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A Look At Historic Scouting Reports

Well scouted. (via)   Padres     Dodgers (ss)   1:05pm PT     Glendale, Ariz. CF Venable   2B Gordon RF Denorfia   LF Crawford 1B Alonso   SS Ramirez LF Smith   1B Gonzalez C Hundley   CF Ethier 2B Amarista   C Federowicz SS Jackson   RF Baxter 3B Gonzalez   3B Rojas...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Not all .300 batting averages are created equal

On a recent post, one of my most faithful readers with the great guest name of, "RichieAllen1964," did not understand what I meant by a batting average being somewhat meaningless. It is a fair question. Baseball fans like us who have been watching decades of games have been trained to think that if a batter hits .300 in a season or career, he is pretty special. While I...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

WORLD SERIES GAME 7 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 26th, 2002

  By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -   OCT. 26, 2002WORLD SERIES GAME 7GIANTS AT ANGELS   ANAHEIM -- It used to be something that could only happen in a Disney movie, and even then it required some sort of divine intervention.   But fantasy gave way to reality on Sunday night when the real-life Angels beat the San Francisco Giants in the seventh game of the...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

WORLD SERIES GAME 6 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 25th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -   OCT. 25, 2002WORLD SERIES GAME 6GIANTS AT ANGELS   ANAHEIM -- Their pulse faint, their offense lifeless, the Angels were eight outs away from a long winter's nap.   But these Angels have a certain way about them, having an ability to come back when all seems lost. Saturday night in Game 6 of the World Series, they put...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

ALCS GAME 3 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 11th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 11, 2002 ALCS GAME 3 TWINS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- A walk, a sacrifice bunt, a single, a fielder's choice, another walk and a flyout amounted to nothing for the Angels in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. So Troy Glaus did it his way. Leading off the eighth inning, the Angels...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

ALDS GAME 2 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 2nd, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 2, 2002 ALDS GAME 2 ANGELS AT YANKEES NEW YORK -- Mike Scioscia got his mulligan, Troy Percival got the ball and the Angels got their first postseason victory in 16 years. One night after being criticized for not going to his closer in the eighth inning, the Angels manager summoned Percival in a strikingly similar situation...
Via Angelswin
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

ANGELS CLINCH PLAYOFF BERTH!! Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 26th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 26, 2002 GAME 159 - ANGELS AT RANGERS ARLINGTON, Texas – Subdued, it wasn't. The Angels had suffered through too many dismal Septembers to celebrate quietly, so when they got back to their clubhouse following their 10-5 victory over the Texas Rangers Thursday afternoon at The Ballpark in Arlington, it was ``game...
Via Angelswin
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 5th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 5, 2002 GAME 139 - ANGELS AT DEVIL RAYS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Stepping into the batter's box in the sixth inning Thursday night at Tropicana Field, Garret Anderson had already hit a three-run homer, a double and a single. A triple away from hitting for the cycle for the first time in his career, the Angels' left...
Via Angelswin
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 29th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 29, 2002 GAME 133 - DEVIL RAYS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- The 100-or-so members of the media in attendance created a playoff atmosphere before the Angels' game Thursday. But then the public address announcer introduced the lineup of the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays, owners of baseball's worst record, and it was clear...
Via Angelswin
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 27th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 27, 2002 GAME 131 - DEVIL RAYS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – Scott Spiezio’s two-out, three-run double in the seventh inning broke open a close game and led the Angels to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays before 19,869 at Edison Field. The Angels took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh and loaded the bases...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 12th & 13th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -   AUG. 13, 2002 GAME 119 - TIGERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- For 10 1/2 innings Tuesday night, Darin Erstad sat on the bench, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound bundle of energy with no outlet. But nearly four hours after the game began, he got his release. Erstad's pinch-hit, RBI-single in the bottom of the 11th tied the game at 6. Then...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 9th & 10th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 10, 2002 GAME 116 - ANGELS AT BLUE JAYS TORONTO – The Angels ended a three-game losing streak in a big way, banging out 18 hits in an 11-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays before 25,118 at SkyDome. The Angels broke the game open early with a seven-run third inning and cruised from there. Darin Erstad had three hits...
Via Angelswin
August 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 7th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 7, 2002 GAME 113 - ANGELS AT WHITE SOX CHICAGO – Royce Clayton’s single with one out in the bottom of the ninth off Angels reliever Brendan Donnelly drove home Carlos Lee and lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 comeback victory before 14,253 at Comiskey Park. Thanks to home runs by David Eckstein and Troy Glaus...
Via Angelswin
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 4th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 4, 2002 GAME 110 - YANKEES AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- The New York Yankees lead the majors in home runs, but sometimes location is even more important than how far the ball is hit. That was the case Sunday afternoon, when it was a 90-foot squibber that was the difference against the Angels in the Yankees' 12-inning, 7-5 victory...
Via Angelswin
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 29th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 29, 2002 GAME 104 - RED SOX AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- The Angels fans stood on their feet, waiting to cheer the last out. But unlike in 1986, when the Boston Red Sox spoiled the Angels' best chance to go to a World Series, this time that final out came. Angels closer Troy Percival got Johnny Damon on a comebacker with...
Via Angelswin
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 26th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 26, 2002 GAME 101 - ANGELS AT MARINERS SEATTLE – The Angels have spent all season chasing the Seattle Mariners, and in a series opener before 45,559 at Safeco Field, they caught them. Rookie starter John Lackey threw eight scoreless innings, scattering six hits, and eight different Angels had at least one hit in the...
Via Angelswin
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 21st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 21, 2002 GAME 97 - MARINERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – If the Seattle Mariners wondered if the Angels were truly a different team than the one that finished 41 games out in 2001, they are wondering no more. The Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Mariners with a 7-5 victory before 34,945, moving to within one game of...
Via Angelswin
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 19th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 19, 2002 GAME 95 - MARINERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – The Angels welcomed in the first-place Seattle Mariners, then promptly treated their guests to a 20-hit attack in a 15-3 Angels victory before 43,407 at Edison Field. The win moved the Angels to within three games of the Mariners in the A.L. West. The Angels led, 6-1, after...
Via Angelswin
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking back at 2003 All-Star Week

As a kid who grew up in the late 90s and early 2000s, a lot of things come to mind when looking back at the summer of 2003. The first Pirates of the Caribbean film was a blockbuster, everyone was jammin’ to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s “Crazy in Love,” the White Sox were competitive behind Esteban Loazia’s one-hit wonder season, and, brace yourselves...gas was under $2.00 a gallon...
Via Grab Some Bench
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Building From Within - Part 2

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -  Heeding Whitey Herzog’s advice, the Angels finally had a plan to build from within. GM Bill Bavasi was committed to the concept and together with Director of Scouting Bob Fontaine the Angels finally began building a home-based nucleus. From now on they would stick with their young prospects like Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson and Troy...
Via Angelswin
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 1st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 1, 2002 OFF DAY - NOTEBOOK ANAHEIM -- July is here and the Angels are in the thick of a pennant race, and that means Angels general manager Bill Stoneman is on the phone. Trade talks are heating up and will stay hot until the July 31 trading deadline, but that doesn't mean there will be moves made. The Angels could...
Via Angelswin
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 26th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 26, 2002 GAME 76 - ANGELS AT RANGERS ARLINGTON, Texas -- Only a few days ago, Bengie Molina proclaimed ``I am not a home run hitter,'' explaining why had hit none all season. He came close last weekend in Milwaukee, when Brewers center fielder Jeffrey Hammonds pulled one back into the park to rob him. But Wednesday...
Via Angelswin
June 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 21st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 21, 2002 GAME 70 - ANGELS AT BREWERS MILWAUKEE -- All of his teammates have made a big joke out of the fact that Ramon Ortiz ended last season claiming to be 26 before immigration officials discovered his actual age to be 29. But the Angels' pitcher has truly grown up. Ortiz pitched another strong game Friday night...
Via Angelswin
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 14th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 14, 2002 GAME 64 - ANGELS AT DODGERS LOS ANGELES – After an off-day, the Angels offense got busy early, allowing starting pitcher Ramon Ortiz to settle in and lead the Angels to an 8-4 win over the Dodgers before 51,722 at Dodger Stadium. The Angels scored three runs in the third inning and again the fourth to give...
Via Angelswin
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 11th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 11, 2002 GAME 62 - PIRATES AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- The Angels were so close to first place they could smell it. A check of the out-of-town scoreboard in right field Tuesday night showed the A.L. West-leading Mariners had lost to the Cardinals, 7-4, meaning an Angels win would vault them into a first-place tie. The Angels...
Via Angelswin
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

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