Baseball: Arizona Fall League-Fall Stars Game

Angels Minor League Update: Three-Headed Monster

Henceforth, when I refer to the three-headed monster, it shall be known as Mike Morin, R.J. Alvarez and Cam Bedrosian.  Just when you think you have a favorite, the other two do something to absolutely amaze you.  When those three fully arrive with the Angels, I believe we’ll be witnessing the best Angel bullpen in a decade.  Just […]


Ernesto Frieri’s biggest problem? Predictability

When it comes to the Angels and the Bullpen of Perpetual Sorrow, the fans have had an assful. There is plenty of blame to go around, but the goat du jour is Ernesto Frieri thanks to his most recent meltdown. It is hard to blame people for that. Frieri has been the closer for parts […]

Halo Headlines

Halo Headlines: reactions to Albert Pujols 500th homer edition

The April 24th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including reactions to Albert Pujols 500th homer edition and much more… The Story: Albert Pujols supposedly predicted he would hit his 499th and 500th homers prior to Tuesday’s game. The Monkey Says: That feels like one of those things where a guy was just goofing […]

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Washington Nationals

500 homers a culmination for Pujols, but not the Angels

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 […]

image (8)

Boxscore Breakdown Game #20: 500 – Angels 7, Nationals 2

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 […]

Halo Headlines

Halo Headlines: the resurgence of Pujols, more Trout-Harper comparisons

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 […]

VIDEO: Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run

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.


David Freese has Anaheimnesia

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 […]

Halo Headlines

Halo Headlines: Trout vs. Harper edition

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 […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Nationals vs. Forced Narrative

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 […]