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Q & A with 2015 Los Angeles Angels Hall of Fame Inductee Dean Chance by Rob Goldman

Goldman: What are your feelings about going into the Angels Hall of Fame this weekend? Chance: I feel great about it. I’ll be there with Eli Grba, Bobby Knoop, equipment man Bob Case, batboy Scotty Keene, and a few more who were there in the old days reliving all the memories of the Angels and the early 60’s.  Goldman: What are some of your favorite memories of those...
Via Angelswin
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Yankees hang on to a playoff spot?

To suggest there was a chance the New York Yankees could miss the playoffs a couple weeks ago would have been laughable.  As recently as July 28th, they had a seven game lead in the American League East and were about to embark in what turned out to be the offensive onslaught of the season so far in Major League Baseball.  Between July 28th and August 4th (seven games), the Yankees...
Via Bloguin Best
19 days ago  |  Discuss

On Kepler 452-b

Stephen Drew would bat lead off.Didi Gregorius would bat clean-up.Mickey Mantle would bat 5 through 9.The pitcher would bat 31st. After a jellyfish with glasses.Yes, Cashman, we mean you.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels use helicopter to dry field, Angels still looking to trade for a bat

The July 21st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Angels use helicopter to dry field, Angels still looking to trade for a bat and much more… The Story: The Angels used a police helicopter to dry their field before yesterdays’ doubleheader.The Monkey Says: This is the kind of weird idea that seems like it was suggested by a five-year old, making his dad laugh...
Via Monkey with a Halo
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Trout vs. Mickey Mantle: How much do the sluggers compare?

The stats are similar, the comparisons are there ... and hard to ignore. Mike Trout and Mickey Mantle. The face of baseball in an Angels uniform, who can win the game with his bat or glove, a humble hitter who'd rather hunt or fish in New Jersey than put the attention on himself ... someone who always wants to be a good role model for the kids. 'The Mick', a Yankees legend and MLB...
Via Fox Sports West
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Trout vs. Mickey Mantle: How much do the sluggers compare?

The stats are similar, the comparisons are there ... and hard to ignore. Mike Trout and Mickey Mantle. The face of baseball in an Angels uniform, who can win the game with his bat or glove, a humble hitter who'd rather hunt or fish in New Jersey than put the attention on himself ... someone who always wants to be a good role model for the kids. 'The Mick', a Yankees legend and MLB...
Via Fox Sports West
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Yankee Joe Pepitone: I got Mickey Mantle stoned and hid drugs in Wrigley Field ivy

Longtime Yankees first baseman and outfielder Joe Pepitone reminisced with Rolling Stone upon the reissue of his 1975 autobiography, Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud.  The tell-all-book — there is talk about making it into a movie — covers his days playing on the diamond but, more interestingly, recounts colorful off-the-field anecdotes like playing pool with Frank Sinatra...
Via The Other Paper
July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Football: 2016 Navy game to be played in Jacksonville

It was recently announced that the 2016 rivalry game between Notre Dame and Navy will be played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, home to the NFL’s Jaguars. Big games being played at a neutral site typically tend to attract the attention of neutral fans and increases the overall hype. However, Jacksonville of all places seems to be an odd choice in my opinion. This is not an attempt...
Via isportsweb.com
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: July 13, 1954

1954 – The Cleveland Indians host the 21st Midsummer Classic at Cleveland Stadium with the American League squad winning by an 11-9 score over the National League in front of 68,751 spectators. The Indians were well represented on the team, as both Bobby Avila and Al Rosen were fan choices for the exhibition and pitchers Mike Garcia and Bob Lemon and outfielder Larry Doby were...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mel Stottlemyre, the greatest Yankee of my adolescence, gets his monument

I once went to war over Mel Stottlemyre.It was with Johnny Z, my next door neighbor. He was bigger than me, four years older, and a Giants fan. I had no business tangling with him. He said Willie Mays was better than Mickey Mantle, and though I disagreed, I could respect his view. But when he made fun of Mel, I went for his throat. He beat the **** out of me.(But I'd do it again...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: June 16, 1962

1962 – For the fourth time this season, the Cleveland Indians walk off the winners in their last at bat, as a Jerry Kindall two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gives the Tribe a 10-9 come-from-behind victory over the New York Yankees. The win, combined with a loss by the Minnesota Twins (36-27) to the Kansas City Athletics, pushed the Indians (34-24) back into first...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols passes Mickey Mantle with home run No. 537

Albert Pujols took sole possession of 16th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list Thursday night when he launched a ninth-inning fastball from Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Preston Guilmet into the left-field seats at Tropicana Field for the 537th homer of his career. The home run broke a tie with Mickey Mantle.  Next up for the Los Angeles Angels first baseman...
Via Sports-Glory
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Los Angeles Angels 1B Albert Pujols Hits Career Home Run No. 537; Passes Mickey Mantle on All-Time List

Albert Pujols is far from being the unstoppable home run hitting machine he was in his prime, but he is still someone that opposing pitchers should be wary of every time he steps up to the plate. Why? Because if he connects there will always be a good chance that sucker is flying out of the park. Such was the case in the ninth inning Thursday night when he cracked career home run...
Via FatManWriting
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pujols hits 537th homer to pass Mantle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Albert Pujols has hit his 537th homer to move past Mickey Mantle into sole possession of 16th place on the career list. The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay to break a tie with the New York Yankees great. Pujols hit a two-run shot to left on an 0-1 pitch from Preston Guilmet. He has gone deep...
Via AP on Fox
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Pujols ties Mantle on HR list, Angels beat Rays 8-2

Albert Pujols tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list, Kole Calhoun drove in a career-high four runs and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a season-high five-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees great, an opposite-field shot to right field on an 0-1 pitch from Nathan Karns...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pujols ties Mantle on HR list, Angels beat Rays 8-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Albert Pujols tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list, Kole Calhoun drove in a career-high four runs and the Los Angeles Angels stopped a season-high five-game losing streak by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 on Tuesday night. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees great, an opposite-field shot to right field on an...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Angels' Pujols ties Mickey Mantle on all-time home run list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees' great Tuesday night, hitting an opposite-field shot to right field on an 0-1 pitch from Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Karns in the fifth inning. Pujols has eight homers in his last 11 games, and...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Pujols ties Mantle on HR list

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols has tied Mickey Mantle for 16th place on the all-time home run list. Pujols hit his 536th homer to tie the New York Yankees' great Tuesday night, hitting an opposite-field shot to right field on an 0-1 pitch from Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Karns in the fifth inning. Pujols has eight homers in his last 11 games...
Via AP on Fox
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Yogi On His 90th Birthday

Do you remember the first time you saw the Yankees play?  My first time was August 18, 1963, which was the day before my 9th birthday. The Yankees were playing a doubleheader against the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Two of my favorite Yankees, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did not play that day. Maris was out with a nagging back injury and Mantle was only available to pinch hit,...
Via Lady At The Bat
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

1975 Red Sox remind us of a much different time

Bill Foley(@Foles74) Contributing Writer For some reason my dad really disliked Johnny Bench. I’m not sure why, but he still doesn’t like the Hall of Fame catcher of the Big Red Machine. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) That, I believe, is the reason I am a Red Sox fan. Sometime in the mid-1970s, my dad, who grew up cheering for Mickey Mantle, abandoned the Yankees for the Sox....
Via RedSoxLife
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians Series Summary No. 6: Are we there yet? No, dear, be patient

Friday night’s 13-1 blowout win over the Detroit Tigers by the Cleveland Indians had some of us wondering if it was, finally, the great awakening of the offense. But, alas, no—we’re not there yet. On Saturday, the Indians returned to moribund run production and lost 4-1. Then on Sunday, Detroit’s 8-6 victory featured more of the Tigers’ relentless scoring machine, outlasting...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Plate Discipline — Center Field

View image | gettyimages.com Center field is the premier position in baseball history. There are a few notable exceptions, but when you look at the best of the best they are usually center fielders. Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Ty Cobb are obviously sure fire Hall of Famers. Unfortunately, today’s game doesn’t have the same star power in center. In fact, there...
Via The Fantasy Fix
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Re-seeding the NBA Playoffs by Record Only: Would it Work?

There has been a lot of talk about the way the NBA has gone about formatting their playoffs. People have long complained about a lesser conference getting certain teams in just because eight from that part of the league have to. Theoretically, and very often, it means teams from the “stronger” conference have a few teams left out who have better records than a few who get in...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Dad, Why Do You Care So Much About The Mets?

An MMO Fan Shot by Jim Firman I am a happily married father of four kids and one grandchild. I love my family, my job and my life. I know baseball is just a game and there are many, many more important things in life. Yet, for some (mostly inexplicable) reasons, it really matters to me whether the Mets win or lose. My kids don’t understand why. So I am writing this open letter...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees retire numbers as a marketing tool to fill seats: Mike Francesa

Yogi Berra is not Mickey Mantle. The Yankees retire numbers to put butts in seats: Mike FrancesaSam adds, "Both were 3x MVPs. Yogi got 86% of the HOF vote to Mantle's 88%. Mike is fine with never-MVP Derek Jeter's number being retired. The retiring of Yogi's number should not even be a point of discussion when you are fine with Mariano and Jeter's numbers being retired."Follow us...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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