American League (MLB)

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    April 22, 2011

    Ducks And Angels Two-Fer Tonight: Anaheim Cops Issue Warning

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Beating of Dodgers Fans at Angel Stadium Reported 3 Days Before Attack on Giants Fan at Dodger Stadium

    ​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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Mike Scioscia and Angels Win Battle: Los Angeles

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Kendry Watch: Things More Likely to Happen Before Morales Returns to the Lineup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Great Expectations for Angels Rookies Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Garret Anderson, Great But Underappreciated Angels Outfielder, Retires

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Akaninyene Efiong Akan, San Clemente Resident, Tied to Rape in Oakland. No, the Other Oakland

    ​A San Clemente man is being held for a rape in Oakland.No, not the Oakland of A's, Raiders, Oak Town, Jerry Brown and Epic Beard Man fame, but the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania. Akaninyene Efiong Akan, a 29-year-old Nigerian, is charged with rape, burglary, assault and other crime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    The Orange County Interwebs Horror Show Gets Sporty

    ​The Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, the Santa Ana Drags, Huntington Beach surfers, Santa Cruz surfers and OC-bred quarterbacks Matt Leinart, Colt Brennan and Mark Sanchez wind up in this week's especially sporty compilation of things said about or from Orange County on the Interwebs.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    Figgy Headed Back to the Angels?

    ​Piggybacking off a post about changes in the Seattle Mariners lineup, one blogger tosses out this intriguing possibility: Former Angels' spark plug Chone Figgins returning to Anaheim. 

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    OC's Scariest People

    Crypt from the headlines, here are our annual 31 flavors of fiendishness

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Out-of-Work Angels Rally Monkey Creator Forced to Sell His World Series Ring

    ​Things really are tough all over. Robert Castillo was let go as a production manager with the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles in the 2007 off-season. He hasn't latched onto a new job since, so he is selling his 2002 Anaheim Angels World Series Championship ring. Asking price: $19,995.What's even sa ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Angels Press-Box Pooh-Bah

    [Best of OC 2010] John Moynihan's 10 OC Survival Tips

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Angel Herrera Leal Convicted of Murder in Wrong Way Disney Way DUI Crash

    ​We told you last week about Angel Herrera Leal facing a murder charge in Fullerton's North Justice Center a December 2008 crash on the 5 freeway near Disney Way in Anaheim that occurred after the Los Angeles 30-year-old drove several miles the wrong way. Leal was found guilty by a jury today of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Andrew Thomas Gallo, Accused of Killing Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart and 2 Others, is Not Only Alleged Drunken Driver Up on Murder Today

    Andrew Thomas Gallo​Separate murder trials for two alleged drunken drivers begin this morning in Orange County.One you've heard a lot about, the other not so much.Guess that's to be expected when a rookie phenom Angels pitcher is a murder victim in the more talked-about case.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    5 Fun Facts in Leaked Angels Documents

    ​Tommy Craggs is having a helluva time revealing the financial secrets of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in "MLB Confidential" on, thanks to leaked documents team officials have confirmed are the real deal.Major League Baseball and Angels' VP of Communications Tim Mead are not amu ... 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 16, 2010

    Andrew Thomas Gallo, Accused of Murdering Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart and 2 Others, Can Get a Fair Trial in Orange County: Judge

    ​We told you last month that the attorney for Andrew Thomas Gallo, the 23-year-old San Gabriel resident facing murder charges in the crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others last year, filed a motion to move the trial out of Orange County."I'm confident a fair jury can be se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Anaheim Has Dubious Distinction of Hosting Baseball's Lowest Rated All-Star Game Ever

    ​It may have been a coup for Anaheim to get Major League Baseball's 2010 All-Star Game, but as of now that particular Midsummer Classic has the distinction of having drawn the lowest television ratings ever. Tuesday night's game on Fox had a 7.5 household rating and an average of 12.1 million vie ... 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

    July 13, 2010

    Five Places for All-Star Players to Avoid to Stay Out of Trouble

    Christopher Victorio / OC Weekly​Major League Baseball's All-Star Game isn't known for enlisting sluggers with squeaky clean criminal records. Exhibit A: this mugshot gallery.And Orange County, where today's All-Star Game will be held, has time and again lured athletes into trouble--legal, medical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    3hree Songs I Never Want To Hear Again (But Undoubtedly Will)

    Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California, being an OC native and, of course, music.Flickr user striatic​​There are certain songs that are inescapable, that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Horses, Anti-Arizona/Pro-Jesus People Outnumber Anti-Mexi Loons at MLB All-Star Game Protest

    ​Unsurprisingly, the area around Angels Stadium in Anaheim was a slow, baking crawl before the baseball All-Star Game, airing rightnow on television. Unsurprisingly, the Aztlanistas came out in full force--about 125--to bring awareness to their campaign to move next year's All-Star Game from Phoen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Where To Eat Before The 2010 MLB All-Star Game​If you've been reading along with OC Weekly recently, you'll remember that we reviewed the eats both inside and outside the stadium where a certain important baseball game will be played tomorrow.If you can't handle the idea of overpaying for stadium food, here are some additional suggesti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    GM Torii Hunter?

    ​Angels centerfielder Torii Hunter began the season making controversial comments about blacks and Latinos in Major League Baseball and headed into the All-Star break calling out teammates who may be dogging it.Now Spiderman says he wants to do whatever a general manager can.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Angels Limp Their Way to the All-Star Game

    Courtesy of Angels BaseballThis has been as odd a season of Major League Baseball as there has ever been. That's really saying something for an organized sport that has been played for more than 100 years.Consider the four no-hit games pitched before the break, how two of those no-hitters were perfe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Superstars! Theme Parks! Slimy Politicians! All OC Names That Didn't Live Up to the Hype

    ​On over the weekend, Angels third baseman Brandon Wood hit a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.While that's pretty impressive, the four runs Wood drove in over the weekend represent 30 percent of his RBIs on the season. In other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    High-Speed Rail Plan Slammed by Berkeley; Curt Pringle in Senator's Cross Hairs

    ​California's planned high-speed rail system has been the target of varied criticism, including from Orange County state assemblywoman Diane Harkey who wants to kill the thing outright. Now, a study from UC Berekely--funded by the high-speed rail authority--says the entire project is based on ride ... More >>

  • 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

    June 28, 2010

    World Cup Edition, Part Two

    ​The World Cup continues with the USA bowing out earlier than desired but still providing thrills for the sport's fans here in the States. It's amazing really that a nation that treats soccer like a colicky redheaded stepchild was treated to such a fine showing on the sport's biggest stage. This i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Give 'Em Halos: World Cup Edition, Part One

    ​What a great time to be a sports fan. The world's best soccer players are battling in South Africa, the world's best basketball teams played an epic Game 7 for the NBA Championship and, here in Orange County, the Angels are back!After a long struggle that had many reaching for the panic button, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    UPDATED: Wheelchair-Bound Fan Sues Angels and Anaheim for Discrimination

    ​Originally posted 2:45, June 15. Updated 4:59 p.m. with non-comment comments from the city and the Angels. See bottom of post. J. Paul Charlebois says that he wanted to watch a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game from the Anaheim stadium's club level, which is the swanky tier with box seats ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    What a Difference a Break Makes

    ​When Kendry Morales came down after his game-winning home run celebration, then stayed down; some Angels faithful rewound back to 1999. That was the year the Halos signed Mo Vaughn to a six-year, $80-million contract, at the time the highest in the game. The excitement in Orange County was palpab ... More >>

  • Food

    June 10, 2010

    Butter Up, Angels Fans!

    [Hole In the Wall] Four places to eat before a Halos game (and one to visit afterward)

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Shedding Light on Baseball's Dirty Secret​Dear Mr. Selig,Good morning, Mr. Commissioner, it's me, the voice of all baseball fans! I've been whispering in your ear for some time but you have managed to tune me out more often than not. That ends now: the rumble you hear is the dissatisfaction with the status quo that you have it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Andrew Thomas Gallo Can't Get Fair Trial in Angels Country, Claims His Lawyer

    Faces of Andrew Thomas Gallo​The attorney for Andrew Thomas Gallo, the 23-year-old San Gabriel resident facing second-degree murder and other charges in the crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others, has filed a motion to move the trial out of Orange County.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Darin Erstad Still Helps Angels Community

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2010

    Angels Can't Even Win Right

    Kendry Morales' injury: Not as cute as this kitten's​So, I'm sitting here watching the Angels game on Saturday. They are hosting the Mariners who were pre-season favorites to win the division but are playing more like Mouseketeers than Mariners. Despite that, however, they managed to beat up the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    An Open Letter From Fans to Angels GM Tony Reagins

    OC Weekly​Dear Tony,What's up? How are you today? Feeling a little heat no doubt. Sorry about that, but you know how the old saying goes, if you can't stand the heat...I'm writing today as the voice of all Angels fans. What gives me that right? Well, nothing in particular, I just felt like writing ... 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 >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Dissecting the Angels: Fun with Numbers

    Flickr user Irargerich​Baseball is known for--amongst other things--its passionate fans, players with quirky nicknames and managers that wear the same outfit as its players. Nothing exemplifies baseball, however, as much as the stat. No outfield-running drunken fan, player who goes by "Chipper" ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Angels Look Heavenly at Home, Road Test Awaits

    "We are two wild and crazy guys!"​This is exactly what Angel fans were waiting for. Forget the sweep of the A's, the four wins on a six-game homestand or even Kendry Morales' continued torrid pace--fans were waiting on the pitching.  On this homestand, the Angels finally delivered.It's no ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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.

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    May 3, 2010

    Los Angeles Angels: Basking in Mediocrity

    Flickr user DTrigger05​We have been spoiled.

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    May 1, 2010

    Why Angels Owner Arte Moreno Won't Comment on his Home State's SB1070 Anti-Illegals Law

    ​The biggest non-surprise of the week: your Anaheim Angels' owner, Arte Moreno, offering no comment to the Los Angeles Times when they asked about his stance on Arizona's SB1070, that piece of Copper State legislation that makes OC's own Proposition 187 seem as anti-Mexican as El Plan de Santa Bar ... More >>

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