American League (MLB)

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    October 29, 2014

    OC's Scariest People 2014! Scary People to Avoid in the Dark!

    By Gustavo Arellano, Matt Coker, LP Hastings, Charles Lam, R. Scott Moxley, Gabriel San Román and Nick Schou Ever heard of the children's books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark? Neither had we, but the tales so spooked Weekly art director Dustin Ames as a kid that he asked if we could illustrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Columbia Journalism Review Eviscerates OC Register for their Lapdog Coverage of Angels Stadium Controversy

    The shine of Aaron Kushner-led Orange County Register continues to lose its, um, shine, as national media watchers pay attention to what we've been saying from the beginning: that despite hiring hundreds of reporters, fattening the paper, and doubling down on the future of dailies as a viable indust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Gustavo's Latest "Orange County Line" Commentary for KCRW: On Arte Moreno's Decade Owning Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim!

    This year marks a decade since Phoenix businessman Arte Moreno bought Orange County's Angels baseball franchise, becoming the first Latino owner of a major-league professional sports franchise. It's been a stormy 10 years, with Moreno at first endearing himself to fans by spending hundreds of millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Mother Jones: Arte Moreno One of the Least-Asshole Owners in Baseball!

    While your Anaheim Angels underachieve through yet another season of overpriced, over-the-hill free agents (what the hell is this: the early 1990s of Von Hays and Hubie Brooks), Halos fans can take solace in at least one victory for their team: Mother Jones has deemed Arte Moreno one of the least-as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    10 Past and Current Orange County Pro Athletes Disgraced in 2012

    The Rams are, of course, long gone and the Honda Center remains in need of an NBA team, but Orange County still has the Angels, Ducks, a whole bunch of mixed-martial arts fighters and assorted pro sports retirees who reside and/or hailed from here.Current and former pro athletes get into trouble som ... 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 30, 2012

    Taco Bell To Give Out Free Doritos Locos Tacos Today

    America, go at it. From 2 to 6 p.m. today, Taco Bell will be giving customers a free Doritos Locos Taco.The fast-food chain had promised fans that if any player stole a base during the World Series, it would declare today Free Taco Tuesday. On Thursday, Angel Pagan of the San Francisco Giants swiped ... 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

    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 3, 2012

    Jered Weaver Puts the "Pee" in Pitching No-No for Angels

    "I had to pee so bad. It was unbelievable. I had to go relieve myself. Superstition had to go out the window."-Jered Weaver, after pitching the Angels to a 9-0 no-hitter vs. Minnesota last night at the Big A, explaining his mad dash out of the dugout after the eighth inning (via USA Today).

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    What We Learned

    The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    [PHOTO] The Virgin of Guadalupe Appears Inside the Big A!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2010

    This Week in Food

    Flickr user beatluv​ As a by-the-glass fellow, Dave applauds the rising use of enomatic wine dispensers, shares a tongue-tantalizing recipe for authentic Catalan aollioli, dives into multiple bowls of pho in "Dueling Dishes," lists five crappy restaurant penny-pinches that piss us off and gets a h ... More >>

  • 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 22, 2010

    The Angels are Winning, but a Bump and a Bruise are Showing

    Flickr user myhsu​The baseball season is too long. The baseball preseason is too long. Even baseball's post-season now runs into November!When you have a total of 16 games in your season, as in the NFL, a two-game losing streak is enough to finish you. In baseball, that amounts to a blip on the ra ... 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 16, 2010

    OC Mexican Dodgers Fans Invade Dodgers Stadium with Their Loud-Ass Music!

    The day is this past Tuesday; the occasion, Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The music is tamborazo, the brass-band racket native to Zacatecas; the group, from Jerez, where my parents and thousands of Orange County residents are from (most of them coming LEGALLY, because their parents we ... 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

    April 9, 2010

    OMG, Do the Angels Suck Already?

    Christopher VictorioTaken at Game 5 of the Angels vs. Yankees ALCS last year. ​Three burning questions all OC'ers have to be asking this morning. One, what will airlines charge us for next? Two, what else will someone see an image of Jesus in? Most importantly however being are the Angels already ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Jered Weaver to Receive 1st Nick Adenhart Award at Big A Tonight

    The Weave​Jered Weaver will receive the first Nick Adenhart Award during tonight's game at the Big A against the Oakland A's.Bestowing the award will be charged with emotion. Tonight also marks the one-year anniversary of Adenhart's death after pitching six scoreless innings at Anaheim Stadium. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Five Topics to Discuss during the Annual Angels-Dodgers Freeway Series

    ​As usual, I stay out of this fray (mostly), because I'm condemned to fruitlessly root for the Chicago Cubs for eternity. But that doesn't mean I don't like to see other fans duke it out!Here are five topics to get the chingasos rolling...

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    March 23, 2010

    Steve Physioc, ex-Angels Broadcaster, Defends Torii Hunter

    Fox SportsSteve Physioc (left) and Rex Hudler, before they were fired in November.​Steve Physioc, who was fired as the Angels television play-by-play man in November (along with his color man, Rex Hudler), is showing there are no hard feelings, at least when it comes to outfielder Torii Hunter, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Angels Radio Broadcaster Terry Smith: Get Some Balls

    On the drive back from Rio Hondo College in Whittier yesterday, I managed to hear Angel Talk for the first time. It's the call-in show that follows any game by your Anaheim Angels and is hosted by Angels radio broadcaster Terry Smith. Yesterday, people called in whining about shortstop Erick Aybar n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Music-Inspired April Fools' Day Jokes Meet Mixed Results

    Everyone likes to get in on the fun on April Fools' Day, but perhaps not everyone should.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez Signs with the New York Mets

    Bye-bye Frankie. ESPN is reporting that now ex-Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez has signed a three-year, $37 million deal with the New York Mets.Rodriguez, who broke the single-season saves record in 2008 with 62, will certainly make bank in NYC. And considering that he usually only works a single ... 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

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2008

    Winging It

    Angels vs. Chicago White Sox

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/7

    Revolution Rock, 9 p.m. Vagrant Vinnie spins old '45s and delights with hillbilly funk jazz. Viva La Revolución! Proof Bar 215 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 714-953-2660 Joyride Mondays, 8 p.m. DJ Adam Smasher drives the fun bus tonight The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90 ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 3, 2008
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    April 3, 2008

    Halo There

    Anaheim Angels vs. Cleveland Indians

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    A Piece of Chone, All Your Own

    The Angels are auctioning off Chone Figgins' helmet for charity! Did Chone steal your heart as well as second base this season? Then cast your online bid and his helmet can be yours. No, ladies, not that kind of helmet. Where's Commie Girl when I need her to make GOOD jokes about Angels' genitalia ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Disneyland Loves the Dodgers (Ingrates Edition)

    Remember when Disney owned your Anaheim Angels? Yeah, we've erased that from our memory as well (though not that sweet, sweet 2002 World Series win, por supuesto). But the fact remains that Disney is still very much an Orange County institution, especially Disneyland. That's why it shocked us last n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2006

    Rally Monkey Justice

    Chances are if you were caught sneaking off to a baseball game instead of doing your job, you'd get in trouble. And if your job was a position of great public trust, in which you were literally holding a person's life in your hands, and you refused to return to work after you were contacted at the ... More >>

  • Features

    March 30, 2006

    Year Zero

    Nothing will ever outstrange what happened to the Angels in 1986

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006

    Atomic Action Beanball

    A coincidence, but one which raises a question. The coincidence: last night Japan won the title game in the World Baseball Classic, and last night I happened across a curious minor relic of the relationship between baseball in the U.S. and baseball in Japan. The question it raised in my mind: do th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    The Anaheim Example: How grammar will save baseball

    Last night, Anaheim was home to both The Happiest Place on Earth™ and a little corner of Mudville, where there is no joy, because last night in Anaheim, Team USA was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. Mexico beat the major leaguers representing United States, 2-1. Only four teams now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006

    Arte and Anaheim: A Valentine's Day Post

    It's almost Valentine's Day, so it's only natural that dysfunctional relationships, crushed hopes, and the reek of squandered affection are in the air. What's a little less natural is that they are also in the sports pages. But when it comes Angel's owner Arte Moreno and Anaheim, you'd expect nothin ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005
  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Deal of the Century

    The LA-OC Pedophile Priest Swap

  • Features

    October 21, 2004
  • Columns

    October 30, 2003

    This Monkeys Gone to Heaven

    The rest of us are stuck here

  • Food

    October 2, 2003
  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Leftist Latino

    Latinos are front-runners, just like everyone else

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    October 28, 1999
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