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By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com
autographs: the two go hand in hand. There’s something about being a kid,
meeting a real player, and getting his autograph that is part of the national
culture. It’s one of the things that all kids do, and it’s part of what makes
Saturday was the “Field Day” for my son’s Little League team. This was my first
experience with Little League, so I’m learning as I go. As a dad, I couldn’t be
more proud of my son or glad to be a part of Little League. It’s a good
organization, and watching my son’s baseball skills grow has been a pure joy.
though, wasn’t a walk in the park. Little League survives on parents donating
their time, sweat and resources. “Field Day” meant moms and dads donating
thousands of hours to overhaul and restore the baseball fields into playable
condition. My job was to rehab one of the Single-A bullpens, building up the
mound, home plate, removing the wee
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New Angels slugger Josh Hamilton credits a new diet featuring plenty of fruit and vegetable juices to showing up at training camp feeling great and weighing 225 pounds.
By – Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media
Forget what that groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, says. Forget the
images you’re seeing on TV about snow storm Nemo. For Angels baseball fans,
spring has strung! Pitchers & Catchers officially reported to Tempe Diablo
this morning for the start of Spring Training! Baseball is back!
With today’s start...
There is no doubt that Josh Hamilton reported looking good. The problem may have been in his choice of words. The last thing any of Hamilton’s managers want to hear is the guy using the word juicing. We all remember too well Hamilton’s problem with alcohol when he was with the Rangers. This season it looks like Hamilton has rededicated himself to his health. We can all hope...
TEMPE, Ariz. There is high anticipation surrounding the Angels as pitchers and catchers report to spring training Monday, the team's surprising December addition of baseball's top free-agent slugger boosting its World Series hopes.
Wait, haven't we seen this before?
Yes, the names have changed, Josh Hamilton replacing Albert Pujols as the off-season acquisition, but...
The February 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Madson suffers a setback in rehab, PECOTA predicts the Angels to win the AL West and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson has shut down his rehab after suffering a sore elbow on February 1st, making it very unlikely he'll be ready for Opening Day.
The Monkey Says: Zoiks, Scoob...
As pitchers and catchers continued to ratchet up their workout program in preparation for the rest of the team joining them, injury news has begun to trickle out of the camps. Here are your injury updates for the Los Angeles Angels.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says that C.J. Wilson has no limitations on him for spring training. Wilson had surgery back in October...
The February 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Baseball Prospectus' Top 10 Angels prospects, Halos have the seventh-ranked roster and much more...
The Story: Baseball Prospectus provides their top ten Angels prospects for 2013.
The Monkey Says: This is not appreciably different than anyone else's with the exception of...
I hear a lot of gripes about the Angels minor league system lately. Some of them are founded and others completely unfounded, so I thought I’d take the time to address some of these individually.
1. The Angels minor league system is empty. The cupboard is bare.
Pretty general, but yeah I get it, not a ton of Top 100 prospects to be excited about. However, consider...
Continuing from our season preview of the Angels earlier today...
Is the Angels' rebuilt rotation good enough for them to return to the playoffs?
Last year, the Angels thought they could bury the American League in an avalanche of starting pitching talent. It was a great plan on paper except for the part where they forgot about the possiblity of injuries because...
For a year and a half, Scott Downs was a savior for the Angels bullpen, but he became part of the problem in the final months of last season. Is the veteran southpaw finally starting to break down? Is he just being infected by the rest of the Bullpen of Perpetual Sorrow? Is there any saving him?
2012 Stats: 45.1 IP, 1-1, 9 SV, 3.15 ERA. 3.66 FIP, 43 H, 17 BB, 3 HR, 32 SO, 2.81...
Thanks to an off-season spending spree, the 2012 Angels might've been the most disappointing 89-win team of all-time. Apparently they didn't learn their lesson though as they spent only slightly less this winter so that they could once again vie for a World Series or the "most disappointing team in baseball" label for the second straight year.
Angels on TOC...
The February 13th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Ryan Madson to get an elbow MRI, Josh Hamilton is in the best shape of his life and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson underwent an MRI on his elbow yesterday and he could start throwing again if it is clean.
The Monkey Says: The results should be available today, if they aren&...
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
You could say the 2013 season was...heavenly for the Los Angeles Angels. Regardless of whether or not you're a fan of overly simple puns, it certainly was a year to be remembered...
Oh happy day! Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp. That means baseball is sort of here! It is the kind of stuff that makes me want to go down to my local high school ballfield just to sniff the grass and lick the dirt. But that would be crazy, right? Right? Ri- right? Yeah, right.
Um, ok, so clearly I need focus on something else to keep my enthusiasm from getting the...
Ben and Sam preview the Angels` season, and Pete talks to Orange County Register Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher (at 24:40).