OAKLAND, Calif. In baseball, nothing ever stays the same. It's a game constantly in motion, always changing, always unpredictable.
Six weeks ago, on opening night, the Angels' starting outfield was Vernon Wells in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Torii Hunter in right. Monday night, as they began a three-game series against the Oakland A's, their outfield was Mike Trout, Bourjos and Mark Trumbo, presumably their outfield of the future.
Their top reserve outfielder on the bench was someone named Kole Calhoun.
Kole Calhoun? "It was a surprise to me as it was to everybody else," Calhoun said after joining the Angels at Oakland Coliseum. "I'm just kind of riding the wave right now. It's been an unbelievable turn of events in the last 24 hours."
So true. But that's baseball. Injuries happen, players go on the disabled list and players are called up to take their place. There's no slowing down to take a breath.
Outfielder Vernon Wells...