Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/4/14
Angels_vs_rangers_bed5
The January 2nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels have the top-rated outfield, Hunter claims he was misquoted about gay teammates and much more... The Story: The Angels boast the top-rated outfield in baseball according to Buster Olney. The Monkey Says: I love his idea of the Angels outfield possibly getting 100 homers and 100 steals combined.  That is a big stretch since it would mean a pretty huge year from Bourjos, but I have to imagine that has never been done before. The Story: Torii Hunter, predictably, claims he was misquoted regarding his comments about a potential gay teammate making him feel "uncomfortable." The Monkey Says: The only thing that bothers me more than a bigot is a hypocrite and Hunter appears to now be both.  Kevin Baxter, who wrote the story, immediately refuted Torii's claim and says he has the recorded audio of the interview to prove it.  Way to go, Torii. The Story: The year in heat maps, featuring a great Trout map and a frightening Hamilton map. The Monkey Says: My favorite part of Trout's map is how he murders pitches inside because that was the early book on him when he was first called up.  Everyone thought they could beat him inside with a good heater, but that lasted about two weeks before he adjusted and raked anything and everything on the inner half.  My favorite part of the Hamilton map is... LA LA LA, I CAN'T HEAR YOU!  I'M COVERING MY EARS.  LA LA LA! The Story: Jim Bowden lists the biggest risks of the off-season and doesn't include the Angels signing Josh Hamilton. The Monkey Says: How he thinks moving Aroldis Chapman to the rotation is a bigger risk than giving $125 million to an injury-prone former addict with an alarming drop in contact rate is beyond me.  Oh, wait, not it isn't.  I forgot for a second that Jim Bowden is a dim-witted buttchunk. The Story: Mike Trout is featured in the top catches of 2012. The Monkey Says: But only once.  ONCE.  I think I might have to launch a grand jury investigation into how that happened. The Story: 10 questions for the Angels as they enter the new year. The Monkey Says: Secret question #11: when are they going to hurry the hell up and lock Trout into an extension already? The Story: Katie Hamilton talks about God and supporting her husband Josh. The Monkey Says: But mostly God.  Pretty much all God.  Between the two of them, I wonder if they all they do at home is just sit around and talk about how great God is and how much they are blessed.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, I just know that I want to punch myself in the face everytime my wife tells me a story of hers that I have already heard seven times.  I guess what I'm saying is the Hamiltons have more patience than I do. [follow]  
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Blandino: Deflategate no sting; PSI in footballs not logged in

Aaron Hernandez’s DNA found on bullet casing, joint near body

Thomas upset he was tested for PEDs over health statement

Marshawn’s press conference to end all press conferences

NFL to assist Seahawks in ID'ing Pats' ineligible receiver sets

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Josh Gordon in essay: I'm not an addict

Belichick, Brady can't imagine Hall of Fame without Seau

Teammate: Johnny Manziel is definitely not a joke

Knicks reportedly ‘in play’ for Kevin Durant

Fire alarm at Patriots’ hotel goes off for second time in three days

Former NFL QB Jeff Blake: Everyone deflates footballs

Super Bowl XLIX should smash TV viewership record yet again

NFL, officials, Carroll disagree on ineligible player rules

Seattle business rolling 12,000 joints for Super Bowl

How Yardbarker got Marshawn Lynch to open up back in 2008

Super Bowl records that won't fall anytime soon

Richard Sherman, girlfriend expecting baby any day

15 amazing Super Bowl XLIX stats

Pats fans buy Super Bowl tickets, told they're unavailable

The 10 most underrated Super Bowl performances

Where did Seahawks, Patriots find their Super Bowl players?

The all-time best Super Bowl team

Jimbo Fisher's extension could be worth $44 million

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Super Bowl should smash TV records

Super Bowl records unlikely to fall

15 amazing Super Bowl XLIX stats

Teammate: Manziel not a joke

Ten most underrated SB performances

Knicks ‘in play’ for Kevin Durant?

Ex-QB: Everyone deflates footballs

Where did 'Hawks, Pats find players?

Columnist: Start Skittles media boycott

The all-time best Super Bowl team

Blatt wants more LeBron MVP talk

Best Super Bowl ads of all-time

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.