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  1. Way to get out of that bases loaded no outs jam, Weaver!
    53 points
  2. Hardball13

    Dear Mr. Shoemaker

    Hey Guys. This is David, Matt's Dad. Thank you for the kind words and the laughs. I have been on the board for quite some time, but do not write too many comments. Just to clear a couple of things up. My wife, Karen, Matt's Mom does not have a beard. HaHa I do not have a full beard now but did a few years ago. Just a mustache and goatee now. Thanks for supporting Matt. He is a great young man who has worked his butt off to get to where he is at. I am so glad he was finally given the chance to help this team. We are so blessed that he has performed the way he has. He will give you ev
    51 points
  3. A dream of mine is to sit in the photo well at an MLB game. On Saturday I received last minute notification that our family was being invited into a dugout suite at Angel Stadium. This being the closest thing I've ever had to that opportunity I took my camera. We've been going through some brutal family stuff lately and this was a total godsend and a respite from the storm. I shot all of these from behind the screen with a good camera, it's no where near the quality that sports photographers use, but it still did a decent job (Canon 60D with the stock lens for camera nerds) I thought
    40 points
  4. 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
  5. @Jeff Fletcher, I just want to speak on behalf of EVERYONE here at AW and say thank you. Thank you for your year round Angels news, insight and responding to our folks here on our forum. We really REALLY appreciate it. I say this because everything you've given us is for free, but I know there are now modern websites wanting to charge for the same info, regurgitated across several Twitter sources and news feeds. Thank you, Jeff.
    36 points
  6. 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
  7. Matt Thaiss MattThaiss MatThaiss Mathaiss Mathiss Mathis!!!!!!
    35 points
  8. He'll be the first MLB front office guy to go on the DL
    35 points
  9. Sosh has been the manager for pretty much my entire tenure as a fan. Technically I started "following" during the early nineties but was too young to really remember much. I do clearly remember 1995 bringing the suck. But 2000 was when I started getting truly invested in how well the team was doing and knowing all the players and all that. When 2002 happened, I was definitely blessed. I certainly hadn't carried the burden of disappointment on my shoulders the way my dad had, and the way so many of you had, but it was still an incredibly special moment that I'll remember and cherish for t
    33 points
  10. There are some who are disappointed with Eppler's relatively modest off-season so far: he didn't sign any big name free agents, whether intentionally or because they simply wanted to play elsewhere. No Corbin, Ramos, Happ, Eovaldi, Morton, Donaldson, Familia, etc - all players that would have significantly improved the team. Instead we got a strange group of players in Matt Harvey, Trevor Cahill, Justin Bour, Jonathan Lucroy, and Kevan Smith--not to mention his usual few clean peanuts. Now the offseason isn't over. The two biggest fish--Bryce Harper and Manny Machado--remain on the board
    32 points
  11. T.G.

    Showing Up Matters

    Tyler Skaggs is gone. Unfortunately for Angels fans, this is an all-too-familiar place. We’ve been here before. It’s not a comfortable place. It’s a very sad and very confusing place and we will never, ever get used to it. We Angels fans, like every other fan base often use terms like “us” and “we” when discussing our favorite team. That speaks to the level of connection we have with our team. We experience the emotional highs and lows that go along with winning and losing. Even though it may be a bit silly, we feel that the team’s victories are also our victories. So when I say “
    31 points
  12. Hello everyone, my name is Elaina and I am Mike's (aka PercySquint) daughter. I have tears in my eyes as I write this-- I am so incredibly moved by the kindness of the community on AngelsWin.com. As you know, my dad had a brief (just over 2 months) battle with cancer. We were shocked at his sudden passing, and not a day goes by where I reach for the phone to call him. It's just surreal. My four year old son and especially my two year old daughter, with whom he had a special bond, ask about him, wonder out loud if he is looking out for us, and shout "Hi Grandad!" from the backseat of the car,
    31 points
  13. 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
  14. We've hit a point in the season where it's time to acknowledge what's been going on with our pitching in the minors. Especially Burlington and Inland Empire. We'll likely start seeing a couple of these guys move up to IE/Mobile within the next month or so. Last season, the Angels minor leagues saw only 13 pitchers start 20+ games - and of those, only 11 topped 100 innings. Within that group only three had an ERA below 4.00: Suarez at 3.92, Canning at 3.65, and Madero at 3.49. Eight had an ERA over 4.50, and four of those had an ERA over 6. It was not pretty. This year is shaping up
    27 points
  15. I keep reading different people in different threads either with questions or providing misinformation about these guys, so I started a thread (which I never do) so hopefully everyone will see and get caught up. JC is pitching tonight (6/24). His rehab assignment expires on Saturday (6/29), so at most he’ll have one more outing after tonight. He’s out of options so he’ll be in the majors by Sunday (6/30), barring a setback. I don’t know if he’s going to be a starter or reliever. Middleton had a setback in early May and is now significantly behind JC. Middleton is throwing off a mou
    27 points
  16. Dear Fellow Angels Supporters: Under the heading, be careful of what you ask for, as you may get it, Mike Scioscia is gone, just as many of you have been so anxious to see for years. I recognize that I may receive hate mail, but I believe Mike was a really good manager. Here are my reasons (not in any particular priority order): His players loved him, even when they had losing seasons. In 19 years, he never lost the club house. That is amazing. Orlando Cabrera said he was the best manager he ever played for. Torri Hunter, Juston Upton, Garrett Anderson, Mike Tr
    27 points
  17. I think you have to be an Angels fan to understand...
    27 points
  18. I'm giving myself a 100% discount on my 2014 seats. A big thanks goes out to Pujols and Hamilton for helping me choose my new seats for next season which are located 25' away from my refrigerator. Free Parking included.
    27 points
  19. Welcome to the Angels Patrick Sandoval. Tommy John Surgery this way.
    26 points
  20. Dochalo

    DiPoto speaks

    If anyone thinks this was about MS's unwillingness to use advanced metrics then the big picture has been missed. I actually think MS will use certain metrics and it's clear he's implemented some of this into his style. This was about the fact that Dipoto wanted to run the show and he was handcuffed in several directions. He even said that he wasn't able to help the club the way he wanted to. his budget was pulled out from under him by the pujols and hamilton signings he was forced to use a pre-existing manager and coaching staff his farm director wasn't of his choosing he
    26 points
  21. Howie, Thank you for the memories. You busted your ass for the Angels and you were great with the fans. You're a class act, and even though you're going to a team I hate, I wish you the best. Respectfully, Angels Fans Everywhere
    26 points
  22. The Angels are interested in every starting pitcher under control who doesn’t suck, and probably a couple who do.
    25 points
  23. Hubs

    William Wilson

    Hey so some of you who know me on social media know that my grandfather passed in May of last year. He and I really bonded over Angels baseball in the past 25 years as we always went to one game at least when I was a kid when we’d go to his rental beach house in Newport Beach every summer. In recent years we’d always watch games together and we watched game 7 together in 2002 spontaneously (he drove up to LA from Palm Springs for the game) because we wanted to celebrate together when they won. His name was William “Bill” Wilson. So I have a new favorite prospect. (I also Atta
    25 points
  24. A friend of the family's is in Cooperstown and knowing we are Angels fans, shared this picture with us. Out of all the jersey's that could have been displayed, it was nice to Vlad pay tribute to Nick:
    25 points
  25. These fat jokes are really getting out of hand.
    25 points
  26. Hello all. I attended the Angels game last night and moving forward, I will be a fan of the LA Angels. I love the game of baseball. I understand the game of baseball, but I've never had a favorite team to root for. As a California resident, I've been searching for a franchise to buy in to. I've been to the Coliseum, dump....and no one goes. SF Giants? Meh, there's a certain schtick with their fan base I couldn't get over. The Dodgers? I went to a game a month ago and it took me 50 minutes to leave. Yesterday was my first time at Angel Stadium and though it wasn't a great crowd, I had
    24 points
  27. We haven't seen baseball activities from Josh in 3 years
    24 points
  28. Hey guys- Just wanted to check in a bit, it's been a while, yes? First of all, my apologies for not posting of late. I had been busy with work (2 jobs) and caregiver duties for my mother, who passed away in April, moving, and other stuff going on. These were also the main reasons why I didn't make it out to spring training this year. I hated that. The medical stuff is very recent. Here's the deal, long story shortened- last Friday, shortness of breath. Went to 19-inning game against the putrid stinking white flag tossing bottomfeeding Chowds on Saturday. While walking from stadium to car a
    24 points
  29. 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
  30. Lucroy was inside the whole time. There was no time when Marisnick should have been going to the inside. I can’t read his mind so I don’t know if it was malicious or just careless, but it was definitely against the rules.
    23 points
  31. Thank you all for observing 30 minutes of silence this morning in remembering Tyler Skaggs. It's crucial to take a minute or two away from Angels Baseball and life's craziness and focus on what's important. If you were away during the 9-9:30am PST half hour I shut things down so that we could have some moments of silence on this forum. For the day I have removed the header and footer ads and replaced the leaderboard ad with memorial picture of Tyler Skaggs.
    23 points
  32. Ha, I am having a lot of "I told you so" feelings today
    23 points
  33. In another thread, Jeff Fletcher stated: "The root of the Angels' problems is they ignored the farm system from about 2010-2015". While that may seem obvious to some, I found it interesting how quickly a team that had what was considered a top 10 (at least) farm system a decade ago could see it all disappear. So, what happened prior to 2010? In 2009, we had one of the greatest 1st rounds you could want. With back-to-back picks in the 1st round (thanks to KRod and Teixeira signing with a couple of NY teams), Angels selected Randal Grichuk (8.1 WAR) and Mike Trout (62 WAR), whic
    23 points
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  35. We should just sign Lorenzo Cain and move him to 2B since CF and 2B are interchangeable.
    23 points
  36. Hitting 50 years old is going to get rough on any athlete
    23 points
  37. tdawg87

    Dear Mr. Shoemaker

    I don't know if you have an account here, but I know you at least read this board. I just wanted to say thank you for having Matt. He is awesome. Also, I'm assuming you have a beard, or have at least had one at some point in your life, but thank you for giving him his genes so we can stare at that bush of holiness while your son pitches. Again, thank you for Matt. We appreciate it.
    23 points
  38. Spirit

    Kole #CalBOOM

    23 points
  39. DR is feeling a little rough tonight, so I thought I'd come here and throw my pasta against the wall. This time last year, I was carrying my wife around and tending to her every need...feeding her, lifting her, reading to her, and so on. It was all a pleasure. Her eyes would get heavier with each day and the deep well that held her will to fight cancer was finally reaching bottom. On Monday, I will recognize the one year anniversary of her passing. And it's sucking right now. Just before she was originally diagnosed with brain cancer, she purchased a shiny red beach cruiser
    23 points
  40. 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
  41. It's so hard to fathom. I know how hard it is hitting me and my family, and we only met him a few times and had some brief conversations. I can't imagine how those closest to him feel right now. Rest in Peace Tyler
    22 points
  42. Scioscia is not getting fired with two months left on a 10 year contract. I don't drive my trash cans to the dump today when tomorrow is trash day.
    22 points
  43. Fueled by the annoyance of last night's loss, I was on a mission to point out Eppler's and Co.'s failure in regard to acquiring several under performing players over the last couple of off season. In particular, the most recent. What I found was an important reminder which is to consider the starting point and the body of work since. The halos had come off the 2011 season with a winning record yet they had clearly lost faith in Tony Reagins to the point that most speculated him as a mere figurehead with Scioscia and Arte involved in quite a bit of the duties normally taken on by a gen
    22 points
  44. so he went from assistant GM to assistant GM
    22 points


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