LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Off Day Wednesday

Good morning Angels fans, how are you today? No Angels baseball today, so have some links.

Angels News

The Angels won last night. You can read about it here. Stassi is back and he is the key to all of this.

Injury updates! C-rod close to returning, Churches too, Stassi started last night, and Trout is out of the walking boot!

Ohtani is nasty as a pitcher and has the highest called strike whiff percentage in baseball. (swinging and called strikes in the zone)

The Angels have 2 giant contracts on the team, Mike Trout is hitting good, Anthony Rendon, not so much.

Around Baseball

Tony La Russa cannot stop being in the news. The dashcam footage of his drunk driving has been obtained.

Josh Donaldson has some deep fake skills as he deep faked his manager into Austin Powers. Technology is weird, and scary.

The Giants will be the first MLB team to have pride colors on their uniforms, with a patch on the sleeve vs the Cubs this month.

MLB is celebrating players who played 10 years by making them into X-men like superheroes.

Cutouts are fun, Baltimore made a new one on their OF wall.

Want to know the history of ump signals? Here is your chance.

Another day, another pitcher injury. Jack Flaherty on the IL now.

Olympic qualifying is happening now and Cuba has been eliminated! More games today.

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.

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Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago

Has anyone heard from a rep or otherwise what angels are doing for blue jays away/home doubleheader (7 innings each game) on august 10th?

You can only currently buy tickets for the 2nd home game. Last time they had a 7 inning doubleheader you had to leave the stadium between first and second games (having purchased tickets for each).

steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago

If they can charge for 2 games, they will charge for 2 games and clear the stadium between games.

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

On Lou Gehrig day,

Please allow me to ask you all to donate to an ALS charity. Mine is https://www.alsa.org

If you do donate, and you would like to make it in memory of someone, please consider making it in memory of Sue Neugroschl.

Thank you from me, while remembering Mrs. red.

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Apparently they’ve changed their URL. It’s now https://www.als.org

Brent
Super Member
3 years ago

If ten years in the MLB makes you a superhero, what does 16 years in (Mathis) make you?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Lucky

Designerguy
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Premium

rspencer
Trusted Member
3 years ago

On this first Lou Gehrig Day, with no Angel game to watch, allow me to offer this highly appropriate alternative: https://archive.org/details/Rawhide_

rspencer
Trusted Member
3 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

(It’s Rawhide, a movie starring Smith Ballew (a fave in our household) and Lou Gehrig.)

Twebur
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

Rolling rolling rolling…………rawhide!

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

We need the Senator to pick up the mic

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

R.I.P. Iron Mike Marshall, I will always remember you for your 1974 season.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
3 years ago

RIP to Mike Marshall, one of the most Interesting Men in baseball history.
https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2021-06-01/la-sp-mlb-mike-marshall-dies-dodgers-cy-young

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
3 years ago

Watching the French Open, one notices how little the countdown clock has an impact on the game. It also helps matches flow much better. MLB needs to get on that, especially with 0 runners on base.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
3 years ago

Baltimore’s new wall cut out is Hilarious!

BushLeague
Member
3 years ago

We have weak schedule for basically the rest of June. Gotta capitalize on it if we want to have any chance of getting back in the race!

steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago

TLR fires off the “I’m legitimate, I’m with The Angels, I’m a hall of famer” in the police car. Well, that should be good for marketing your brand, Arte.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
3 years ago

Day off today is OK, because sometimes we fans can use a night off. Antony Rendon has to have a long leash because we have no choice. I have noticed for the last few games he is pulling out of his first stance quicker so he is ready to hit and is hitting the ball. Running is improving some as doubles are not just a single.

I was glad to see Shohei get some rest as he is going to wear out if not rested. With him doing Superman stuff with pitching and hitting his Kryptonite is running out of strength.

Is our Bullpen starting to get better?

Our starting pitching is surprisingly good with the weak spot being Bundy, go figure.

Time to put a different line-up out there, Fletcher, Walsh, Ohtani, Rendon and then all options available.

Stassi looked good in his return.

CRod close to returning and Good Bye Sleggers.

I am glad that Ward is playing and would like him to get his AVG up to .270’s with Fletcher to return to .30.

JUp has surprised at lead off, but I’m over it now.

GPB out.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
3 years ago

I’m not concerned about Rendon yet. When he smashed his knee I think most of us assumed he would not even be playing right now so I’d like to see how the season goes before we assume he’s Vernon Wells or something.

Lindor for the Mets though? Yikes.

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Agreed re Rendon. Evaluation in October. I will say that my personal feeling is he continues to get used to pitching in the AL. His defense is rock solid. I don’t worry about him.

FungoAle
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’m with you. Anthony had THE best hit tool coming out of Rice. Just in a little bit of a funk and dealing with some nagging issues. Love having him at the corner.

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Somebody here was saying a couple of days ago that we should rename him RenDONE.

BushLeague
Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I have no worries about Rendon. Dude was the best player by WAR metrics on the team last season. That’s saying something when you’re up against Trout. He’s dealt with some freak injuries this year. He’s a great defender and he’ll get going with the bat. I would like to see him be a little more patient. I think he’s trying to do a little too much right now. I feel like I’ve seen him swing at over 50% of first pitches. His game is making the pitcher work and capitalize on a mistake. Worked last night though!

nishiogawakun
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Yeah, I think he’ll be fine in the long run. I, though, think we should be looking for trade suitors. That and salary dump Upton. He’s got no future here, let the kids play.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Not a very good chance he okays a trade

WallyChuckChili
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I believe players with no trade clauses have waved them way more often than not.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
3 years ago

That notwithstanding, Upton is an asset with a very negative value.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
3 years ago

I am not sure I would do that at all if it was on the table.

steelgolf
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Madbum would hit the DL within 27 pitches of his first appearance on The Angels. TrAdition.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

We wouldn’t even have to change his nickname.

Twebur
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I’m not concerned either…understandably reflexive as Angel fans to assume every new contact will become an Albert-tross. Laying heavy money he will NOT be a bust, we won’t be paying his salary while play for another team anytime soon. Slow start this year and last, coupled with injuries, make us panic. Once he got it going last year he was great, using the Great-Meh-Suck ranking system. Long Live Tony 2 bags!

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago

If you thought our minor league system was bad (at any level), at least we aren’t the A’s

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31550268/athletics-call-food-served-minor-leaguers-totally-unacceptable-say-cut-ties-vendor-weeks-ago

Fansince1971
Legend
3 years ago

No wonder they play so hard to stay in the Major Leagues!

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago

TLR is like one of Andy Reid’s sons, just older and without the get of jail free cards La Russa does. I have no clue why the White Sox’s named a beer pavillion after him with his two deuces and replaced Loretta’s lounge (a blue collar employee for 6 decades). Coupled with Tony’s managerial style (publicly admonishing a player and even saying it’s cool to throw at him) and you have the biggest douche in baseball (for me) this year. The only reason Ozuna isn’t there is because him and his (ex)wife went eye for eye in domestic violence charges (wife last year, ozuna a few days ago).

Twebur
Legend
3 years ago

He’s a F’ing asshole, in so many ways.

https://youtu.be/VCAFiTloj9Q

Angels2020Champs
Legend
3 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

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halofansince1978
Super Member
3 years ago

Very nice come from behind win. USA 8 DOM 6

https://olympicbaseballqualifier.wbsc.org/en/2021/e-2021-americas-baseball-olympic-qualifier/schedule-and-results/box-score/13272

Next game vs PUR 4pm today. USA! USA! USA!

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 years ago

Rain delay or postponement?

First game was only 8 innings.

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 years ago

Looks like an 8am start manana.

red floyd
Legend
3 years ago

DOM? For you unix geeks…

values of β will give rise to dom!

Last edited 3 years ago by red floyd
halofansince1978
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

/* You are not expected to understand this */

eyespy
Super Member
3 years ago

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Last edited 3 years ago by eyespy
halofansince1978
Super Member
3 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

6-1 USA Top 5

halofansince1978
Super Member
3 years ago

Game summery says:

“Game has been canceled
Est Restart 1400 EST
Weather Delay”

Does that mean back to 0-0?

Or only an inning to be official?

JackFrost
Super Member
3 years ago

Who is “PUR” ??

The team name must bet the cats. Ha.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

When Heaney was good,
            He was very good indeed,
But when he was bad he was horrid.

All Hail the Good Heaney!

WallyChuckChili
Legend
3 years ago

HeanDog is much better than HeanCat

2002heaven
Super Member
3 years ago

Needs to be dealt soon,
With a good playoff team maybe he can win 12 games. His best year was 9-12 with us.