Found April 30, 2013 on
Fox Sports Southwest:
Josh Hamilton might have been disappointed that he was booed in his return to Arlington earlier this month.
He had to be downright puzzled by what happened in Oakland Monday.
Hamilton was the lone Los Angeles player who was cheered during the marathon 10-8 Oakland win in 19 innings.
The logic behind the cheering was simple it was Josh Hamilton Appreciation Night.
A Facebook page talked all about the event, with the plan for fans to give Hamilton a standing ovation in his first at-bat and then when he took the field.
The logic behind the move was simple. Fans wanted to thank Hamilton for his fifth inning dropped ball in last years season finale between the Athletics and Rangers. That error helped pave the way for the Athletics to win the American League West title.
The ball Hamilton dropped was auctioned off earlier this month for more than 1,200.
The plan was for the cheering to end after Monday, but Hamiltons game might keep it going. The prized Los Angeles free agent went 0 for 8 with three strikeouts and is now hitting .202.
BEST OF MAXIM
Josh Hamilton may be struggling at the plate, but at least he’s still a good sport.
Hamilton and his new team, the Angels, went to Oakland on Monday for a three-game set, and the A’s used the occasion to honor the player who has found a special place in their hearts. As a member of the Texas Rangers, Hamilton blew a catch in the final game of last year’s season to help Oakland...
The Angels' Mark Trumbo has tremendous power, and the 27-year-old put that talent on display in Oakland on Monday night in an AL West divisional battle against the A's. Watch Trumbo absolutely destroy an offering from Oakland's Dan Sally to give the Angels a 2-0 lead in the top of the second: Your browser does not support iframes. CRUSHED. The bomb was estimated...
In a recent visit to the Inland Empire 66er's facility our own David Saltzer caught up with Angels second base prospect Alex Yarbrough. Here's both our scouting report on Alex and our seven minute video interview with him. Look for similar feature tomorrow on his double-play counterpart Eric Stamets.
AngelsWin.com Scouting Report on Alex Yarbrough
Position: 2B Bats...
Howie Kendrick made a mockery of minor league pitching as he climbed the ranks of the Angels organization from 2002-06. He flirted with .400 on occasion and never hit below .342 for a season in the minors.
Hes been a steady bat in the Angels lineup through seven big league seasons, but theres more about him than just baseball.
He learned to ride a bike at the age of two
The Los Angeles Angels have optioned pitcher Michael Roth to Triple-A Salt Lake, their farm affiliate. Struggling this season, having allowed a 9.31 ERA, he was sent to the minors to try and find his groove and regain his confidence. There is a good chance that he will be back sooner or later with the parent club.
The post Los Angeles Angels Option Pitcher Michael Roth appeared...
The Angels’ Mark Trumbo launched one of the longer home runs we have seen in some time on Monday night against the A’s. Had to just watch in awe as the ball traveled an estimated 475 feet which is no easy feat. The 27-year-old stud has got some power. If accurate on the measurement, only Anthony Rizzo of the Cubbies has a long ball of that length this year.
While the Los Angeles Angels will place outfielder Peter Bourjos on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, the club will activate shortstop Erick Aybar, who's missed time due to a heel injury, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times.
Among the moves #Angels will make later today: CF Peter Bourjos will go on the DL; SS Erick Aybar will be activated off the...
By Scott Stedman, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
1. Eric Stamets, SS, Inland Empire 66ers
Past 10 Games: 12/36 (.333), 0 Doubles, 1 Triple, 0 HR, 7 Runs, 4 RBIs, 1 SB
Overall: .294/.365/.353 with 0 HRs and 1 SB
What’s Up: Shortstop Eric Stamets takes the top spot for the AngelsWin Prospect Hotlist this week. Two facets of Stamets' game truly stand out above the rest...
Just when it looks like things can't get any worse for the Angels, Mike Scioscia goes and makes a fool of himself. This scene from last night's Angels-Athletics games features a confused Scioscia heading out to the mound with a 3-1 count on Adam Rosales. Of course Scioscia can't do that because pitching coach Mike Butcher went out for a mound visit to pitcher Nick Maronde...
The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the 15-day disabled list after straining his left hamstring. Because his asset is speed, this could be a tricky recovery and Los Angeles will want to make sure that there will be no chance at re-aggravation. Scott Cousins was called up to help fill the void. J.B. Shuck also will see some time.
The post Peter Bourjos...
Measuring home runs has proven over time to be an inexact science. You would think with the modern marvels of pitch and hit tracking, that we'd have a greater knowledge of home run distance, or even technology in place in every stadium/telecast that could enhance fans' viewing experience. This clearly isn't the case in Oakland. On Monday evening, Mark Trumbo hit a bomb...
After 19 innings, 6 hours and 32 minutes, 16 runs, 597 pitches, 16 pitchers being used, awful umpiring, inconclusive home run reviews, multiple players on both sides leaving with injuries, stir-crazy fans chanting A’s broadcasters’ names (because why not in the 17th inning?), A’s pitchers going to bat without any remaining position players, Mike Trout comically missing fly...
Photo Credit: Keepers
I own zero shares of Josh Hamilton, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since I left him outside my top 10 in the OF edition of “Tiers, Not Fears.” Yet while I didn’t expect him to provide ample draft day value, I didn’t think he’d be this awful.
Is Josh Hamilton a lost cause? Or will God’s favorite addict pull off...
An exhausted Brandon Moss threw a pie in his own face after hitting the home run that ended the major league's longest game this season.
Moss hit his second home run of the night with two outs in the 19th inning early Tuesday, giving the Oakland Athletics a 10-8 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
The teams were on the field for 6 hours, 32 minutes in a game that ended at...
During Game Three Kevin Durant took a hard charge by Chandler Parsons and got knocked to the court. he didn't appear phased by it of course (he's not a little dude), was glad to get the ball back, and let the fans within hearing distance hear how he felt.
His city? Houston will never be his city! Doesn't he know football comes first in Texas? Just ask Josh Hamilton.