Team of Destiny - By Tim Salmon

By Tim Salmon & Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer -  Chapel Sunday David and Goliath In the late ’90s, when the Yankees were in their heyday, most people would have been surprised to learn how many Christian believers were on that team. I was told that 15 to 20 guys attended team chapels regularly. On the road, the biggest stars on that team would have...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with Stradling

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary at AngelsWin.com we've focused our attention on our writers, contributors & website members. Today we put the spotlight on one of our longest tenured members, who is also one of our moderators and a member on our advisory team. Scott Stradling has been a tremendous contributor behind the scenes, helping coordinate and facilitate during our...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregory Goes Ker-Planco

Here's what I didn't say in June, but could have, "With the promotion of George Springer and Gregory Polanco, Mike Trout and Mike Trout's father, Tim Salmon, should make room in their mini-van that's designed to look like a submarine because there's new top hitters in the major leagues of baseball. Put down your periscope, Trout, no need to look any further. You have the new challenger...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Thinking Outside the Box - Mike Scioscia By Tim Salmon

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - When people ask me about Mike Scioscia, the first thing I say is that he runs a great clubhouse. The atmosphere is so conducive to winning; it is unlike any I have ever experienced. From the player personnel to the coaches on his staff, it all seems to jell inside the inner confines of the ballpark. Make no mistake, it is all a part...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orem Owlz Manager Dave Stapleton Interviews with AngelsWin.com

By David Saltzer and Rick DykhuizenLet’s say you’ve just been drafted by the Angels. You may be a bit nervous. You may not know what you’re really getting yourself into with professional baseball. You may not be sure how your “stuff” stacks up with other kids who just turned pro.There is one thing that is certain: One of the first people in the organization who will help...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nolan Ryan: The Making of a Pitcher—A Review

By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior WriterFor me, summer is a time for reading. One of the ways I define a vacation is the time when I can start and complete an entire book without major life interruptions.This summer, I decided to start off my reading list with a book that I have been saving since the AngelsWin.com Spring Training Fanfest: Nolan Ryan: The Making of a Pitcher...
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with David Saltzer

After a short break due to our summer fanfest, this week we continue our feature series celebrating our 10th anniversary of AngelsWin.com by highlighting our top contributor to our blog and player interviews, as well as a senior member on our board of directors, in David Saltzer.David went by the screen name of Dinsle for many years on our old forum, but now goes by his real name...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Tony Gwynn

By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior WriterGrowing up in Southern California in the 1980s, two things were always certain in the summer: It was always sunny and Tony Gwynn always got hit.  Scratch that. Sometimes it rained.I’m not old enough to have seen Ted Williams play baseball. But I did see Tony Gwynn. Some say that Gwynn was the best hitter since Williams and I believe...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

All Fish Team

Few things are more synergistically enjoyable than sitting in a folding bag chair by your favorite pond or river’s edge, the soothing timbre of Denny Matthews coming out of your wind-up radio, a nice cold Boulevard in one hand, and a simple fishing rod in the other. Now, I am no a-fish-ionado, but I have been known to cast a line from time to time.  Right now, things aren’t...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with Bruce Nye

This week we continue our feature series celebrating our 10th anniversary of AngelsWin.com by highlighting one our elder members, contributors and senior adviser on our board of directors, in Bruce Nye.Bruce went by the screen name of AngelInRed, then shortened it later to AIR, but now goes by his real name at AngelsWin.com. A man of incredible wisdom, Bruce has been the go to guy...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–May 14, 1993

1993: Wally Joyner drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 10th, giving the Royals the winning run in a 2-1 battle with the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium. The Royals loaded the bases that inning against reliever Julio Valera. Chris Gwynn and Greg Gagne began the inning with singles. Brian McRae attempted a sacrifice bunt that really worked out for the Royals: Valera’s...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 23, 1999

1999: The Royals surrendered three runs in the ninth inning to drop a heartbreaking 4-2 loss to the Anaheim Angels at Kauffman Stadium. Anaheim started the rally against Royals reliever Matt Whisenant, who had worked a perfect eighth inning. But he walked Mo Vaughn to start the ninth, and Jeff Montgomery entered the game. The Royals’ all-time saves leader started his appearance...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The MLB All Fish Team

    Ah, spring.  A most magical time.  The frozen ground has thawed.  The daylight yawns and stretches its arm over the shoulders of late evening.  The birds and bees are groggily waking up next to each other in a hangover daze, but most importantly…..   Baseball is back. Few things are more synergistically enjoyable than sitting in a folding bag chair by your favorite pond...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rate the local MLB announcers – AL West

I really get the vibe that the American League West is a division that doesn’t exactly inspire much discussion in either way about their broadcast crews, but we’ll see today. Give each broadcast crew a rating, and if you have strong opinions in either direction, let us know in the comments. We’ll use your feedback in the final rankings of the broadcast teams. For more on the...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com Breaks the One Billion Post Mark!

Angels fans and beloved long time AngelsWin.com members, we did it! We reached and broke the ONE BILLION comments mark at AngelsWin.com. 1,000,000,024 to be exact as of 5:38 pm PST. Though by the time you've read this, we'll be well into the hundreds digit for sure. That my friends is amazing if you think about it. Back on January 1st we announced our 10 year anniversary as a website...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com Announces Fanfest Charity Raffle Items

AngelsWin.com esteemed guests, next weekend, March 8th, at the Doubletree Hotel, we will be holding our 7th annual Spring Fanfest event in Tempe, AZ. This spring we've added a nice touch to our event and have given you a chance to make a difference in the lives of children, whether it's for inner city kids who would like to play the game we all love, or special needs children to...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Baptism in the Bronx

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - Yankee Stadium, August 20, 1992Traveling in the minor leagues can be tough. As a player you endure long all-night bus rides and early-morning wakeup calls when you finally get to fly. It can be even tougher on the wives. In Edmonton,  we flew to most of the cities we played in but our wives would have to pile in a car and make the...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

“Ratboy” Gary DiSarcina by Tim Salmon

By Rob Goldman, AngelsWin.com Historical Writer - One of the toughest things about winning in World Series in 2002 was not being able to celebrate on the field with a player who had a tremendous influence on many of our lives. Gary DiSarcina was the heartbeat of the Angels teams in my early years. A natural leader, everyone looked to him for insight, direction, and when things needed...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Tim Salmon and Get His Bobblehead at an IE 66ers Game May 22, 2014

Tim Salmon to Make Appearance At 66ers GameAutograph Signing Opportunity Paired With Tim Salmon Bobblehead Presented By Smart Solar Power(San Bernardino, CA) – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim icon Tim Salmon is scheduled to make an appearance at San Manuel Stadium when the Inland Empire 66ers square off against their I-10 rival Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday, May 22nd. In addition...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

MWAH 2014 Angels Prospects Countdown #25: Michael Fish

An Angels outfield prospect with an ichthyological surname? Greatness must be sure to follow! Up next on our prospect countdown is Michael Fish who will look to carry on the great tradition that Mike Trout and Tim Salmon set before him. Let's hope this late-round draft pick doesn't turn out to be a flop... because, you know, fish flop on dry land. OK, no more fish jokes, onto the...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Dipoto To Return To AngelsWin Spring Training Fanfest‏

by Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social MediaWith each passing year, our AngelsWin.com Spring Training Fanfest becomes more and more special.  The number of fans that make the trip out to Tempe increases, while our special guests are popular fan favorites. In the last two years alone we’ve welcomed Arte Moreno, Tim Salmon, Jerry Dipoto, Tim Mead and Victor Rojas, to...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com Announces 2014 Spring Training Fanfest

By Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media Wow!  10 years of unraveling Angels baseball, one thread at a time!  I can’t believe how quickly time flies by! As we celebrate our 10 year anniversary here at AngelsWin.com, we’re taking some time to reflect on the wonderful people and events that have made this last 10 years so very special.  At its core, AngelsWin...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

AngelsWin.com Celebrates 10 Years

By Senior Writer David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com - Happy New Years Angels fans & AngelsWin.com faithful. The Announcement you have all been waiting for is finally here! It's time to celebrate an anniversary, and one that will be celebrated over the entire course of the 2014 calendar year. (More details on that later)Ten years. That’s a long time. In internet years, that’s almost...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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