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  1. 9 points
    Obviously, winning ball games is fun! When the Angels started off 6-14 in 2002, it wasn't very fun until they swept the Mariners in Seattle in late April. That said, I believe when Joe Maddon said in his press conference yesterday "To me, you need to be in the fun part of the game" it's a direct correlation to the culture that is established first, which often results in success later. The Nationals season kind of resembles that of the Angels in '02, not in terms of the talent on the roster, but how their respective seasons unfolded. Until May 24th, when they were swept in four-straight by the New York Mets as part of a five-game losing streak which left them 12 games under .500 and 10.0 out of first in the National League East, the Washington Nationals have put up the best record in baseball. But with a 28-11 mark in the last 39, the Nationals were just 6.0 games out in the division and atop the Wild Card race at the All-Star Break. There was talk in late May and before their run, that they were considering selling at the deadline. The Angels had some fun with the birth of the Rally Monkey in '02, while the Nationals discovered their own Rally Monkey in the person of Gerardo Parra, who has been a huge asset in the clubhouse, creating a lite, fun atmosphere -- which has even inspired the calm, cool and collective Howie Kendrick to loosen up and get involved in the fun. Yes fun is a result of winning, but when the pieces are there to build off of, once the wins pile up in W column it's full steam of ahead of momentum that is tough to stop... like a locomotive going max speed with no brakes. Here's hoping that fun, goofy culture that Maddon had success creating in Tampa and Chicago is planted, watered and brings forth fruit sooner than later in Anaheim. Cheers!
  2. 4 points
  3. 3 points
    "Sometimes when you win, you really lose."
  4. 2 points
    We need to start pumping the "he was here in 02" angle, since Cole dug on the 02 series.
  5. 2 points
    Lou

    AngelsWin.com Chat is LIVE

    never mind. ftr, I was referring to it covering the multi-quote tab, but just realized that unlike with the cookies tab, the chatbox doesn't do that. much better.
  6. 2 points
    Gomer pulls one out again
  7. 2 points
    John Taylor

    AngelsWin.com Chat is LIVE

    I love the fact that the chat can be used while still browsing the forum, well done Chuck.
  8. 2 points
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    Jason

    Official Tulsi Thread

    This one is pretty good
  10. 2 points
    Why would anyone have an issue with an old wooden ship from the Civil War era?
  11. 2 points
    Hey, you don't go to a beach club to sell snow boots.
  12. 1 point
    I think everyone enjoys reading about the direction the Angels will take, and work those predictions, inevitably comes some disappointment when we realize the players we want the Angels to target go elsewhere. At any rate, I thought it would be fun to get all the free agency and trade predictions in one thread and revisit it before Spring Training to see who guessed the Angels off-season moves the most accurately. If no one minds, I'll kick it off, but I look forward to reading all of yours. 1. Sign Gerrit Cole 7 years, 220 million. - He's a local, was in the stands in 2002, multiple reports indicate he's hoping to sign with a California team, the Angels have the need and the funds to make it happen. - January 2020. 2. Sign Jake Odorizzi - 4 years, 70 million - Eppler loves his former top prospects, and Odorizzi played under Maddon in Tampa Bay. A new off-season workout regimen under the same guy who turned Verlander and Gibson's careers around, yielded 2-3 additional mph on his fastball. He's back in the mid-90's like he was as a prospect, and he had a very good year in Minnesota. Minimal injury history. He's a solid bet to remain a decent #3-4 starter for the length of his contract. - December, 2019. 3. Angels sign Todd Frazier - 1 year, 6 million - Last winter, Eppler made it clear that he would prefer to have a left handed hitting compliment to Albert Pujols at 1B when he signed Justin Bour. Obviously, Bour didn't work out like we had hoped, but the need still remains, as Thaiss and Walsh are still unproven at the major league level and have options. Frazier should help bridge that gap until they're ready, and he could log some time at 3B and DH as well, making for semi-regular at bats. As a bonus, he's friends with Mike Trout. - December, 2019. 4. Angels trade Zack Cozart, Jahmai Jones and Robinson Pina to the Nationals for Yan Gomes - The Angels need a starting catcher, and could spend the money on D'Arnaud or Grandal, or they could trade for it. Gomes has fallen into a backup role in Washington, and has a 9 million dollar option for 2020 and an 11 million dollar option for 2021. Cozart is owed 12 million this year. Basically, think of this as the Nationals are purchasing Jahmai Jones and Robinson Pina for 3 million. If Cozart is healthy and helps fill the void left by Rendon, all the better. November, 2019. 5. Angels sign Mickey Calloway to be the pitching coach - More connection to 2002, and he has experience working with Gomes as his starting catcher.
  13. 1 point
    He definitely shouldn't have been fired
  14. 1 point
    Lou

    AngelsWin.com Chat is LIVE

    I have my AC on
  15. 1 point
    I'm so freakin elated right now. Best manager in the major leagues and now best pitching coach. Mickey Calloway is exactly what this young pitching staff needs.
  16. 1 point
    Make that grit instructor
  17. 1 point
    While i agree in principle, there is being aware and then there is not haiving a freaking clue.
  18. 1 point
    He'll bring wheeler with him and have a dual press conference.
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    Chuck is Reddit-famous.
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    I'd been wondering if this was going to be another, "Let's give the MVP to someone other than Trout again" season. But he won MLBPA's top player award, SN Player of the Year. I'd be stunned at this point if he doesn't win MVP.
  23. 1 point
    Yeah this shit sucks and it’s why baseball sucks. This shit started at 5:08 and it’s now 9pm in the 8th. Just nuts.
  24. 1 point
    I don't give a F*ck what casual fans think of baseball. A 3 hour game is fine by me. Stop being c*nts.
  25. 1 point
    This dude saying swing on every pitch needs his vocal cords removed.
  26. 1 point
    Brandon

    Shoes in the house

    No you won’t. I’ll talk to Chuck.
  27. 1 point
    Brandon

    Dominion Documentary

    Yeah, that Sabras hummus is the shit. There is a place in Irvine next to The Spectrum that does a spicy hummus. It’s equally awesome.
  28. 1 point
    Lou

    Dominion Documentary

    roasted red pepper hummus on pita is outstanding, leaf boy.
  29. 1 point
    Nah, they'll give the job to Goodwin for the first month or two, and then see what Adell and Marsh do in AAA.
  30. 1 point
    Just when you think you have, someone shoots you in the back. Calling all pylons. https://www.nhl.com/ducks/news/ducks-acquire-gudbranson-from-pittsburgh/c-310496126
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  32. 1 point
    Good story. I'm relatively new here and didn't know the history and evolution of the site. I prefer keeping sports forums away from social media embedding. The hockey and football forums I use were also fairly benign, though they both recently migrated to Tapatalk. Which I do not like. Especially since I was on those Forums for over twenty years. All the permutations they went through were more user friendly and less intrusive. I don't mind explicit ads, because they are necessary for financial purposes and can easily be scrolled past. But it is damned creepy the way Facebook spies and personalizes the advertising. I only use it to keep casually in contact with distant friends and family. I never used Twitter, though sometimes follow links. But to get back to this site, it's very enjoyable to see all the in depth reflections about Angels history past and present . I had almost given up on finding a solid forum with consistent intelligence and insight going beyond what happens in the next game. That stuff is great too, but especially in the off season it's fun to reflect on the history of the franchise and how the present measures up to the past.
  33. 1 point
    She's from NoCal no doubt, but I believe they both met when they attended UCLA. Anyhow, if Cole was truly an Angels fan growing up (which it's pretty obvious he was), how could one sign with the Dodgers (and the A's and Giants don't have the $$$).
  34. 1 point
    st1ckboy

    More Thoughts & Prayers

  35. 1 point
    So what was happening on fb and twitter? If it was a shitshow, I'm kinda sad I missed it.
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Jay

    Umpire news

    So the cival war isn't happening?
  38. 1 point
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    Lou

    Umpire news

  40. 1 point
    Anything that can block out the Soccer Forum is plus programming.
  41. 1 point
    I wouldn't have minded being their minors.
  42. 1 point
    Taylor

    Random pics or Gifs for no reason

    I've always heard that if you ever get arrested, smile in your mugshot. It makes it more difficult for your mugshot to be used against you later in life. Not sure if anyone has had the chance to actually test this. Other than st1ck, of course.
  43. 1 point
    That is just all kinds of disturbing.
  44. 1 point
    Tank

    Random pics or Gifs for no reason

    it's not official until we make an official thread about it or @gotbeer gives a review of the movie.
  45. 1 point
    Tank

    Random pics or Gifs for no reason

    same here. AND WE DON'T WANT ANY OF YOU KNUCKLEHEADS RUINING THE PLOT BEFORE WE SEE IT!!!!! i'm thinking a thanksgiving weekend marathon would be the best way to handle this. whaddaya think?
  46. 1 point
    I thought with your great movie knowledge you would know her from two of your favorites, the Carrie remake and Big Momma's House 2.
  47. 1 point
    Ray McKigney

    One liners from Steven Wright

    K-BILLY's "Super Sounds of the 70s" continues and if you're the 12th caller you'll win two tickets to the monster truck extravaganza being held tonight at the Carson Fairgrounds, featuring Big Daddy Don Bodine's truck, "The Behemoth."
  48. 0 points
    Spirit

    More Thoughts & Prayers

  49. -1 points
    Don’t let the trade deadline cloud your judgement ... was there a legit playoff team in need of a right fielder. Kole can play centerfield ... not sure why you think otherwise FYI I’m not clamoring for the FO to sign Kole ... but why the F*ck wouldn’t you want him on the team. I posted that comment tongue in cheek ... didn’t mean to get the wannabe GM’s riled up
  50. -1 points
    Hold on a sec ... didn’t you just say that you and the Angels would love him back and now you’re calling it a dumb suggestion btw I wasn’t joking ... just don’t see it happening. FYI you have made plenty of dumb suggestions, haven’t you?


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