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Monday, April 14, 2003
Source says Disney near sale of Angels. "The Angels' purchase price apparently will be greater than the $140 million Disney paid for the team in 1998, but the gain would not cover the cost of renovations Disney made on the team's stadium, estimated at $100 million." (

Ad takes playful jab at Maddux; Braves not amused. "'Come see batting practice with Greg Maddux and the Braves,' urged the Marlins' promotional ad, which was published in local editions of Saturday's papers." (Miami Herald)

Maddux much better than advertised. 6 innings, 2 hits, 1 run. Braves 7, Marlins 1. Payback. (Miami Herald)

David Peng analyzes the 2003 Angels. "When he’s patient, [Troy] Glaus is a terrifying hitter in much the way Darryl Strawberry was in his prime: both are possessors of a swing that is both beautiful in its smoothness and startling in its rapidity and power...The one caveat going into 2003 will be a wrist injury that has bothered him all spring. If it doesn’t heal right, it would be a deathblow to the Angels’ playoff chances." (Baseball Primer)

A Hard Joe Morgan Chat Day’s Night. You've got questions, Joe's got answers, Mike's got comebacks. (Mike's Baseball Rants)

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