[Editor's Note: We all know local music and dive bars go hand-in-hand. So in the interest of merging the two together on Heard Mentality, we bring you our newest nightlife column Dive, Dive, My Darling. Read this week as our Mexican-in-chief, Gustavo Arellano stumbles into the dive bar scene to find ... 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 >>
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 >>
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.
Jay Brockman/OC WeeklyWe'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 >>
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 >>
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.
shop.mlb.com"Sport Spuds Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mr. Potato Head," $15.99It 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 >>
Oliver out!It's bad enough the Angels are losing another solid arm and strong locker room presence, but must such a player go to a division rival?ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick broke the news that lefty reliever Darren Oliver is headed back to his first Major League team--and the Angels' Western Divis ... More >>
Angels third baseman, switch-hitting lead-off hitter and spark plug Chone Figgins is apparently bound for American League Western Division rival Seattle.The Orange County Register, citing multiple sources, says the Mariners are on the verge of signing the free-agent to a four-year contract for ap ... 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 >>
Roger Lodge, who hosts The Sports Lodge on AM830 that is broadcast live from Angel Stadium, went off on Joe Maddon, the Tampa Bay Rays manager who also skippered the winning American League team in Tuesday night's All-Star Game from St. Louis. During a portion of his show that is simulcast on Chan ... More >>
UPDATED WITH FIGGY NOW IN AND HUNTER CLARIFICATION (THANKS, HALOMANIA!) . . . Neither Chone Figgins nor Jered Weaver were was not added to the American League roster of tonight's All-Star game. (But, as the Los Angeles Times just blogged, Chone Figgins was just added due to an injury to Tampa Bay's ... More >>
Stephen C. Smith calls on others to keep tabs on Irvine City Hall.CORRECTED!Lost in Santa Ana a few months ago, half paying attention to the street signs and half to Larry Mantle's KPCC interview show blaring out of the car speakers, I heard the host steer his Orange County "roundtable" guests--Oran ... More >>
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' genitali ... More >>
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