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The Hamilton Hex?

There’s no easy way to say what must be said. In situations like this, where no amount of decorum or politeness will mask the sting of the words, it’s best to just go full steam ahead and hope for the best. Josh Hamilton has been a bust. In the field, Josh Hamilton has been nothing […]

Is the Angels’ season over?

About one month ago, the following was written: If the Angels are swept by the Astros at any point, let’s agree to … start mainlining Prozac. Well, good news for the pharmaceutical lobby: The Angels have seemingly turned from the winning ways that brought them an 8 game win streak and proceeded to screw the […]

Cliches at the big A

At the risk of being a jinx, the Angels appear to have turned the corner. Their recent winning streak and the historic highlight of Mike Trout hitting for the cycle seem to have sparked something in the team. However, the train is only leaving the station. There’s no telling what twists and turns await ahead […]

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Five good reasons to replace Josh Hamilton with a turtle

With the season in full gear, it’s time to face facts. The Angels are hurting and no one can quite put their finger on a diagnosis. Any and all suggestions are being considered as the team looks for ways to hit their stride and begin making a climb in the AL West. Trades, minor league […]

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Signs of good cheer(ing sections)

In some ways, a sporting event is like an old timey, fun timey melodrama. We have our heros, we have our villains and we, the fans, play our part as the audience by cheering the good guys and booing the bad guys. In true dramatic fashion, sports fans have written a robust history of wacky […]

Angels progress report: Deja vu all over again.

“Deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.” -Trinity, “The Matrix”.   If deja vu happens when something is changed, then one wonders how the Angels have managed to achieve it without changing a thing. After all, at this time last year, we were asking ourselves most of […]

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Vernon Wells: A look back

January 21, 2011. For Angels fans, it is a day that shall live in infamy.   Less than a month into the new year, Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera found themselves bound for the great white north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Meanwhile, in Anaheim, players and personnel awaited the arrival of the Angels' newest acquisition: […]

A second look at the Angels spring training stats

With spring training baseball up to full speed and headed for the regular season, the news is coming fast and furious. Each rest day, each slap double, each pick-off attempt is being carefully reviewed, studied and analyzed by coaches to help players perform their best, and by opponents searching for any sign of weakness. Like […]

An open letter to Mike Scioscia

Dear Mike, Hope you’ve had a great offseason. I’m sure you weren’t ready to leave work to go on break, but, hey, any opportunity to get some lasagna and watch some football right? Like all good times, Mike, this one must too come to an end. Our restful, baseball-less break is over. Now, it’s time […]

Pitchers and Catchers and Superbowls, Oh My!

With Super Bowl stories finishing their turn passing through the headlines, very few eyes are on the baseball happenings. The NFL simply owns the first week of February. Nothing in hockey, basketball, or baseball can compare to the big game or its aftermath. Rather than looking at who’s avoiding salary arbitration in the MLB, most […]

Building Up Buttercup

The Rally Monkey, the “Steal Third” kid’s run, and light-up beer glasses. To Southern Californians, these items are the signatures of the Big A, Angels Stadium of Anaheim. Certainly there are countless other hallmarks of the stadium, but they all share one thing: Tradition. Some newer than others, but all are considered calling cards of […]

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Angels’ New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year off to a jump-start, the gyms are packed, the e-cigarettes are flying off the shelves and self-improvement is on everyone’s mind. Every new year brings a clean slate. It can be seen as a 365-day chance for people to re-evaluate and improve themselves. Professional athletes are no exception. Far from it, […]

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Angels letters to Santa

With the Christmas spirit in full swing, everyone is decorating trees, stapling lights to their homes, baking wide assortments of holiday goodies and, of course, writing letters to Santa. With less than fifty days until pitchers and catchers report, baseball is attempting to engage in all of these holiday activities while frantically working out trades, […]

Breaking up with Zack Greinke

Dear Zack,   You know we care about you a lot,or we wouldn’t be writing. That’s part of what makes this so hard to say We don’t understand what went wrong, Zack. One day we were racing to take the AL West and the next you’re saying we need to see other people. Was it […]

A very Angels Thanksgiving

With many people in the post-thanksgiving food coma, the spirit of gratitude may have taken a momentary back seat today to the regrets and lessons of overindulgence. Still, it would be somewhat uncouth to not take stock of our blessings. Sure, it seems that most of the news surrounding the Angels lately has been either […]

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