Efren Navarro: the Angels’ latest outfielder-cult hero

For reasons that I have never fully grasped, Angels fans have a unique way of glomming onto an unheralded reserve outfielder and turning him into something of a cult hero among the fan base. The newest entry into this long lineage is non-prospect-first-baseman-turned-reserve-outfielder-fan-favorite (sorry, internet, I think I just used up the entire supply of […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #105: Ferry trouble – Orioles 7, Angels 6

This is normally the part where I make some pithy observation about the game or a pun or some super insightful analysis on a particular event in the game. Some of those things happen more than others. Today, however, I can’t do that because I neither watched nor heard the contest. Why? Because it took […]

Baltimore Orioles v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Revenge

Curse you, Baltimore! We shall have our vengeance for you ending the Angels’ home series winning streak! The only revenge the Halos can exact is to defeat you at your home park where you yourself are so very mighty and- Oh, OK. Just 26-23. I guess that isn’t “mighty.” Still, the Halos shall punish your […]


Josh Hamilton’s vanishing power

If you are watching an Angels game hoping to see Josh Hamilton display his power, you are going to be sorely disappointed. You’d be better off checking the side of the milk carton in your freeze for Hamilton’s power because it has gone missing. Josh hasn’t homered since July 2nd. He has only six extra-base […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #104: Tamed – Angels 2, Tigers 1

It wasn’t an exciting game nor was it an exciting series, but the Angels were able to win this tame game and tame the Tigers for a series win. Also, I got one last pun out before the embargo gets put in place. I think we all in. Run Expectancy Rundown You know you are […]

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Halo Headlines: C.J. Wilson set for rehab start, Dipoto says Angels likely to do ‘nothing’ before trade deadline

The July 28th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including C.J. Wilson set for rehab start, Dipoto says Angels likely to do ‘nothing’ before trade deadline and much more… The Story: C.J. Wilson will make a rehab start today in Double-A Arkansas. The Monkey Says: He had two successful bullpen sessions over the weekend […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #103: WHAT IS HAPPENING?!? – Angels 4, Tigers 0

WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!! Efren Navarro is suddenly carrying the offense? J.B. Shuck is being used as a defensive replacement? Justin Verlander is getting outpitched by Matt Shoemaker? Erick Aybar is batting clean-up??? Quick, someone tell me what color the sky is because I need to confirm that we haven’t crossed over into another dimension. I […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #102: Making Smyly frowny – Angels 2, Tigers 1

This is just the punniest headline series of the year isn’t it? I just can’t help myself. As for the game, things were looking smiley for Drew Smyly as he racked up the Ks. After he strung together seven in a row, the sense of panic was palpable from Angels fans over this suddenly inept offense. […]