John Hamilton came to your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim with a big stick and a lot of baggage. The first overall pick in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft spent most of his first eight seasons in the minors or suspended due to drug and alcohol addiction. He's gone on to become a lifetime .295 hitter ... 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 >>
Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
Man, what a mess of a city Anaheim has become, from trigger-happy cops to race-baiting (and censorious) Latino yaktivists to a bunch of dopes on the Anaheim City Council save for Mayor Tom Tait, who's supposed to be the conservative among the bunch and is increasingly being ostracized to the crappy ... More >>
In what's becoming an increasingly familiar happening, activists took to the steps of Anaheim City Hall this morning to denounce yet another vote by the council majority. The issue this time for the Take Back Anaheim group wasn't a massive $158 million giveaway for a hotel project, but a potential d ... More >>
Another weekend, another show with superstar chef Jet Tila on KLAA-AM 830. We turn the keyboard over to show producer Andy Harris--enjoy!
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 >>
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's longtime team orthopedist, died Saturday night. He was 66.Members of the organization did not find out until Tuesday. But, according to the Halos' website, coaches and players figured something was up when Yocum, who was starting his 36th season with ... 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 >>
Remember back in the days the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim were winning the West, taking the pennant and then ending the Fall Classic as World Series champions?Yes, how soon we forget 2002.But a hero from the Halos' glory days is returning to the Big A.
A full-time-turned-part-time Orange Countian blasted a former temporary Orange Countian over comments made about gays.This probably would not warrant coverage were it not for the fact that both a professional athletes known for running their mouths (and Twitter fingers): Minnesota Vikings punter Chr ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post where fan favorite Torii Hunter first accuses Angels owner Arte Moreno of lying to him about having no money to re-sign him, then changing his tune.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 13, 1:18 P.M.: When the Angels snagged Albert Pujols before the start of last season, we made ... More >>
One perk of this job is catching Angels games from the press box, where for nothing more than unreadable team coverage you get to enjoy the best seats in Angel Stadium, pluck free hot food from an all-you-can-eat buffet and snap rubberbands at the LA Times' Mike DiGiovanna. But on opening day at the ... More >>
Child molesters, Shaheen Sadeghi, serial killers, Dana Rohrabacher and so many more!
Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim have jumped onto The John and Ken Show bandwagon . . . that's bound for "Off the Air."Sí, señor, owner Arte Moreno flexed that Aztlanista muscle under the bicep sleeve of his red Halos polo, using it to yank Angels advertising from KFI's controversial afternoon rush- ... More >>
After all that has been said and done, I gotta say that the jury is still out on whether Arte Moreno is the best owner your Anaheim Angels could have. Yes, he's spent hundreds of millions of dollars on marquee free agents...yet the Halos haven't been to the World Series since he bought the team back ... 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 >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why does the media only care about Mexicans when they do bad things?
I haven't been to an Anaheim Angels game in about two years, busy as I've been. But I gotta head down there this year to check out that kid Trout. And when I'm at Angels Stadium, I gotta check out their vegetarian options.The motivation comes in part from PETA's recent release of the 10 most vegetar ... More >>
Our Matt Coker told you in April that the Los Angeles Angels and the city of Anaheim settled a federal class action lawsuit that requires them to make their stadium more wheelchair accessible. This week, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter ordered the defendants to pay the plaintiff lawyers--V ... More >>
You'd think with crowds Saturday pouring in and out of the Disney Resort thanks to the California Adventure re-do, the Angels playing the Diamondbacks at the Big A, a volleyball tournament at the convention center and a concert at the Grove, the Anaheim Police traffic division would have enough on i ... More >>
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.
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 >>
A week to the day after the Angels' April 6 home opener in Anaheim, a federal judge signed off on a class-action settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by a wheelchair-bound fan. Angels Baseball has agreed to sell Diamond Club tickets, which are normally $150 each for the seats behind home plate at ... More >>
'Made In California' isn't the same old state gold
Los Angels Angels of Anaheim right fielder Torii Hunter on Wednesday accidentally set off his alarm in his Newport Coast home, walked outside 20 minutes later to greet the police who came to investigate...and saw guns drawn. Sort of, he Tweets. Hunter Tweeted the ordeal, hinting that he may have ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We here at the Weekly--well, me--regularly harped about the old Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles TV broadcasting team. Play-by-play man Steve Physioc was too vanilla even for Orange County, and color man Rex Hudler had a grating voice and that damn baseball he sniffed and carried like a pacifier. Na ... More >>
The Los Angeles Blues will sport a new logo when they take to the pitch this year. We know, we know: who the fuck are the Los Angeles Blues? The Blues play futbol in the United Soccer League's National Division. And they're playing home games at Cal State Fullerton!The club is all a'flutter about ... More >>
Can one of the country's largest Middle Eastern neighborhoods patch up its rivalries to become OC's next famous ethnic enclave?
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 >>
Until yesterday, the most-infamous case of OC mass schoolkid indoctrination was a 1961 rally at Glover Stadium in Anaheim held by the Orange County School of Anti-Communism, a red-baiting machine whose members included Walter Knott and the Rev. Robert A. Schuller, and whose paranoia set the stage ... 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 >>
Howie Kendrick refused an 8-year-old fan's autograph request and made him cry, claims the boy's mother.She explains the Angels second baseman moved in next door for the duration of the season and that her family respected his privacy until last month, when her son, a die-hard Halos fan, approache ... More >>
The formulas work in movie version of Michael Lewis' book
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 >>
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 >>
Dave Smith was a popular talk show host on AM 830 KLAA, the radio broadcast station of the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim. His voice mysteriously went off the air in 2009, leaving some listeners questioning his whereabouts. Two years later, his name resurfaces, this time in cour ... More >>
Your Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles have solved the dilemma of who to play at first base, Rally Monkeys.That's because slugger Kendrys Morales will be out for the season after electing to have a second surgery on his injured left ankle.
Unless you live in Anaheim or happen to have tickets to either Ducks-Predators or the Angels-Red Sox games in Anaheim tonight, you might want to avoid the city like the plague. In anticipation of major traffic snarls around both Anaheim Stadium and Honda Center, the Anaheim Police issued a media ... More >>
The eyes of the sports world, especially in Los Angeles and San Francisco, have been focused on the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium on April 1.What has received far less notice was the beating of a pregnant woman and her brother, apparent Dodger fans, at Angel Stadium three nig ... More >>
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 >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more photos from the game.The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles 5-1 last night at Angels Stadium to sweep the annual Freeway Series.It was classic Mike Scioscia small ball (with a 5th inning Torii Hunter ... More >>
When Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced in mid-March that slugger Kendry Morales would be put on the 15-day disabled list for a still tender toe resulting from his ankle surgery and broken leg last season, that placement pretty much ruled out any lingering ideas that Morales would actually get t ... More >>
Let the fish puns begin.The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have plenty they'd like to forget about last season. With Opening Day coming up fast, the Halos are hoping to return to the have-a-great-regular-season-before-getting-spanked-by-the-stinkin'-Red Sox-in-the-playoffs-AGAIN form that fan ... More >>
Garret Anderson, one of the best--and most underappreciated--outfielders to play for the Angels of Anaheim, announced his retirement today. "It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire from baseball," Anderson begins a statement released by his club of 15 seasons.