Originally written June 27, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
“Nobody knows the doubles I’ve creamed,” or so players in the Pacific Time Zone used to lament in the days before the internet. Hall of famers like Sandy Koufax or the Padres Tony Gwynn could do something special on a Saturday night but no one on the East Coast would know about it until Monday morning when the newspapers finally printed the box scores. Times have changed, of course, but the perceptions of “East Coast bias” and players on the left coast not getting their just due on ESPN until coverage of the Yankees and Red Sox has run dry,  are still alive and well.  With the All-Star team selections on the western horizon,  the hope is writers can stay up late enough to toss some “hype”  towards the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim, of California, of North America. And I’m not talking about the hype around the free agents the Angels signed,  Albert Pujols and pitcher CJ Wilson (8-4, 2.44 ERA).   Although Wilson deserves some consideration and Pujols remains popular, the two Angels mo...
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