I bet you thought I was writing about me. No! I'm far from being an angel (of any sort). My friend Tim Salmon (on the right) won a roster spot with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after being out with injuries since August of 2004. I spoke with Tim the other night and he seemed confident that if the Lord wanted him back in the lineup he'd be there. CONGRATULATIONS, TIM! By the way, Tim has the same nickname as I do. With a name like "SALMON" what do you expect!
Here's a note from the Angels' web site:
ANAHEIM -- Tim Salmon said he had a strong feeling at least a few days before the Angels announced their Opening Day roster that he would be one of the 25 players heading to Seattle for the opener. After Saturday's Freeway Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was made official.
Considering he hasn't played in a regular-season game since August 2004, that was the best news Salmon could have received.
"These last couple days, I haven't been as nervous as you might expect," Salmon said.
"I was relieved and excited, but I kind of expected it - it wasn't a shocker."
The Angels' career leader in home runs with 290, Salmon underwent surgery on his left shoulder and his left knee following the 2004 season, and as a result, missed all of last year. He rehabilitated throughout the winter at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home and came to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.