Bob Boone: Backstop for the Ages
October 22nd, 2011 at 7:06 AM
A lot has been posted lately about some of the catchers who have graced the locker rooms of the Los Angeles Angels (and its variously named predecessors). But if one catcher remained in the hearts of Halo fans over the generations, it would be Bob Boone. While this is not a...
Defense is Key for Los Angeles Angels Catchers
October 18th, 2011 at 5:15 PM
Many people collect things. Stamps, baseball cards, rare books -- many people have a menagerie that makes them happy. The Los Angeles Angels seem to collect catchers. ***PHOTO1*** It’s not completely surprising. The team’s manager, Mike Scioscia, is a former catcher, and one of the best to have played. He prided himself on...
Mike Napoli’s Offense Leads Texas Rangers, not Enough to Keep Him in Los Angeles
October 16th, 2011 at 8:19 PM
Mike Napoli was a good catcher, not a great one, who displayed power not often seen in the position. For whatever reason, the Los Angeles Angels decided not to keep the 29-year-old backstop and shipped him to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of the Vernon Wells package. The Jays...