Monkeying aroung with the dog days of summer

Is this post being written because I couldn’t think of a better, more meaty topic for today? Or is it being written as a thinly veiled excuse to use the above photo of a monkey riding a dog? Does it really matter? No, the answer to one of those questions, maybe even all of those […]


What’s wrong with the Angels lineup? Everything

There is a lot wrong with the Angels lineup right now, one big inning last night aside. And by “a lot” what I really mean is “everything.” That the offense is struggling should come as no surprise, but the fact that the offense is broken in just about every way possible is hard to fathom. What […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #118: Proof of life – Angels 7, Phillies 2

When the Angels managed to screw up their bases loaded situation in the first inning, it really seemed like it was going to be another one of those nights where they find new ways not to score. Interference for running inside the baseline? Sure, why not. They’re doing everything else wrong. Mix in a mind-boggling […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Phillies vs. Fregosi

The Angels are (finally) going to honor Jim Fregosi this series. That’s great. However, I am not that old. I never saw Fregosi play so, I’m not all that invested in the when, where and how of honoring Fregosi. I realize he was the first real “star” the Angels ever had, but that’s just what […]


August trade targets for the Angels

Two weeks ago, Jerry Dipoto was perfectly fine with his rotation. No need to even be looking for a starter on the trade market, said Dipoto. Yep, everything is fine. Move along, folks. Nothing to see here. Return to your homes. Fast forward to today and OH MY GOD THE ANGELS REALLY NEED A STARTER. […]

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Halo Headlines: Angels playoff hopes pinned to a slumping offense and thin rotation, Shoemaker and Navarro thriving

The August 12th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels playoff hopes pinned to a slumping offense and thin rotation, Shoemaker and Navarro thriving and much more… The Story: The Angels are making a playoff push with thin pitching and a slumping offense. The Monkey Says: What? Like that’s a problem? Oh, right […]


Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 20

Dropped From Rankings: Joe Thatcher (hurt himself fielding a bunt, like a moron), Mike Morin (enjoys long walks on the beach too much), Tyler Skaggs (needs TJ surgery after all) Biggest Faller: Hamilton, down four spots Biggest Riser: Shoemaker, up five spots

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Boxscore Breakdown #116: Let’s get weird – Angels 5, Red Sox 4

#WEIRDBASEBALL!!!! Why is baseball after midnight called “weird baseball?” Because after midnight things like these happen: A 19th inning Albert Pujols playing third Albert Pujols playing third, but making an assist from the second base position Dustin Pedroia stealing two bases on one play The Red Sox playing for a tie in extra innings for […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #115: Feels like old times – Red Sox 4, Angels 2

Remember back in the beginning of the year, and really the two years before that as well, when the Angels seemingly couldn’t get a hit with runners on base to save their collective life? It is starting to feel like that again. This offense has too much talent to keep performing so poorly, but that […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Red Sox vs. Easy Street

Welcome to the Easy Street section of the Angels schedule. As I mentioned yesterday, they basically play the A’s and then nobody else who is any good from now through September 14th. Time for the Angels to get hot again. If not, they best start thinking about how to make sure to win the Wild […]