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  1. Hey guys, so my life has been quite a whirlwind over the past month or so, so I haven't been able to participate as much. In short, my grandson born in early July was born with a heart defect and needed open heart surgery. He almost died the morning after he was born and had to be helicoptered to Las Vegas' Children's Hospital. Thankfully after open heart surgery to correct TGA (Transposition of the Great Arteries), my grandson Kason is home with my son and daughter in law and doing well now. That said, this entire journey though got me to thinking about perspective, what this team has go
    36 points
  2. Back from the dead! Some wished it on me, sometimes I daydreamed about it myself. Sorry Ive been MIA for a bit. Work got wild, and didnt want to have to relive work on here, get in to any catfight, say the wrong thing, etc etc. But through all the madness of the last few months, I missed coming on here and reading the off topic threads, all the Ahole jokes, the inside jokes etc etc. Angels baseball comes back... just as crappy as we left it. It was time to make fun of them again. Then I read Adell was coming up, and I knew I had to comment on it. Had been so long tha
    35 points
  3. A reader forwarded this story to me and I ran it by Scott Boras and he said it’s not true. They never were told or led to believe in any way the Angels had any issue with having two Asian players.
    28 points
  4. One of 10 reasons I always leaned toward keeping AW independent. Partnerships are fine, but I never wanted the brand and community I built to be under someone else's rule.
    23 points
  5. I’m going to rant to you guys because on Twitter there are even more irrational people than here. In my story today I quoted a few Angels basically saying they care and they are trying. Lack of motivation is not why they’re losing. This seems fairly obvious to me because I’ve talked to players for 22 years I know that’s how they’re wired. But fans don’t want to accept it. They refuse to believe that it’s possible to just not be good enough. It must be that the players “don’t care.” I suppose the only way to look like you “care” is to have a bunch of blow ups and tantrums on the
    22 points
  6. I heard the kid wants to be born in Philadelphia.
    21 points
  7. Every night, @Chuckster70 sits on his porch and pours himself a nice little glass of scotch. He holds it up to the light and admires it. The setting suns rays shine through that little crystal bucket as he watches it set on the horizon beyond the river in the foreground. He places it on the small glass table next to him as he slightly reclines in his teak chair with comfy pads. He clips the end of a robusto or on some nights a double corona and strikes two matches till the tip glows a deep orange. Drawing slightly and puffing as he exhales perfect rings and watches them dance into the hor
    20 points
  8. hey....Orioles fan here....and a regular on the Orioles Hangout.... The general consensus is that Bundy is what Bundy is...a backend of the rotation and reliable innings eater. He gives up too many HRs both in Camden and on the road but is fine for what he brings. Of course, Mike Elias/Sig Mejdal are of the Houston rebuild mode....i.e. sell any and all parts, etc. So we fully expect another 100 plus loss season and maybe two, but are generally positive about the rebuild under the new regime (and that the Angelos sons are much more hands off than the old man who is ill and not involved in
    20 points
  9. The bullpen was great today.
    19 points
  10. seriously!! this is what you bring up. what a c***
    19 points
  11. He talked me down from 10 million, the cheap ass. Hated to part with it, but with just me and mama, it was just too much house.
    19 points
  12. Like a WNBA game
    18 points
  13. This is what happened: Indian's GM: Hello? Eppler: Good morning, it's Billy Eppler. How are you doing? Indian's GM: I'm doing well Bill how is your family? Eppler: Doing great. Doing great. So listen, I just wanted to check in on Mike Clevinger. I've heard some rumblings that he might be available for a trade? Indian's GM: Well we're certainly willing to listen, sure. Eppler: Great. So what type of deal are you looking for? We've got some great kids on the farm and some young talent at the big league level. Indian's GM: Jo Ade... Eppler: Cool, cool, cool
    18 points
  14. tdawg87

    Quality Starts

    I know the "quality start" stat is considered to be dubious at best, but it's important to see the overall picture. The Angels, as a team, had just 22 quality starts in 2019. That's 18 fewer than the next closest team, and 24 fewer than the league average. That's just absolutely hilarious. Let's look at the total number of quality starts by the Angels' two pitching acquisitions this winter: Bundy: 10 Teheran: 15 So those two pitchers had MORE quality starts than our entire rotation in 2019. If we assume the same production from our starters and Bundy/Teheran, we're up
    18 points
  15. I'm not even a little bummed out for some reason. Glad it's over.
    18 points
  16. They think Mike Trout has an image problem but then try to suck the life out of every player that plays with any semblance of verve... Baseball politics in a nutshell.
    17 points
  17. Not saying he is perfect, his biggest mistakes were hiring Ausmus and signing Cozart. When you consider though how big of a mess the entire organization was when he took over, I think he has done well building the team up to be winners in the future. Consider that he had the worst farm system, a team full of bloated salaries and no pitching depth. He also had a stubborn manager that had clearly lost pace with modern baseball. Consider that he wasn't drawn into huge bidding wars and overpays for pitchers that allowed the Angels to come into this offseason with a good amount of cash
    17 points
  18. His daughter should have told him to swing at her like it was the 2014 playoffs.
    17 points
  19. The A's currently sit stop the AL West. Seattle is 2 games behind Houston, with the Angels and Texas in 4th and 5th. If Seattle can overtake Houston, then we're looking at an ASSHAT of a division.
    16 points
  20. *note to self... use the term "Halos" in every post when referring to the team*
    16 points
  21. Tank

    Happy Birthday Tank!

    thank you very much, everyone. this is one of the landmark bdays. i'm now officially old enough to qualify for the senior discount - 60. i realized a long time ago that age is just a number. i don't feel old most of the time, and being around kids every day helps me feel younger. i'm grateful to be here with all of you every day, whether we agree on things or not. thank you for adding to my experience every day.
    16 points
  22. 16 points
  23. Wisconsin27

    Cole

    Hi, I have been reading this board multiple times daily for years. I really want to express thanks to the many long-time contributors; particlary Doc, Second, TPod, and the many more who offer the routine contributions on the state of the farm; I have no other trusted source. I have chose to write for the first time in many years because I quite simply don't understand the "Cole or nothing" mantra that appears to have become etched in stone. Let me start by saying that I agree that if we were to draw it up, Cole is at the top of the list. The reasons have been discussed ad nauseu
    16 points
  24. 15 points
  25. Baseball is officially back!
    15 points
  26. I have a feeling that this year is going to cause us to be more appreciative of the things we take for granted.
    15 points
  27. Spin Rate

    Trumped

    I'm sure a 79 through 83 year old POTUS would need a lot of those, too.
    15 points
  28. 15 points
  29. My man! He almost never speaks out like this, absolutely love it.
    15 points
  30. You know who didn't ever need knee surgery? Vinnie Pestano.
    15 points
  31. We're going to kick ass in the 2020 MLB Leapfrog Contest
    15 points
  32. I don't think so. It's about $$$. I mean, Cole is going to be pitching to Gary Sanchez. The Jays have a bunch of great young catching prospects but no one established. If the Angels offered Keuchel more money, I'm guessing he would have talked up the infield defense as a selling point.
    15 points
  33. Addiction is nothing to F*ck around with. I myself have (and continue to) deal with addiction to controlled drugs for Anxiety, as well as alcohol and even food for depression. I'm not at all comparing my situation to Tyler's or anyone else's for that matter. I just know from experience that addiction sucks and while the blame can ultimately be placed on the individual (I blame no one but myself for my addictive problems), it's far more complicated than "well just stop doing that". I want to be healthy, both mentally and physically. I hate relying on drugs to be able to Facking go out
    15 points
  34. We are adults here right? Stop policing this thread. Nobody is taking personal shots at each other or threatening each other, its the reality of a drug OD. You have the crew that are holier than thou and demonize it and can't sympathize with personal demons some people may have and then there is the side that is opposite of that. IF you don't like it, stay the F*ck out of it and stop babysitting these adults. Jesus Christ, its a message board ignore the thread and continue with your day This is truly heart breaking news, I used to be in the camp that would be "holier than thou" to
    15 points
  35. rafibomb

    ROIDER alert

    Huge blow for the Mariners because now he can't be on their postseason roster this year.
    15 points
  36. How about get the facts straightened out from a full investigation before boycotting, rioting, looting or fanning the flames of racism & furthered violence from the mob? Professional sports is quickly becoming way to woke for me.
    14 points
  37. But coming from the best and most respected player in baseball, it doubles down to the fans how other players feel about the Asstros shameful tech fueled cheating.
    14 points
  38. All the best to Kole. A real good Angel that hung around for a long time.
    14 points
  39. Aren't the Angels giving up on Cowart a little too soon?
    14 points


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