OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 22:  Alberto Callaspo #7 of the Oakland Athletics slides into home to score, beating the tag of Hank Conger #24 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the bottom of the six inning at O.co Coliseum on August 22, 2014 in Oakland, California. Callaspo scored from first base on an rbi triple from Sam Fuld #23. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Athletics Series Preview: Beaneball or Beanball?

Angels vs. Athletics! Beaneball time in Anaheim! Or is it beanball time in Anaheim? Who can tell anymore after what the A’s have been up to early in this season. Either way, the Angels are a struggling team about to face a division rival that is totally fired up and, oh by the way, already […]

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Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 3

This post is entitled the Angels Player Power Rankings, which is ironic because of the word “power” being involved. The Angels offense appears to have had a full-on power outage. Not a brown out, but a total blackout. So, for this week, let’s just call this the Angels Player We Forgot to Pay Our Edison Bill […]


Boxscore Breakdown #12: BOO-tera – Astros 4, Angels 3

Oh, Drew Butera, you just made a mess didn’t you. This was supposed to be a feelgood game with Garrett Richards making his return. But you had to go and throw all those good feelings away by throwing away the ball. You could’ve just better blocked the third strike that got away from you. You […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #11: Throw it back – Astros 4, Angels 0

The Angels and Astros wore throwback uniforms for this game, harkening back to a time in which the Angels were a pile of hot garbage. They must’ve been taking the throwback mantra pretty seriously because they LARPed their way into a pathetic offensive showing to get shutout for the first time this year. Astros 4, Angels […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 28:  Outfielder Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sets to bat against the Tampa Bay Rays August 28, 2013 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Josh Hamilton situation is escalating quickly

Thought you were going to have a nice relaxing weekend of Angels baseball did you? Think again because the Josh Hamilton situation is escalating quickly. The proverbial shit hasn’t quite hit the proverbial fan yet, but with all the news coming out about Josh and his life, you might want to put on one of those […]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim slides safely past catcher Jason Castro #15 of the Houston Astros and scores a run on a catching error by shortstop Jonathan Villar (not pictured) in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 12, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Astros Series Preview: Texas Two-Step

It only took the league three seasons into Houston’s tenure in the AL West to finally figure out that when the Angels come to the state of Texas that they should play BOTH the Rangers and Astros back-to-back. For some reason the last two seasons featured the Halos coming to Texas to play one team, then […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02:  Mike Scioscia #14 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on during prior to Game One of the American League Division Series against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Second Guessing Scioscia – Royal Bumble

Welcome to Second Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. And, boy, there are some questionable decisions to be reviewed. In the history of this column, we have never once struggled for content. However, we aren’t anti-Scioscia. The official MWAH stance on Scioscia is pro-Scioscia overall. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 02: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after walking Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals in the third inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Angels at a Crossroads?

The Angels find themselves in a considerable state of flux despite winning 98 games last season and being anchored by a 23 year old MVP.   Things could end up changing in a hurry for a team with a manager averse to changes and a clubhouse chalk full of veteran leaders. Let’s look at the circumstance […]


Boxscore Breakdown #9: In the lane – Angels 10, Rangers 2

Hey, man, it has gotta be the hair, right? Entering this game, Hector Santiago was a shaky starting pitcher who was going to be pitching in front of a lineup that had yet to really click. Who could imagine that both problems would be solved by Santiago giving himself a stupid haircut? Hector wanted to […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 30:  Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a double against the Minnesota Twins in the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 30, 2012 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

An entirely too early look at Mike Trout versus high pitches

Mike Trout entered the 2015 with a few different goals: he wanted to swing earlier and more often, he wanted to strikeout less and he wanted to solve his problem with pitches up in the zone. These are goals that in some ways are all in concert with each other and in conflict with each other at […]


Boxscore Breakdown #8: Drew-ined – Rangers 8, Angels 2

Drew Rucinski could’ve been the feelgood story of the early season. Fans were ready to jump on his bandwagon. Then he went and took a big ol’ dump on the mound in his first MLB start and ruined any chance of that happening. It earned the Angels a loss and Rucinski a one-way ticket to […]