TROY PERCIVAL NEWS

Former UC Riverside closer Kelly excited about Percival hire

ANAHEIM, Calif. --€” There might not be an alumnus of UC Riverside who loves the school and the community more than Troy Percival. This was not lost on athletic director Jim Woolridge when he hired the former MLB pitcher earlier this month to replace longtime baseball coach Doug Smith. And it was not lost on the players who have come through the Highlander baseball program that...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Different Kind Of Rally Mascot In Oakland

((HT: MLB.com))A rally possum...???Apparently...The HQ did the story on the "Rally Monkey" during the 2003 World Series between the Angels and Giants. The effect of showing a capucin monkey on the video board in Anaheim had a disproportionate amount of success for the team in the year. Troy Percival and John Lackey really didn't have a sense of humor about it. Rex Hudler...
Via Online Sports Guys
21 days ago  |  Discuss

By the Numbers: Angels vs Dodgers 8/4/14

Game 111 of 162:Chavez Ravine, Los Angeles, CA 7:10 PM PTTV: FS-WEST, SportsNet LARadio: KLAA 830, KWKW 1330Pitching Matchup:LAA- RHP Garrett Richards (11-4 2.74 ERA)vs.LAD- RHP Zack Grienke (12-6 2.65 ERA)Roster Moves:OF Collin Cowgill has been activated from the 15 day DL. RHP Mike Morin has been placed on the 15 day DL, retroactive August 1, 2014.Interesting Stats/FactsThe...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

THE DAY AFTER | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 27th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 27, 2002 THE DAY AFTER ANAHEIM -- Flash back for a moment to March 1, when the Angels played their Cactus League opener against the Seattle Mariners. Final score: Angels 15, Mariners 2. ''The offense we saw was a great sign,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said after the game. ''It's only spring...
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October 27, 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

Halo Headlines: Pujols challenged to lie detector test, Percival wants to coach

The October 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols challenged to lie detector test, Percival wants to coach and much more... The Story: Jack Clark and his lawyer challenged Albert Pujols to take a lie detector test regarding the PED accussations. The Monkey Says: Clark's lawyer is clearly loving his shot at the limelight with this...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: speculation on Angel coaching staff vacancies, five minor league coaches fired

The October 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including speculation on Angel coaching staff vacancies, five minor league coaches fired and much more... The Story: Alden Gonzalez speculates on who might fill the vacancies on the Angels' coaching staff. The Monkey Says: I'd be surprised if Omar Vizquel didn't get appointed to some sort...
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October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

ALCS GAME TWO | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 8th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 9, 2002 ALCS GAME 2 ANGELS AT TWINS MINNEAPOLIS -- It took all of seven pitches for the Angels to show that Game 1 was the exception, not the rule. One night after Minnesota Twins starter Joe Mays turned the Angels bats into sawdust, the Angels rebounded with a 6-3 victory before 55,990 at the Metrodome to win Game 2...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

ALDS GAME 3 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 3rd, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 4, 2002 ALDS GAME 3 YANKEES AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- In New York, they like to call the Angels ``scrappy,'' ``gritty'' or ``plunky.'' One more loss in the American League Division Series, and their beloved New York Yankees will call it a season. The Angels rallied from an early 6-1 deficit to post...
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October 04, 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...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

ALDS GAME 1 | Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: October 1st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  OCT. 1, 2002 ALDS GAME 1 ANGELS AT YANKEES NEW YORK -- The Angels have had a good year, their best ever in fact. But this is the New York Yankees' world, and the Angels are simply this season's bit player, the sidekick to the conquering hero. If there was any doubting that, then how else to explain the Yankees'...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 28th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 28, 2002 GAME 161 - MARINERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – The Angels warmed up their bats for the playoffs with a 14-hit performance against the Seattle Mariners on their way to an 8-4 win before 43,202 at Edison Field. The Angels did nearly all their damage in the sixth inning when they scored seven runs to put the game out...
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September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 23rd, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 23, 2002 OFF DAY - NOTEBOOK ARLINGTON, Texas -- Don't talk to the Angels about being ``close.'' ``Close'' was coming one strike from reaching the World Series, as the Angels did in 1986 before Boston's Dave Henderson hit the infamous home run off Donnie Moore in Game 5 of the American League Championship...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 17th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 17, 2002 GAME 151 - ANGELS AT A’S OAKLAND – As he strutted off the field after getting the last out in the eighth inning Tuesday night, Angels pitcher Jarrod Washburn glared into the dugout and said, ``Give it to me.'' The ``it'' Washburn was referring to was the baseball for the ninth inning. Washburn,...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 14th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 14, 2002 GAME 148 - RANGERS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – Angels starter Kevin Appier gave up a five-spot to the Texas Rangers in the top of the first inning, but he settled down and allowed the Angels bats to take control, coming back for an 8-6 victory before 39,909 at Edison Field. The win was the Angels’ fifth in a row...
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September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 4th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 4, 2002 GAME 138 - ANGELS AT DEVIL RAYS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The first thing Adam Kennedy will do this afternoon when he walks into the Angels clubhouse at Tropicana Field is check the lineup. After all, a left-handed pitcher is starting for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and that usually has meant a seat on the bench for...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: September 1st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  SEPT. 1, 2002 GAME 136 - ORIOLES AT ANGELS ANAHEIM – Adam Kennedy’s two-out, three-run homer keyed a five-run eighth inning, breaking open a close game and leading the Angels to a 9-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles before 24,592 at Edison Field. The Angels had only nine hits, but made them count. They were 5 for 9...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 26th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 26, 2002 GAME 130 - ANGELS AT RED SOX BOSTON -- It won't go down as the most dramatic home run in Red Sox history. It won't even be remembered as the most dramatic home run by a Red Sox player against the Angels. But Johnny Damon's leadoff homer in the bottom of the 10th won't soon be forgotten, either by...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 14th - 21st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  Programming Note: These will be brought to you regularly for the rest of the season daily. This past week was our AngelsWin.com Summer Fanfest so we stalled our Classic Rewind Series till today.  AUG. 21, 2002 GAME 125 - ANGELS AT YANKEES NEW YORK -- A few of Scott Spiezio's Angels teammates have given him a hard time...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 11th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 11, 2002 GAME 117 - ANGELS AT BLUE JAYS TORONTO – The Angels’ Jarrod Washburn and the Toronto Blue Jays’ Roy Halladay engaged in an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel, the only blemish by either pitcher coming off the bat of David Eckstein. Eckstein’s solo home run leading off the fourth inning off Halladay was the...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: August 1st, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 1, 2002 GAME 107 - YANKEES AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- The Angels have had a nice little season, winning some games and making a name for themselves. But now August is here, and until Thursday night, the one team in the American League the Angels had not played -- the New York Yankees -- were in town. ``We've heard a lot...
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August 03, 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...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: July 11th - 18th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JULY 11, 2002 GAME 87 - ANGELS AT ROYALS KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Shawn Wooten has spent enough time in the minor leagues and most recently on the disabled list to shrink his ego down to the size of a peanut. Not even a game-winning home run seems to draw more than an ``Ah, shucks'' from the Angels utility player. Playing...
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July 19, 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...
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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 20th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  JUNE 20, 2002 GAME 69 - ANGELS AT CARDINALS ST. LOUIS -- Troy Percival knows Jim Edmonds well. So well, the Angels closer wasn't about to challenge his friend and former teammate with the game on the line. With a one-run lead and the potential tying run on third base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Percival walked...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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