Murderers, Todd Spitzer, pervy teachers, Arte Moreno and so many more!
As we reported earlier this month, the Orange County Register scored a coup by nabbing legendary crank columnist T.J. Simers from the Los Angeles Times. Well, his first column appears today in print, and it's as lovably antagonistic as ever before--how can you not love a columnist who begins his OC ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
2013 marks a decade since billionaire Arte Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels, and I think we can all say he's been good for the franchise, even if your Halos have yet to win a World Series under his reign. But one group that's never been happy with him is Aztlanistas, who from the beginning have dema ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
When it was announced that Arte Moreno purchased your Anaheim Angels to become the first Latino owner of a professional sports franchise, I wrote this piece for your favorite rag excoriating the expectations of local Latinos that Moreno be all Mexican-loving and down with the brown because he's L ... 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 >>
UPDATED, SEPT. 14, 10:41 A.M.: Members of the union that represents 400 stadium ushers, janitors, ticket takers and ticket sellers voted to ratify a new contract with the Angels, averting a strike as the Major League Baseball season nears the end. The Angels had sought a wage freeze for those wor ... More >>
Even during the magical 2002 World Series year, the knock against the Angels was they lacked that one powerful bat.Defense--check. Intangibles--check. Pitching--double check.Yesterday's waiving of once-projected ace Scott Kazmir is just more evidence that last category is no longer a lock.
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 >>
The latest Forbes list of richest Americans is out, and Newport Beach's reclusive billionaire Donald Bren once again finds himself ranked the richest man in Southern California.Forbes pegs the Irvine Co. chairman's wealth at $12 billion, enough to make him the 21st richest man in these United St ... More >>
Tommy Craggs is having a helluva time revealing the financial secrets of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in "MLB Confidential" on Deadspin.com, 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 >>
MLB.comIf 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 >>
Flickr user DTrigger05We have been spoiled.
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 >>
Take a picture of Lackey, it will last longer.The Angels have a tough decision to make: Do they try to keep pitching ace John Lackey or spark plug Chone Figgins?
Angels owner Arte Moreno don't need no stinkin' ticket price cuts. Major League Baseball franchises have taken a hammering in attendance this season (thank you, shitty U.S. economy!), so all the teams that are playoff-bound or possibly so are resisting the common end-of-season tick ... More >>
Orange County Register: Classes sizes will balloon, up to 254 teachers will lose their jobs and frogs will rain down from the sky if Capistrano Unified School District goes through with plans to slash $25 million from its budget. But deputy superintendent Ron Lebs seems more intereste ... More >>
We Navel Gazers have had our issues with Arte Moreno's decision in 2005 to rename his Major League Baseball team the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim--with the understanding that we would immediately embrace Whatever the Hell the Team's Called once it reclaimed the World Series glory of 2002. Howe ... More >>
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 >>
Anaheim Angels vs. Cleveland Indians
Bye for now: Harald Martin, the Anaheim school trustee everyone loves to hate (and Gustavo likes to thank for unleashing The Mexican within) handed in his resignation letter yesterday. But don't drop the balloons just yet. He says he'll be running again next year. Ride a bus today: If you've never ... More >>
Nov. 15 - Nov. 21
One of baseball's great diversions is the Milwaukee Brewers' Sausage Race, where folks dressed in costumes that look like a bratwurst, kielbasa, Italian sausage and hot dog race each other after the sixth inning. It's really the only reason to visit Miller Park--well, that and the guy who slides in ... More >>
Our Annual Guide to the Angels
Curt Pringle, our biggest loser
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 >>
Feb. 1 - Feb. 7
Jan. 4 to Jan. 10. And tired.
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Arizonans at Mastro’s Ocean Club
Awwww hell. Angels owner Arte Moreno tells Bill Shaikin...
Los Angeles Ashes
Chilling away the summer, Mexico-style