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How Mike Scioscia Mismanages the LA Angeles

Let me get one thing out of the way: I like Mike Scioscia. I met him once, right after the Angels won the World Series in 2002. We crossed paths on a sidewalk, and I thanked him for finally bringing ... (Continue reading)

How Bad Is Bad for the LA Angels?

For Angels fans, the 2010 season has been horrible. Outside of a brief winning streak in June that must have been the result of catching a good tailwind, the team has, in a word, stunk. Manager Mike Scioscia kept up appearances ... (Continue reading)

Things Are Finally Breaking the L.A. Angels’ Way

Well, good thing I waited. I had an article all written about how the Angels demise was not a surprise this year. Good reasons, too, such as Hideki Matsui not being surrounded by the likes of A-Rod and Jeter, and Erick ... (Continue reading)

A Look At The 2009 LA Angels in 2010

  The Angels got off to a lousy start in 2010. They seem to have turned it around. How far around is yet to be determined. But it did lead to some reflection on the players who left, which led to ... (Continue reading)

The Los Angeles Angels are a Baseball Short This Season

There’s a baseball missing in Angels games this season—the one Rex Hudler used to flip up and down every inning. I know, the departure of Rex is old news already, but before we completely move on without him, I wanted to ... (Continue reading)

Overpaid LA Angels Jeff Mathis Has Nothing To Scream About

  Man, I wish I could have been part of the arbitration process for Jeff Mathis. Mathis asked for $1.3 million, the team offered a measly $700,000. Hey that was an insult. The man hit .211, after all! Since I wasn’t there, ... (Continue reading)

LA Angels Prepare For New Season Without Heart Or Soul

The end of last season was a disappointing one, but also one filled with hope – hope that next year small ball would finally be balanced with big bats, and we could go into 2010 with the enthusiasm of Rex ... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles Angels Close out the Decade With a Blown Save.

We all know the well-publicized losses of the Los Angeles Angels: Chone Figgins, John "The Traitor" Lackey, Darren Oliver, and Rex Hudler. They all hurt in one way or another, although for my money, Figgins is a loss worth losing. I ... (Continue reading)

For L.A. Angels, Any Deal With Weaver Is a Bad Deal.

Okay Angels fans, we’ve got a "good news, bad news" situation on our hands. The good news: Word on the street is the Angels are again in the hunt for the great Roy Halladay. The bad news: Word on the street is ... (Continue reading)

It’s Time for the LA Angels To Say Goodbye To Chone Figgins

You know the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” Well, that’s how I felt about the LA Angels' lineup the last few years. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that they are such ... (Continue reading)