NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, who courted controversy in December when he dared raise the issue of gun control during a halftime show a day after a NFL player's murder-suicide, has reportedly put down $4.7 million for a Crystal Cove beachfront home.In November, former Angels pitcher John Lackey, who ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
I'm of two opinions regarding the news that longtime Anaheim Angels pitcher John Lackey (the big lug above) has left your Halos for the accursed (as opposed to cursed) Boston Red Sox. One is: who cares? Is an ace really an ace when he has a career 3.81 ERA, only two truly great seasons out of sev ... More >>
Gustavo muses about John Lackey's departure from the Angels here. The post ends with a dig about inbound Angel Hideki Matsui, whose future tenure our Winter Mexican League All-Star compares to that of Mets-and-Expo-great-turned-Halo-bust Hubie Brooks. But 'Stavo is forgetting that "Godzilla," the ... 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?
John Lackey (left) and Jon Lester get the starts to begin the Angels-Red Sox AL Division Series.We know the who (Angels vs. Red Sox), we know the what (best out of five American League Division Series), we know the where (game one at Angel Stadium) and we know the why (so that the winner can adva ... More >>
Nothing more can be said about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's dominating 11-0 shutout of the Texas Rangers last night to win the American League West crown. The offense, defense and especially Ervin Santana's pitching were of a caliber one would expect from a World Series-bound team. So, l ... 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 >>
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