Angels Comeback Falls Short in 6-5 Loss

The Angels kicked off the stretch run tonight. On the hill to set the tone…Andrew Heaney?

The consistently inconsistent Hean-dog was matched with a a horrible home plate ump, and managed to have his usual game. The strike zone was a foot wide at least but Heaney didn’t take advantage He allowed some traffic in the first but limited the damage to one run.

Max Stassi got that run back in the home half of the second.



That was about all the early offense for the Angels but not for Seattle. They scored three in the top half of the third to take a 4-1 lead. I’m not linking douche Seager’s bomb but he hit one.

One fun story this year is the lights out play of David Fletcher. He extended his hit streak to 25 games on this double down the line.

Andrew Wantz came in to relieve Heaney and pitched a clean fifth inning and two thirds of the sixth. He looked strong and confident.

Meanwhile Seattle starter Chris Flexen was cruising, needing only 55 pitches to get through 5 innings. It looked like that might change in the sixth but Flexen stranded 2 runners to keep the score 4-1 Seattle.

Dylan Bundy entered the game in the seventh abs did Dylan Bundy things. A two run bomb by Mitch Haniger made it 6-1 Seattle. Really, Ohtani should’ve brought Dylan out as his pitcher for the Derby.

The story of the game was really Flexen. He carved up the offense outside of Stassi and cruised through the game. Fortunately they pulled him abs the Angels were able to plate Fletcher in the 8th to make it 6-2.

Seattle went to Graveman in the ninth. The Angels scored a run to make it 6-3 abs had two in for Ohtani. After a series of foul balls off high fastballs, Ohtani lined a 2-2 change up for a single to make it 6-5.

Jared Walsh stepped in to face new pitcher Seward with Ohtani representing the tying run at first. He laced a single to put runners at the corners. Gosselin flew out to right to end the game, though.

We’ll get them tomorrow!(?)”


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Chap24
Member
11 days ago

Just like Maddon Mr Perry has done and will continue to do some dumb things BUT I have to acknowledge again that the hottest player in baseball and one of the best defenders in baseball is locked up for 5yrs and 26 million!…Crazy. Well done Perry..👍🏼 Wait it was Perry that locked him up right?..🤔

Chap24
Member
12 days ago

Tonight’s lineup just made me nauseous!

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Chap24

Fletcher Ohtani and Walsh and then a bunch of cardboard cutouts.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

You realize Its been this way for about the last 7 games now, right?

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’ve been in denial.

red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It’s not just a river in Egypt.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

What? About everyone and they’re grahammer

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

For only 7 games? Ha! I’ve been at it for a whole lot longer time than that.

Chap24
Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I still can’t get out of my head how dirty Madden did Rojas. Continues to give Ward opportunity after opportunity after opportunity and nothing to show for it. Could have caught lightningin a bottle after Rojas big night but instead he rides the pine the rest of the way and we get more suckage every night..🤦🏽‍♂️ok I’ll let it go now…

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Chap24

Yeah but Rojas ain’t no ex-catcher

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Chap24

Ward is better in RF with a better arm. Ward is the better hitter of the 2. Why the compliant?

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

note to self: resist the temptation to correct the grammar

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

No matter how ridiculous the grammar and unintelligible the sentences get DO NOT say anything unless you want to embrace the hate. Lots of sensitive graduates of California schools around here, being able to actually “make letter thoughts” is militantly optional.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago

Not sure how I feel about his superior throwing arm if he can’t catch the damn ball.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

arm: not that great

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  eyespy

If I remember right he has a 65 arm grade. That’s not Dave Parker, but it’s pretty dang good, one of the only actual tools he’s always had.

Chap24
Member
12 days ago

Better hitter 2 months ago yes. Very very bad since.That’s my complaint. U can stick a scare crow in RF or a Rengifo and they’ll do ok. No loss.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Chap24

Well, he IS the pride of Vanguard University and he DOES have a 78 OPS+ with a sweet .189 Avg against right handers…. I can totally see how you’d fixate on him being benched for a guy who also hasn’t played much lately. Why let that go when it’s something you can bring up every couple of days no matter what the thread topic is? Hell, get some images of various guys named Rojas and post them along with some biceps emojis. Be gritty, don’t let it go.

Well, I guess you could let it go. I’m still angry Glenn Bragg wasn’t ever given a chance to shine by his various teams and I think he retired when I was like 13.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Final score :

Mariners : 3
Angels : 2

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago

I just noticed that @Angels is using our tag line for Credit Card

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

translation?

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago

Detmers tonite in Birmingham:

4 innings 65 pitches 4 hits 1 ER 0 BB 6 K.

He was the losing pitcher . Not sure why he got pulled after 4 innings. Maybe the Angels are being extra cautious?

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
12 days ago

Mayfield in the starting lineup and our new Shiny OF who had 2 hits yesterday gets the day off.

Why Joe?

Twebur
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Damn You Lefty’s…….

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

Mayfied. OK then. At least there will be a complete fireworks show for all fans and not just the first 14,000

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

If Cheap Arte could figure out a way to limit the fireworks show to only the first 14,000 he would definitely do it.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

 😂 

FungoAle
Trusted Member
12 days ago

We shot up to the 22nd ranked farm system post-2021 amateur draft.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2945855-updated-mlb-farm-system-rankings-after-2021-mlb-draft.amp.html

I’ll admit the true effect won’t be known until these guys are signed getting into live action.

Twebur
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

“I don’t know how official any of these rankings are really.” – Jerry Seinfeld

More reinforcement fuel for 2002, Rays and Jerry’s Kids 1 & 2…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Twebur

It’s just stupid because WTF does the Rays system have to do directly with us?

2002 – “The Rays are good, so is their system. Ha ha ha. Dumb emoji!”
The rest of the world – “Yep. And?”

Other than a couple teams he could basically do the same thing on any team’s boards.

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago

Still thinking about that article about how we don’t want the Angels to sweep the M’s.

Since then 1-3.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

It’s a classic. Lets hope we take these next two

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

That article was a terrible idea.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yes, let’s just keep bandying around the same ol’ boring articles for the rest of time.

If you didn’t think the article was amusing/if the article didn’t challenge you to think, or if you did and you hated it anyway, I don’t know what to tell you.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

The positive entertainment level of this article is irrelevant. it has condemned us all to another season of mediocrity.

Way to screw with the baseball gods.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

🙏

Twebur
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

4-7 overall against them……hate that,

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago

Nothing like selling low!

FungoAle
Trusted Member
12 days ago

I’m one of the proponents of Andrew Heaney. He has talent and with this coaching staff, has fallen flat. He had to reach back to Doug White for help while we were paying Callaway and Wise. His value won’t increase here and the parting will be mutual so time to move him. A good pitching coach will unlock him.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Well considering how effective he’s been since reaching out to Doug White, maybe the Heandog just sucks.

FungoAle
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

White is not traveling with the team. I don’t think Heaney sucks he is just inconsistent and that frustrates everyone. He needs to be moved before the deadline and pretty sure he will. Has a medium to decent chance in finding success elsewhere.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

1/2 sucks then?

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Look, I don’t disagree that our lack of a real, experienced pitching coach puts us at a disadvantage. That said, Heaney has had several years of pitching in the big leagues now, and despite working with different pitching coaches and having all or parts of six or seven years time to “figure it out,” he STILL has not done so.

I think it is time to move on from Mr. Heaney. He may be a nice guy, but as an Angels fan I am done with him.

Last edited 12 days ago by JackFrost
Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago

Any way 2002Heaven can be banned?

I mean the guy is a M’s fan posing as an Angels fan. That’s misrepresentation and should be grounds for being banned!

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

“neverheaven,” considering they’ve haven’t made the playoffs in ages along with the WS drought

Fansince1971
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

I think he meant “2001heaven” but had a typo. That was the last time the M’s were relevant.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
12 days ago

comment image
Jedi got him 8 months ago for just $4.75M for 2 yrs!!!
Nice job Jedi  💪  💪  💪  😫  stop sticking it to Arturo PLZ!!
Matt Shoemaker, Marco Gonzalez and now Chris Flexen.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Christ Lawd have moissy.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Who is that a picture of? Roberto Baldoquin?

steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Quintin flew out to right?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

We’ve lost every game since Adam Eaton joined the team. Thanks Arte.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
13 days ago

Q’s ERA is now very close to Bundy’s or maybe that should be expressed the other way.

Cowboy26
Super Member
13 days ago

its not a good sign when your First 3 hitters get a total of 7 hits and you still lose.

DowningDude
Super Member
13 days ago

Heaney Bundy and Quintana. What did we expect?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Gausman, DiSclafani, Flexen, Gonzalez, other teams have GM’s who find a good starter outta thin air almost like the “Weird Science” movie with Anthony Michael Hall getting Kelly LeBrock by creating her with their computer. 😪 

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Your DiPoo love affair can better manifest itself at this link: https://www.lookoutlanding.com/

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You know that when Arte agreed to DFA Pujols, that loss came out of Perry’s budget. Forever on his mind.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  2002heaven

Oh wait, is this where I list off all the FA pitchers that haven’t signed with the Angels? What are the rules? Can I only cherry pick good ones or can I list them by name coolness or beard strength?

FungoAle
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Be honest here, Perry has not impressed constructing a staff. I’m wondering why the anti-Eppler crew has given Perry such a soft pass.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  FungoAle

But the two are mostly exclusive.
Q sucks…. thus we should have known DeSclafini would be good (I liked him…) and he certainly wanted to sign here?

I know I mentioned DeSclafini as a guy worth picking up this past winter. I don’t remember a lot of people around here loudly agreeing, nor do I remember him declaring he wanted to be an Angel.

So why play like he was a big whiff… unless every team but SF whiffed.

PTP will likely get a pass until next year’s off season is done. Given that this team, over all, is better, he’s 8 months in, his draft was good, etc he’s had some slack…. though there are people already declaring he’s basically Eppler.

Last edited 12 days ago by gitchogritchoffmypettis
H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
13 days ago

Regardless, really impressed with Waltz…we’ll see how the next few weeks go

steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Would have been more impressed if Joe would have left him in for another inning.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

We gotta find starters outta thin air like Farhan Zaidi and Jedi used to do for us ( Matt Shoemaker 2014 version ).
Gausman, Di Sclafani, Flexen were on the street less than two yrs ago.
Not exactly Gerritt Cole or Jack Leiter.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Matt Shoemaker was already in our system dumb ass.

The Shoe was originally signed by Del Taco Tony and the Bane Train back in 2008. Could you try to actually research your erroneous claims before you post them?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Matt Shoemaker was a FA because he went undrafted in 2008
and pitched with the great lakes collegiate summer league. and he was released, basically was not a full time prospect until 2013 ( Dipoto gave him another chance to make the team ). how is that not dumpster diving? any other team could’ve had him at various times before 2014. sucks when yer point is garbage duznt it? the man was released at least twice.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Do I really need to respond to this comment before you have time to erase it when you realize how incredibly stupid it is?

2002heaven
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You sound so angry!!! 😆 
I hope you don’t have kids and petss. Oh mye I misspelled and I forgot that Ken O’Brien wasn’t the GM back in 2008 or……….

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

2002 and steel… Waltz is an ANNOUNCER.

Twebur
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Waltz……He looks like a cross between Mark Hamill (friend of Chewbacca), Ice skater Scott Hamilton, Commish Man-Bear-Fred and Tim Kurkjian.
I like him, Arte should keep him around. Better start giving play by play of a winning team and pronto, otherwise he’s a jinx/witch and will need to go.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

HT: Waltz (announcer) or Wantz (reliever)?

steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I was thinking Wantz. Waltz, well I really didn’t pay much attention to him. Couldn’t tell you if he was good or bad.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Could barely hear him, which could be good, at least better.

Over it. We are playing in the second half now, for realz.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

avoid the announcer frustration: GO TO THE GAMES!

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

If you swing by, I’ll pay drop for gas

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

I have enough gas.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Shoots[waiting out front]

red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Are you a panda, or something? Because everyone knows that a panda eats, shoots, and leaves.

red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Had dinner with Designerguy again?

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yeah Waltz, haha

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
13 days ago

For those that care… 4th game they’ve run out of giveaways. They are giving away the same giveaway multiple times a year and running out each time. Just a heads if you’re planning on buying tickets and the promotion is what put you over the top to go. You’re most likely not getting one.

DowningDude
Super Member
13 days ago

14000 bobble heads only
You gotta arrive early. I was in line 2 hours prior to game time.

If attendance was 41k like they said then a lot went home empty handed.

Last edited 13 days ago by DowningDude
YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
13 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I was in rf drinking $25 crown royal/cokes. Should’ve stopped by 🤘

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago

Nice!!! Definitely a lot of people there last night 🙂

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

i’m not a per-cap guy … brought in my own bottles of Crystal Geyser in a clearbag container and went to the no-bag line to avoid the frisk-down.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

We in the bizz, call it the feel up, and we missed you

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Signed Joey Tribbiani’s Tailor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fANwTBK3Ylg

Simba
Member
12 days ago

well you certainly paid for your bobblehead

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Simba

Sadly, I didn’t get one. I showed up 2 hours early and saw the huge line and screw that. We barbecued and chilled in the parking lot before. Felt good being there for the first time in about 4 years.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Just not understanding the concept (well I do, money) of limiting the amount of giveaways but having it multiple times a year. Then the ticket takers aren’t the kindest. Arriving 2 hours early to a game with a 1 & 3 year old (then trying to stay for the actual game) isn’t plausible. Jeff Joiner put it well earlier this year. They are directly marketing to us families yet falling short in entry procedures, giveaways, etc.
So on Sunday’s day game I’m suppose to arrive 2 hours early to get my kids an oversized youth Trout jersey? Pretty weak but then again tRAdition.
I’ve been to 23 home games, HR derby, and ASG. That’s not to brag it’s just to say there’s a right way to do things. I’ve held up my end.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

I took the time to look it up … “Presented by Angels Radio AM830 | First 5,000 kids ages 3-13”

Yep, better get there early.

Dude… I understand you’re fried … you dropped serious coin to go to a Home Run derby and Ohtani didn’t win … you’ve watched a few losses in a row when you attended. Maybe you didn’t get an Ohtani bobblehead …. Breathe in, breathe out. We’ll be ok … we always have the 2002 world series to fall back on. 😀

back-story: My kid cried like a baby one bobblehead night. He had a baseball game to play earlier in the afternoon/evening so we arrived in like the 4th inning … no Pujols bobbleheads left. Cried like it was the end of the world – our night was ruined. Tough shit – deal with it. That GD bobblehead is like $1 on eBay today. Sorry, but things happen for a reason and we toughen up as a result.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ohtani not winning the HR didn’t damper a thing. It was a great time.

Sunday, if I decide to go, it’s a choice between getting a giveaway or having my kid run the bases (guess it’s not possible to do both). lAme

Thanks for your story. Yup life sucks deal with it. Point of me posting was to whine a bit but also let others know what’s up in attending games. Why “ruin” a night if you know what to expect before hand. I’ve gotten a bunch of some giveaways and then nothing from others probably for a lot of reasons.

You come across a little like a prima donna (I took the time to look it up, captain obvious get there early, telling me to breathe). Wondering out loud why the angels practice, in my opinion, poor fan experience is a good thing for the site. Trying to spell check, be a keyboard hero, or cast judgment on other members isn’t that cool. But hey that’s just my opinion, man. Being a downing fan I know you must be older than the current generation of saying everything is just a joke. By the way I’m joking about anything you take serious in the post but am serious about anything you want to take serious.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

huh?comment image

Last edited 12 days ago by DowningDude
Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Hilarious and perfect. It was meant to be a dumb post! Great gif!!

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

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Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

🤢🤮 literally made me laugh out loud though. There’s a guy that wears his Hamilton jersey to every game.

red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago

Damn, that’s brave. The bravest guy I saw at an Angels game was the guy wearing his Jose Guillen jersey.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

At least Guillen was a good player !

I know he went rogue on Scioscia but that guy had a cannon arm and actually hit for us.

Hamilton, well…..

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

BA-BA-BA-BANNED!!!

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

Ah, if you got miffed at the “tough shit” comment … that’s my “years later” translation of my son’s tantrum that night – didn’t intend to pass to you … At the time, I was a mess. But in hindsight, clearly his tears were a character builder and well worth the frustration at the time. Mick Jagger once said “you can’t always get what you want” and dammitall – he was right.

You didn’t ask, but my take on you: You’re a really cool dude and you would do anything for your kids. A fantastic father. Can’t say anything bad about you. Plus – you’re an Angels fan. I love you, man!

Last edited 12 days ago by DowningDude
Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Good stuff Downing!! I already had the bobble head from last night and really have more angels swag that needed. Extending a promo over 3 games to get 120k people in the stands vs 1 game giving away all 40k.

Things have obviously changed since I took sports marketing in college. I hate hearing people complain at the park and getting there 1 hour before opening pitch should be enough. Even for Sunday’s promos you can look at it glass half full and say parents with small kids have the option of getting a trout jersey or running the bases because the likelihood of spending 11am-5pm at a hot Anaheim ballpark just isn’t likely. Love this site and it’s commenters.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

Wait… there was another Ohtani cycle bobblehead night?

But yes … “Extending a promo over 3 games to get 120k people in the stands vs 1 game giving away all 40k” dude… you have a great point there .

just like that marketing shilling “Trout’s coming back after the All-Star Break.” Man, my woman was PISSED when we got into the car last night and I said “starting lineups – no trout” … she almost got out of the car.

I told her to “never fear! We have Gosselin, Mayfield, Rengifo, Lagares (and more) to fill the void”

Hahahahah!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The only giveaway I don’t have from this year is Rendon playing cards. No thanks

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago

Get a room you two

steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Yes, last night’s was the 2nd give away of the Ohtani cycle bobble head. I got a couple the first time with my son.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

So the give away was a, re-cycle?

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Since it was a two part give away that would be a bi-cycle.

red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Again…

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steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Why yes, yes it was.

red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

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Last edited 12 days ago by red floyd
red floyd
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

To be fair, September IS after the ASB.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago

Run the bases. That is something your child will enjoy tremendously

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

My take is these giveaways have to be ordered and produced well in advance so The Angels did not know if they would have full or limited access to the stadium as well as what the demand would be. Cheap Arte probably made a decision early on not to over order the giveaways so hence supply is too low. Look at the brightside, this will make this years giveaways if you can et your hands on them that much more valuable.

Not sure if this strategy would change anytime soon. But it makes you wonder if the Angels got stuck with any unused quantities of giveaways from last years fanless stadium since baseball was shutdown on March 12th only a few weeks before opening day.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Hmmm… interesting … good idea. Yep, we didn’t even know games were going to be played any time soon, the orders were probably more expensive and more rushed and lower build quantities or build quantities in “batches” meaning limited numbers across several games.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I think quantity is remaining the same. It’s like shrinkflation at the grocery store, just with giveaways now. Offer less of the item but offer at more games. Plus you used to do giveaways on odd days/games… not weekends and vs good teams.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

Yep. again – very valid point. i see it now. Thanks for this.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Hilarious response by your wife. Mine just tells me she’s not listening when I talk angels. Then will ask a bunch of questions at the game 🙂

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

It took over a decade of marriage bliss and passing the 7 year itch to get her to actually attend and enjoy baseball games. It takes time for some. Now, she literally twists my arm to get me to go to the games.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Good take and yes they did. Even the team store was selling 2020 tops baseball cards (series 1 so not even the updated series 2 cards) for the first 20 home games of the year. Now they have none. Coors field had the 2021 series 2 packs at the ASG.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago

Arte was not going to get fooled into purchasing enough giveaways if the fans were not going to be able to receive them. Not spending money for no reason, when there will be no returns on the investment.

Man, your self-ban lasted longer than I thought it would.

Think of the promos as chum. Are you craycray hungry? Then you need to go down and join in the frenzy. If not, and still really want on, go on eBay and bid on one from Achurro Morerenoh’s shop. Last one has been available for 15 consecutive auctions.

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FungoAle
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13 days ago

I miss the old bat days. They were awesome until our civility declined in the late 70’s.

DowningDude
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13 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

2003 bat day was pure mayhem. People fighting after the game

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FungoAle
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13 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Wow, they gave away bats as late as 2002? I thought that promo dried up back in the early 80’s. People would bang the bat on the concrete come rally time. I would not dare to go to one now.

DowningDude
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13 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Then GA gave my daughter his lightly broken bat during spring training in 2008. Still got it – will never leave my collection.comment image

steelgolf
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Sweet.

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Very cool.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That’s cool!!

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Really?! They’re like $5 at the team store plus you get 10% off with AAA (rojas)

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

2003 Bat Day … it is NOT A MINI BAT. It’s a youth-sized official Louisville Slugger bat with 2002 WS Champions logo and Garret Anderson Silver Slugger emblazoned into it. It’s one of the best bat giveaways EVER and it was also the last bat day in Angels history.

FungoAle
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Oh yeah, they are good sized bats. Used to go to every bat promotion at the Angels and Dodgers but that was back in the 70’s. Cannot imagine what would happen at the Latrine if they were to have bat day in this present time.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

Yeah, when I was a kid both my family and many others went in the 90s for bat night SPECIFICALLY to get a free wood bat…. which we then hit with for years. I swear I had one I didn’t crack for like 5 years.

DowningDude
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13 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Last bat day I remember …. 2003comment image

Given out AFTER the game

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eyespy
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13 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Go fight in the lot

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That’s right; they gave vouchers to get a bat afterwards. Team wants to avoid liability and all.

If I remember they were mini bats (like Little League size) right???

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yes, it was a handout for kids.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

but a “mini-bat” is really small like the ones sold at the team store (also dangerous!). The 2003 giveaway were little league sized (26″ – maybe?)

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

You are right. Yeah, I guess “mini-bat” is not the right term. “Kids bat” would be more appropriate.

DowningDude
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12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254884294614
it was a 29″ bat – someone has one on eBay

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Those mini bats from the team store are truly dangerous. I have seen more than my fair share of 7 and 8 year old boys thrashing eachother with those things at games !!!

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2002heaven
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12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

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Still not convinced? 3rd yr of Jerry’s Marshall Plan up in rain & mold country.

DowningDude
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12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Someone posted yesterday that they were worried about your well-being. This trolljob on a totally unrelated comment kind of underscores the concern. Are you OK, man? Let us know – we’d like to help.

2002heaven
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

JFrost has many times maintained that the Mareeners aren’t as good as we are ( other than Ohtani, #27, Walsh they’re at least just as good ). They have a good BP, play good defense, and win close games like the NE Patriots used to do when #12 was still QB. Joe Maddon is better than Scott Servais. Their 2021 team payroll is $86M vs our’s at $183M. 😆  😫  😡  👈  Although our big payroll people are not Perry’s fault ( Trout, Rendon, Upton, and Albert ).
https://www.fangraphs.com/roster-resource/payroll/angels

Fansince1971
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12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You are not still claiming to be an Angels fan are you?

DowningDude
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12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Probably old SBN “Coach Owens” reincarnated. One of the most villainous Mariner trolls on HH. 135 comments is all? Man, he was a holy terror in that short time:
https://www.sbnation.com/users/Coach%20Owens/memberships#activity

Twebur
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I assume 2002 is spy for the Mariners, undercover,
in-country, deep in the heart of Orange County.
I actually have very insightful, knowledgeable, out of the box thinking comments on all things Angels and MLB. I just don’t post them here because I’m worried 2002 will take them directly to Jerry in Seattle.

I hate Seattle. 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

eye don’t know of him being a spy

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

So, you’re the only spy around here ??

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

eye don’t know, now can I call my lawyer?

2002heaven
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I used to be at HH ( Halo’s Hangout at Fansided ) but they’re later than John Oliver on HBO.

Christianhanson
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12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I do not know how the dude isn’t blocked yet, I have been blocked on Lookout and Athletics nation for saying much less lol

Rick Souddress
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12 days ago

Regardless of whether or not 2002 is a troll, certain other places have wimps running the show.

tanana40
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12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

We assume that you are not Soth.

2002heaven
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12 days ago
Reply to  tanana40

Soth and Jedi wouldn’t get along ( see 2015 resignation by Dipoto ).

DowningDude
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12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

We know you were at that famous 2014 DiPoto Thanksgiving. C’mon … what was for dessert?

JackFrost
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12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Hey, it is very nice when the HP umpire is going out of his way to help you win by gifting your pitchers strikes outside the zone and taking them away from the opponent !!!  😉 

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Aside from being 8th place in the 1993 RoY campaign, what have you done, Jerry?

I’ve got THREE rings … how many you got? comment image

Soth career WAR 26 (13 seasons)
DiPoto career WAR 6 (8 seasons)

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Don’t see no fruit on then low lying branches yet buhbuh. His plan has changed as many times as it has been years.

FungoAle
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12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Show us a photo of a Jerry using a crying towel when Ohtani shit on him.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Can we que the Dipoto 4 picture already?

Twebur
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Ah, Joe Blanton……miss him.

red floyd
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12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Blantana!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

The all time great 96 Met’s, Bill Pulslifer (and the rest of Generation K), Rey Ordonez and Bernard Gilkey say meh. As do Neftali Feliz, Jurikson Profar, Derek Holland, Leonys Martin, Mike Olt, Martin Perez and the 2012 Rangers dynasty. Also waving hello from baseball Valhalla is Seattle’s first World Series winners, the 2015 Mariners featuring Dustin Ackley, Jesus Montero, Brad Miller, Nick Franklin, Tijuan Walker, Abraham Almonte and the unhittable Danny Hultzen.

Still convinced?

Here. Gaze upon Matt Swanson…
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eyespy
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12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The best conking size. Like a cop

Twebur
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12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Can remember when they gave them away before the game. Not smart.

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steelgolf
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

They have given away whiffle bales and bats too, after the “kids run the bases” , at the exit gates. That was I think 2017.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Nice!!!

FungoAle
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That’s awesome .I see they were smart and gave them out after the game.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Never got to experience one of those. I think there were some bad things on the South side of Chicago with the White Sox.

That was an idea doomed from the start.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Wish we could go back. Though I didn’t experience any of the 70s

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago

70s … you didn’t miss much! Trust me 😀

steelgolf
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12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Missed being able to just go sit in seats close to field after buying seats in the upper decks. “Hey, there are some empty seats right behind The Angels dugout, might as well go sit there”.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

dang! That sounds boss! 😀

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Sometimes on Sunday day games, when Tanana & Ryan weren’t pitching the place was so deserted you could hear all of the Players swear words when they committed an error. For a young teenager this was great baseball!

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Most events were wide open after a certain time.

7th inning, doors wide open

Mid 3rd quarter, walk this way

We used to just ask to purchase something from the concessions, straight to the seats for the rest of the game.

That was about it for the 70’s, poverty was rampant everywhere.

https://youtu.be/I_QJwR6D9d4

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Great band . Saw them at The Palace many moons ago.

But I never could understood how they could still call themselves Gang of Four after they replaced their drummer with a drum machine

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That was where the band fell apart. You do know who the gang of four were though don’t you?

steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Yep, same thing happened on Shohei pillow night. 14k only. My guess is they have another 14k stashed for another Shohei pillow give away.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

maybe stating the obvious, but i also got to Shohei pillow night 2 hours early. not sure if I’m being a primadonna by stating this.

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steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I arrived at ten till 4 for that game, with my son, as I knew the pillows would run out and my kid likes to go down by the field and watch the players warm up and maybe snag a ball.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Yeah, some people love that stuff. I understand. I was at a few of the wear our free swag for the Guinness Book. It always stayed in the back seat of the rental after the game and when we returned the car.

steelgolf
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

I was there for a bunch of those, including the selfie stick night. And I really don’t do selfie’s nor do I need a stick for one. To the landfill it went.

eyespy
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Primadonna? Not sure, but self centered elitest, yeah fer sure yo.

DowningDude
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  eyespy

Sometimes I imagine I’m a primadonna – without the pri. Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone i hear you call my name and it feels like … home.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

More like A Material Girl

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
13 days ago

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So close

UtahAlumnus
Trusted Member
13 days ago

Worst part is that all the teams ahead of us in the division won tonight.

Chap24
Member
13 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Yea when I seen the A’s walked off I chuckled. Of course. By the time we get Trout back it’ll be too late and we’ll just be saying this team has so much potential for next year.
Wash rinse repeat.

FungoAle
Trusted Member
13 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Next 12 games will shape the trading deadline.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Sell sell sell

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago

No no no.

Chap24
Member
13 days ago

Dont love that our options to come through in the clutch are Rengifo, Wong and Gosselin. That’s really really bad.

Cowboy26
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  Chap24

Get used to it. reinforcements are not eminent.

Simba
Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nor imminent.

Cowboy26
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Simba

That too Simba. Even if they are imminent, they won’t be eminent.

Whew. Hopefully I was able to save that grammatical screw up. (Unlike the Angels bullpen)

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Chap24

I have no problem with the Goose as he gets hits but not AB’s. Wong can field but is right now a weak hitter, and Rojas should be here instead they give us Rengifo who should be selling insurance or used cars.

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