After winning more games than any other team in the Majors during the regular season (98), our Anaheim Angels of Anaheim were swept in three games by a Kansas City Royals team that limped into its first playoff series since winning the World Series in 1985. That's just one of the eight reasons Halos ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post where Sunshine Cavalluzzi describes her "awesometastic" day. Update No. 1 has what Michelle Obama said about her. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 16, 7:01 A.M.: During the second day of a two-day swing through Los Angeles, first lady Michelle Obama will attend a luncheo ... More >>
My Little League career is legendary in the La Palma Little League in Anaheim for its absolutely abysmal arc. One year, I had no hits--none. Another year, I had three, for a batting average I think we determined was .050. But no player was more feared than me, if only because my heckling of the oppo ... More >>
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
Watch out for 3hree Things (usually) every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.My obsession with the NBA Slam Dunk Contest started in 1985, and thrived for almost a ... More >>
Photo by Meranda CarterIn our continuing interview, chef Gretchen Beaumarchais discusses her inner Julia Child and what we might expect to find cooking in the massive stainless-steel smoker. Get familiar with her stories of Boston, Beijing and Buttercup in Part One. Oh, and take note of where she ... More >>
Thanks to a Laguna Niguel company, you can swing the bat last used by Lou Gehrig as a Yankee, slide on "Dr. J" Julius Erving's NBA championship ring or slip into the trunks Muhammad Ali wore in one of his memorable fights against Smokin' Joe Frazier.Of course, to do so, you have to be the highest ... More >>
Next week, Major League Baseball will hold its annual All Star game in Phoenix, where Sheriff Joe Arpayaso roams and perhaps the only major metropolitan area in the United States that has more Know Nothings per ratio than Orange County. For the past year, activists have been calling on Commission ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is there any beef between Mexicans and Ecuadorians?
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 >>
UPDATE, MAY 2, 1:10 P.M.: We just had a royal wedding. Now comes a Royals funeral.After months of negotiations, seemingly done deals and obviously un-done deals, the NBA's Kings are staying in Sacramento at least one more season, dashing hopes of regular season home games by the renamed Anaheim R ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 2:41 P.M.: After a weekend of reports claiming its unlikely the Sacramento Kings will move to Anaheim before next season--if ever--Anaheim officials expressed confidence that their proposal remains the best one on the table for the NBA franchise.ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 30, 8:22 A.M.: The Anaheim City Council last night unanimously approved the $75 million bond-lease deal to put the NBA's Kings in the Honda Center. Meanwhile, the Sacramento City Council has moved beyond grief to the anger stage: Cap city leaders last nght discu ... More >>
[Best of OC 2010] John Moynihan's 10 OC Survival Tips
After some two-and-a-half years of stalled negotiations and street theater, a new labor deal still seems like Fantasyland
flickr user fendyzaidan Get your caffeine fix along with all the latest haps this week in Stick a Fork In It after the jump!
It may have been a coup for Anaheim to get Major League Baseball's 2010 All-Star Game, but as of now that particular Midsummer Classic has the distinction of having drawn the lowest television ratings ever. Tuesday night's game on Fox had a 7.5 household rating and an average of 12.1 million vie ... More >>
Headline: Immigration Protest Set for MLB All Star GameComment by DEMANDNOAMNESTY: all I have to say is remember in November. Do not vote for anyone that is soft on Illegal immigration, nor anyone with a hispanic last name....
The Mexican wrote here about the protest before tonight's All-Star Game at Angel Stadium by folks who want the next Midsummer Classic moved out of Arizona because of the immigrant-targeting SB 1070 legislation.Looks like those protesters are going to have mucho company.
Unsurprisingly, the area around Angels Stadium in Anaheim was a slow, baking crawl before the baseball All-Star Game, airing rightnow on television. Unsurprisingly, the Aztlanistas came out in full force--about 125--to bring awareness to their campaign to move next year's All-Star Game from Phoen ... More >>
Major League Baseball generously emailed over photos the Weekly is free to use from Sunday's 2010 All-Star Game Charity 5K & Fun Run at Angel Stadium.A couple of them follow after the jump . . .
The Disneyland Resort is supposed to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," right? Too bad the name doesn't really take into consideration the thousands of motorists trapped in the hellish traffic jams along Harbor Boulevard or the 5 Freeway that surround the park--nobody sings "Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah" on t ... More >>
The sporting eyes of America will focus on Anaheim this Tuesday for the baseball All-Star Game--so what better time to schedule a protest against Arizona's retrograde, anti-Mexican, pro-Arpayaso policies than just before the game?A Facebook page called "Move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona" ... 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 >>
Kevin ShortSwap out your Mickey ears for a baseball cap this weekend--the Disney Empire will forfeit its reign over Anaheim to the Major League.The 20th Annual MLB All-Star FanFest, "an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world," opens in the Anaheim Conventi ... More >>
Flickr user Rich AndersonDarin Erstad hits a game-tying homer for the Angels in 2005.The way the Angels have been playing so far this season, they could use a Timmy Salmon, Troy Percival and especially Darin Erstad in their primes. At least Ersty is giving something back to fans and the Orange Co ... More >>