— Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) April 23, 2014
Much has been made of how much has NOT been made of Albert Pujols‘ pursuit of joining the 500-homer club. As only the 26th player to ever accomplish the feat, it deserves to be lauded, but some feel that, for a multitude of reasons, it hasn’t gotten the same fanfare that something like Derek Jeter‘s […]
For the second straight game in this vaunted showdown between Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was an older Angels veteran stealing the show. This time it Albert Pujols doing so in spectacular fashion as he took all the wait and anticipation out of his chase for 500 career homers. He just so happened to […]
The April 23rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the resurgence of Pujols, more Trout-Harper comparisons and much more… The Story: The resurgence of Albert Pujols. The Monkey Says: The power is back and, yes, it is clear that he is able to move much better. It almost all seems to be tied […]
Reports of Albert Pujols’ demise were greatly exaggerated. Finally healthy again, Albert has been on a tear this season and what better way to show that than him smacking his 500th career home run.
Oh, by the way, this was his second homer of the game and gives him the MLB lead in home runs. So, yeah, I think he’s going to be just fine.
Up next on the Pujols milestone checklist is passing Eddie Murray at 504 homers to break into the top 25 all-time. With the way Pujols is going this year, he seems quite likely to be in the top 20 by the end of the season.
Anaheimnesia ‘anə hīm nēZHə noun a partial or total loss of memory pertaining to how to hit a baseball that affects hitters in their first year after being acquired by the Angels. There are so many threats to a player’s well being in the modern game of baseball, but on threat currently casts a greater shadow than […]
Coming into this series, the story was all about Trout and Harper. Harper and Trout! Trouper and Hart! Hout and Trarper! Guess what? Neither of them really played a factor in this game. Heck, they didn’t even have the common decency to fight to the death to prove who was the superior player. Pfft, amateurs. […]
The April 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including everyone talking about Trout facing off with Harper and much more… The Story: Mike Trout and Bryce Harper sharing the field for the first time is something special. The Monkey Says: Is it really that much more special than Trout and Cabrera […]
OH MY GAWD! TROUT VS. HARPER! IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING! Sure, the media has been pitting Trout against Harper since before either was in the majors, but this is the first time that they have, you know, actually played against each other. There is going to be so much forced narrative in this series that it […]
Dropped From Rankings: Kole Calhoun (ankle quit on him mid-stride), Matt Shoemaker (demoted) Biggest Faller: David Freese and Raul Ibanez, down seven spots each Biggest Riser: Hector Santiago and Chris Iannetta, up eight spots each
Just look at this mess. This is a Little League play. This is the a “Dammit, Angels” play. How is a professional team capable of such nonsense? Why is Hector Santiago throwing submarine-style 60-feet away from the plate? What happened to the Angels being able to play defense? What happened to the Angels, in general? […]
The April 21st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout compromised on his extension, Pujols played with a foot injury to the start season and much more… The Story: Mike Trout and the Angels met in the middle on his big contract extension. The Monkey Says: It is quite interesting to see that […]
Saturday in Detroit, something truly amazing happened: J.B. Shuck, he of the 11 career homers, including the minors, took reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer deep for a leadoff home run. It was a feat so stunning that the cameraman filming Shuck’s home run trot, tripped and fell hard following Shuck as he turned for home.
The cameraman might tell you that he simply lost his footing, but I prefer to believe that he was in such a state of shock at what he had just witnessed that his brain simply shut down all of his motor functions, thus the embarrassing tumble in the video above.