US Sports Leagues Are Learning to Adapt to New Gambling Laws

Foreword: The Supreme Court of the United States (Scotus) recently overturned PASPA of 1992 (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) which limited sports betting activity to a handful of US states, notably Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and Oregon. The law protected sports betting in these states, courtesy of grandfathered clauses. However, there was scant sports betting […]

Ways To Find Out When New Online Slots Are Released

Love to gamble but don’t know when new slots are released? Here are some ways to keep yourself updated about new slots being released by online casinos, and how you can increase your chances of winning without spending more money: Browse through the online casino website If you are an avid gambler, you must have […]

Week-12 to its End: Buffalo or Jaguars? Betting Odds and Matches

The days of thunder are heading to its end completing 11 weeks of joyful moment this year. The National Football League (NFL) is the moment of joy in North America which allows 32 teams from the American Football Conference (AFC) and National Football Conference (NFC) to show their best in front of football lovers from […]

MLB Pitchers Who Need to Turn Things Around

There is no baseball player on the planet who wouldn’t take a strong start to a season. While gaining positive momentum is a wonderful thing, every ballplayer also knows that what appears to be a solid campaign can be soured in an instant by struggling as they cross the finish line. Just as things can […]

The Best MLB Players in 2018

The 2018 MLB season is technically far from over because we’re still waiting to see who captures October glory in the World Series. But in reality, 26 organizations have already turned the page to the offseason and are gearing up for the next few months leading into next March. Some players are happy the regular […]

The Angels Sign Shohei Ohtani

I’m still a bit giddy about the Angels signing Shohei Ohtani. Attending the press conference was an incredible experience, and I was thrilled to get to ask a question on behalf of the fans. As I’m processing all the information that came out, I had some thoughts on the signing and the implications going forward. […]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Some Facts Maybe You Don’t Know

The professional baseball franchise, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is a member of the West Division of the American League (AL). The team was established in 1961 and has been based Angels Stadium of Anaheim since 1966 in Anaheim, California. The Los Angeles Angels has some of the leagues most popular players and deadliest […]

The Arizona Diamondbacks Find the Players They Need

Just about everything from the 2016 season could be viewed as a disaster for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Looking back now, it was probably a bit of foreshadowing when outfielder — and spark plug — A.J. Pollock went down with an elbow injury on the eve of the regular season. Instead of taking a step forward from […]

Analyzing Eppler’s past to predict his future

There isn’t a ton we can gather from Eppler’s time as the Angels’ General Manager, but with just over a year worth of data, we can start to put together patterns which could be applied in principle to this year’s free agent class in an effort to illuminate where the Angels might go.  First, let’s […]

An All Too Early Look at What we can expect from the Angels this offseason

The end of the season is mercifully approaching for the Los Angeles Angels.  The roster itself is actually a solid one, worthy of contention in any given year.  There’s just no way any team could work around injuries to a Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Nick Tropeano, Tyler Skaggs led rotation and find success.  A General […]

The Prospects that got the job done

Every game in an audition when you’re in the minor leagues.  The old saying that the cream rises to surface applies here.  When you take the most talented young baseball players on Earth, and force them to play against one another, the best will always rise to the occasion and put up numbers.  Hype, signing […]

New Book about Bobby Grich

One of my obsessions over the last few years has been former Baltimore Orioles/California Angels second baseman Bobby Grich.  One of the reasons for this is that his national profile does not get the attention it deserves, and I want to remind people just what a great baseball player he was.  For that reason, I […]

New Book on Angel History

Hey everyone out there who is still listening to Monkey with a Halo.  I have published a new book that is available now at Amazon.  It is This Day in Angel History, a compilation of my Today in Halo History articles, one for every day of the year.  As you know, I love writing about […]

End of the Year Farm System Leaders

With the minor league regular season just finished, now is a good time to look at who the leaders were on the Angels’ farm.  There will be a couple of familiar names on this list that even a casual Angel fan should recognize.  Of the six highest levels on the ladder of development on Angels’ […]

The Quantum Mechanics of the Grand Old Game

As a baseball writer, I am a frequent visitor of such websites as baseball-reference and FanGraphs, and it never fails.  My initial reaction is always one of being hit by the staggering amount of information and the many complicated ways of looking at this information that exists for baseball and which is unprecedented for any […]

There’s always a “but” when it comes to the Angels

Life can be complicated sometimes.  For the most part, those who are able to simplify it tend to be the happiest.  Baseball is a simple game, and thus it brings joy to fans around the world.  But the Angels, they’re a complicated team, and that leads to a lot of discontent.  Their fan base would […]

Who The Heck Is Robert Eenhoorn?

Wanna hear something crazy?  When I was doing some research today for a new baseball book that I’m writing, I came to read about an Angel third baseman named Robert Eenhoorn from the 1996 and 1997 seasons who is a knight.  A knight!  As in Sir Paul McCartney or Sir Winston Churchill. Sir Robert Eenhoorn […]

Hermosillo Steals Spotlight from Meyer

On a night when all eyes were watching Inland Empire 66er Alex Meyer, the pitching prospect acquired by the Angels in the Hector Santiago trade with the Twins who is working towards a September call-up to the big league team, it was outfielder Michael Hermosillo who made everyone take notice. The 21-year-old Hermosillo was playing […]

The Angels may not spend again this winter

Last off-season was the most disappointing for Angels fans since 2010, the year Tony Reagins showed up inexplicably late to the winter meetings, fled on foot to avoid having an interview with Jon Heyman and failed to sign the two players who basically were linked as strong as any player could be linked, to the Angels (Carl […]

Eric Aguilera Suspended for the Rest of Season

I received a little punch to the gut when I was surfing around the Angel baseball sections of the internet and saw that first baseman Eric Aguilera of the Angels’ Double-A Arkansas Travelers was suspended for the rest of the season on August 21st.  Angel officials are keeping details of the suspension out of the […]