ANGELS NOTEBOOK: COLLINS SAYS NOW IS TIME TO SIT DOWN.
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Angels manager Terry Collins, whose team has won its last eight games, will serve an eight-game suspension immediately rather than wait until the AL assigns the dates.
He made the decision following a discussion Monday with AL president Gene Budig Gene Budig was the president of Major League Baseball's American League from 1994-1999. In 1999, the President's offices of the two leagues were disestablished.
Prior to his position with the American League, Budig served as chancellor of the University of Kansas. . Though the length of Collins' suspension was not reduced, it was agreed he could begin serving it immediately.
Meanwhile, acting commissioner Bud Selig Allan Huber "Bud" Selig, Jr. (born July 30, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was previously the team owner and administrator of the Milwaukee Brewers. said he was ``distressed'' by recent brawls, saying they endanger the players. He wants ``more effective penalties'' for uniformed personnel who leave their dugouts or positions to ``incite To arouse; urge; provoke; encourage; spur on; goad; stir up; instigate; set in motion; as in to incite a riot. Also, generally, in Criminal Law to instigate, persuade, or move another to commit a crime; in this sense nearly synonymous with abet. or further inflame violence of any sort.''
Selig has instructed Budig, NL president Leonard Coleman and baseball CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Paul Beeston Paul McGill Beeston, CM (born June 20 1945) is the former president of Major League Baseball and former president of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Born in Welland, Ontario, Beeston earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics/political science from the University of Western to meet with the players association to devise a new plan.
``Current fines and suspensions - which do not include losses of pay - should be revised or reformed to deter behavior which is not in keeping with the integrity of the game,'' Selig said.
Collins and Kansas City Kansas City, two adjacent cities of the same name, one (1990 pop. 149,767), seat of Wyandotte co., NE Kansas (inc. 1859), the other (1990 pop. 435,146), Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties, NW Mo. (inc. 1850). manager Tony Muser Tony Muser (born August 1, 1947) .is currently the manager of the Peoria Padres.Previously, he was the manager of the Kansas City Royals.And After Spend Four Seasons As The Bench Coach For San Diego Padres Under Bruce Bochy And Before He Became Manager Of The Royals He Was The were suspended for eight games as the result of a fight-filled game at Kansas City last Tuesday night. The Angels won 7-5 in a game that included two brawls and 12 ejections following a series of hit batsmen.
Muser, whose Royals hosted Milwaukee on Monday night, has not divulged his plans. The AL had planned to set the dates Friday for his suspension and that of Collins.
``There was a clear breakdown in leadership and the managers must assume much of the responsibility,'' Budig said in announcing the suspensions Friday. ``The American League has a right to expect much from its field managers. They are the ones who determine in large measure player attitudes and actions.''
Budig suspended nine players for a total of 22 games and fined them $7,500 each.
Baughman sidelined: Angels rookie second baseman Justin Baughman will be sidelined for the next seven to 10 days after getting hit in the face by a line drive in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Baughman, 23, suffered cuts on his chin and upper and lower lips when he misjudged Curtis Goodwin's liner in the seventh inning. He was taken to Chapman General Hospital in Orange and underwent a CAT scan CAT scan (kăt) [computerized axial tomography], X-ray technique that allows relatively safe, painless, and rapid diagnosis in previously inaccessible areas of the body; also called CT scan. and X-rays on his upper and lower jaw.
The X-rays were negative, although he was diagnosed with a slight concussion and received stitches to close the cut on his upper lip.
ANGELS vs. ARIZONA
Time: 7:05 p.m. at Bank One Ballpark.
TV/Radio: Ch. 9; KRLA-AM (1110), XPRS-AM (1090 Spanish).
Matchups: The Angels' Chuck Finley (6-2, 2.22 ERA) opposes the Diamondbacks' Willie Blair (2-8, 4.78 ERA). The Angels take an eight-game winning streak into their first-ever series against the expansion Diamondbacks. It is the longest winning streak of the season for the Angels.
--- Joe Haakenson
PHOTO TERRY COLLINS
The Angels manager will begin serving his eight-game suspension tonight.
BOX: ANGELS vs. ARIZONA (see text)