Diamonds and Ice

Angels finally contribute
September 2, 2008, 7:18 am
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Forgot to add this to my Tuesday morning Kernels story. Before the regular-season finale Monday afternoon, the Cedar Rapids Kernels announced that the parent Los Angeles Angels are going to contribute to flood relief by donating 15 computers total to the Boys and Girls Club in town and the main YMCA. I believe the split is nine computers to the BAGC and six to the Y.

During their last regular-season homestand, the Kernels played short video messages from Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, General Manager Tony Reagins and some Angels players who used to play for the Kernels, expressing their respective best wishes to the city in its recovery.

Those would have been great sentiments about two and a half months ago, but seemed a little late to this reporter. The same could be said for the Angels’ computer gift.


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Can we trade affiliations with, I don’t know, any other MWL team?

Comment by kjpilcher

I thought and have though the same thing KJ. I really enjoy being a season ticket holder but having an affiliation with a team that is two time zones away is not necessarily fan friendly.

Comment by Greg

I’m really disappointed to see the Angels take two months to make this contribution. It is even sadder to see they declined to do something for Art “Superman” Pennington. After all baseball took from him during his playing days, they could have given something back.

I also thought the video snippets were in poor taste. Two months after the fact, the last thing people in CR need to be reminded of is the floods. Nice response, Angels. *eyeroll*

Comment by Halo fan in Palo

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