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 >>
For years, Anaheim Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno has made much hay about how Forbes once named him the best owner in professional sports. That was back in 2009, the last year the Halos made the playoffs. Ever since then, of course, the team has bumbled its way through hundreds of millions of d ... More >>
Former Giants-Padres-Cardinals slugger Jack Clark has apologized over performance enhancing drug use allegations he made against Cardinals-turned-Angels slugger Albert Pujols, prompting the Anaheim first baseman to drop his defamation suit against Clark. After making the PED comments twice in early ... More >>
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
Many have wondered how soon it will be before Angels sensation Mike Trout is in pinstripes. Because Major League Baseball would not be Major League Baseball if all the best players were not on the New York Yankees. As comedian (and damaged Red Sox fan) Bill Burr has put it, they may as well make Ste ... More >>
There is a report that during the 2012 season, Angels Torii Hunter, now on the Detroit Tigers, and Albert Pujols, now on the DL, got into a fight. And the fight apparently happened after Pujols called out Halos ace Jered Weaver and was based on a misunderstanding about a previous dust-up between Hu ... More >>
Angels right fielder Josh Hamilton just prayed away rights to the slogan "Play Hard, Pray Harder." That is, the author of Beyond Belief, his autobiography that details trading drugs and alcohol for Jesus, has settled a lawsuit brought by a Dallas-based entity over trademark rights to the slogan the ... More >>
When Albert Pujols signed with the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim in December 2011, some baseball experts wondered what kind of production the 33-year-old would give in the later years of his 10-year, $240 million contract.But now a national sports columnist has expressed his doubts about the future Hall ... More >>
The first indication something wasn't right with Wednesday night's Angels home opener follow-up came from a sign in front of the Big A ticket window announcing $5 seats. Those were for the right-field pavilion, where the view revealed a half-full stadium that stayed that way even after the inevitabl ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
Remember when the Angels acquired Albert Pujols and they immediately started printing World Series tickets?And remember that dreadful start Pujols got off to and how the Angels, who had a terrible beginning the year they won their only World Series, tried to reassure everyone that they'd still make ... More >>
Long Beach Vegan Eatery is all about taking vegan food mainstream with flavors that you didn't know could exist without animal byproducts --how many times have you heard that one before? But here's the real, tasteful deal. Want macaroni and cheese minus the dairy? Done. Want a me ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the Angels coming through for charity event.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 5, 2:02 P.M.: Sponsors of an upcoming charity event in Fullerton for children with Down syndrome are taking aim at Anaheim's Angels and superstar first baseman Albert Pujols for being "uncaring ... More >>
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 >>
Noodles, noodles everywhere, from pho to pad Thai and everything else
If I'm at the Catch, I'm eating seafood and/or steaks--maybe a burger, if I don't need to impress anyone and want to pig out. But regardless of entree, my appetizer is always the same: the Sizzling Hiramasa Sashimi, a flowery title for a dish that skips across culture like the city in which it's mad ... More >>
So maybe it isn't a new team, unfamiliar American League pitching and/or since-fired batting coach Mickey Hatcher that are preventing Albert Pujols from hitting out of his $250 million Angels cap.Perhaps it's home cooking--or the lack thereof.
It's too early for the fat lady to sing over Albert Pujols or the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim Not Los Angeles. But it's not too early for her to clear her throat, as her virtual version--producers Drew and Jeremy--do with their new website Random Dudes With More Homeruns Than Pujols.
Yeah, so Jered Weaver pitched a no-hitter yesterday, and the Halos Nations is happy. But the fact remains: the Angels' marquee addition during this off-season, Albert Pujols, plain sucks so far.What the hell is wrong with him? Why is the greatest hitter of the past 15 years batting a measly .208, wi ... More >>
It's another double installment, the last for a while one hopes, of stuff that happened and what we gleaned from it.MARCH 31: It's disclosed that Arthur Palomino, one of the children in Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al,, Orange County's most famous civil rights case, passed away. What We Learned: ... More >>
Sad but true: outside of Coker, Dulaney, and myself no one gives a shit about baseball at Weekly World Headquarters because we're a bunch of commies who think sports is the opiate of the American masses.So what's this we here about some Mexican named Pujols causing a big fuss about joining your Anah ... More >>
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
There have been times in the history of our storied professional baseball franchise that Orange County Register beat reporters could not help but run into one another while covering the California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels.Yet, despite being one of the hottest tickets around (bless you, Mr. Pujo ... More >>
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 >>
So remember the memo that new Anaheim Angels slugger Albert Pujols sent the team about them a couple of weeks ago referring to him as "El Hombre" (The Man), even though he's been against it ever since he was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals?The Angels didn't get it.Spotted yesterday on the eas ... More >>
Spring training hasn't even truly started, and already your Anaheim Angels are annoying their $200 million man, Albert Pujols, with billboards proclaiming him "El Hombre"--"The Man" in espeaky Espanish. Not only is it unimaginative, but the St. Louis Cardinals tried to do that, a linguistic play ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
There was a lot to hate about 2011 as a whole.And, there are still nine days left for December to make a case for changing my mind about which was the worst month in Orange County this year.But, from my perch on this ivory tower I call "couch," I'm ready to proclaim October 2011 as the nastiest m ... More >>
There is the Reconquista, and then there is what's happening with our Anaheim Angels--once the paragon of suburban gabacho aspirations as exemplified by Gene Autrey and Wally Joyner, now owned by a Latino (Arte Moreno), narrated by one (Jose Mota), and recent acquirers of Albert Pujols, the Domin ... More >>
Warren and Pujols: A Murderer's Row for Christ?Going off what Coker posted yesterday about Christians looking toward new Anaheim Angels slugger Albert Pujols to bring a bunch of Papist Mexis in la naranja toward Christ, the question then becomes: what local church will Pujols sign up for as his n ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 8, 2:50 P.M.: Step aside, Rick Warren, Robert Schuller and Bishop Tod Brown: the next great Orange County Christian soldier may very well be Albert Pujols. Christian author Scott Lamb, who co-wrote Pujols: More Than a Game, believes the slugger may do more than knock baseballs over t ... More >>
Those were the days...This year's baseball World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals has been a thriller--two close games decided by one run, followed by two blowouts, followed by yesterday's thrilling Game 5, which saw the Rangers rally in the bottom of the seventh with two ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, in which Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.Saturday, I played in the annual "Irvine Classic", an day-long mens slow-pitch softball tournament ... More >>
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 >>
Flickr user Rich AndersonDarin Erstad hits a game-tying homer for the Angels in 2005.The way the Angels have been playing so far this season, they could use a Timmy Salmon, Troy Percival and especially Darin Erstad in their primes. At least Ersty is giving something back to fans and the Orange Co ... More >>
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