4th Time Around: Angels Salvage a Game

This is the postgame thread to say things like “Momentum” and “Build from This” and stuff…

The Ohtani homer was the highlight of the season so far. A few laws of physics were defied on that ball’s ascension.

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Cowboy26
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3 years ago
eyespy
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Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

Nice

Cowboy26
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3 years ago
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And I think they were the identical age when they both first came into the league

https://twitter.com/theaceofspaeder/status/1384191527417647107

Last edited 3 years ago by Cowboy26
Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

Ok but seriously, Dodgers v Padres is the best thing this young season has given us.

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
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Was pleasantly surprised when I saw SD came back. Hope they can finish

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

Kershaw with a chance to walk it off.

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
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I was thinking pitchers hitting hasn’t been much different results than what we’ve got in RF and 3B (since Rendon is out)

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

Well tomorrow night it will be even better.

JackFrost
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3 years ago

They just did. 8-7 in 11 innings.

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
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That was great!

FungoAle
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3 years ago
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While I would love a pitcher of such talent on the Halos, Bauer is such a schmuck. Keeping it “G” rated. Loved the Tatis shots against him.

Last edited 3 years ago by FungoAle
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3 years ago
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5 HRs in a series @ Dodger stadium, impressive.

Image being a scouting agent and just being like draft all the jrs (Tatis, Guerrero) or sons of pros (bichette, biggio, Witt).

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

Like Jose Mota?

JackFrost
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3 years ago

This is exactly what Toronto has done. It is no accident; this is clearly a philosophy they have.

Biggio, Bichette, Guerrero. They missed out on the best one of all though — Tatis Jr. is no joke.

Cowboy26
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3 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

So did the White Sox

nishiogawakun
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3 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Way more fun than watching the Angels right now. What a game!

WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago

“Momentum” and “Build from This” and stuff…

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

Speaking of Stuff. What happened to the Angels V.P. of Stuff Tim Buss? Is he no longer with the team?

WallyChuckChili
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

With fans in the stands, no need for him to put Jerseys on cardboard cutouts

Cowboy26
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3 years ago

Why would anyone be happy with this? Mr. Potato Head screwed this issue up for everyone including Jered Weaver years ago.

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eyespy
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3 years ago
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Just Potatoe Head, genders have been removed

JackFrost
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3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

How bout “Zir Potato Head” or maybe “They Potato Head” ??

JackFrost
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3 years ago

MLB.com had a headline a short while ago “Bumgarner throws 7 inning no-hitter.”

Excuse me MLB, but there is no such thing as a “7 inning no-hitter.” You throw 7 hitless innings , but not a “7 inning no-hitter.”

Is Major League Baseball trying to prepare us for the near future when they change all games to Little League length???

They are 7 in LL, right?

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Cowboy26
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3 years ago
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LL is 6 innings. I think Fast Pitch is 7?

steelgolf
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Little league is definitely 6 innings, in my son’s league it is 6 innings, or if there is another game scheduled afterwards then a 2 hour limit. 5 runs per inning maximum, unless it is the last inning and a team is trying to come from behind, then they can score as much as they can before getting 3 outs or plating the winning run.

JackFrost
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3 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

What if four runs have already been scored in the inning and the bases are loaded. The next kid comes up and hits one over the fence…. Do they wipe out the last three runs, robbing the kid of his Grand Slam???

steelgolf
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3 years ago
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Yes, only one run would be counted, unless it is the final inning and that kids team was home team and down a run or more.

red floyd
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3 years ago

LIGHT UP THE HALO!!!
Just Another Halos Victory!!!

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red floyd
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3 years ago

Momentum
Build from This
stuff…

Cowboy26
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3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

So you can let us down…

FungoAle
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3 years ago

We have a horse in Dylan Bundy. Every time he steps on the mound, we have a chance to win. Durable arm and has an edge. Perry outta be working on an extension right now. Props to Eppler for recognizing the potential here. Got him for a six-pack of Yoo-hoo.

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Cowboy26
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3 years ago
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Back in the 70’s when we really really sucked this was the guy the Angels always counted on to end the losing streaks. And trust me there was a shit ton of them:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/f/figueed01.shtml

We called him Señor Stopper

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Amazingly in the ‘75 season the Angels had Tanana, Ryan and Figueroa. That’s a pretty solid 1-3 in the days when you might carriy 4 or max 5 starting pitchers. Those 3 won almost 50 games between them and the team only had 72 wins.

Cowboy26
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

The offense was dreadful that year . I remember we were going to set a “modern day” record for stolen bases lead by Mickey Rivers Morris Nettles, Dave Collins Jerry Remy & Tommy Harper but of course you can’t steal first base.

Our big power hitter in 1975 was Leroy Stanton with a whopping 14 Hr’s.

This was right before the advent of free agency . But the Angels were in such dire need of more offense, they traded Figueroa & Mickey Rivers to the Yankees for Bobby Bonds in the 1975-1976 off season.

FungoAle
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Man, forgot that Bonds suited up for the Halos. He had a hell of a year in 1977! Loved baseball in the 70s, baseball seemed very pure in those years. Rivers had an interesting stance at the plate. Hunched over and ready to fly.

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Fansince1971
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Bobby Bonds was a monster in 1977. I was at a game that year with my dad right behind homeplate (a doctor gave them to us) and a young Barry was running around driving all of us crazy. I yelled ‘shut up, sit down!’ my 92 year old father recalls fondly.

Cowboy26
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Still Barry’s Dad’s biggest accomplishment as a Halo was being the centerpiece in our trade with the White Sox that brought back youngsters Dave Frost, Chris Knapp and Brian Downing. A trade which reaped benefits for years to come

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That is true. Hard to believe how many years have passed.

FungoAle
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3 years ago
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Great story. Stripping away all the allegations and persona, Barry was very talented. He did not need to get mixed up with Balco. I remember seeing him rail thin along side Bonilla is the Pirate outfield.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yep. Figueroa went on to ha e some incredible seasons for the Yanks.

Eric_in_Portland
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3 years ago

We’re number three!

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Twebur
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3 years ago

interesting
AL West Notes: Judge, Angels, Athletics, KelenicBy Mark Polishuk | April 25, 2021 at 9:34am CDT
The Angels had trade talks with the Yankees about Aaron Judge this winter, ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports, though it sounds as if the discussions were little more than due diligence. “It was the lightest of flirtations,” as Olney put it, “and perhaps a door-opener for other names.” No details about the specific nature of the talks were mentioned, though it’s safe to assume the Angels explored some bigger outfield names like Judge before eventually landing Dexter Fowler in a salary-dump of a trade from the Cardinals.
Needless to say, a Judge trade would have been arguably the offseason’s biggest blockbuster, and it’s fun to speculate about what exactly Los Angeles would have had to give up to land the slugger. (Cue the inevitable “Judge for Trout and Ohtani sounds about fair” jokes in the comments section.) The Angels and Yankees were somewhat imperfect trade partners since both shared a need for starting pitching, which could be one of the reasons negotiations didn’t get very far. Since getting under the luxury tax threshold seemed to be the Yankees’ primary offseason goal, finances would likely have played some factor in a hypothetical trade, though obviously the Yankees wouldn’t have just given Judge away to clear his relatively modest $10.175MM salary. Olney also observed that discussion about Judge’s future in the Bronx will soon become more prominent, as Judge is only under team control through the 2022 season.

TXAngel
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3 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

But can he pitch?

Cowboy26
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3 years ago
Reply to  TXAngel

Does the lightest of flirtations come with a spritzer?

MikeSalmon
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3 years ago
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The Angels had a 25 minute phone call with Trevor Bauer and his agent, which sources say was “intense.” They ended up signing Steve Cishek, after “more than due diligence.” They needed pitching.

Twebur
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3 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

After a few drinks, they asked “The Judge” if he was wearing pants under his robe…..That’s more than flirty if you ask me.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

The lightest of flirtations:

Angels: Hey Yankees, we will give you Rengifo, Adell and Canning for Judge. We got a deal?!

Yankees: Any deal for Judge needs to include Trout.

Angels: Click, dial tone.

h27kim
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3 years ago
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Does this even make sense? Can Angels even afford Judge when he’s due real money, ie in a couple of years, when Trout and Rendon are still being being paid big money and Ohtani is nearing his big contract? Would there have been money for a real pitcher? Granted, it’s probably just due diligence, but it’s still ludicrous–and we did have experience throwing a lot of resources away at an OF who doesn’t fit.

OMAHALOFAN
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3 years ago

Halos were the only AL West team to win today, gained a game on everyone.

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Mia
3 years ago
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Oakland is about to play Tampa, Houston is about to match up with a hot Seattle, we get our shot at Texas and Seattle in the next week.

Let’s shuffle it up.

And I’d also expect Trout, Rendon, and Stassi back in the next few games.

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Cowboy26
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3 years ago
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And the best news is we get to come back to this Houston Hell hole in 2 weeks.

I can’t wait!

Mia
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Mia
3 years ago
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(Hopefully) Coming back like…

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Cowboy26
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3 years ago
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Twice as good as 1-3 is still better than 1-3

tommyshalo
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3 years ago
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At least we have been spared of facing the even more hot A’s for a while, so hopefully we gain some momentum back(while feasting on Texas and Seattle) to crush them next time.

JackFrost
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3 years ago
Reply to  tommyshalo

I want revenge on Texas.. Big Time.

JackFrost
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3 years ago
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We’ve got Tampa and the Dodgers back to back coming up. Which is preceded by a series vs the scrappy knat like, fly like Mariners that won’t go away.

Things are going to get really interesting.

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3 years ago
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Exciting times.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Hey here’s a post game idea. Let’s create a catch-phrase for Sutton for Halo victories.

I’ll start:

‘Let that halo shine!!’

Or

‘That baby’s gonna shine!’

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LAAFan
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“I’m Don Sutton’s son!”

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Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Hilarious!!

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
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Warren seems like a good starting point when the topic is Sutton

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Frank and beans!

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
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“And over to you jose”

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Charles Sutton
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3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQBPgJQhQHc

Trigger warning ladies and gents! This is a King Missile song about something that’s detachable. Well, I guess that is evident.

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Mia
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3 years ago

That’s too realistic, lmao.

JackFrost
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3 years ago

WTF? Is that a Whizinator ?

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

That guy must have had the J&J vaccine!

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
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Hahahaha!!

Twebur
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3 years ago
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Shiny Shiny…..his theme music.

https://youtu.be/tUJQigu0_04

WallyChuckChili
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More like this and it looks like him to

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=93lrosBEW-Q

Born_in_59
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Reply to  Fansince1971

All I can think of is “turn the page” but that’s been used already.

MikeSalmon
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3 years ago
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“And that’s one more game closer to .500!” (works whether they win or lose)

“Angels win! FINALLY!”

“Aaand that’s it! The four archangels are of course, Gabriel, Raphael, Michael, and Uriel, but today Dylan Bundy joins them by going 6 and a third with 7 Ks , 1 walk and only 2 runs allowed.” (Or “Jose Rojas’s excuse me check swing single that ended up driving in the go-ahead run in the 3rd earns him a place at the right hand of God, next to Michael.”)

“And there’s the 3rd out! Angels win! EAT IT, ______(<—-name of team we just beat).”

“I’m Don Sutton’s son, saying join the post-game show coming right up after this 4 minute commercial block. Good night everybody.”

“Angels take this one! They salvage a win and put a tourniquet and staunch the blood loss from this latest series of games. They may need a transfusion and were beginning to look all pale and sweaty from blood loss, but the let the Big Halo spark up tonight!”

“The Angels win one! Drive home safely, and please, PLEASE use your turn signals. Also: CHP has sobriety checkpoints at Brookhurst, Orangewood, entrances to the 57 freeway, and Gene Autry Way. Remember: drink responsibly.”

“Halos shine tonight! You’ll suck it and like it, (opposing team that lost).”

“That’s it! Let the gigantic googie Halo in Anaheim shine with the blinding brilliance of a million suns. If you’re on the 57, fer crissakes, don’t look at it!”

Fansince1971
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Reply to  MikeSalmon

Nice effort!

MikeSalmon
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

No one’s gonna challenge me on the .500 thing? (If they’re already over .500 a win does NOT bring them closer to .500.)

But get real: this is the Angels we’re talking about.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
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I was listening to the radio. Did Sutton really say that?

MikeSalmon
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3 years ago
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The bit about “sucking it and liking it”?
Yes. Yes, he did say that.

Naw…”Angels win! This is Hall of Famer Don Sutton’s son. My dad went 324-256 over 23 years, with four All-Star game appearances. G’nite everybody!”

Something like that.

red floyd
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

It’s a win, I guess?

MikeSalmon
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3 years ago
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“That’s a swing and miss and the ballgame. Angels win it, 6-2. Good night, and good luck!”

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Mia
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Mia
3 years ago

Also, I had this floating around my head all game so I had to make it.

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steelgolf
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😂

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Jessica DeLine
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Brilliant!

Fansince1971
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Sutton has an elongated forehead.

Reminds me of a joke.

A horse walks into a bar and the bartender asks: ‘Hey buddy, what’s with the long face?’

Angels2020Champs
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3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Which reminds me of the dirtiest joke in the world

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eyespy
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3 years ago
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You posted this?
I was thinking Sutton more as,

https://imgur.com/9fe01bB

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3 years ago

Wasn’t nervous for a second!

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Momentum. Building. Keep it going. Whatever.