LA Angels Tuesday News Crash- 162 or Bust

Yesterday I linked an article that said MLB wants to play a 162 game season.  Today I link an article that says that is not likely to happen.  We’ve heard this song before.  Next comes the grappling over pro-rated salaries and service time.  162 or Bust.

Angels Related Links

David Fletcher is out doing good work for the community.  To help you pack on those COVID pounds, here is Kierra Fletcher’s fudge recipe.

 Job Listings

The Blue Jays have two job openings.  One is an Analyst and the other is a Systems Engineer.  The Giants want an analyst to work in Scottsdale, AZ.  The Rangers want a Database Engineer. 

Links From Around Baseball

The court sentenced Tony La Russa to a day of home detention, a fine, and community service after his guilty plea to misdemeanor reckless driving.  Yu Darvish is the topic of some trade discussions but a source opines that the Cubs are probably looking for Babe Ruth in return.  He’s on Brent Maguire’s wish list but we are not going to give up “Babe Ruth” for him.  Here is “Pharma Bro” doing his part for the advancement of sports psychology. Howie Kendrick retired.

Oakland GM David Forst speaks highly of Tommy La Stella.  Wilfredo Tovar landed a minor league gig with the Mets.  Get a load of this spin rate.  Michael Wacha is off the board.  He goes to Tampa Bay for one year at $3 Million.  Finally, this is some analysis of what happens the year after a velocity spike. 

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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dwood78
Newbie
11 months ago

Thanks Howie for such an amazing baseball. The Nationals 2019 postseason will be one for the books- & you were a big part of it.

Rather of not you make it the Baseball Hall of Fame, you left behind a great baseball career. Enjoy your retirement.

Rallymanatee
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Howie never did win that batting title, but he won our hearts. Enjoy your family Howie! You had a career to be proud of and you’re still young!

Designerguy
Super Member
11 months ago

Speaking of teams hiring, the Padres are seeking a VP of Marketing.

A headhunter called me last week asking if I would be interested.

Last edited 11 months ago by Designerguy
MH252525
Trusted Member
11 months ago

Tony La Russa getting only a day of home detention makes me sick to my stomach. He already pleaded guilty to DUI in 2007. He should be in jail for a long time. Just last week a husband and wife were driving with their 3 daughters in the back seat in Orange County and a drunk driver hit them and killed both parents. That driver also had a previous DUI conviction.

That woman is going to face 30 years in jail. Tony gets 1 day at home and a 1300 fine? He did the exact same thing. I don’t understand at all how our society is so easy on drunk drivers that can kill people unless they actually kill someone when they’ve already had a conviction. It makes literally no sense. Tony should be in jail for a LONG time IMO.

red floyd
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

Hell, let’s also not forget what happened to Nick.

eyespy
Super Member
11 months ago

They start at 162 with full capacity, and then widdle it down blaming something, and collect for the 162, like nothing ever happened.

Whatever happens happens

A day off at home? During ta pandemic? Shouldn’t he be at home? Anyway? Next the MLB punishment.(“We feel that Tony has suffered enough … a whole day … ManBearFred”

Last edited 11 months ago by eyespy
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

Just watch – MLB will get bumped to the front of the line for the vaccine…..

Last edited 11 months ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
11 months ago

All hail HK47. He played hard with heart every day. He will be missed.

eyespy
Super Member
11 months ago

Two hits that make him a Hall of Famer

Fansince1971
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  eyespy

If not for Aoki’s ‘miracle’ catch in 2014, it would have been 3 hits and maybe a ring that year too.

Fansince1971
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

As a reminder. I still can’t believe Aoki caught that ball. His face was turned away and he stuck out his glove while hitting the wall.

https://youtu.be/FxkOdb_-FEg

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 months ago

Happy retirement Howie, you will always be an Angel but the ring in Washington is special.