VIDEO: Vin Scully calmly does play-by-play of an earthquake

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The Los Angeles area was hit with a 5.1 magnitude earthquake during the sixth inning of last night’s Freeway Series exhibition game between the Angels and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Legendary announcer Vin Scully was on the air at the time and calmly did the play-by-play of the situation:

Not surprisingly, Mr. Scully is unflappable. The good news is that no major damage has been reported from the earthquake.

Angels hire Brad Ausmus as special assistant to the GM

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Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports that the Angels have hired former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler.

Ausmus, 48, managed the Tigers for four seasons, accruing a 314-332 (.486) record. The Tigers fired him after the 2017 season and hired former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire in his place.

Ausmus will assist with scouting and evaluations of players in the Angels’ system, amateurs, and players in other organizations.