without a bogey, and he was so efficient Friday that he putted for birdie on every hole, one of them from…

  • The bizarre, incorrect belief that internment was meant to protect Japanese Americans FWC: The bizarre, incorrect belief that internment was meant to protect Japanese Americans

    To the editor: Several years ago, I argued with a gentleman in his 80s who was living in Long Beach at the time about why some of his Japanese American neighbors were rounded up and sent to camps. (“Japanese internment was wrong. Why do some of our leaders still try to justify it?” Opinion, Feb….

  • High school basketball: Friday's City championship results FWC: High school basketball: Friday’s City championship results

    CITY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday Boys’ Division II: Eagle Rock 56, Granada Hills Kennedy 52 (OT) Girls’ Division II: Van Nuys 43, Dorsey 29 Sign up for our daily sports newsletter »