Pretty Angel

19 Apr 19
The Life of Carney 518

The only reason Nathan is this far down this list is because, well, he might not be healthy by opening day. Nathan will even be 36-years-old this season so even when he in perfect shape in April he heading to to turned into a huge risk this time. And the Twins have Matt Capps to […]

19 Apr 19
Lifestyle&Jess

Hello Everyone! Welcome to today’s segment of…. for today, I asked you guys to ask me any questions you all had about anything having to do with #momlife. As you can tell from the title of this post, mom life is very very hard. If anyone were to have told me that THIS is what […]

19 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
I’VE been working Flat out to bring you some special sparklers to light up this summer. There’s a mixture of youth, experience, speed and stamina in my ten to follow for the Flat season and there’s one thing they all have in common – I’m convinced they’ll pay their way in the next six months. [iframe src=”https%3A%2F%2Ffragments.sunracingtech.uk%2Fpromotions” height=”104″ /] Our top tipster picks out his top ten horses to watch this season, from Group 1 winners to handicappers who have switched yards… Blue Point – Charlie Appleby THE golden summer of sprinting failed to materialise last year with Harry Angel and Battaash not living up to expectations. Part of that was down to Blue Point. After spending most of his life racing over 6f and further, the drop to 5f worked the oracle. His King’s Stand success at Royal Ascot proved he has more than enough speed for the minimum trip and his third – when, perhaps, not at his best – in the Nunthorpe was another good effort. He has thrived in Dubai with hat-trick of wins – culminating in a Group 1 win – and a repeat King’s Stand success looks on the cards. I expect him to be the season’s standout sprinter. Blue Point, ridden by William Buick wins the Group 2 Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. Chablis – Aidan O’Brien IT’S unlikely too much Chablis has crossed teetotaller Aidan O’Brien’s lips over the years but I’m sure he’ll be raising a glass of something after some of the season’s big races with this well-bred three-year-old. She made a winning debut with the smoothest of maiden victories at Gowran Park in the autumn and looks destined for great things. O’Brien is going for his eighth win in the Oaks and this sister to The Pentagon promises to be suited by middle distances. I’m expecting to see her in a Classic Trial before heading to Epsom and 20-1 looks a tempting ante-post price. Cross Counter – Charlie Appleby IF there’s a Godolphin Hall of Fame Cross Counter’s place in it is already guaranteed. He famously gave Sheikh Mohammed his first Melbourne Cup after 30 years of trying. His storming run down the home straight was that of a class stayer and there’s no reason why he can’t become a genuine Cup horse in Britain this season. He breezed to a Group 2 win in Dubai last month and could easily be improving as he’s still only a four-year-old. One thing’s for sure, Stradivarius isn’t going to get it all his own way again this summer. Enable – John Gosden IT wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to find this one. After winning her second Arc de Triomphe in October she should top any list of horses to follow this summer. I make no apology for sticking in the obvious. Not only did she become only the fifth horse to win two Arcs since the war, she did it on the back of just one run on the all-weather after injury kept her off the track for much of the season. A smoother preparation will make Khalid Abdulla’s mare the one to beat in all middle-distance races this summer. The holy grail of a third Arc is a distinct possibility and I certainly won’t be betting against it at this stage. Forbidden Planet – Roger Charlton THERE has been few horses to impress me on the all-weather this winter than Forbidden Planet. He started off at the pretty low level with a couple of Lingfield wins before getting caught out in a tactically-run race around Chelmsford. It was a different story when he got a decent pace to run at in last month’s Roseberry Handicap at Kempton. He showed a great change of gear to put the race to bed with the minimum of fuss and looks to be improving all the time. His one turf run wasn’t very inspiring but I that was nearly a year ago. I see no reason why he won’t be just as good in it and he should do well in good handicaps up to 1m4f. Our man likes the look of this Roger Charlton (above) four-year-old ahead of the 2019 Flat season Ghostwatch – Charlie Appleby THE Aussies might get another fright from Godolphin this autumn. There’s a lot of racing before then and I expect Ghostwatch to do well in staying races. Given he won the Melrose Handicap at York last season a return to the Knavesmire for the Ebor has to be high on the list of targets. If all goes well he might even be out of handicaps by then. After all, he signed off last year with a Listed win over 1m6f at Ascot. That points to him being a Group contender this term and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he were to end up in Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Godolphin finally won that prize last year and they’ve got another likely contender on their hands for the defence. William Buick riding Ghostwatch landed The Melrose Handicap Stakes at York Racecourse on August 25, 2018 Laurens – Karl Burke THIS filly was undoubtedly one of the stars of last summer. After finishing runner-up in the 1000 Guineas she went up in trip to land two French Group 1s over 1m2f. It might have appeared she had peaked when she finished well beaten behind subsequent Arc runner-up Sea Of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks but it was lack of stamina for 1m4f rather than anything else that did for her. To bounce back to win the Matron Stakes and the Sun Chariot – both Group 1s – was really impressive. She’s likely to kick off this term in the Lockinge but wherever she turns up she has the class and attitude to add many more top trophies to her haul. Karl Burke will be excited with Laurens ahead of the Flat season. Outbox – Simon Crisford SIMON CRISFORD is a trainer I like a lot. The ex-Godolphin chief has done well since setting up on his own five years ago and Outbox might be the horse to thrust him into the big time. This four-year-old only saw the track for the first time in September last season but he was worth the wait. Despite showing inexperience he was too good for a decent field by Ffos Las’ standards and he went on to win twice more. He heads into this season unbeaten and he looks a stayer of huge potential. There’s a fair way to go before he justifies his Yorkshire Cup entry but I’m sure that sort of grade is what we’ll be talking about with Outbox. [article-rail-section title=”Latest in Horse Racing” posts_category=”21″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Tabdeed – Owen Burrows HAVING finished well beaten on his only try at Group level might suggest Tabdeed’s limitations have been exposed. A look at his overall profile shows that’s utter nonsense. He’ll head into this season with a record of three wins from four races. That sole defeat came in the Jersey Stakes and he bounced back to easy land a competitive Ascot handicap in October. That was the performance of a smart sprinter. He’s lightly raced for a four-year-old with a good trainer and I fully expect him to make his mark in Group races. His good record when returning from a break means he should not be missed first time out. KACH UP All you need for Friday’s card at Lingfield with the Sun Racing preview Silent Echo – Peter Hedger MOST of the horses in this list hail from some of the country’s top yards. Not Silent Echo. He’s trained in West Sussex by Peter Hedger, who might not have the numbers of the biggest stables, but he’s no less capable and he looks to have a horse to take him to some of the top meetings. Silent Echo notched up a brace of Windsor wins before finishing an excellent fifth in the Wokingham. Considering he raced in the smaller stands’ side group and came from further off the pace than ideal that was a cracking run. He wasn’t disgraced in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood having been hampered at the start. I’m sure he’s got a big 6f handicap in him this year. [bc_video video_id=”5797497367001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”See what happened when Ryan Moore met David Walliams and Billy Jenkins “]
19 Apr 19
The Sun
I’VE been working Flat out to bring you some special sparklers to light up this summer. There’s a mixture of youth, experience, speed and stamina in my ten to follow for the Flat season and there’s one thing they all have in common – I’m convinced they’ll pay their way in the next six months. [iframe src=”https%3A%2F%2Ffragments.sunracingtech.uk%2Fpromotions” height=”104″ /] Our top tipster picks out his top ten horses to watch this season, from Group 1 winners to handicappers who have switched yards… Blue Point – Charlie Appleby THE golden summer of sprinting failed to materialise last year with Harry Angel and Battaash not living up to expectations. Part of that was down to Blue Point. After spending most of his life racing over 6f and further, the drop to 5f worked the oracle. His King’s Stand success at Royal Ascot proved he has more than enough speed for the minimum trip and his third – when, perhaps, not at his best – in the Nunthorpe was another good effort. He has thrived in Dubai with hat-trick of wins – culminating in a Group 1 win – and a repeat King’s Stand success looks on the cards. I expect him to be the season’s standout sprinter. Blue Point, ridden by William Buick wins the Group 2 Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. Chablis – Aidan O’Brien IT’S unlikely too much Chablis has crossed teetotaller Aidan O’Brien’s lips over the years but I’m sure he’ll be raising a glass of something after some of the season’s big races with this well-bred three-year-old. She made a winning debut with the smoothest of maiden victories at Gowran Park in the autumn and looks destined for great things. O’Brien is going for his eighth win in the Oaks and this sister to The Pentagon promises to be suited by middle distances. I’m expecting to see her in a Classic Trial before heading to Epsom and 20-1 looks a tempting ante-post price. Cross Counter – Charlie Appleby IF there’s a Godolphin Hall of Fame Cross Counter’s place in it is already guaranteed. He famously gave Sheikh Mohammed his first Melbourne Cup after 30 years of trying. His storming run down the home straight was that of a class stayer and there’s no reason why he can’t become a genuine Cup horse in Britain this season. He breezed to a Group 2 win in Dubai last month and could easily be improving as he’s still only a four-year-old. One thing’s for sure, Stradivarius isn’t going to get it all his own way again this summer. Enable – John Gosden IT wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to find this one. After winning her second Arc de Triomphe in October she should top any list of horses to follow this summer. I make no apology for sticking in the obvious. Not only did she become only the fifth horse to win two Arcs since the war, she did it on the back of just one run on the all-weather after injury kept her off the track for much of the season. A smoother preparation will make Khalid Abdulla’s mare the one to beat in all middle-distance races this summer. The holy grail of a third Arc is a distinct possibility and I certainly won’t be betting against it at this stage. Forbidden Planet – Roger Charlton THERE has been few horses to impress me on the all-weather this winter than Forbidden Planet. He started off at the pretty low level with a couple of Lingfield wins before getting caught out in a tactically-run race around Chelmsford. It was a different story when he got a decent pace to run at in last month’s Roseberry Handicap at Kempton. He showed a great change of gear to put the race to bed with the minimum of fuss and looks to be improving all the time. His one turf run wasn’t very inspiring but I that was nearly a year ago. I see no reason why he won’t be just as good in it and he should do well in good handicaps up to 1m4f. Our man likes the look of this Roger Charlton (above) four-year-old ahead of the 2019 Flat season Ghostwatch – Charlie Appleby THE Aussies might get another fright from Godolphin this autumn. There’s a lot of racing before then and I expect Ghostwatch to do well in staying races. Given he won the Melrose Handicap at York last season a return to the Knavesmire for the Ebor has to be high on the list of targets. If all goes well he might even be out of handicaps by then. After all, he signed off last year with a Listed win over 1m6f at Ascot. That points to him being a Group contender this term and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he were to end up in Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Godolphin finally won that prize last year and they’ve got another likely contender on their hands for the defence. William Buick riding Ghostwatch landed The Melrose Handicap Stakes at York Racecourse on August 25, 2018 Laurens – Karl Burke THIS filly was undoubtedly one of the stars of last summer. After finishing runner-up in the 1000 Guineas she went up in trip to land two French Group 1s over 1m2f. It might have appeared she had peaked when she finished well beaten behind subsequent Arc runner-up Sea Of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks but it was lack of stamina for 1m4f rather than anything else that did for her. To bounce back to win the Matron Stakes and the Sun Chariot – both Group 1s – was really impressive. She’s likely to kick off this term in the Lockinge but wherever she turns up she has the class and attitude to add many more top trophies to her haul. Karl Burke will be excited with Laurens ahead of the Flat season. Outbox – Simon Crisford SIMON CRISFORD is a trainer I like a lot. The ex-Godolphin chief has done well since setting up on his own five years ago and Outbox might be the horse to thrust him into the big time. This four-year-old only saw the track for the first time in September last season but he was worth the wait. Despite showing inexperience he was too good for a decent field by Ffos Las’ standards and he went on to win twice more. He heads into this season unbeaten and he looks a stayer of huge potential. There’s a fair way to go before he justifies his Yorkshire Cup entry but I’m sure that sort of grade is what we’ll be talking about with Outbox. [article-rail-section title=”Latest in Horse Racing” posts_category=”343″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Tabdeed – Owen Burrows HAVING finished well beaten on his only try at Group level might suggest Tabdeed’s limitations have been exposed. A look at his overall profile shows that’s utter nonsense. He’ll head into this season with a record of three wins from four races. That sole defeat came in the Jersey Stakes and he bounced back to easy land a competitive Ascot handicap in October. That was the performance of a smart sprinter. He’s lightly raced for a four-year-old with a good trainer and I fully expect him to make his mark in Group races. His good record when returning from a break means he should not be missed first time out. KACH UP All you need for Friday’s card at Lingfield with the Sun Racing preview Silent Echo – Peter Hedger MOST of the horses in this list hail from some of the country’s top yards. Not Silent Echo. He’s trained in West Sussex by Peter Hedger, who might not have the numbers of the biggest stables, but he’s no less capable and he looks to have a horse to take him to some of the top meetings. Silent Echo notched up a brace of Windsor wins before finishing an excellent fifth in the Wokingham. Considering he raced in the smaller stands’ side group and came from further off the pace than ideal that was a cracking run. He wasn’t disgraced in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood having been hampered at the start. I’m sure he’s got a big 6f handicap in him this year. [bc_video video_id=”5797497367001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”See what happened when Ryan Moore met David Walliams and Billy Jenkins “]
19 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
I’VE been working Flat out to bring you some special sparklers to light up this summer. There’s a mixture of youth, experience, speed and stamina in my ten to follow for the Flat season and there’s one thing they all have in common – I’m convinced they’ll pay their way in the next six months. [iframe src=”https%3A%2F%2Ffragments.sunracingtech.uk%2Fpromotions” height=”104″ /] Our top tipster picks out his top ten horses to watch this season, from Group 1 winners to handicappers who have switched yards… Blue Point – Charlie Appleby THE golden summer of sprinting failed to materialise last year with Harry Angel and Battaash not living up to expectations. Part of that was down to Blue Point. After spending most of his life racing over 6f and further, the drop to 5f worked the oracle. His King’s Stand success at Royal Ascot proved he has more than enough speed for the minimum trip and his third – when, perhaps, not at his best – in the Nunthorpe was another good effort. He has thrived in Dubai with hat-trick of wins – culminating in a Group 1 win – and a repeat King’s Stand success looks on the cards. I expect him to be the season’s standout sprinter. Blue Point, ridden by William Buick wins the Group 2 Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. Chablis – Aidan O’Brien IT’S unlikely too much Chablis has crossed teetotaller Aidan O’Brien’s lips over the years but I’m sure he’ll be raising a glass of something after some of the season’s big races with this well-bred three-year-old. She made a winning debut with the smoothest of maiden victories at Gowran Park in the autumn and looks destined for great things. O’Brien is going for his eighth win in the Oaks and this sister to The Pentagon promises to be suited by middle distances. I’m expecting to see her in a Classic Trial before heading to Epsom and 20-1 looks a tempting ante-post price. Cross Counter – Charlie Appleby IF there’s a Godolphin Hall of Fame Cross Counter’s place in it is already guaranteed. He famously gave Sheikh Mohammed his first Melbourne Cup after 30 years of trying. His storming run down the home straight was that of a class stayer and there’s no reason why he can’t become a genuine Cup horse in Britain this season. He breezed to a Group 2 win in Dubai last month and could easily be improving as he’s still only a four-year-old. One thing’s for sure, Stradivarius isn’t going to get it all his own way again this summer. Enable – John Gosden IT wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to find this one. After winning her second Arc de Triomphe in October she should top any list of horses to follow this summer. I make no apology for sticking in the obvious. Not only did she become only the fifth horse to win two Arcs since the war, she did it on the back of just one run on the all-weather after injury kept her off the track for much of the season. A smoother preparation will make Khalid Abdulla’s mare the one to beat in all middle-distance races this summer. The holy grail of a third Arc is a distinct possibility and I certainly won’t be betting against it at this stage. Forbidden Planet – Roger Charlton THERE has been few horses to impress me on the all-weather this winter than Forbidden Planet. He started off at the pretty low level with a couple of Lingfield wins before getting caught out in a tactically-run race around Chelmsford. It was a different story when he got a decent pace to run at in last month’s Roseberry Handicap at Kempton. He showed a great change of gear to put the race to bed with the minimum of fuss and looks to be improving all the time. His one turf run wasn’t very inspiring but I that was nearly a year ago. I see no reason why he won’t be just as good in it and he should do well in good handicaps up to 1m4f. Our man likes the look of this Roger Charlton (above) four-year-old ahead of the 2019 Flat season Ghostwatch – Charlie Appleby THE Aussies might get another fright from Godolphin this autumn. There’s a lot of racing before then and I expect Ghostwatch to do well in staying races. Given he won the Melrose Handicap at York last season a return to the Knavesmire for the Ebor has to be high on the list of targets. If all goes well he might even be out of handicaps by then. After all, he signed off last year with a Listed win over 1m6f at Ascot. That points to him being a Group contender this term and it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he were to end up in Australia for the Melbourne Cup. Godolphin finally won that prize last year and they’ve got another likely contender on their hands for the defence. William Buick riding Ghostwatch landed The Melrose Handicap Stakes at York Racecourse on August 25, 2018 Laurens – Karl Burke THIS filly was undoubtedly one of the stars of last summer. After finishing runner-up in the 1000 Guineas she went up in trip to land two French Group 1s over 1m2f. It might have appeared she had peaked when she finished well beaten behind subsequent Arc runner-up Sea Of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks but it was lack of stamina for 1m4f rather than anything else that did for her. To bounce back to win the Matron Stakes and the Sun Chariot – both Group 1s – was really impressive. She’s likely to kick off this term in the Lockinge but wherever she turns up she has the class and attitude to add many more top trophies to her haul. Karl Burke will be excited with Laurens ahead of the Flat season. Outbox – Simon Crisford SIMON CRISFORD is a trainer I like a lot. The ex-Godolphin chief has done well since setting up on his own five years ago and Outbox might be the horse to thrust him into the big time. This four-year-old only saw the track for the first time in September last season but he was worth the wait. Despite showing inexperience he was too good for a decent field by Ffos Las’ standards and he went on to win twice more. He heads into this season unbeaten and he looks a stayer of huge potential. There’s a fair way to go before he justifies his Yorkshire Cup entry but I’m sure that sort of grade is what we’ll be talking about with Outbox. [article-rail-section title=”Latest in Horse Racing” posts_category=”419″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”recent” /] Tabdeed – Owen Burrows HAVING finished well beaten on his only try at Group level might suggest Tabdeed’s limitations have been exposed. A look at his overall profile shows that’s utter nonsense. He’ll head into this season with a record of three wins from four races. That sole defeat came in the Jersey Stakes and he bounced back to easy land a competitive Ascot handicap in October. That was the performance of a smart sprinter. He’s lightly raced for a four-year-old with a good trainer and I fully expect him to make his mark in Group races. His good record when returning from a break means he should not be missed first time out. KACH UP All you need for Friday’s card at Lingfield with the Sun Racing preview Silent Echo – Peter Hedger MOST of the horses in this list hail from some of the country’s top yards. Not Silent Echo. He’s trained in West Sussex by Peter Hedger, who might not have the numbers of the biggest stables, but he’s no less capable and he looks to have a horse to take him to some of the top meetings. Silent Echo notched up a brace of Windsor wins before finishing an excellent fifth in the Wokingham. Considering he raced in the smaller stands’ side group and came from further off the pace than ideal that was a cracking run. He wasn’t disgraced in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood having been hampered at the start. I’m sure he’s got a big 6f handicap in him this year. 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19 Apr 19
The Faerie Den

For those of you new to the tradition, Glitterbash is the decided theme for all birthday parties through my twenties. Wear your glittery make-up and glittery clothes. Be as sparkly as you dare to be – and if you are short on inspiration, worry not, for you shall leave the party with glitter latched onto […]

19 Apr 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.
19 Apr 19
Daily Breeze
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.
19 Apr 19
Press Telegram
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.
19 Apr 19
Daily News
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.
19 Apr 19
Pasadena Star News
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.
19 Apr 19
Whittier Daily News
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.
19 Apr 19
Orange County Register
ANAHEIM — Max Bourjos poked his head in his father’s bedroom Thursday morning. The sun was out, Saturday is his fourth birthday – a big day in a boy’s life – and, in a surprise, Dad was finally home, asleep in bed. He was getting ready for work. About an hour later, Peter Bourjos’ 2½-year-old daughter Charley poked her head in the room. “She fell back asleep with me for like three hours,” Bourjos said, “so that was at least nice.” Bourjos didn’t wake up until about noon, typical for a player in the Angels’ clubhouse Thursday. After their 5-4 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night in Arlington, a storm front rolled eastward across the Great Plains. At some point, any hope of leaving Globe Life Park on time was dashed. The storm forced the Angels’ team plane to be diverted through Denver. It didn’t leave Dallas until after 3 a.m. Some players weren’t back at their houses in California until 6. In a long season, it was an unusually long night. The game between the Angels and Rangers ended at 10:26 p.m. Central Time in Arlington. With no plane to take them home, all the Angels could do was wait. Players, coaches and staff remained in the visitors’ clubhouse until roughly 2 a.m., hanging on the whims of an unpredictable weather pattern to set them free. They were among the lucky ones. The Dallas Morning News reported that hundreds of flights out of Dallas were suspended Wednesday, and at least 900 area homes were without power. With so much downtime and no place to go, what’s a player to do? Some played card games – blackjack, spades, Texas hold ’em, follow the queens, thirty-one. Others played video games on an Xbox hooked up to the clubhouse television. Halo and Apex Legends were available. Others watched highlights on their phone, or talked, or got social on social media. Noe Ramirez said he browsed various products on the shopping app Fancy, but didn’t buy anything. “I do that a lot, though,” Ramirez said. “I’m always on the apps, always going through stuff, put that in there, looks pretty cool. Then I go to the checkout page and I go, nah, I’m all right.” At one point, catcher Kevan Smith said, players contemplated getting hotel rooms and catching up on sleep in Dallas, then flying home in the morning. It reminded him of a minor leaguer’s schedule. “We all went through it,” Smith said. “It’s not like we’re too good for it. We can still do it.” Mike Trout was less inclined to joke. An avid weather junkie, Trout saw the storm coming long before his teammates hooked up the Xbox. The long night did not catch him by surprise. Trout is already bracing for another possible quagmire – the Angels have a home game next Thursday night, followed by a flight to Kansas City, followed by a game less than 24 hours later against the Royals. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”]“It’s not good for – it’s not healthy,” Trout said. “It’s just a tough stretch we’re going through right now. Rest is a big part of the game to keep your body healthy. When you take off from a city at 3:30, it’s tough. “I love weather,” Trout said, “but what it did to us last night … I guess it’s part of it.” INJURY UPDATES Trout tested his strained groin with agility drills on the field prior to Thursday’s game. He served as the Angels’ designated hitter for the fourth straight game. “The verdict was he could play center field,” Manager Brad Ausmus said, “but with the long travel night, we’re going to be cautious. DH him one more day. I fully expect him to play center field (Friday) night.” … Shohei Ohtani will take batting practice with teammates on the field at Angel Stadium for the first time Friday, Ausmus said. There is no target date for Ohtani to face live pitching – the next step in his return from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. … Tyler Skaggs, on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle, will throw off a mound this weekend, Ausmus said.