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Posts Tagged ‘Albert Pujols’

LA Angels Press Box on the Move in 2013

The baseball reporters that will swarm Angel Stadium in April for Josh Hamilton‘s debut won’t be sitting behind home plate during the 2013 MLB season.

The club announced Thursday that they are in the process of converting the press box into a luxury seating area, meaning the baseball scribes will now be situated down the right-field line.

“It really boils down to building revenue streams and finding as many ways as possible to grow,” Tim Mead, Angels vice president of communications told the Los Angeles Times. “In talking to other teams, the seating behind home plate is a prime area to do things.”

That’s one way of paying for Hamilton and Albert Pujols, I guess.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

OC Register Organizing ‘News Mob’ for Angels Opener

How excited is The Orange County Register about the Los Angeles Angels season opener next Friday?

The newspaper will have more than 100 writers, editors, bloggers, photographers, videographers, graphic artists, designers, advertising representatives and marketing staff members providing coverage surrounding Albert Pujols‘ first regular season game with the Angels on April 6 against the Kansas City Royals.

No pressure, Albert.

LA Observed has the memo from Angels editor Keith Sharon:

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Los Angeles Angels Address ‘El Hombre’ Billboards

Welcome to Los Angeles, Albert Pujols.

The Los Angeles Angels made their free agent acquisition the center of their 2012 marketing campaign, featuring Pujols on 20 billboards with the tagline, “El Hombre.”

One problem — “El Hombre” translates to “The Man,” which is the nickname of former St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Stan Musial.

Dating back to his time with the Cardinals, Pujols didn’t want to be associated with the nickname, out of respect to his relationship with Musial. He voiced his concerns about the billboard campaign last week while addressing the media at Spring Training.

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Columnist Recalls Good Old CAA Media Leak Days

Patrick Goldstein has an interesting take on the current media fascination with the astronomical free agent salary deals landed by Major League Baseball stars Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols.

He suggests that just as the DVD boom once fueled the headline-grabbing paydays of Hollywood A-listers, billion-dollar media rights deals for MLB teams are now powering a similar inflationary curve on the baseball diamond. This shift has also taken out a once common top-tier talent agency tactic:

CAA was famous for leaking its star salary numbers in the ’90s, and every dazzling new salary breakthrough sent a telling message to stars signed to a rival agency–why isn’t your agent raking in all that moolah for you? When salaries are in decline, as they are now, you rarely see the likes of Kevin Huvane or Ari Emanuel feeding any information to the press, as today’s salary news only offers another instance of the scaling down of A-list actors’ earning power.

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Former Cardinals Media Rep Dubs Angels New ‘Evil Empire’

As Tom Hanks‘ character Jimmy Dugan famously bellows in A League of Their Own, there’s no crying in baseball! Nor, on the real-life flip side many decades later, much superstar player loyalty.

Reacting to the news that the Los Angeles Angels have snagged Albert Pujols away from the St. Louis Cardinals, Jeff Grant, a former media relations rep with the 2011 World Series champs, chimes in at BleacherReport.com under a headline that suggests the Halo’s are now a worthy heir to the Yankees’ “evil empire” throne:

Being a Southern California native and having experienced life in the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a member of the media relations department, I’m simply amazed by the ten-year deal that Pujols received…

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