ANGELS NOTEBOOK; EDMONDS GETS REGGIE'S BEST PITCH.Byline: Joe Haakenson Staff Writer
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Reggie Jackson
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Jackson is involved in a variety of business ventures and his stay in Arizona is business-related. But he stopped by the Angels' clubhouse Monday morning to visit some old friends and give center fielder Jim Edmonds some food for thought.
Jackson told Edmonds that New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of is a great place to play, as long one can handle all the scrutiny that comes with it. Edmonds has been coveted cov·et
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.
2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire. by the Yankees, but so far they have been unable to acquire him in a trade. Edmonds, though, can go wherever he wants after the season when he becomes a free agent, and Jackson made it clear to Edmonds that opportunities would be endless if he were successful with the Yankees.
``The Yankees are world champions,'' Jackson said. ``It ain't a bad place to play. As long as (George) Steinbrenner owns the team, they're going to contend.''
Dealing with Steinbrenner, Jackson said, is not so difficult, as long as one understands the hierarchy.
``It's easy to know the flow chart,'' Jackson said. ``We have The Boss up here, and then there's everybody else. You could be a vice president or work on the grounds crew, you're the same. I have a big title, but no power. When I played, I had big power but no title.''
--Team's slump ends: Garret Anderson hit two home runs and Jim Edmonds had three hits as the Angels (9-11) beat the San Francisco Giants The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California that currently play in the National League West Division. New York Giants history
Early days and the John McGraw era 9-8 at Scottsdale Stadium to snap a five-game losing streak.
Angels starter Brian Cooper, competing for a spot in the starting rotation, gave up six runs and five hits in four innings. Cooper, though, gave up all six runs in the second inning, and was perfect in the other three.
ANGELS vs. CHICAGO WHITE SOX The Chicago White Sox are a professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From to the present, the White Sox have played in U.S.
When/where: 12:05 p.m. at Tucson Electric Park Tucson Electric Park (TEP) is a stadium in Tucson, Arizona. It is home to the Tucson Sidewinders, the AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. It is named for the local electric utility, Tucson Electric Power. Opened in 1998, it seats 11,500 fans.
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Today's game: Angels at White Sox. Scott Schoeneweis starts for Anaheim. White Sox starter has not been announced.
Monday's results: Garret Anderson hit two home runs and drove in four, and Jim Edmonds had three hits as the Angels beat the Giants 9-8 at Scottsdale Stadium. Brian Cooper started for Anaheim (9-11) and gave up six runs and five hits in four innings, all of the runs coming in the second inning. Kent Mercker relieved Cooper and gave up two runs and five hits in four innings.
- Joe Haakenson
Box: ANGELS vs. CHICAGO WHITE SOX (see text)