Angels back in picture with hot May

Tim Salmon and Darin Erstad have sparked the Angels' hot May with their hot hitting, writes Phil Rogers.

Originally Published: May 20, 2002
By Phil Rogers | Special to ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- During his rise up the corporate ladder, Michael Eisner must have been named executive of the year a time or two. But who would have believed Disney's ultimate grand marshall would merit a mention among major-league executives?

To understand the surprising nature of the Anaheim Angels' emergence as a playoff contender, you can't just go back to April 24, when they began digging themselves out from a 6-14 start. You have to go all the way back to some unconventional deal-making, ...

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