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“Deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.” -Trinity, “The Matrix”.
If deja vu happens when something is changed, then one wonders how the Angels have managed to achieve it without changing a thing. After all, at this time last year, we were asking ourselves most of the same questions. In 2012 it was “Albert Pujols ain’t lookin so hot, but Vernon Wells is starting better!” In 2013, it has been replaced with “Josh Hamilton ain’t lookin so hot, but Albert Pujols is starting better!” The way Arte Moreno spends money, in 2014, it’ll probably be Josh Hamilton starting better with Joe Mauer not looking great.
With all of the big offseason moves for the Angels, one wonders how Arte Moreno could have forgotten a key factor in most of the Angels’ losses last season. It wasn’t that Pujols started finding his homerun swing about the same time Trumbo lost his. It wasn’t that Torii Hunter didn’t fit with the team. It wasn
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ANAHEIM, Calif. If the Angels hadnt already experienced this before, it would seem incomprehensible. But they know all about horrendous starts.
They went through the same thing last year, and now here they are again, nine games into the new season and its starting again.
The Angels 8-1 loss to the Oakland As on Thursday night was their fourth loss in a row and left them with a...
ST. LOUIS The 40-year-old closer who saved 300 games in the big leagues carefully watched the kid on the mound.
"Your whole body is over here," Jason Isringhausen said, stepping to the left of the red dirt hill to stand in the spot where the kid's follow-through had stopped.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville pitcher prepared to throw again. This time...
By Danny Farris, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Danny Farris and I'm a huge Angels fan. My first Angels game was when I was 5 and I witnessed JT Snow hit a bomb. I learned that not only was he a local kid, he went to the same high school that I was going to go to. Ever since that day I was absolutely hooked. And because of THAT moment...
Josh Hamilton homering and Albert Pujols hitting a game-ending double. Just what the Los Angeles Angels needed to end a five-game losing streak.
Hamilton hit his first home run for the Angels and Pujols hit a two-run double off Jose Veras with two outs in the ninth inning, helping Los Angeles beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday night.
''It's good to get the first...
The last few days there has been increasing chatter about how the loss of Torii Hunter has turned the Angels into mindless zombies who show little or no emotion on the field. I bemoaned the lack of interest just yesterday, although I think the Hunter thing is a bit overblown. In reality, the Angels just needed some kind of spark. Tonight, Albert Pujols reminded us that this is his...
Since 2000, Mike Scioscia has been the manager of the Angels. He has compiled a record of 1156-928, good for a 55.4% win rate (an average record of 89-73). In his 14 seasons, the Angels have only had 3 seasons where they finished sub .500. Only one of which has come since 2003.
Under Scioscia's tutelage, Angel fans have been spoiled. Angel fans have become adjusted to the...
By Jessica Melendez, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
There’s no way to sugar coat this: the start of this season has sucked. I’m a generally optimistic person, but even I’m having a hard time finding the silver linings in this particular black cloud.
Sometimes good things come out of bad starts. I know you've heard the comparison before, but the 2002 year did...
At what point does the old axiom "it's early" stop being true? Just when we thought the Angels couldn't sink any lower in this young season, along comes tonight's game. This was the very definition of a mail it in affair. The starting pitching was atrocious again and the hitters had no interest in even being at the plate. More concerning I feel is the overall...
By Glen Mckee, AngelsWin.com Columnist -
No really, despite the horrible start - what, is this 2012 again? - the Angels can be good for you! You just have to have a plan. I've had a plan that I have used for a few years, but usually taper off and on.
“The Angels Push-up Plan!” In the past it was simple: do 10 push-ups for every run the Angels score. Easy...
The April 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including losing Weaver could be a blessing, Madson making progress and much more...
The Story: Jered Weaver's injury could be a blessing in disguise.
The Monkey Says: I like the optimism, but I think it is grasping at straws. There is a notion out there that Weaver is dealing with some sort of issue...