Mike Scioscia

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    October 6, 2014

    8 Reasons the Angels Should Fire Mike Scioscia

    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 >>

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    November 21, 2013

    25 Reasons Why Orange County Will Always Kick LA's Ass

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Mike Scioscia on The Hot Seat with Wally George!: VIDEO

    I only saw the last hour and a half of KDOC-TV Channel 56's epic Wally George special and do check out our oral history of Wally George on newsstands this week, wontcha?), but what a show it was. Man, how I miss Wally--that old guy who used to sit with him, all the hot women and crazy men, the hilar ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    Fantasy Bluthball: We Draft Locals for Arrested Development Roles

    Matching A.D. socialites to real OC socialites

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Good Morning, Your Anaheim Angeles of Anaheim Are Out of It

    Remember when the Angels acquired Albert Pujols and they immediately started printing World Series tickets?And remember that dreadful start Pujols got off to and how the Angels, who had a terrible beginning the year they won their only World Series, tried to reassure everyone that they'd still make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Report: Anaheim Angels in Talks to Move to City of...Industry?!

    After all that has been said and done, I gotta say that the jury is still out on whether Arte Moreno is the best owner your Anaheim Angels could have. Yes, he's spent hundreds of millions of dollars on marquee free agents...yet the Halos haven't been to the World Series since he bought the team back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Mike Scioscia Bound for Boston Dugout?

    Despite a disappointing season--remember when World Series tickets were being printed up after the Angels landed Albert Pujols?--Anaheim skipper Mike Scioscia was recently lavished with job security comments from general manager Jerry Dipoto and owner Arte Moreno.So why is a MLB Network expert convi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    [UPDATED with Victim Recants?] Darius McClinton-Hunter, Angels Outfielder Torii Hunter's Son, Arrested for Sexual Assault

    UPDATE, MAY 18, 1:30 P.M.: The attorney Angels rightfielder Torii Hunter hired to represent his 17-year-old son Darius McClinton-Hunter, who is fending off allegations of sexual assault on a female classmate in suburban Dallas, claims there is a recording of the 16-year-old girl recanting the boy's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    [UPDATE: Crisis Averted!] Angels to Honor Captain of the Evil Empire Yankees, Derek Jeter--WTF?

    Jeter's shit-eating grin--and legacy--will be celebrated (or hopefully booed) on Sept. 9.​UPDATE, 2:30 P.M.,AUGUST 17, 2011: Thanks to commenter MayhemIntheHood, we've learned that the event is actually not happening. Crisis averted, indeed. Check out Halos Heaven for more details. ORIGINAL POST, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Mike Scioscia and Angels Win Battle: Los Angeles

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Great Expectations for Angels Rookies Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout

    Let the fish puns begin.​The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have plenty they'd like to forget about last season. With Opening Day coming up fast, the Halos are hoping to return to the have-a-great-regular-season-before-getting-spanked-by-the-stinkin'-Red Sox-in-the-playoffs-AGAIN form that fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Garret Anderson, Great But Underappreciated Angels Outfielder, Retires

    ​Garret Anderson, one of the best--and most underappreciated--outfielders to play for the Angels of Anaheim, announced his retirement today. "It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to retire from baseball," Anderson begins a statement released by his club of 15 seasons.

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    5 Reasons to Actually Continue Watching the Angels

    ​Yes, they're eight games back in the AL West. Yes, they can't even win their series against miserable teams like the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles, though in the Halos defense Baltimore had magic on its side. Yes, very few Angels players seem like they give a crap right no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Angels Limp Their Way to the All-Star Game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Shedding Light on Baseball's Dirty Secret​Dear Mr. Selig,Good morning, Mr. Commissioner, it's me, the voice of all baseball fans! I've been whispering in your ear for some time but you have managed to tune me out more often than not. That ends now: the rumble you hear is the dissatisfaction with the status quo that you have it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Grading the Angels: First Quarter

    Flickr user takomabibelot​With summer vacation just about to start for most students here in Southern California, a report card is the furthest thing from their minds. For the Angels, however, a quarterly review is not only needed, it has to be signed by a parent and returned ASAP.This isn't going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Angels Look Heavenly at Home, Road Test Awaits

    "We are two wild and crazy guys!"​This is exactly what Angel fans were waiting for. Forget the sweep of the A's, the four wins on a six-game homestand or even Kendry Morales' continued torrid pace--fans were waiting on the pitching.  On this homestand, the Angels finally delivered.It's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Angel Fans, It's Time to Panic

    OC Weekly​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Angels Return Home with a Series Win and a Persistent Heartbeat

    Flickr user myhsu​ A few years back, when the Angels were beginning to round into form as the perennial playoff team we enjoy today, the manager and starting pitchers shot a commercial. I don't remember who it was for, but I know it wasn't Howard's. In the commercial we saw Angel skipper Mike Scio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    It's One Step Forward, Two Back For the Angels

    Flickr user chris.ptacek​ The Angels under Mike Scioscia have been about consistency. Their manager preaches, and seems to live by, a mantra of keeping everything balanced. Losses don't get the team too low and winning doesn't get them too high. The approach has worked well for Orange County's bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Angels Go Over Suicide Squeeze in Pre-Game Against Those Damn Yankees

    Flickr user waldo swiegers​Your Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles have always excelled at the suicide squeeze, but this is ridiculous: About 15 Angels headed for the team bus taking them to today's game against the Yankees (5-0 NY in the seventh as this is being typed) witnessed the aftermath of an ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 11

    Orange County Register: Former Rams kicker Tony Zendejas was found not guilty of raping and sodomizing a woman in a hotel room after allegedly drugging her at his San Dimas restaurant. . . . OC Watchdog has the scoop on Orange County's 14 lawmakers in the State Legislature receiving nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    December 9, 2008

    9 Reasons to Be Happy K-Rod is Leaving the Angels

    Even more important than the Angels keeping Mark Teixeira - hey, it's not like the LAofA isn't already loaded with power hitters, right? -- was keeping record-breaking closer Francisco Rodriguez, or "K-Rod" as the kids and Bizzaro World Madonna call him. But now that the right-handed flame thrower h ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    Rick Warren Superstar

    Just about everything that can be said has been said about pastor Rick Warren's performance this past weekend with underlings John McCain and Barack Obama. Except this: by getting all moving cameras in the Free World fixed on his Saddleback Church, Warren officially propelled himself past two other ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Let's Go, Halos

    Angels vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

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    September 26, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Police Seek Laguna Retard

    The Fourth Reich: Way before there was “Don’t Taser me, dude!” there was Benito Acosta, arrested by Costa Mesa police after he allegedly spoke too long during a January 2006 city council meeting. Acosta opposed training local police as INS agents, a pet project of Mayor Allan Mansoor. A right- ... More >>

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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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    October 19, 2006

    Best of OC, Nos. 51 to 75

    From the House of Tiki to Joe MacAsland

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    July 20, 2006

    Diary of Mad County

    July 12 - July 18

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    February 23, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Feb. 15 - Feb. 21

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    October 28, 2004
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    October 16, 2003
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    July 31, 2003
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    January 2, 2003
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    November 21, 2002
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    October 24, 2002
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    October 10, 2002
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    May 10, 2001
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