Fernando Tatis Jr. was not in a motorcycle crash. It was “just a fall — he scraped his knee and hands a little.” (AKA road rash). Repeat, it was not a motorcycle accident. It just involved a motorcycle.
Yasiel Puig, of the Kiwoom Heroes, paid $325,000 to settle with two of the three known women accusing him of sexual assault. The accuser concerning the incident at Staples Center is still suing him.
Freddy Galvis is officially off the board. He’s going to the SoftBank Hawks for two years.
Fired St. Louis field manager Mike Shildt is taking a job in the Commissioner’s Office.
In a two day stretch, the Nationals signed Dee Strange-Gordon and Maikel Franco to minor league deals.
Brad Ausmus appears to be out of the running for the Mets field manager job. Maybe he’ll get a job with the Athletics. So far he is not being reported as a candidate, though.
Here’s an article for 2002heaven grading each teams 2015 draft haul. Let’s face it, David Fletcher and Jared Walsh are pretty good players.
Here is some colorized footage of Babe Ruth striking out.
Here is footage of another Guerrero the Angels can whiff on.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Man. Looking at that 2015 draft recap/regrade puts me back into the mindset that I don’t care all that much if we have a hugely impressive farm system.
In an attempt to rage, rage against the dying of the light, the Halos have signed Dillon Thomas
Poetry referenced by an Angels fan…..about “death and anguish”
Perry playing small ball.
Well, didn’t we once have Bob Zimmerman in the minors?
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.
….Angel fan no doubt
Along with Declan MacManus, whose red shoes the Angels want to wear.
I was looking forward to the literary references all day….
Okay, do not go gentle into that good night.
Babe Ruth sucks…….grit-less AB.
OT: Are comments subject to approval? I posted something yesterday and it’s tagged with “Awaiting for approval.”
I just approved it. WordPress does that sometimes to posts with links.
I have to log in every morning about this time to see if anyone’s comment has been impounded.
Not sure how we missed this one
What a fantastic baseball career Roland Hemond had, and part of that was being part of the group of men who brought the Los Angeles Angels franchise into existence.
In December of 1960, the Angel ownership needed to create an entire baseball team out of thin air, and in a hurry. Autry’s ownership group was granted the franchise on Dec. 6th and the expansion draft was held just days later on Dec. 14th.
The Angels quickly hired Fred Haney to be their GM. Haney had been the manager of the Milwaukee Braves from 1956-1959, winning the NL pennant three times and the WS once. The farm director of the Braves during this time was Hemond whom Haney talked into joining the Angels to be in charge of scouting and the farm.
By 1962 the Angels’ C class minor league team, the San Jose Bees, we’re the California League champions, led by 18-year-old Dick Simpson who hit 42 home runs and had a .315 BA and 20-year-old Fred Newman who won 15 games and had a 1.58 ERA.
We got a B for 2015? That’s unpossible! Everyone knows that we didn’t draft all the players that turned out to be SUPERSTARS because of Cheap Arte!!!
[insert a few unlabelled pictures here]
Looking forward to the array of top tier talent we missed out on by signing Jered Walsh (in the 39th round).
Waste of $3,000
You’d think Tooty Two would LOVE this draft. We signed Walsh for $3,000! That’s less than an Astros starter AND we didn’t have to go to Mexico! 💪 💪 💪 💪 👈
I need to poop. Bye!
Also shocking to Tooty Two is the low grades the A’s, Giants, Indians and Mariners got. Would have thought those would be A+++.
“Motorcycle accident” sounds a lot cooler than “laid his bike down at a stop sign”
I get it, Tatis.
And I am 90% sure he is not supposed to be riding motorcycles according to his contract. Jeff Kent got injured on a motorcycle and tried to lie and say he fell off of his truck while trying to wash it. Contracts that big have a list of things you can and can’t do even during the off season. Uh oh, now The Padres are going to have some correspondence with their insurance company. This kind of correspondence usually results in higher insurance rates.
Can they enforce that part of the contract after they locked out the players?
Good question. That can only be answered by seeing the wording of the contract and having some of the resident attorneys give their interpretation of what it says. Guarantee though that once the lockout is over there will be discussions with him, especially if he comes back injured in any way.
I’m also reminded of that dufus who was playing hockey and claimed he tripped over his dog on the stairs.
Or that dumb ass left handed ex-Cubs pitcher who severely cut his thumb on his pitching hand when the glass he was washing broke in his hand. Whatever happened to that idiot ?
There are two type of bikes. Those that have been laid down and those that haven’t been laid down yet.
Leave it to dad to set the record straight hahaha
So Jeff is the dad around here? I guess that makes me and DG the crazy uncles.
Which makes sense, we’re a big happy dysfunctional family here…
CtPG: Putting the FUN back into dysfunctional.
I, uh, actually meant Tatis Sr.
But sure, Jeff can be the dad, and you two can be the grandfathers.
And I will be our huge, lazy orange cat who hates Mondays and loves lasagna….. and I will star in a comic strip that no one ever laughs at for decades.
Hey, you’re not 2002heaven
We’re easy to identify — Grandpa Red is the one wearing pants.
And they love him! If you didn’t insist on wearing the rally thong everywhere you might see the kids more often!
Yes. There are some things that simply cannot be unseen.
They gave it to me as a Christmas present. If I didn’t wear it, they’d be offended.
That’s not gonna hold up in court.
Neither will the Thong.
As the gallery bursts into laughter…
I’ll stand arms akimbo. I’m not ashamed.