Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers are going to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals, with their National League Divisional Series tied at 1-1. But the big news in Dodgers land was a laughable column written by a columnist for the Torrance Daily Breeze, arguing that saying "los Doyers" is racist. ... More >>
SECOND UPDATE, OCT. 5, 8:30 A.M.: So yesterday was one giant clusterfuck for the Register their new carriers, and their new press time to appease said carriers, so much so that the paper had to run an unsigned story on their website since last night explaining what was going on. But the biggest vi ... More >>
Riley Breckenridge, best known as the drummer of Thrice, geeks out to baseball as much as he does to percussion. He's in two fantasy leagues, one of them is a keeper league where games last several years at a time. He reads the Baseball Prospectus and verses himself in experimental statistical analy ... More >>
It's been more than a year now since my "50 Reasons Why Orange County is the Worst Effing Place in America" listicle scandalized so many, and I still get crap for it. I'll always stand by it, because everything in it was true. But to the haters, I offer this olive branch: at least we're not Los Ange ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what happens when someone's a little too into a book . . .
Dr. Lewis Yocum, the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's longtime team orthopedist, died Saturday night. He was 66.Members of the organization did not find out until Tuesday. But, according to the Halos' website, coaches and players figured something was up when Yocum, who was starting his 36th season with ... More >>
This modest blog's ostensible focus is OC reading, writing, literary people and generally what the highly-opinionated Mr. Bib deems bookly about our benighted, beatific and beloved county but, of course, no county is an island entire of itself, every county is a piece of the continent, a part of the ... More >>
Does Long Beach-born pitcher James McDonald have the most wicked slider in baseball?The pride of Long Beach Poly High and Golden West College in Huntington Beach has had his slider ranked the second best swing-and-miss pitch among National League starters this season.Let's go the video . . .
Even after the Tustin resident helped embarrass Major League Baseball into helping retired ballplayers such as himself, he's still not happy, and he has plenty of company
Moments before the first full-squad workout of spring training and the launch of another disappointing season for the hapless Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly created some poster board material today by comparing his team to the New York Yankees and the Angels to the New York Mets.In ot ... More >>
If those buzzing past Warner Avenue at the 55 freeway in Santa Ana are not psyched about the upcoming Angel baseball season, they are: 1) Blind.b) Stupid.tres) Doyer fans (or the same as b).See why after the jump . . .
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is perhaps the most-loathed owner in professional sports right now, what with his acrimonious divorce with ex-wife Jamie, their use of the franchise as their personal piggy back, his approval of bonehead personnel decisions, the gouging of fans at Dodgers S ... More >>
Kobylt and Chiampou: Dumber and DumbUPDATE, APRIL 7, 2011, 12:55 P.M.: Some troll at the bottom left the following remark:If it were two white guys beating up a Mexican, Gustavo would be shitting himself with racist comments. It remi ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly Click here to see more photos from the game.The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim beat the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles 5-1 last night at Angels Stadium to sweep the annual Freeway Series.It was classic Mike Scioscia small ball (with a 5th inning Torii Hunter ... More >>
UPDATE: Due to Saturday's heavy rain forcast, The inaugural Flea Market at Dodger Stadium has been postponed. Mark your calendar for December 18, when the next scheduled flea market will take place! This Saturday a new flea market comes to Dodger Stadium! The Flea Market at Dodger Stadium was c ... More >>
OC WeeklyThe only thing worse than having someone break up with you is to hear the stupid clichés everyone uses to try to cheer you up with afterward:"Dude, you are better off without her.""Come on man, there are plenty of other fish in the sea.""The best way to get over someone is to get under ... More >>
The day is this past Tuesday; the occasion, Opening Day for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The music is tamborazo, the brass-band racket native to Zacatecas; the group, from Jerez, where my parents and thousands of Orange County residents are from (most of them coming LEGALLY, because their parents we ... More >>
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 >>
FanSnapFanSnap, 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 >>
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 >>
Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
While enjoying Mami's amazing pozole this morning and seeing the Tournament of Roses parade rebroadcast on KTLA-TV Channel 5, my parents pointed out something interesting. When the Los Angeles Dodgers' float passed by, the camera cut between different Dodgers--Vin Scully, the Dodgers' organist, Noma ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
John Wayne and the Grey, er, Wild Goose: Greg Aragon reports that John Wayne's 1942 yacht, Wild Goose, remains a work horse tour boat for Hornblower Cruises & Events in the area and that the long dead actor's spiritual presence is aboard. (If dying doesn't change bad habits, I presume he's still inh ... More >>
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court ruled that businesses charging one sex less for, say, entry or drinks cannot escape legal liability if the discriminated person fails to protest at the time. In July 2002, Marc Angelucci, Edgar Pacas, Elton Campbell and Jeff Kent were charged $20 entrance fe ... More >>
Some of Scott Boras notable moves
Some fans and team officials think hes the devil. His player clients think hes an angel. Everyone agrees that super agent Scott Boras has changed baseballbut for better or worse? And what does he want now?
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Our Annual Guide to the Angels
A coincidence, but one which raises a question. The coincidence: last night Japan won the title game in the World Baseball Classic, and last night I happened across a curious minor relic of the relationship between baseball in the U.S. and baseball in Japan. The question it raised in my mind: do th ... More >>
In the first place, I am a pimply-faced septuagenarian male, aging ungracefully, with an unquenchable thirst for comic books about hell on earth.
Long live the Angels
Los Angeles Ashes
LA is very little of all its cracked up to be, what ho!