California Angels....Crash???????

California Angels....Crash???????

Post by Mikem » Fri, 22 May 1992 22:33:08


I'm not trying to yell wolf, but...
M

My wife said she heard a report about a bus crash, seriously injuring
12 California Angels coaches and players. It was on the radio this
morning (5/21)

Any verification????

Mike miller

 
 
 

California Angels....Crash???????

Post by Brian Kivi » Sat, 23 May 1992 02:20:49


Quote:
>My wife said she heard a report about a bus crash, seriously injuring
>12 California Angels coaches and players. It was on the radio this

The only serious injury was to the manager, he had a broken rib.
Some of the other players, and Carew were slightly bruised only.
Chill... it wasn't that bad. I'm an O's fan and hoped for worse.
THAT WAS JUST A JOKE! NO FLAMES PLEASE

-Brian
AL East- Home of the Two best records in Baseball

 
 
 

California Angels....Crash???????

Post by R. Jayakrishn » Sat, 23 May 1992 04:10:46

Quote:


>>My wife said she heard a report about a bus crash, seriously injuring
>>12 California Angels coaches and players. It was on the radio this
>The only serious injury was to the manager, he had a broken rib.
>Some of the other players, and Carew were slightly bruised only.

>-Brian

  I just heard over KMPC radio that only Alvin Davis has an injury of
  some concern. Apperently he has a kidney contusion and passed some
  ***. He is doing alright, though. The person talking to KMPC over
  the phone said he was eating lunch and is not in any serious problem.
  He may miss a few days of play, and it was not yet decided if he would
  go on DL.  I had to park my car in a hurry and so didn't hear the details
  on the accident. Something to do with their bus skidding 300 ft or
  something...

  Scary thing, even though I am not an Angels fan.

  Jay

 
 
 

California Angels....Crash???????

Post by Bill Ha » Sun, 24 May 1992 01:50:00

Quote:


>>My wife said she heard a report about a bus crash, seriously injuring
>>12 California Angels coaches and players. It was on the radio this
>The only serious injury was to the manager, he had a broken rib.
>Some of the other players, and Carew were slightly bruised only.
>Chill... it wasn't that bad. I'm an O's fan and hoped for worse.
>THAT WAS JUST A JOKE! NO FLAMES PLEASE

>-Brian
>AL East- Home of the Two best records in Baseball

California Angel Crash Injuries (from LA Times articles, 5/22/92)

  Manager Bob Rodgers: broken right elbow, right rib, and left knee.
  Traveling secretary Frank Sims: cracked ribs, possible punctured lung.
  Bullpen catcher Rick Turner: gash under left arms requiring 26 stitches.
  Trainer Ned Bergert: being tested for kidney damage.
  Hitting instructor Rod Carew: whiplash.
  Bullpen coach Ken Macha: assorted cuts on his forehead.

  Alvin Davis: bruised back, being tested for kidney damage.
  Gary DiSarcina: bruises, assorted cuts, sore back.
  Bobby Rose: severe right ankle sprain. put on 15-day DL.

  Three players or staff who were not identified were treated for cuts
  and bruises. The bus driver was also treated for cuts and bruises.

Everyone, except Rodgers, Sims, Bergert, and Davis, has been released
from the hospital.

In a quote, taken from a Times article without permission.

     "It's a wonder we weren't all killed," said Sims, who was
     sitting in the second row behind the driver. "We were tossed
     around like dolls. Bailing out of airplanes [as a World War II
     pilot] was simple compared to that."

The only fortunate thing here is, it could have been much worse. After
seeing pictures of the bus, I'm amazed that these were the only
injuries.

Tonight's Angels-Orioles game will be played as scheduled.

GO ANGELS!

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California Angels....Crash???????

Post by Mark J. Rineha » Sun, 24 May 1992 04:12:58

Quote:

> In a quote, taken from a Times article without permission.

>      "It's a wonder we weren't all killed," said Sims, who was

Guess they had a guardian *angel* on their shoulder, huh? 8^)

You knew someone was gonna say it. 8^) 8^)

mark

 
 
 

California Angels....Crash???????

Post by Ted Fra » Sun, 24 May 1992 05:48:21


Quote:

>> In a quote, taken from a Times article without permission.

>>      "It's a wonder we weren't all killed," said Sims, who was

>Guess they had a guardian *angel* on their shoulder, huh? 8^)

Bleah.

This reminds me of the Lewis Grossberger column regarding people who
get called "lucky," like the New York kid who got his face impaled
on a spike but was rescued from death (Headline: "Luckiest Kid in the
World"), or the survivors of Sioux City
plane crash.  He hypothesizes that if they were *really* lucky, then
the plane wouldn't have crashed at all, and wonders about the poor
luck of the five billion people who *haven't* had their faces impaled
on a fence spike.  

It also reminds me of an article I read in Baseball Digest in the Late
1970's regarding the Angels' "jinx," including the deaths of Bostock
(random shooting) and Miley (car accident), and another couple of dozen
bad luck incidents.  I was much amused to see
a year later an article in another magazine wondering if Nolan Ryan,
who had just signed with Houston, could escape the "Astros jinx" which
was also a long list of calamities to befall Astros.  And in one of
those greatest sports stories ever children's books, there's an
article about World Series stars jinxes.  And so on.  Sort of like
the Lincoln-Kennedy thing; you can find patterns and coincidences in
anything if you look hard enough.
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