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Halo Headlines: Gold Glove for Calhoun, Playoff Tickets on Sale

The September 22, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Kole Calhoun closing in on his first Gold Glove award, Angel playoff tickets going on sale, and more…   The Story:  Kole Calhoun a favorite to win 2015 Gold Glove MWAH Says:  This comes as no surprise to Angel fans who have been enjoying […]

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 01:  Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros signs autographs for a fans on the field before the start of their game against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on September 1, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Astros vs. The End

This is it, folks. The Angels might not technically be eliminated if everything goes pear-shaped in Houston the next three days, but effectively they will be. For all the good the Halos did in Minnesota over the weekend, they still made up only one game on the Astros and now have just 13 games to […]

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 03: Los Angeles Angels fans look on in the eleventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Angels Fan Rooting Guide: September 21-27

I want nothing more than to stop being invested in this stupid, mediocre Angel team. But I can’t quit them. They’re still only 2-1/2 games behind the Astros with a HUGE three-game series in Houston this week. That’s totally doable! And yet, just a couple weeks ago I had made peace the Angels wouldn’t make […]


Boxscore Breakdown #149: Duffey Downed ‘Em – Twins 8, Angels 1

It was the best of starting pitchers, it was the worst of starting pitchers in the game on Sunday.  Matt Shoemaker, making his return to MLB action after having been derailed by a forearm strain, was hit hard and hit often.  The Twins’ starting pitcher, Tyler Duffey, who made his MLB debut this August filling […]

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Halo Headlines: Giavotella nearing return, Smith out indefinitely

The September 21, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Johnny Giavotella beginning a rehab assignment, Joe Smith’s sprained ankle sidelining him indefinitely, and more… The Story: Johnny Giavotella to begin rehab in Arizona MWAH Says: Johnny G successfully cleared the batting-practice hurdle last week, so now he’s off to join the club’s instructional league in Arizona […]


Boxscore Breakdown #148: Let’s Play Two! – Angels 5, Twins 2

The Angels completed their Twin killing on Saturday with another win to sweep the doubleheader, leapfrog ahead of the Twins in the wildcard standings, and sit just one and a half games behind the Astros for the second wildcard spot with a three-game series with Houston on deck.  Hold on to your hats and glasses, […]


Boxscore Breakdown #147: Overtime Affair – Angels 4, Twins 3

Friday’s rain-out predicated that a doubleheader would be played on Saturday.  The first game took twelve innings and five Angel relief pitchers to resolve, but we’ll take it if it comes with another victory over one of the two teams ahead of the Halos in the tight race for that second wild card slot. Angels […]


Changes at Monkey With a Halo

As you might have noticed, I’ve been absent from MWAH the last week. That absence is going to continue indefinitely. I always knew the day would come where I would have to write this post. I never had any idea when that day would come, but I assumed it would be years from now when […]


Boxscore Breakdown #146: Target Practice – Angels 11, Twins 8

Hey all you naysayers, that Yogi-ism it ain’t over ’til it’s over seems to be more true than ever 146 games into this season.  After twisting on the vine of mediocrity pretty much all season long, the Angels look like they have a legitimate shot at squeaking into the playoffs.  With sixteen games left to […]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Seth Smith #7 of the Seattle Mariners rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the second inning at Safeco Field on September 14, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Series Takeaways: Mariners Dampen Angels’ Playoff Hopes

It was a must-win series, until it wasn’t. The Angels fell on their faces against allegedly inferior competition again, dropping two games in Seattle while scoring a narrow one-run victory over Felix Hernandez in the middle game. And yet, the Angels didn’t lose much ground in the wild card race thanks to the Rangers sweeping […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #145: LOB-ster Fest – Mariners 3, Angels 1

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: The Angels get a runner in scoring position with none or one out in several innings, but then fail to make any kind of solid contact in the plate appearances thereafter and ultimately lose a game they probably should have won. Alongside pitching-staff implosions and underperforming platoon players, the LOBster fest […]

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Halo Headlines: Seager puts Weaver on blast, the impact of Heaney’s stock deal

The September 17, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Kyle Seager calling shenanigans on Jered Weaver, Andrew Heaney potentially messing with the financial possibilities of small-market teams and more… The Story: Kyle Seager says Jered Weaver “quit” on team MWAH Says: This was in response to the HBP fiasco in the fifth inning last […]

SEATTLE - JUNE 14:  Torii Hunter #48 (C) of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates with Andrew Romine #18 and Jered Weaver #36 after Weaver threw a complete game shutout against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 14, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Our Last Chance to Watch Torii Play?

This four-game series against the Twins may be the last time Angel fans get to see Torii Hunter in MLB action.  That is, if the Twins don’t win a wildcard spot in the playoffs and Torii retires after the completion of this season.  Way back in 2011, Torii was talking about retirement, telling the Minneapolis […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #144: The Battered King – Angels 4, Mariners 3

Not sure I’m a fan of this new “win every game by one run” thing, but whatever works at this point is gold. Beggars can’t be choosers, especially when taking on King Felix. The club’s four-run output on Tuesday tripled their season run total against Hernandez, and marked the first time since August 2013—a span […]

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Halo Headlines: Angels ramp up GM search, Street battling stomach bug

The September 16, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including the team’s GM search expanding to seven candidates, Huston Street losing 13 pounds in three days due to flu-like symptoms and more… The Story: Angels interviewing at least four external candidates MWAH Says: I guess Billy Eppler isn’t all that special after all. Arte Moreno and […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #143: Shellshocked – Mariners 10, Angels 1

The Angels played Monday like a team still dazed and confused by their ninth-inning implosion the day before. Even if Garrett Richards hadn’t continued his baffling good start/bad start interchange—this was most definitely the bad—the club would have needed a miracle to come away with the win. The offense was completely shut down by youngster Taijuan Walker for […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 03:  Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after scoring with starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning during interleague play at Coors Field on August 3, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Series Preview: Angels vs. Mariners vs. The Road

“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like […]