The April 4th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson dealing with more elbow tightness, the OC Register is dead to me and much more...
The Monkey Says: The frustrating thing is that Madson still hasn't gotten back to the throwing level he was at when he suffered his first setback over a month ago. They did an MRI for Madson after that first bout of soreness and it came back normal, so there probably isn't anything seriously wrong, but this inability to move forward in his rehab is getting very frustrating for everyone.
The Monkey Says: Rev and I are pretty much on the same page here. This is the dumbest thing I have seen any newspaper do. I have no problem with them trying to charge for content, but the way they are pricing it is absurd. Every article is behind the paywall and you have to pay nearly $40 PER MONTH for the entire paper or you get nothing at all. A smart thing to do would've been to offer a la carte pricing for people who only want certain sections for a few bucks per month. Or maybe a tiered pricing structure based on a limit of article views. There is no way I am paying that, especially since their Angels coverage is not that good. Jeff Fletcher is a very good beat writer, but at the end of the day he is providing the same info that Alden Gonzalez at Angelsbaseball.com and Mike DiGiovanni at LA Times provide. After that, you'd be asking me to pay to read the offensively awful Jeff Miller and Mark Whicker. That ain't happening. As such, don't expect to see any links to OCR pieces in this space until their business people pull their head out fo their ass, although I have the feeling the paper will go belly up first.