AL East

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Dear Albert: An Open Letter of Apology to Angels "El Hombre" Pujols

    Dear Albert, Please bear with me as the following is most difficult to write as it includes the unthinkable: admitting that I was wrong. But wrong I was, about you in an Angels uniform, your on-field production and your deep faith, for which I would like to extend my most sincere apology, especiall ... More >>

  • Film

    May 15, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Chad Curtis, Former Angels Outfielder, Shares His Sex Assault Story from Michigan Prison

    Chad Curtis--who was a spark plug for what was then the California Angels of the early 1990s and also spent his 10-year career with the Tigers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Indians, Yankees and Rangers--is not sitting in a dugout these days but the Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Michigan. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Tim Tebow Could Be an Angel

    Tim Tebow could be playing for the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim right now instead of possibly holding a clipboard for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots' sidelines (if the controversial lefty quarterback even makes the final cuts).The Halos' revelation comes courtesy of Tom Kotchman, the former Ange ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Bob Costas Beach Houses in Crystal Cove for $4.7 mil; Leave Your Gun Home When Visiting

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who courted controversy in December when he dared raise the issue of gun control during a halftime show a day after a NFL player's murder-suicide, has reportedly put down $4.7 million for a Crystal Cove beachfront home.In November, former Angels pitcher John Lackey, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Eat This Now: Bleu Tenders at 320 Main

    320 Main in Seal Beach rightfully gets praised in these pages again and again as OC's premier cocktail lab, a place where owner Jason Schiffer and his manager Dave Castillo dominate local competitors like the 1927 New York Yankees and give LA's bartenders not only a run for their money, but frequent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Scott Boras: Baseball's Savior?

    You don't normally see Scott Boras hailed as a savior of baseball--usually, the Newport Beach super-sports agent is referred to as the complete opposite.But with the Nationals becoming the first Washington, D.C., team since 1933 making it to the playoffs, some in the nation's capital are crediting B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Mike Scioscia Bound for Boston Dugout?

    Despite a disappointing season--remember when World Series tickets were being printed up after the Angels landed Albert Pujols?--Anaheim skipper Mike Scioscia was recently lavished with job security comments from general manager Jerry Dipoto and owner Arte Moreno.So why is a MLB Network expert convi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Eddie Murray Pays $350k SEC Fine Tied to Tip from Ex-Orioles Teammate Doug DeCinces

    Securities and Exchange Commission heat came to the Baltimore Orioles' second-hottest hot corner (sorry, runner-ups to Boog Powell and Brooks Robinson), and now Hall of Fame first baseman Eddie Murray is paying $358,151 to extricate himself from a federal action that resulted from a tip he got from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Vladimir Guerrero, Former Angels MVP, is Back Home in Anaheim

    Vladimir Guerrero has returned to Anaheim.But, alas, not the Angels.The Toronto Blue Jays granted the former Halo slugger his wish to be released from a $1.3 million minor league contract after he left the AAA Las Vegas 51s late Monday night to return to the town he calls home.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Chad Curtis, Former Angels Outfielder, Accused of Inappropriate Touching of Girl Students

    Chad Curtis was a spark plug for what was then the California Angels of the early 1990s, and over a 10-year career that also included time with the Tigers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Indians, Yankees and Rangers, he hit a respectable .264 with more than 1,000 big league hits. Now a substitute teacher and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Richard Lee Baney: Lost Boy of Summer Enjoys Colorful Life On and Off the Baseball Field

    ​"The Lost Boys of Summer" cover boy Richard Lee "Dick" Baney of Tustin can point to pro baseball career highlights that include pitching Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" to victory in a divisional playoff game and striking Henry Aaron out twice as "Hammering Hank" closed in on Babe Ruth's all-time ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    Dick Baney and the Other Lost Boys of Summer

    Even after the Tustin resident helped embarrass Major League Baseball into helping retired ballplayers such as himself, he's still not happy, and he has plenty of company

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Darcy Fast: Man of God, "Missing Cub" and Lost Boy of Baseball

    ​Driving through Arizona to catch some spring training games, Darcy Fast says via his cell phone of baseball's annuity plan for the lost boys of summer like him, "I don't think it's fair." A Chicago Cubs pitcher whose darts lived up to his last name in 1967-68, Fast says baseball and the players ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Ken Wright and Jim Hutto: Lost Boys of Baseball Who've Sought Relief for Years

    ​When it comes to "The Lost Boys of Summer," two former ballplayers who have worked to get better retirement benefits for decades are Pensacola, Florida, buddies Ken Wright and Jim Hutto. They even tried to enlist retired, well-known major leaguers such as Dave Winfield and Robin Yount to help th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Don Mattingly Says Angels are Mets to Dodgers' Yankees

    ​Moments before the first full-squad workout of spring training and the launch of another disappointing season for the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly created some poster board material today by comparing his team to the New York Yankees and the Angels to the New York Mets.In ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Muhammad Ali's Trunks, Lou Gehrig's Last Bat and Dr. J's Championship Rings Up for Auction in OC

    ​Thanks to a Laguna Niguel company, you can swing the bat last used by Lou Gehrig as a Yankee, slide on "Dr. J" Julius Erving's NBA championship ring or slip into the trunks Muhammad Ali wore in one of his memorable fights against Smokin' Joe Frazier.Of course, to do so, you have to be the highest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Angels Desperately Need to Defeat the Evil Empire Yankees--For You, Me and America

    Would be nice if that could be true, at least for this weekend.​The Angels are getting hot!They're fading!They're on the heels of the Rangers!They can't win a game!They're back in the chase!(Make up your damn mind, Scioscia--are your boys making the playoffs or not?!)This up-and-down push toward t ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 18, 2011

    'Making Mischief: Humor In Art' Is a Cacophony of Clever

    The latest winner from the Irvine Fine Arts Center does much more than tickle your funny bone

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATE: Crisis Averted!] Angels to Honor Captain of the Evil Empire Yankees, Derek Jeter--WTF?

    Jeter's shit-eating grin--and legacy--will be celebrated (or hopefully booed) on Sept. 9.​UPDATE, 2:30 P.M.,AUGUST 17, 2011: Thanks to commenter MayhemIntheHood, we've learned that the event is actually not happening. Crisis averted, indeed. Check out Halos Heaven for more details. ORIGINAL POST, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Petition Asks Baseball Players to Wear White Ribbons During Next Week's All-Star Game in Protest of SB 1070

    ​Next week, Major League Baseball will hold its annual All Star game in Phoenix, where Sheriff Joe Arpayaso roams and perhaps the only major metropolitan area in the United States that has more Know Nothings per ratio than Orange County. For the past year, activists have been calling on Commission ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Dropkick Murphys Climb Up the Topsails

    The Boston group reflects on their latest release and the Bruins' Stanley Cup Victory

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Angels Opening Day: Living On a Prayer

    ​Rejoice! It's Opening Day, baseball fans! What's that? You hear the Red Sox are a mortal lock to win the World Series this year? That Boston's road to American League dominance ran straight through the Halos' shattered dreams of signing Carl Crawford? That the Oakland A's are actually decent ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 6, 2011

    Dumping In the Desert

    [¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, a racist tries to bait Gustavo, part MCMXLVIII

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Matt Keough, Ace Pitcher-Turned-Town Drunk, Gets Year in Jail (Sorta) for Latest DUI

    ​Former Oakland A's pitcher, probable ex-husband of Playboy Playmate-turned-founding The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member Jeana Keough and current boozehound Matt Keough was sentenced today to a year of jail for his latest DUI incident.On the bright side, Keough was granted credit for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    5 Reasons to Actually Continue Watching the Angels

    ​Yes, they're eight games back in the AL West. Yes, they can't even win their series against miserable teams like the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, though in the Halos defense Baltimore had magic on its side. Yes, very few Angels players seem like they give a crap right no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    5 Reasons Why the Angels' Season Went to Hell

    Jay Brockman/OC Weekly​We're well into the last half of the Major League Baseball season, and if you've been paying attention to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recently, you'll know they haven't been playing their best. There have been a few players worth noting (Hint: his name rhymes with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Last Chance to See Cooperstown in Anaheim

    ​If you don't have tickets to tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game at the Big A, you can still check out a piece of the national pastime's history.Actually, make that more than 100 pieces.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    An Open Letter to NYC: These Five California Songs Show You How to Make a Track Your Own

    We love "Empire State of Mind," too, New Yorkers. But ease up on bringing her out everywhere. Ask your buddy California for some song advice.​Tonight, the season premiere of Rescue Me airs on FX. If you watch the network, you've seen the promos that intersperse shots of star Denis Leary* fighting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Grading the Angels: First Quarter

    Flickr user takomabibelot​With summer vacation just about to start for most students here in Southern California, a report card is the furthest thing from their minds. For the Angels, however, a quarterly review is not only needed, it has to be signed by a parent and returned ASAP.This isn't going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Angel Fans, It's Time to Panic

    OC Weekly​The only thing worse than having someone break up with you is to hear the stupid clichés everyone uses to try to cheer you up with afterward:"Dude, you are better off without her.""Come on man, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.""The best way to get over someone is to get under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Shut Up, John Lackey

    Flickr user SD DirkJohn Lackey​ Tonight, the Angels face former teammate John Lackey in what was--before some ridiculous comments by the former Halo--nothing more than another game against the Sox. Lackey apparently wanted to up the ante, so he opened his mouth and spewed garbage.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Anti-Mexican, Anti-Italian Ushers at Angels Stadium?

    View more news videos at: Anti-Mexican racism at Angels Stadium of Anaheim isn't anything new, especially given how neo-Nazis troll the stadium's parking lots and pass out white-power music compilations after your Halos play. But actual ushers spouting off, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Angels Return Home with a Series Win and a Persistent Heartbeat

    Flickr user myhsu​ A few years back, when the Angels were beginning to round into form as the perennial playoff team we enjoy today, the manager and starting pitchers shot a commercial. I don't remember who it was for, but I know it wasn't Howard's. In the commercial we saw Angel skipper Mike Scio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    It's One Step Forward, Two Back For the Angels

    Flickr user chris.ptacek​ The Angels under Mike Scioscia have been about consistency. Their manager preaches, and seems to live by, a mantra of keeping everything balanced. Losses don't get the team too low and winning doesn't get them too high. The approach has worked well for Orange County's bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Angels Go Over Suicide Squeeze in Pre-Game Against Those Damn Yankees

    Flickr user waldo swiegers​Your Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles have always excelled at the suicide squeeze, but this is ridiculous: About 15 Angels headed for the team bus taking them to today's game against the Yankees (5-0 NY in the seventh as this is being typed) witnessed the aftermath of an ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Angels Early Reviews Are In: Could Be Better"Sport Spuds Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mr. Potato Head," $15.99​It looks like I may have created a bit of a stir in the Angel community in my first "Give 'Em Halos" post by suggesting the Angels could be in trouble so early in the season. Angels fans are very committed to their tea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    There's no Tex in Teixeira

    Others on this blog will undoubtedly dissect your Anaheim Angels' embarrassing flameout against the Boston Red Sox, so I'll just focus on the linguistic disaster that is the Halos' radio announcers (excluding the always-classy Jose Mota). One of them--Rory Markas? Terry Smith? Steve Physioc? Maybe e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Why Are Angels Fans Such Pussies? And, In Defense of Dodgers Fans

    Faithful reader Cesar's attacks on an Angels fan got me thinking: why are Halos fans generally such pussies? I know of many exceptions, of course (Weekly managing editor Rich Kane being one of them), but the general stereotype of Angels followers being plastic, effete, polite pussies is just too tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    14 Reasons Why the Angels Lost Game 1 of the ALDS

    *The stupidest noisemakers ever, a thin piece of cardboard which fans were supposed to fold up like an accordion and slap them like a tambourine. Did some idiots complain about having to blow too hard to inflate the old ThunderStix, which worked so well in 2002? *Stupid little kids who sing the Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Yankees Star Johnny Damon Pimpin' it Up at OC Weekly Party!

    Did you spend this past Saturday at Decadence, the Weekly's annual bacchanal of breasts, bros, and booze? Probably not, since the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel security probably stopped you, you poor, poor nerd. I snuck in somehow, got in a verbal fight with a moron restaurant owner who shall remai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2008

    Someone Hire the Register a Copy Editor

    As daily newspapers have laid off employees, they also make the mistake of hiring the foundation for their structure: the copy editors. We'll just assume that's what happened with the Orange County Register, which since its decision to suicide itself these past couple of years has increasingly had m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Men Get Hate Crime Charges for Vicious Beating of Illegal Immigrant Janitor

    Right about now three Southern California men probably wish that they'd just gone home after drinking booze at the Angels 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox on August 8. Or, perhaps, James Joseph Kelly, 26, Justin Louis Mullins, 23, and Cheyne Danica Wilson, 25, wish that the final event of their even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    OC Register Disses the Angels' G.A.

    Quite a night last night for Garret Anderson, who socked in a club record 10 ribbies for the Angels in their 18-9 thrubbing of the hapless Yankees, who they totally OWN (the Halos are the only MLB team with a winning record against the pinstriped peckerwoods during the Joe Torre era). Included in G. ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 26, 2007

    !Ask a Mexican!(r)

    'Thoughtful, argumentative, loyal and kind'

  • Features

    March 30, 2006

    Year Zero

    Nothing will ever outstrange what happened to the Angels in 1986

  • Features

    October 21, 2004
  • Food

    October 7, 2004
  • Food

    June 20, 2002

    Expensive Tastes

    Flemings provides the steak, you bring the dough

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