Reminder: Mike Trout Is Still Out Here Doing Dope Baseball Things

Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember that Mike Trout, who has been doing amazing shit on the field for the last four seasons, is still just 23 years old and hasn’t actually been around that long. It’s one of those things that sometimes happens with guys who are so good so early in their career: every great play is… » 5/01/15 12:13pm 5/01/15 12:13pm

Sociopathic Angels Blogger Posts Now-Deleted Rant About Josh Hamilton…

There are a lot of really bad blog posts on the internet. Most days, it’s a good idea for everyone to just ignore the bad blog posts, because at root they are all just derivatives of the same style of incurious, inflammatory writing. But sometimes there is a blog so bad that it cannot be ignored, like the one that was… » 4/28/15 10:48am 4/28/15 10:48am

Clayton Kershaw Picks Up MVP Too, Mike Trout Finally Snags One

Clayton Kershaw followed-up his NL Cy Young win by taking home the NL MVP trophy too, becoming the first person to sweep those awards since Bob Gibson did so while playing for the Cardinals in 1968. The Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton—whose candidacy might have been sunk when he took a fastball to the face and… » 11/13/14 7:42pm 11/13/14 7:42pm

Manny Machado Threw Out Albert Pujols Because His Arm Is Outrageous

Albert Pujols isn't winning a 40-yard dash anytime soon but, still, Machado (not to mention all of his momentum) is halfway into the dugout by the time he's ready to throw this ball and Pujols still isn't anywhere near first base. The cross-diamond throw wasn't even in the dirt, it was at Steve Pearce's eyes. He… » 7/30/14 8:44pm 7/30/14 8:44pm

Yoenis Cespedes Gets Howie Kendrick Out At Home With A Flawless Throw

The only reason Howie Kendrick turned third and ran home was because Athletics outfielder Yoenis Cespedes let Mike Trout's hit initially get away from him in the eighth inning. The key word is "initially." Cespedes compensated for his error with a flawless throw home to get Kendrick out. Watch the minimal movement by… » 6/11/14 1:15am 6/11/14 1:15am

There Was Yet Another Immaculate Inning Pitched Last Night

So this is officially some sort of trend. Last night, Garrett Richards struck out three straight Houston Astros on just nine pitches, tossing the fourth immaculate inning of the season. There has never been more than four such innings tossed in a single season—that number was last reached in 2002—and now we've got… » 6/05/14 10:23am 6/05/14 10:23am

What Happened To Mike Trout's Swing?

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There is nothing average about Mike Trout. People built like Brian Urlacher shouldn't be able to scale walls and run like a scared deer, all while squarely hitting a round ball with a round bat. The 2014 season has seen Mike Trout put up a more earthbound line than usual: .263/.358/.509 after last night's game. The… » 5/20/14 1:05pm 5/20/14 1:05pm