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“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 popula...
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A few weeks ago, I did this hard-hitting investigative report that proves Mike Trout is the last son of Krypton, Superman. In case that didn't convince you, and how could it not, Trout provided us with even more evidence today with this jaw-dropping catch:
That's levitation, homes. It might also be the best catch of the season and the best catch...
Mike Trout has transitioned from talented rookie to unbelievable talent in one smooth leap. He used to be a phenom, but it's quite possible that the right word hasn't yet been invented yet to describe the things he does.
So how about "Troutacular"?
Really, there's no other way to describe the Angels' 20-year-old outfielder, who takes his game to new levels...
The Angels really couldn't have hoped for much more than the result they got Tuesday night in Baltimore.
Their 7-3 victory over the Orioles came at the start of a three-city, nine-game trip against thee contending teams. Considering their just-completed 6-3 home stand and 23-8 record since April 28, expectations are understandably high.
The most impressive aspect of their win...
Earlier this week, Fangraphs posted this article wondering why it is first basemen are paid so much more relative to WAR than other positions. There's a lot of interesting discussion in the piece on the causality of all that, but what really got me thinking is the first table showing the millions of dollars per WAR by defensive position. Specifically, it got me thinking about...
The June 28th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels...
It was the Catch of the Day. Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout added another breath-taking moment to his growing highlight reel Wednesday night, going high over the center field wall at Camden Yards to steal a home run from Baltimore's J.J. Hardy in the first inning of a game the Angels eventually won 13-1 over the Orioles. "There's no doubt it was as good a catch...
The Angels have been pretty pleased with the play of their 20-year-old rookie, Mike Trout… to put it lightly. On Wednesday night Trout again flashed his glove and robbed a would be home run. I’d say this young man will be in the big leagues for quite a while.
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Mike Trout made an amazing catch on Wednesday night to rob JJ Hardy of a home run. In what will likely go down as one of the best catches of the 2012 season, Trout leaped high in the air and then crashed into the wall after making the catch.
Closer examination of the play reveals just how high the 20 year old top prospect jumped to make the play. A graphic displayed on MLB network...
The only thing that saved Dave Haren from a loss Thursday night in Toronto was the Angels' offense.
If not for Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Albert Pujols and everyone else who contributed in an 9-7 win over the Blue Jays, Haren would be sitting on his eighth loss of the season.
He won only because the Angels kept pounding out hits to put him in front. Every time he gave up a lead...
TORONTO (AP) -- Rookie Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homer, Alberto Callaspo added a solo blast and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-7 on Thursday night for their 14th victory in 18 games.
Trout went 2 for 5 to raise his American League-leading average to .345 as the Angels, who have won 25 of 33 overall, improved to 14-1 in their past 15 road contests...
Albert Pujols homered in his Camden Yards debut, C.J. Wilson allowed one run in seven innings, and the Los Angeles Angels had a season-high 17 hits in a 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo and John Hester also connected for the Angels, who have won 12 of 16 overall and 12 of their last 13 road games. The four home runs were a season high...
As the Orange County Register pointed out last night, Mike Trout did not play in a game yesterday, but has taken over the league lead in batting average as Paul Konerko dropped a point behind him. Anytime a player is leading in one of the big traditional three categories (average, home runs, or RBI) it cries out to voters that they deserve some recognition. Today, the votes are being...
Mike Trout pulled a Torii Hunter on Wednesday afternoon in Baltimore, and fittingly, Torii Hunter was the first one to congratulate him for it. Trout robbed Baltimore's J.J. Hardy of a home run by leaping well over the right-center fence at Camden Yards, right in front of the Southwest Airlines sign. Talk about flight. Check out the catch of the year below. Your browser does...
Eventually we’ll find out something Los Angeles Angels sensation Mike Trout can’t do on the baseball field. Coming into tonight’s game against the Baltimore Orioles he led the American League in batting with a .335 average so we know he can hit. Despite not playing his first Major League game this season [...]