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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. 6 points
    The Angels should sign Felix to a one day contact so he can retire as an Angel and the 5 people in Seattle who didn't lose their minds over Ohtani go absolutely apeshit.
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    arch stanton

    Edward Snowden

    I listened to the whole thing. I’m glad Snowden got 3 hours to tell his story. It’s disheartening to think that after all this came out we sent the same bunch right back to D.C. to keep on doing it
  6. 4 points
    tdawg87

    Trumped

    Lol this fuckin guy.
  7. 3 points
    Let's use this thread to post any and all Gerrit Cole news, notes and rumors. And of course, every time he mentions something regarding the Angels as part of his upbringing. Like just now, when he was asked who his favorite players were growing up and he said "back in Anaheim, he enjoyed watching Garret Anderson and Tim Salmon".
  8. 3 points
    We actually do need infield help. I'll put the list of things we need in order of ranking: Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher Starting Pitcher Catcher Bullpen help Starting Pitcher Infield help
  9. 3 points
    "Sometimes when you win, you really lose."
  10. 3 points
    l hope before long Ohtani will only sit on the day before he pitches, and will DH after his starts on the mound...
  11. 3 points
    tdawg87

    Save the Cesspool!

    I'm already on my 4th FBI Agent. The first 3 got sick of watching midget clown porn.
  12. 2 points
    By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media (better known as: @Spirit) In February of 2004, Chuck Richter, launched the AngelsWin.com site and community forum as a place for Angels fans from around the country and around the world to come and discuss not only the team they loved, but also a wide array of topics that interested them. As the community grew, the forum became the go to place for Angels fans on the internet to call their home discuss their team. In the years that followed, two small websites became publicly available and changed the way the world interacted online. Twitter in July 2006 and Facebook in September 2006. It is impossible to overstate the immense impact both of these social media platforms have had on the world we live in. At first, they appeared to be a pioneering leap forward in allowing people to connect and reconnect with others on the internet. Family members, long lost friends, sports heroes, entertainers and the list goes on. People shared their photos, stories of their kids, animals, dates and jobs with anyone who was willing to follow them and give them a like. It started off all so promising. But like many things in life, too much of a good thing can often turn ugly. Such has been the case with both Twitter and Facebook. How many times have you logged onto one of these platforms looking for Angels news and/or discussions, only to find yourself having to weed through endless amounts of drama, politics and hate? If you said, “every time,” then you’re being honest. As fans of the website slowly began transitioning over to the social media platforms, AngelsWin joined them. We’ve had fun with discussions, memes, meltdowns and the like. But over the last couple of years, we’ve seen interest wane. People are getting tired of these internet cesspools. And that’s caused something of a shift for our website. What was old is suddenly becoming new again! The AngelsWin community forum has continued to see a steady resurgence in activity. So, why is this happening? Why are people migrating back to a format that has been around since the 90’s? Well, the answer is pretty simple. They want to engage without having to weed through the madness. The AngelsWin community forum has everything you want from your ideal social media platforms. A place for Angels baseball, a place for sports of all kinds, a place for politics, a place for general nonsense, and the list goes on. But the great part about these forums is that they’re all separate from each other. You don’t have to engage in a discussion about Ohtani’s recovery, while also having to read that someone thinks <insert politician’s name here> is a Nazi all the while getting a creepy or spam filled DM by strangers. There are other benefits too … · You can easily search for topics or posts from days, weeks or even months before. (Try doing that on Twitter or Facebook) · We don’t mine your data and sell it to horrible people who will do horrible things. (I’m looking at you, Facebook!) · AngelsWin contests and prizes · Fanfest events with former and current players · Intelligent discussion threads that are moderated to filter out and hide any trolling that would derail the topic or disrespect others. · Angels live Gameday threads & chat with fans, as well as up to date prospect updates and in-game stat lines through the major and minor league season. · Full access to our members gallery to upload & share pictures, calendar, private clubs to discuss topics in a group setting, private messaging & chat (coming soon). · Easily embed .Gifs just like on Twitter, upload images and videos, and we offer a full set of emoji's to share with the entire community. · We have more than just the Facebook LIKE or Twitter Heart reaction. So take that! · Our mobile experience is modern, responsive and rivals all the popular social media apps out there. · We have exclusive High Definition video interviews with front office members, both active and former players, as well as our top minor league talent. · Angels news quickly populated to our forum via an RSS feed from the OC Register, including interaction & Q&A with Angels' beat writer @Jeff Fletcher. · While user accounts are always free, an upgrade to our Premium Member status provides you with an ad free experience. So if you’ve never been to AngelsWin.com before, come give us a try! And if you were a member who has fallen away, come give the site another look. We think you’ll be very happy with what you find! The AngelsWin Community Forum … it’s new again!
  13. 2 points
    It's been awhile since I've fully looked at the magazine, but I think SI is past the point of it being a source for current news, so to speak. I think they're on the path of Athlon or Street and Smith where they'll just put out season previews and narrowly themed issues. I think the NBA preview issue is indicative of that.
  14. 2 points
    I remember; but, then again, I'm in my early 50s.
  15. 2 points
    Because they are the Mets. He was manager for one year and the team was garbage.
  16. 2 points
    We need to start pumping the "he was here in 02" angle, since Cole dug on the 02 series.
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  18. 2 points
    Lou

    AngelsWin.com Chat is LIVE

    Three Sides!
  19. 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.
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    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.
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  25. 2 points
    Taylor

    More Thoughts & Prayers

    Lucille: Hello, Anus Tart. Narrator: And she hadn't even seen the license plate.
  26. 2 points
    I'd love to have him back but we have other more pressing needs and it will likely be cost prohibitive - even at 5 mil. the dumb suggestion was at 3/18 which you claim was a joke after you got called out for. I make plenty of dumb suggestions and I own them.
  27. 2 points
  28. 2 points
    I will laugh when Maddon decides its fun to start Albert most nights.
  29. 2 points
    They are going to have him lose weight, learn to pitch, and then change his name to Jared Walsh.
  30. 2 points
    Guarantee you that if the Angels have the off-season everyone here wants, then Jo Adell starts the year in AAA. That extra year of control will be even more valuable to them if they upped the payroll.
  31. 2 points
    Back to Jones, what an impressive AFL for him. Jahmai Jones: 53 AB's, .302/.377/.509, 2 HR's, 7 SB's.
  32. 2 points
  33. 2 points
    Trade Simmons, sign Cole, Wheeler, and Rendon. Trade for a catcher. Collect trophies.
  34. 2 points
    I’m excited for post game interviews to have more than 3 words. Ausmus was like a silent fart.
  35. 2 points
    Bringing the fun back is the single most important component that Maddon can bring to the team. After last season, this team needed a completely new manager with a new direction. It’s going to be a positive transformation. The players are going to respond to him immediately in a good way.
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    Good thing they have him bunting with 1 out and runners at the corners...
  38. 2 points
    Because they've already had a Japanese superstar. Or maybe that's why Ohtani wouldn't go to Seattle, now that I think about.
  39. 2 points
    No, they're rebuilding. Plus Cole wouldn't go to Seattle.
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  42. 2 points
    Lou

    One liners from Steven Wright

    you don't like Mitch Hedb . . . whoa, hold on a minute! you don't like guacamole? f'n commie.
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    Jason

    Official Tulsi Thread

    This one is pretty good
  45. 2 points
    Why would anyone have an issue with an old wooden ship from the Civil War era?
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    Hey, you don't go to a beach club to sell snow boots.
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  50. 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.


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