Chone Figgins

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    July 11, 2013

    The Classic Q Is an Unlikely Cosmopolitan Player in Newport Beach's Bar Scene

    [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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    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. 

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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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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    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 >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Do the Angels Even Have a Plan?

    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?'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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Au Revoir, Figgy?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Tough Decision for Angels: Lackey or Figgy?

    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?

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Angels Owner Clings Tightly to $$$; Yankees Boast Big A Hex Broken; Long Beach Kid Redeems Himself

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    How Dare Joe Maddon Bone Chone Figgins . . . and Brian Fuentes, Too

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Bright Light at End of All-Star Game Tunnel for Angels? [UPDATED]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    As Stephen Smith Leaves Town, Irvine's "Tattler" Calls on Others to Step Up

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

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