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Arte Moreno has been getting a lot of praise for opening up the checkbook this offseason, but teams like the Mets, Orioles, Rangers, and Dodgers could tell you that spending money does not always guarantee success. You have to spend wisely.
So while Vladimir Guerrero is making Moreno a SoCal icon, LAist wants to know why the Angels haven't been criticized for the acquisition of Bartolo Colon? By any measure, Anaheim overpaid for the pitcher and his ever-expanding wasteline. It's as if Colon is spending his $12 million a year on the right to say "Super Size Me" every time he walks into McDonald's. Colon was rocked in yet another start yesterday and his ERA has ballooned proportionally with his stomach--now at 6.17.
In the meantime, as Colon becomes a liability, Ramon Ortiz was bounced from the rotation upon Aaron Sele's return, and is now demanding a trade. When Jose Lima or Wilson Alvarez get moved to the bullpen, they talk about doing whatever is best for the team, but Ortiz cares more about himself than helping Moreno's Angels win a World Series.
However, LAist does sympathize with Ortiz somewhat. After a rough start, he has pitched better lately than Colon and even John Lackey. But Colon's struggles and Ortiz's whining adds a somewhat ignored slant to J.A. Adande's proclaimation that the Angels are Southern California's "A Team."
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.