LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Battle of Puebla Day

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

ESPN has agreed to a broadcast deal for KBO games.  It will be six games per week, Tuesday through Sunday.  It looks like the games will start at 10 PM California time.  Here is today’s helping of Trout Porn.  Mike Trout continues to buy pizzas for the essential workers near his home town.  Albert Pujols has not ruled out playing beyond the expiration of his current contract.  Joe Maddon ain’t scared of no coronavirus.  Replay review could fall by the wayside in the shortened season depending on how the salary deal with the umpires works out.  Dr. Anthony Fauci now says he hopes there will be baseball this summer for the sake of everybody’s mental health.  Andre Dawson discusses what it’s like to be a mortician during the coronavirus pandemic.  Here is Big A Burger’s Double Cheeseburger recipe from the official Angels web page. 

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Theren86n02
Newbie
4 years ago

You gotta wonder how Pujols thinks he could still be playing after next year. It must be true when they say the player is always that last to know. And his friends (including Trout) and the coaching staff are probably afraid to be honest with him. I guess it’s always a little sad. But if he does sign some kind of contract for 2022, it’ll probably be incentive laden and he’ll find out awfully fast.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
4 years ago

I think Albert wants to make his double-play outs an unreachable record.

RexFregosi
Super Member
4 years ago

Let us in. Watching some of the Arkansas Derby Saturday, they weren’t letting fans in of course, but that didn’t stop fans though. They watched from outside the formal track grounds as close as they could wiht lounge chairs and coolers and such.

My point is if they don’t let people into the games (with reasonable social distancing requirements, and even requiring masks and other precautions of course), some fans will STILL try to get as close as possible to the stadiums and congregate in areas as close as they can anyway – rooftops in Wrigley and places like PetCo where they can watch what they are able.
Or even just stand outside the stadoum as close as the law allows.

They should just let a small fraction in and hope they can do it in some way. Because we will be comin’ anyway!!

Theren86n02
Newbie
4 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

They’d have to let A LOT less people in, like at an A’s game when it’s mid-week. This would makes tix even more expensive, I guess.

Jim Atkins
Super Member
4 years ago

GREAT article on MLB.com about the utterly unique George Brunet. The breadth and depth of that man’s career are liberally seasoned with a strong streak of pure weirdness.
https://www.mlb.com/news/george-brunet-is-the-most-interesting-pitcher-you-never-knew

RexFregosi
Super Member
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Brunet’s left arm has even better stories to tell – this is one of my favorite interviews
https://tht.fangraphs.com/the-tht-interview-george-brunets-left-arm/

He started in the first game ever i saw at the Big A and Mickey Mantle hit a 3-run HR off of him

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CAL/CAL196808120.shtml

Thanks Jim – both of these are excellent stories!

steelgolf
Super Member
4 years ago

Going into the 8th week of Wuhan COVID19 and I read that Pujols may try to play after 2021? Certainly not for The Angels I hope, because I don’t see him improving between now and then, even as a DH. Sure hope they start baseball up soon and end the social interaction restrictions so my kids can go back to a somewhat normal life with their friends, and not just mom and dad.

eyespy
Super Member
4 years ago

I think the live KBO games will mostly be during the wee hours of the morn fer yah.

Cheering for the LOTTE Giants

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RexFregosi
Super Member
4 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

i caught some of the game last night – it was great to them playing again! Will be watching more definitely