Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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    November 24, 2009

    Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 10 Prospects

    ​As anyone following your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim knows, free agency will likely create big holes the Halos must fill to remain a top tier playoff contender. A die-hard who realizes this oh-so-well is Stephen Smith over at, which today pres ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Johnny Damon Takes a Hit

    Johnny Damon's inability to hit the ball is really pissing off the above Yankees fan whose voice doesn't quite match his lips. (But love the hair!)Nick Swisher, who is also lugging an unblemised stick into the ALCS against the Angels, is  apparently on notice with this fellow, too.A-Rod and Jet ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    SportsNation Loves Angel Nation!

    If the Angels are America's Team, does that make Barbara Coe the new Sarah Palin?​What is going on with America? Forget about the economy, the Know Nothings, the garbage-dwelling Linda Ackerman campaign and refry this: in an ESPN SportsNation poll that I can't find online but was just broadcast on ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: 13 Reasons the Angels Feel Confident Facing the Yankees in ALCS

    ​ New York still has fresh memories of winning three of four from the Angels in September, and having home-field advantage for the best-of-seven American League Championship Series as well as A-Rod suddenly finding his postseason bat are huge. But the Yankees live up to their team name when pl ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: For the Love of Weave

    "Weave"​With this being "Best of OC 2009" week all over (and in those old-timey newsracks), and Angels hurler Jered Weaver scheduled to take the mound for tonight's game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox, it's appropriate to revisit Weave's appearance ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: 26 Reasons to Hate Boston, Bostonians and Other Massholes

    Those rubes in Boston probably find this pretty.​UPDATED WITH CORRECTIONS . . . Before Angel fans can truly hate the Boston Red Sox--actually, if 1986 playoffs didn't do it, nothing will--they must first hate the team's fans, the residents of the town surrounding Fe ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown (Your Cash): Dodger Playoff Tix Cheaper Than Angels', Deals Abound

    FanSnap​FanSnap, a free search engine for online tickets to concerts, sporting competitions and other live events, has come up with a price comparison that shows it can be almost $20 less per ticket to see the Dodgers host the Cardinals in game 1 at Dodger Stadium than it is to see the Angel ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Angel Skipper Has Answer for Heartbreaking '86 Loss to Red Sox

    Mike Scioscia fires back. Before the first pitch is even thrown in the first game of the American League Division Series pitting Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the Boston Red Sox (game time is 6:37 p.m. Thursday at the Big A), manager Mike Scioscia has been asked incessantly a ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Ted Williams' Frozen Head vs. Walt Disney's Frozen Head

    ​The American League Division Series between the Red Sox and Angels is not only the battle of Boston vs. Los Angeles of Anaheim, of East Coast vs. Left Coast, of Beantown vs. Beanertown. It is also an epic war being waged between the cryogenically frozen heads of each town's most iconic undead: Te ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Whenever Boston and Anaheim Play, It'll Start on the Mound

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Top 11 Moments From Angels AL West Victory Celebration

    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 >>

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    September 28, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Angels' Original Owls Fly Again

    Courtesy of FutureAngels.comSeven of the eight Statesville Owls of 1961 who came to Tempe pose for the camera.​​The not-yet-dead Texas Rangers are trying to prevent the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from winning the American League West crown, something the Halos can achieve as early as tonight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2009

    2009 Postseason Smackdown: Optimist, Pessimist or Suicidal?

    ​CHILL THE CHAMPAGNE!!!​Jered Weaver takes the mound against the A's this evening with the Angels (90-62) seemingly in the driver's seat for their third consecutive American League West title. The only Angel starter who hasn't missed a turn in the rotation, Weaver will be throwing on an extra da ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 23, 2009

    2009 Postseason Throwdown: Yanks Generate Playoff Fever at Big A

    ​If the Angels and Yankees wind up facing one another somewhere on the way to the next World Series, it'll be tough to beat the playoff atmosphere that was already evident at the Big A last night.Yes, those bastards in pinstripes eked out the 6-5 win (after blowing a 5-0 lead--HAH!), and they clin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Will Vlady Be First Player Inducted in Hall of Fame as an Angel?

    Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson, Eddie Murray, Frank Robinson, Nolan Ryan, Don Sutton, Hoyt Wilhelm, Dave Winfield AND RICKEY HENDERSON are enshrined in baseball's Hall of Fame. All spent parts of their careers in Anaheim playing for the Angels. But none of the inducted members elected to b ... 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

    June 21, 2009

    Angels Fans: Why Do you Let Dodgers Fans Invade Angels Stadium so Easily?

    I tuned into the Los Angeles Dodgers version of their game last night versus your Anaheim Angels on KABC-AM 790--only the bottom of the ninth, as the Halos failed in their comeback attempt. As each batter failed to do much, the roar of the crowd got louder and louder, prompting Dodgers broadcaster C ... 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 >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Angels Radio Broadcaster Terry Smith: Get Some Balls

    On the drive back from Rio Hondo College in Whittier yesterday, I managed to hear Angel Talk for the first time. It's the call-in show that follows any game by your Anaheim Angels and is hosted by Angels radio broadcaster Terry Smith. Yesterday, people called in whining about shortstop Erick Aybar n ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 31: Weekend and Monday Edition

    Orange County Register: Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, San Gabriel, is scheduled to be arraigned today on murder charges stemming from the Fullerton car crash that claimed the lives of Nick Adenhart, also 22 and an Angels rookie; Courtney Frances Stewart, 20, Diamond Bar; and Henry Niguel Pears ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Angels Pitcher Nick Adenhart Killed in Fullerton Crash

    *Moved up by Gustavo, because dumb-ass trolls have hijacked a tragedy to go on and rail about Mexicans. Give 'em hell, gentle readers...Nick Adenhart, the Angels starter who pitched six scoreless innings in last night's 6-4 loss to the A's, was one of three people killed in a collision involvin ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 27

    Orange County Register: Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement agents, Inglewood police and members of a multi-agency task force surveilling Gerardo Medina Hernandez say they watched him pull packages from two compartments built into the front wheel wells of his 2005 Volkswagen sport utility ve ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 26: Weekend and Monday Dealie

    Orange County Register: Local law-enforcement officials, business leaders, lawmakers and educators meet at Chapman University Tuesday to wipe out a scourge on polite Orange County society: "sexting." . . . The first pitch of the Angels' season is thrown tonight, and Jeff Miller columnizes ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 9: Weekend and Monday Edition

    Orange County Register: 700 lbs. tires were flipped, hunks of steel were moved and a U-Haul truck was upended at Main Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday. No, it was not another joy-riding HBPD cop. It was Southern California's Strongest Man competition. . . . Mexican immigrants are returning ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 8

    Orange County Register: The man who shot himself to death inside Crystal Cathedral two weeks ago thought he was a prophet of God and heard the voices of demons inside his head. Wait, there's more than one of us? The Reg also has video of the dude. . . . A Costa Mesa Police officer and another f ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Smack Talk Against Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Begins Early

    I thought the worst thing I'd read so far about Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim was that the A's are gaining on them, but then came this: "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will always be Disneyland's team and should expect nothing but another fairy-tale in the AL West this season." Disneyland's ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    A New Curse on Your Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    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 >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Looking Back at 2008: The Ecstasy and the Irony

    This is not a look back at disgraced Sheriff Mike Carona, the Little Sheriff, the Debs, the Little Debbie Snack, the Freeway Complex Fire, Rick Warren, Wiley Drake, any lantern-jawed preacher with the last name of Schuller, pedo-priests, the 241 toll road extension, Proposition 8, fluctuating gasol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    There's no Tex in Teixeira

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Why Are Angels Fans Such Pussies? And, In Defense of Dodgers Fans

    Faithful reader Cesar's attacks on an Angels fan got me thinking: why are Halos fans generally such pussies? I know of many exceptions, of course (Weekly managing editor Rich Kane being one of them), but the general stereotype of Angels followers being plastic, effete, polite pussies is just too tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    There's Something About Pacific Health

    Remember the wandering homeless patient we wrote about a few months back who had been shipped from an Orange County hospital to L.A.'s Skid Row and dumped there? Well such incidents have been the subject of a federal investigation initiated in 2006 after the LAPD began looking into reports of hospi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Loathe Those Angels

    Orange County Register Angels Blogster Todd Harmonson wonders why no one outside Angel Stadium seems to notice that our Halos have the best record in baseball. He even has a poll asking which front-burner sports stories--including Brett Favre's on-again, off-again retirement, the yet-to-begin Olympi ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    June 1, 2008

    Someone Hire the Register a Copy Editor

    As daily newspapers have laid off employees, they also make the mistake of hiring the foundation for their structure: the copy editors. We'll just assume that's what happened with the Orange County Register, which since its decision to suicide itself these past couple of years has increasingly had m ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008

    Winging It

    Angels vs. Chicago White Sox

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    April 7, 2008

    To Do Tonight 4/7

    Revolution Rock, 9 p.m. Vagrant Vinnie spins old '45s and delights with hillbilly funk jazz. Viva La Revolución! Proof Bar 215 N. Broadway Santa Ana, CA 92701 714-953-2660 Joyride Mondays, 8 p.m. DJ Adam Smasher drives the fun bus tonight The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach, CA 90 ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Halo There

    Anaheim Angels vs. Cleveland Indians

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    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 >>

  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

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    September 20, 2007

    Readers' Poll Winners

    Dont blame us: You picked em

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    September 20, 2007

    On the Range

    Ridin’, ropin’, rasslin’ & other games of skill & contests of  strength, blazing trails, seeing sights &, of course, Anteaters

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    August 31, 2007

    Friday's Headlines

    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 >>

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    August 27, 2007

    Screw the Mariners: We Love 'Em!

    The premise was as simple as it's hackneyed: in anticipation of a mega-baseball series, writers from each city would trash the other team. At least that's what I proposed to Mike Seely, managing editor for our brother paper to the north, Seattle Weekly, because your Anaheim Angels and his Seattle Ma ... More >>

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    August 22, 2007

    OC Register Disses the Angels' G.A.

    Quite a night last night for Garret Anderson, who socked in a club record 10 ribbies for the Angels in their 18-9 thrubbing of the hapless Yankees, who they totally OWN (the Halos are the only MLB team with a winning record against the pinstriped peckerwoods during the Joe Torre era). Included in G. ... More >>

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    August 17, 2007

    Disneyland Loves the Dodgers (Ingrates Edition)

    Remember when Disney owned your Anaheim Angels? Yeah, we've erased that from our memory as well (though not that sweet, sweet 2002 World Series win, por supuesto). But the fact remains that Disney is still very much an Orange County institution, especially Disneyland. That's why it shocked us last n ... More >>

  • Features

    June 7, 2007

    Don't Play Ball!

    Three Anaheim Angels series not to watch this summer

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    December 28, 2006

    Diary of a Mad Year

    Jan. 1-Dec. 13

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    October 19, 2006

    Best of OC, Nos. 26 to 50

    From the Bowers patio to Merry's

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