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Halo Headlines: Skaggs and Thatcher placed on DL, Cowgill ready to return

The August 4th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Skaggs and Thatcher placed on DL, Cowgill ready to return and much more… The Story: Tyler Skaggs was placed on the disabled list with a flexor tendon strain. The Monkey Says: The good news is that his UCL is intact. What we don’t know […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #109: Totally not hip – Rays 10, Angels 3

Yeah, so, it turns out that an inflexible hip wasn’t C.J. Wilson‘s problem after all. The Angels had been trying to pass off the return of C.J. Wilson as the equivalent of a big deadline acquisition, but instead, it only served to make them look foolish for not pursuing rotation help. Wilson was a mess, […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #108: Sabotage – Angels 5, Rays 3

Just when things start to look like they are going the Angels’ way again- SABOTAGE! First, Josh Hamilton hits another homer, only to get hit in the hand by a pitch. SABOTAGE! Matt Shoemaker is about to escape a jam in the fifth inning only to have David Freese throw it away, literally. SABOTAGE! Huston […]


Series Preview: Angels vs. Rays vs. Priceless

No David Price for you, Tampa. And no David Price for you, Angels. Coming into this series there was some thought that the surging Rays would keep Price, making them a formidable opponent. There was also some thought, horribly underinformed and/or delusional thought, that David Price would be wearing an Angels uniform for this series. […]


The Boring Angels…

After you read this article, you’ll cry foul and tell me the title is misleading.  It probably is, but the Angels as currently constructed look like they’ll be one of the more docile ball clubs in the Winter time and trade deadline.  Why?  Jerry Dipoto built this team, his team, not just for 2014, but […]


Second Guessing Scioscia – Week 18: Consistently inconsistent

Welcome to Second-Guessing Scioscia, our look back at some of the questionable decisions that Mike Scioscia made in the last week. This isn’t because we dislike Scioscia, in fact, MWAH is officially pro-Scioscia. However, we do realize that he is not infallible and hope to use this series to bring light to the decisions in which he […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #107: Redemption – Angels 1, Orioles 0

If ever there was a fanbase ready to light up a star player, it was the Angels fanbase after his two GIDPs early in the game. Fortunately, he redeemed himself by driving in the winning run here. It saved him from the wrath of fans and might’ve bought the team a brief reprieve for standing […]


Efren Navarro: the Angels’ latest outfielder-cult hero

For reasons that I have never fully grasped, Angels fans have a unique way of glomming onto an unheralded reserve outfielder and turning him into something of a cult hero among the fan base. The newest entry into this long lineage is non-prospect-first-baseman-turned-reserve-outfielder-fan-favorite (sorry, internet, I think I just used up the entire supply of […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #105: Ferry trouble – Orioles 7, Angels 6

This is normally the part where I make some pithy observation about the game or a pun or some super insightful analysis on a particular event in the game. Some of those things happen more than others. Today, however, I can’t do that because I neither watched nor heard the contest. Why? Because it took […]

Baltimore Orioles v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Series Preview: Angels vs. Orioles vs. Revenge

Curse you, Baltimore! We shall have our vengeance for you ending the Angels’ home series winning streak! The only revenge the Halos can exact is to defeat you at your home park where you yourself are so very mighty and- Oh, OK. Just 26-23. I guess that isn’t “mighty.” Still, the Halos shall punish your […]