The Los Angeles Angels’ Ji-man Choi clobbered his first MLB homer Monday, 20 games into his first season. After rounding the bases, the 25-year-old proved that teammates aren’t necessary to celebrate a strong home run.
Angels third baseman Yunel Escobar is a known dickhead, so it’s not totally surprising to see him invent a brand new way to get ejected from a baseball game.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe was carted off the field in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels after Mike Trout’s ground ball bounced into his testicles.
Throughout his highly-publicized rehab from hip surgery this past offseason, former ace Tim Lincecum was clear on one thing: He was working hard to come back as a starter, despite the moderate success he’d found pitching out of the bullpen for the Giants in several stints since the 2012 playoffs.
Angels pitcher Hector Santiago unwisely tried to throw a breaking ball past Nomar Mazara, a big strong rookie who has been doing great things for the Texas Rangers. The ball didn’t really break, because the universe does not reward trickery, and Mazara cleansed it:
A nice cat escaped from somewhere and got onto the field at the Angels game this evening, ran around a bunch, leapt a wall, and ran through hundreds of bemused fans. The best part of this video is watching the reactions of cascading sections of fans as our friend here made his break for freedom.
Mike Trout started the 2016 season on an uncharacteristic slump. Before yesterday’s game against the White Sox, the Angels center fielder was hitting .220 (the worst through 14 games since his rookie season) and had only four extra base hits and a single, lonely dinger to his name. He’s really struggled hitting…
When Mike Trout isn’t mashing home runs or robbing them, he’s at home doing precise meteorological measurements; the self-described “weather geek” wants to be a stormchaser someday, and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore had Trout on this morning to report on conditions in his hometown of Millville, N.J.
After days of rumors that the Atlanta Braves were looking to make a deal, they finally struck. According to multiple reports, they traded Andrelton Simmons and minor leaguer Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar, pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, and $3 million cash.
In the fifth inning of today’s game against the Angels, Rougned Odor tried to beat out a David Freese throw to second base, but rather slid into the lower leg of Angels’ second baseman Johnny Giavotella. Odor reached third safely on the throwing error, but not after this despicable act of anti-fibula violence. If this…
The Angels are in a scrap to make the playoffs this season, and losing closer Huston Street hurts, but they still have the American League MVP favorite in Mike Trout. Trout has hit a career-high 40 dingers this season and has also, according to MLB’s Statcast, robbed the most as well. The best of these thefts was…
Home plate umpire Ted Barrett lost track of the count on Astros outfielder Preston Tucker as he faced Angels pitcher Nick Tropeano in the second inning of today’s game. Tucker had a full count, but after Tropeano threw ball four, nothing happened. Houston manager A.J. Hinch had to challenge the play in order for…
The Dodgers got themselves beat by the Angels last night, losing 3-2 after Kole Calhoun’s eighth-inning double set up the game-winning run. Here is how one Dodgers fan felt about that double:
Great, Shane. This is just fucking great.
Sometimes we misspeak in the most unfortunate of ways, as Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne did tonight calling Angels slugger Albert Pujols “retarded.”
The Red Sox traded outfielder Shane Victorino to the Angels in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge and cash considerations. This is good news for Victorino, who just came off the DL and is going from a last-place team to a first-place squad, but Victorino still got emotional about his time with the Sox.
Sunday’s Mariners-Angels game featured an Idiot on the Field who lasted quite a while. The shirtless guy made it from center field to the pitcher’s mound and even pretended to throw a pitch. Security eventually corralled him near the dugout.
Former Orem Owlz media director Joey Zanaboni says he stepped down after only two weeks on the job due to the team’s refusal to reconsider “Caucasian Heritage Night”—only to see the team eventually relent after public scorn and mockery.
The Orem Owlz canceled a planned “Caucasian Heritage Night” after the Angels’ Rookie League affiliate found itself in the center of controversy over the ill-chosen promotion. The team’s media director also resigned as a result of the backlash. The team offered this attempt to explain the promotion:
Mike Trout tried to steal third tonight in the top of the fifth at Boston. By all rights, he should have been out. The umpire, in fact, called him out. But replay review declared him safe, thanks to this brilliant, acrobatic slide.