By On the occasion of our 20th anniversary
By Gustavo Arellano
By R. Scott Moxley
By Alfonso Delgado
By Courtney Hamilton
By Joel Beers
By Peter Maguire
By Charles Lam
It's been quite an August for your Anaheim Angels, who fought with the Texas Rangers in Arlington, split a series with the New York Yankees in the Big Apple, got embarrassed by the Cleveland Indians, swept the pitiful Seattle Mariners and gained a couple of games on the first-place Oakland Athletics in the American League West battle royale. As I write this pick, the Angels are about to start a home series with the Boston Red Sox, a team that consistently breaks the Halos' hearts (see 1986, 2004, any time David Ortiz wields a bat), so the Angels might be coming off a great series or a flop.
But this weekend does guarantee a visit from our favorite bitches—the much-vaunted New York Yankees, the team that sags with a $200 million-plus payroll yet hasn't won the World Series since 2000. The Angels are the only team in baseball to boast a winning record against the Yankees since 1996 at 53-50 and expect that winning streak to continue this weekend. Even with the rash of injuries and suspensions that have pushed the Angels close to the off-season edge, we can expect the hometown nine to show those pendejo New Yorkers a thing or two about baseball.
Your Anaheim Angels versus the New York Yankees at Angels Stadium, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, (714) 634-2000. Fri., 7:05 p.m.; Sat., 1:15 pm.; Sun., 12:35 p.m. $5-$60.