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.
Josh Donaldson showed the Angels no Canadian hospitality today as it appears he shouted “Fuck you! Suck my cock!” at the L.A. dugout during today’s game at Rogers Centre.
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…
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…
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton had a relapse that involved "at least" cocaine, according to CBS's Jon Heyman:
Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton is meeting with MLB officials in New York over an unspecified "disciplinary issue," per Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. There aren't yet any details about what prompted the meeting, but the team is reportedly preparing for a punishment to be handed down.