My ride through the annals of Halos Heaven was relatively short in the grand scheme of things but certainly not uneventful. I will save the gory details that most of you all know anyway, but the fact of the matter is that I and most (or all) of you kept coming back to Halos Heaven because of the community. That is certainly what drew me in initially.
Fast forward to SBN informing us at the end of 2019 that we were all essentially out of jobs. This came as a shock to me and I had to re-read the email a few time to take it all in. What happens now? I honestly wasn’t sure at first. I did not want to leave the community behind – nor did anyone else on the staff. It was pretty much all of us together or nothing. The latter certainly was not a palatable option. SBN head honchos offered me a consulting gig to stay on and help the next site master over the next year but that just didn’t feel right.
I love baseball. I love the Angels. I love this community. And of course, I love writing about the Angels. It felt like the best way to keep this all going was to move on to a new site. MLB teams do that all the time, right? It was a collective agreement and all the former HH writers are of one voice in all of this. It’s a wonderful thing. There is no one site master or EIC any more. Most of all the decisions for this new site will be made by the collective writer group. However, all things need some order, so we do have a trio of site admins here (odd numbers prevent tie votes!).
In the end, this isn’t our site. This is the community’s site. A place to come rave and bitch about the Angels. Some of the traditions for the from HH will likely live on here and we will also create new ones. Crashing the Pearly Gates as someone said, evokes The Angels and also has a bit of the edge that has always existed on this site in one form or another. We hope you enjoy the show and thanks for coming along for the ride. Let this new adventure begin!
New Name, New Site, New Decade, Same Community, Same Angels Love, Same Game of Baseball. What’s Under Your Halo?
I gotta say all, it already looks really nice here! Good luck to all the writers and editors, looking forward to the new season.
Cool new digs! Life got in the way and I was not participating much over the past year at HH, but I was still reading the content and you all were killing it, as usual. I was sad to see it come to an end.
Glad to see so many familiar faces already jumping on board, along with some old HH friends we hadn’t seen in a while. Look forward to wasting many hours here this season!
Hey Carlos! Long time no viddy, Droog! How goes?
Way to go Jessica! Thanks for helping me get logged in!
Woo-hoo! Been waiting for new posts here since January 2019! j/k, no one will get that…
Thanks to Jessica and this great bunch of fine writers for starting the new site! Pitchers and Catchers in a little over a week! CTPG now! Things are looking up!
Gosh I wish I knew how to rotate my new profile picture.
I can’t even SET a profile pic.
— edit — nvm… I figured it out.
I’ve been able to make a version that is rotated 90 degrees clockwise but I don’t have the power to edit your profile.
Thanks…let’s see if it helps!
SBN’s loss is definitely our gain. Very happy we have our Angels playground in very capable hands, but I hope you washed them first.
Never liked the “Of Anaheim” and after years of correcting other teams fans that it is no longer part of the name, it is weird to see a serious Angels site posting Anaheim.
Can’t wait for the season to begin. Time for the Angels to start winning again. Troutani ftw!
I see a camera icon, and I uploaded a photo, but I can’t figure out how to post it.
It’s easier than that. Just drop url:’s in the comment section. Let HAL take care of the rest
Just wanted to thank y’all for moving the “HH” party to “CTPG”! Its been a while since I posted, but I am totally excited about this upcoming season and for y’all, who made the last few (or more then a few) campaigns bearable with your wit and humor.
Jessica is truly the driving force here. We decided as a group to stick together and find a way to carry on and Jessica went to work.
Baseball Chick Rules!!!
Whatever happened to her? I mean, Jessica is great and everything, but baseballchick was totally awesome!
BBC still shows up on BBTF occasionally. She loved Ausmus when he was a player, so she keeps tracking his managerial moves. 🙂
Jeff, I was just thinking how quaint it was for me, a few weeks ago, to fret that you were blowing all 35 of your articles so quickly. Although to be fair to myself, I soon figured out that something big was brewing.
That’s awesome. That line was 100% my not so sly way of saying the 35 limit wouldn’t matter.
Glad to be here!!!
I can’t get over how serendipitous it is that Halos Heaven’s “retirement” coincides with none other than Curtis Granderson. Ladies and gentlemen, he is officially no longer available. And with his career dies one of the greatest HH inside jokes.
Does that mean the we’re now in on Wilson?
Eppler saw this coming. That is why we sent Wilson to the Giants.
Maybe we could get him as a coach. . . .
How lame is it to spell your user name wrong?
Starting over with a new account…please delete.
I AM HERE! Formerly Downing Rules. Good to be here. Although, this up and down arrow thing puts my quest to be the most recommended poster here in jeopardy.
It’s going to be big, bigger than any of us can imagine.
This business will get out of control. It will get out of control and we’ll be lucky to live through it!
Can you launch a new Angels site horizontally?
Sure. I think that just happened.
I’m terribly sorry sir, but that is incorrect. The correct answer is:
“Sure, but why would you want to?”
I know, Mia, but I was afraid others might not have known that and misinterpreted my meaning.
are we fan funded? Because surely this will cost somebody money. I see the box that says “Become a patron”. That might be important.
Yes. Fan funded for now.
I don’t do internet money…ever.
So where do I mail the check?
That’s right…I’m a Dinosaur.
Why did the T-Rex dinosaur never finish his work? He was short handed!!!
Write some good articles. That is worth money, isn’t it?
I signed up today for $3 a month. If I didn’t have three teenagers in the house I’d give more. But, yeah. 🙂
We appreciate it, Jim!