Many athletes present first and foremost as carefully crafted public brands, but we know at least one thing to be true about Mike Trout: this dude really, earnestly loves the weather. Not a specific season, like most normal people who love swimming in the summer or wearing sweaters in autumn. No, Trout just loves…
Here it is. The big one. Japanese two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani will play in Anaheim. Ohtani will suit up with Mike Trout, and make the Angels very goddamn interesting.
The Minnesota Twins, who were informed earlier this week that they are out of contention to sign Shohei Ohtani, made the best of the mayhem by swiping two top-10 prospects from the Mariners and Angels, two teams reportedly very much still in the mix to get the Japanese superstar.
Though Andrelton Simmons usually plays perfect defense, the shortstop had a little trouble with a Jay Bruce pop fly Wednesday against Cleveland. But he’s Andrelton Simmons, and it’s impossible for him to fuck up a play that easy.
Rationalizing why Mike Trout is bad and your guy is the undisputed MVP is an experience that every American League fan will go through at some point over Trout’s career, but tonight on the Houston Astros’ broadcast, the announcers started really grasping at straws.
The Angels and Orioles combined for 10 dingers in last night’s slugfest, a game O’s manager Buck Showalter described as a “dunk contest.” But we are here to talk about Manny Machado, who is an absolute monster. With his team down 5-2 in the third inning, Machado smoked a two-run tater 418-feet to center field. With…
Mike Trout got his 1,000th hit last night, on his 26th birthday, and yet that’s not even the most absurd Mike Trout Number to obsess over today. Here is something to really blow your mind:
An easy way to measure an athlete’s influence on his or her sport is to consider what they meant to different groups of fans. Don Baylor, who died of cancer today at age 68, was many things to many people.
Matt Joyce of the Oakland Athletics reportedly used a homophobic slur while shouting at an Angels fan Friday night, according to an Associated Press photographer who overheard the exchange.
Cleveland had the good fortune of benefitting from a very bad Jesse Chavez outing tonight—building a 7-0 lead during a second inning in which the Angels starter allowed two doubles, walked four and gave up two home runs, one of which was a grand slam. (He was ultimately pulled in the third.) But that lead slipped away…
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.