This piece was originally published in the February, 1990 issue of GQ. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission.
Albert Pujols is one home run away from joining baseball’s 600 home run club. He’ll become just the ninth player in the history of the game to achieve the feat. Do you care?
Mike Trout left Sunday’s game against the Marlins after he appeared to sprain his thumb on a headfirst slide. The extent of the injury was unclear at the time, but an MRI today showed that the Angels outfielder has a torn ligament in his left thumb. The 25-year-old will go to the disabled list for the first time in…
Through 37 games, Angels slugger Mike Trout is off to the best start of his career. He’s hitting .341/.451/.742 with 13 home runs, eight stolen bases, and 24 walks.
The White Sox almost won in extra innings last night against the Angels in Anaheim, but ultimately let the Angels win on a walk-off single.
The Rangers blew the Angels out early this afternoon, thanks to some steady work from Yu Darvish and a hail of hits from almost every batter in the lineup. Their defense was also on point, and no play was better than one Elvis Andrus made in the second inning.
In an interesting dispatch from spring training, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports on Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards’s recovery from a May 2016 elbow injury that shut him down for the season.
There isn’t a team in Major League Baseball that wouldn’t jump at the chance to sign Mike Trout, whose two MVP awards in his first five years of big league service vastly underrepresent how good he really is. And there isn’t a team that could afford to do so that wouldn’t throw hundreds of millions of dollars in his…
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia always looks like an anxious bloodhound, but his heart broke in half on TV after Texas Rangers pitcher Nick Martinez started a double play with a behind-the-back catch.
In the second inning of Sunday’s game against Seattle, L.A.’s Matt Shoemaker was struck in the head by a 105 mph line-drive off the bat of Kyle Seager.
Hello, it’s time once again for a check-in with Mike Trout, that guy who continues to be the best player in baseball despite wasting away on a crap-ass Angels roster.
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…