Today the manager revealed his starters for Saturday’s split-squad games. Jerome Williams will start at Tempe Diablo Stadium against the Chicago Cubs, while Brad Mills will start against the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale.
Barry Enright (Sunday vs. Oakland), Garrett Richards (Monday at Seattle in Peoria), A.J. Schugel (Tuesday vs. Arizona in Tempe) and Nick Maronde (vs. San Francisco in Tempe) will start the following games.
Some links to get you through the weekend:
• Don’t want to drive to the Angels games? The city of Tempe has you covered with a free shuttle.
• Some fantastic words and images here about spring training’s Southern California roots. The Angels closed the book on the era when they moved their spring operations from Palm Springs to Tempe: “From their inception as an expansion team in 1961, the Angels … had trained for at least part of their preseason at Palm Springs’ Polo Grounds, later renamed Angels Stadium in recognition of the longstanding association. But the team eventually outgrew its Coachella Valley facilities. When after 1992, they decamped from Palm Springs in favor of Tempe, the migration of teams from Southern California to Arizona was complete.”
• A popular song in the press box today. Never hesitate to turn up the volume on Human League: