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I think we can all safely ignore the fact that Albert Pujols homered against his former club yesterday…
In a strong show of support, the Angels are “hopeful” that Jared Walsh will be activated on Tuesday. In the real world, “hopeful” is a strong statement that actually implies a positive chance. In Angels-fantasyland-injury-speak, no one knows what this statement means. Stay tuned.
There is basically no meaningful update on Mike Trout‘s timetable to return.
Angels first-round draft choice Sam Bachman made his professional debut yesterday.
A viral tweet had individuals questioning José Iglesias and his effectiveness this season.
Enjoy Mike Trout’s birthday podcast from Fangraphs.
Anything from Ben Lindbergh is always worth reading. This weekend’s piece: “Baseball’s Great Debate: Who’s Worse, Pitchers Who Hit, or Hitters Who Pitch?”
A fan at a Rockies game used a racial slur in Sunday afternoon’s game. The Rockies have released a statement condemning the use of language. Edit: Apparently the fan is trying to get the attention of the Rockies mascot, Dinger.
Omar Vizquel is being sued for alleged sexual harassment stemming from incidents in 2019. The White Sox stated that these alleged incidents led to Vizquel’s firing as minor league manager.
The Players Association is considering tightening the protocols surrounding handling on COVID-19. Gary Sánchez and Anthony Rizzo are the latest players to test positive and miss time.
Mike Scioscia and the USA Baseball team has earned silver at the Olympics. We must now turn the page towards the 2028 Games.
The next opponent the Angels will face, the Toronto Blue Jays, erased an 8-4 deficit with three innings left to win.
Title Image Screenshot from Blue Jays Twitter