Love-is-in-the-Air Weekend LA Angels HaloLinks:

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you did not leave your gift-giving ideas until now…might be a tad bit too late…

Let’s start off with the elephant in the room. The Astros finally addressed everyone! And…what on earth is owner Jim Crane saying? I guess Crane likes to dig deeper and deeper holes

To their credit, some Astros players must have realized how crazy the press conference sounded. Carlos Correa stepped up. As did others… one news station wasn’t impressed, and here is the result

Some of the Angels decided to weigh in… Andrelton Simmons didn’t say anything, but one symbol spoke volumes… a week old, but Hank Aaron thinks they should be banned

So what now? The Angels open the season in Houston, then after a quick saunter over to the new ballpark in Arlington, the team has the home opener against the Astros. All baseball eyes will be on us…is Joe Maddon going order Angel pitchers to hit batters…?

Now onto actual Angels business…nothing particularly of note or even out of the ordinary…

Bam! Two injuries right off the block…and position players haven’t even reported to Spring Training yet…

Who knows what is happening in the trade market right now (other than the fact that the Angels aren’t getting anyone)…but it seems the Colorado Rockies want to trade Nolan Arenado to the Chicago Cubs, who have Kris Bryant…go figure

I’m sure Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire is not having a pleasurable time anymore

CNN interviewed Anna Calcaterra, the daughter of the NBC Sports reporter…she drew a crazy map…this isn’t the first time she’s done something like this…

Jay Bouwmeester, a St. Louis Blues player who collapsed Tuesday night at Honda Center, is doing well

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rspencer
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Gee, I’ve always pronounced it BUTT-tree.

https://twitter.com/FabianArdaya/status/1229071827592335361

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago

I don’t like the Twitter, and facebook, floaters

hockey_duckie
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

It bounces when you scroll down with the wheel. LoL

Also, this site is always upgrading daily now it seems. The comment window looks slick and clean just like the front page. It’s actually nice seeing the progression, unlike the lack of progression for the Angels org when it comes to pitching.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Element blocker 😉

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

I should be paying bills, and doing my taxes, but …

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hockey_duckie
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

A fast and furious 5000 cameo in the future?! Say it ain’t so, Sho!

Designerguy
Super Member
1 year ago

You’re looking at 7045 hits, 1415 of which were home runs. I was fortunate to see both of these guys play.

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Mia
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Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Whenever the question of where you would go if you had a time machine comes up, I always think how cool it would be to see the greats of years past. Like, what if you could bring Babe Ruth to the present and have him watch Trout? The possibilities are endless and fascinating.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

Babe would encourage Mike to go to the brothel with him

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Better to bang prostitutes than trash cans.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

the bad: those of us who saw those guys are now closer to dead than you. So I’m told. I have no interest in that.

the good: we saw them play. And thanks to old-timers’ games I got to see players going way back. They looked like old men to me except for Joe DiMaggio. Some were probably 50 or 55! So that means born in like 1905. Red Ruffing, for example. Bill Dickey. Rudy York.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

I’m not so sure the next 60 years are going to be the best of times. You may be glad that you got to live the years you did.

Someday I’ll be able to spin some great stories about watching the GOAT play baseball. And watching the resurgence of the 2-way player. Also was alive for the biggest cheating scandal in memory.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Lots of TV views over here.

Lots of SF games, and SuperStation WTBS. I got to see that 714 live, was not too sure of what I was watching.

RexFregosi
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Being an Angel (AL) fan, i didn’t see many of the NL superstars in the late 60s and 70s. I saw Willie Mays play a spring training game in PS, but don’t believe i ever saw Hammerin’ Hank. But i saw Yaz, Brooks Robinson, Big Frank Howard, and Mickey Mantle hit a HR in first game i remember seeing at the Big A.

The one NL team i remember seeing at Chavez Ravine was the Pirates so there was Clemente and Stargell. Wish i would have seen those Big Red Machin teams

OMAHALOFAN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Just saw that a couple of California youth leagues are banning the use of “Astros” as a team name………a movement begins.

RexFregosi
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Here’s some Saturday pictures. Shohei and the NRIs in the batting cage as Billy Epp looks on, Brian Goodwin has a bigger beard, more catchers, pitchers, and more.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

now I really want one of those red belts.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

No wonder Billy can’t pick up good players. He can’t even pick a good cap, and he gets them, for free.
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Well maybe not totally. Arte probably makes him pay for S&H.

Also, when you highlight a selection on this, AWESOME SITE, it is highlighted in Angels Red now.

Cowboy26
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Billy’s been Buttercapped

rspencer
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Ah, the old intercostal clavicle. . .
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Mia
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Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

They just don’t make humans like they used to.

hockey_duckie
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

I recently watched the movie “The Island” with E Mcgregor and Scarjo. I hope that’s not the way to fix us faster. LoL

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

Oh i forgot to mention…

I know it makes me sound elderly and senile but I keep getting our new site’s name wrong.

I think of it as “crawling from the wreckage”, which it kind of is.

In any case, I type in “cr” and the link pops up so in the end it doesn’t matter. I’ll have it straight in my head soon enough.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago

It’s still Spring

DowningDude
Super Member
1 year ago

It’s early as they used to say on some other site.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago

I think the acronym is LTBU, but tell my son Halos Heaven when I dicuss what’s going on here.

rspencer
Trusted Member
1 year ago

So what now? The Angels open the season in Houston, then after a quick saunter over to the new ballpark in Arlington, the team has the home opener against the Astros. All baseball eyes will be on us…is Joe Maddon going order Angel pitchers to hit batters…?

Yeah, that embodies my great fear going forward. Ever since Brendan Donnelly (whom I know a lot of you don’t like) left the lineup, we haven’t had a pitcher who could administer the coup de grace without ramifications. Sure, WTY would willingly do it, but that never seemed to turn out with a net positive.

So I’m hoping that whoever they send out there to administer the fait accompli, it’s someone we can afford to be suspended for five games.

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Props to KTLA for getting real.

Designerguy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

So sweet.

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Designerguy

How Sweet It Is
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YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 year ago

😥

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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

I wonder if this will hurt Altuve’s Hall of Fame chances

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 year ago

Guaranteed. Altuve, Bregman, Beltran. They should be treated the same way steroid users are. If Bonds isn’t in the Hall, these guys shouldn’t be either.

RexFregosi
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OMAHALOFAN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Thanks Rex!

ScoopleDoople
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Awesome, thank you.

Designerguy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Gets me amped for baseball!

Rahul Setty
Admin
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Heck yeah!

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Fuck the asstros and their tone-deaf, clueless owner.

BallsAndStrikes
Member
1 year ago

I made this for a friend of mine in the event anyone wants to use it. We’re gonna make up some shirts to wear this year.

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DowningDude
Super Member
1 year ago

You gonna go viral. Already blazing on its way through the Downing Dude circles.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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Designerguy
Super Member
1 year ago

Checking our Rex’s spring training pics and it looks like Houston already has their spy camera in training, too.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/140319829@N02/49535273881/in/album-72157713109270476/

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago

I am so looking forward to the first exhibition game.

RexFregosi
Trusted Member
1 year ago

its Monday for me. when position players show up.

UnrealisticOptimist
Trusted Member
1 year ago

😈
Happy Valentines Day Halo Fans

The More You Suffer
The More It Shows
You Really Care

Love Arte

fishfarm
Member
1 year ago

I have 3 million reasons to say “I love you”

-Arte

This heartwarming messages sponsored by 714-TICKETS. 714-TICKETS. 714-TICKETS!

RexFregosi
Trusted Member
1 year ago

my valentine!

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fishfarm
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

He’s here! <3

Rahul Setty
Admin
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

No no, he’s mine!

ryanfea
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Hell yeah!

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

😍

RexFregosi
Trusted Member
1 year ago

who ‘dis?

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WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Don’t know.

Looks Short and Scrawny

RexFregosi
Trusted Member
1 year ago

i think its that 3b that won the World Series MVP

David Freese

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Maybe, he is definitely to small to be 3B WS MVP Troy Glaus?

rickreichardt3
Newbie
1 year ago

Look, it’s Enrico Palazzo!!!!!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 year ago

Rays sign Brooks Pounders and Deck McGuire.

Their goes our Starting Pitching hope’s…

red floyd
Super Member
1 year ago

They will both turn into Cy Young 2.0

fishfarm
Member
1 year ago

I just want my z key

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  fishfarm

Well, I want my Mtv

hockey_duckie
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Mtv is still around, but not the same network that used to play music videos all the time… sadly.

red floyd
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

@spy Do you also want money for nothing and your chicks for free?

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

That would make me a Sultan of swingers

hockey_duckie
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

I’d buy that for a dollar!