Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 6/28/12
The correct spelling for Mighty Mouse is Maicer Izturis.  Angel fans would all readily agree, once upon a time.  In my book Maicer is still that pesky, clutch, go-to guy that earned the nickname.  I expect we’ll all be in agreement before this season is over:  Maicer is still mighty. Fresh in my memory is Izturis batting fifth because no one else on the Angels team could be relied on to address runners in scoring position in ways that brought them home.  Good things happened with the game on the line and Maicer at bat.  Didn’t need a grand slam or even a home run at all, the opposition was kept off balance, protecting against a high chopper or a shot into the gap.  High offensive production from a player that could be penciled in at three infield positions.  The Angels website describes him as 5’8” and 170.  I’m not saying the Angels organization is blowing smoke (like other werewolves, Arte doesn’t inhale) but judge for yourself.  It would be easier if Eckstein was there to stand next
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