LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Gone Fishin’

Good morning Angels fans, how are you today? Have some links as we wait.

News

Mike Trout has been kept in the news despite nothing happening. ESPN has noticed the Mike Trout drawings and Mike Trout himself loves them as well! Stay positive out there.

Correa is a name that has been linked to the Angels because Arte and SS, but another reason to be wary, he is going to hire Scott Boras as his agent. Not to be outdone, Dylan Cease does so as well. Arte Moreno is quite fond of his clients.

1972 was a big year in Baseball history, and as it is now 50 years since then, it is time to see what an impact it truly had. Wow, the DH is 50 years old?!

Predicting runs is a great way to evaluate a team moving forward but it is more accurate for some than others. This is proof the Angels make no sense!

A reminder, MLB Blackout rules means that teams overlap territory. It absolutely sucks and it should be addressed in the CBA. If they will ever discuss it that is.

Now the Astros are getting in on the cool names. Their AAA team will be the Space Cowboys. Although, I still say Trash Pandas are better.

As the Angels look for pitching, the Reds seeming to want to trade their pitching. A good math right? Well, MLB Trade Rumors wonders if the Reds should do it or not. Please something happen already!

Here, have a drawing of Shohei Ohtani.

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!

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Mia
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Mia
10 months ago

This showed up in my feed today, hope it makes your day a tiny bit better.

https://twitter.com/angels/status/1410460328362606592?s=21

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

It did. Thank you.

Designerguy
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10 months ago
Reply to  Mia

The f-bombs are a great addition

Mia
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Mia
10 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Fuck yeah!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago

I don’t really miss the MLB yet because I have found a couple other interests to spend time on. I wonder how many other people have done the same. I wonder how many of those people will abandon their new interests to blow 6-15 hours a week watching baseball games again after a strike? I am almost 100% certain I will already watch less baseball this year because some of my free time will be eaten by these new forms of fun. And hell, I am still determined to learn how to watch hockey and haven’t yet.

I’m sure I’ll still follow and watch the Angels, but I am already sure I will be spending at least some time and money I used to blow on baseball on other cool stuff now and that list is growing for me.

So go ahead and take your time MLBPA. All you are is entertainment to me. So is screen printing, shooting pool, learning about momentum trading, fishing, working on old cars etc etc etc. Just as movies have pretty much stopped entertaining me so I watch them a lot less, you can go ahead and stop being fun too if you want baseball. I promise I’ll find some way to fill the void you leave. It only takes about two weeks to join a bar trivia team and sign up for a conversational Spanish night class.

I used to watch 3 or 4 NBA games a week back in the day too.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago

yeah, I’ve completely cut out the NBA and greatly cut down on the NFL. In fact, Ben’s last home start was the only NFL game I’ve watched start to finish this year. And even that was a bit of a coincidence as I normally head to the gym on Monday nights but I was home for some reason.

The NBA lost me after the never ending free throws for the Lakers over the Kings. As a boxing fan I can see a sham job easily. NBA is so heavily slanted towards a couple players and teams that it is like watching high school. You know the popular kids will get their way.

NFL got cut when I got sober. Beaches are empty and I don’t pay a ton to live by one just to sit on my couch. When I became a father I watched a lot the first year or so but once he became active and mobile we were on the go. I’d hate to miss out on moments with him. I’d also hate to have him think I look up to the cheaters and criminals that populate the NFL.

Charles Sutton
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

One of those idiots just got busted for walking into a day care center totally nude. I didn’t link it because it doesn’t concern baseball.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Same guy has been arrested for multiple DUIs and assaults on police officers.

Run of the mill in the NFL. I’d post Tyreke Hill’s past but it’s too nauseating.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I tried to find it after I saw this post but can’t. Guy at work showed me a small town sports page link a few weeks back, I think in Mississippi or something. Some big time high school football kid has said he’s not gonna play college football and doesn’t want to play in the NFL. He’s switching to baseball because the money is good, the injuries better, but mostly because he doesn’t think it’s really possible to remain a good man in a shithole like SEC/NFL football. Apparently he’s good enough at baseball to full ride at a school for that too.

But yeah. I love the NFL, but I love it the way people probably loved gladiators 2000 years ago… I’ll watch em, I don’t want to know them at all. Not even the ones they try to sell me as “good guys”.

BruinsAngelsKings
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10 months ago

Jeff Samardzija did the same thing, gave up football for baseball. For those that may not remember, he was a stud TE for Notre Dame. He chose baseball because the money was better (fully guaranteed contracts) and the longer-term career prospects when comparing the toll each sport takes on your body.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

It’s the Browns….perfectly normal, perfectly natural.

https://www.tmz.com/2022/01/18/cleveland-browns-malik-mcdowell-naked-arrest-caught-video/

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Yeah, the NBA lost me during the “travel 8 steps and try to slam dunk” era. It just got boring. The “push the stars” thing got old too. I know the NBA is celebrated for that and the MLB is supposed to try to be more like it, but I just got sick of waking up with the taste of Michael Jordan in my mouth…. then Shaq…. then Kobe…. then Le Brawnda…. I still watch a game every now and again, but it’s cause I want to check out Morant or Lillard, and even then I get distracted pretty fast and don’t care cause it seems like half the players don’t care either.

I’ll probably watch a couple play off games and that’s it. My only source of joy is when the Lakers or Knicks suck and that’s just a sad way to get your kicks. I do enjoy seeing a town like Memphis, Milwaukee, Orlando, etc winning a championship. I’d watch that. Just like I’ll keep watching the NFL because my brother will be happy if the Rams win and I’d also enjoy seeing Buffalo or the Bengals finally win something. If the Steelers have to suck, let some long suffering fans have their big moment of joy.

Twebur
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10 months ago

“The NBA lost me during the” daily fashion shows, woke politics, unknown scrubs making $18 million a year so they can be included in a future trade to match salaries, load management, head coach’s lecturing me, hypocrisy, constantly sharing their aggressively ignorant world views , etc., etc…..

And its a shame, best athletes in the world, physically doing things that are almost unhuman on a nightly basis.

red floyd
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10 months ago

As for watching hockey, it’s best live. A lot of the action takes place away from the puck, and you don’t get that on TV.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Agreed. Two sports most different live: hockey and boxing. You don’t get the real impact of the punches on tv.

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FungoAle
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10 months ago
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Agree, nothing like live hockey, old fashion hockey.

red floyd
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10 months ago

Again, a completely random and off-topic item

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

There is no place in baseball or on the internet for these types of dangerous word collections! What about the children! Now comply with everything or admit to terrorism!

Designerguy
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

I saw an interview with Gibson and he said you must always balance the books.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

When Gibson was in his 60s he followed a guy who cut him off to a gas station and beat him in a fist fight.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

No. Place. For. That.

Macho bullshit like that is why they had lots of wars and school shootings and random rage killings and domestic violence and shooting guys who scuff your shoes back then but we don’t have any of that now. Thank Gaia we have so many people willing to regulate everyone else’s behavior now days. People back then were so unevolved.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

How dare Gibson do that. No wonder why he was never invited to be a guest on Hollywood Squares.

GrandpaBaseball
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

2 pitchers you did not mess with, one was Gibson and second was Drysdale. Today that kind of game is frowned upon. Another part of the game changing is pregame fraternizing that back in the day was just unacceptable. Imagine Ty Cobb in today’s game being whittled down to a timid player. He used to sharpen his spikes to slide into 2B. He was a friendly guy you know, part of Welcome Wagon.

BruinsAngelsKings
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10 months ago

Best friends dad was in the Dodgers organization in the early 60’s. One year at ST, he’s batting against Drysdale and hits a dinger. Makes some comment like I wish I could bat against you all the time or something along those lines, next pitch from Drysdale was at his head.

FungoAle
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10 months ago

Loved Don Drysdale, he feared nobody.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago

Changing the name Sugerland Skeeters was dumb.

That was a cool name that carried some cache among baseball fans. It had a cool history. This feels like some marketing guy doing something just to do something.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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10 months ago
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Yeah. I love the MiLB, and some of the freedom they have as far as style and marketing etc is fun… but some of it’s f***ing stupid. Like naming your AA team after a character from a subgenre movie series that has already jumped the shark because enough stupid little kids liked it. Or this. It’s really funny too, many MiLB teams have some of the coolest throwback gear, but it really stands out because most of their on field stuff looks like something a pedophile would wear to seem disarming at a park on Saturday afternoons.

On the flip side, their sort of “alter ego serie national” gimmick and stuff is fun, etc. as are a lot of the corny promotions…. free spirited. Look at these sponsor tie in hats these teams sometimes wear…. kinda cool. The St Paul Saints hat is in honor of a St Paul pioneer nicknamed “Pig’s Eye” and the Corpus Christie Hooks hat is cause Whataburger was founded there…. kinda cool. I wish more MiLB teams would rely more on “local lore and legend” than stupid cartoon vector art… or their history if they have a long past in the various MiLB leagues. Like it would be cool if the old PCL teams that could revive would revive, the San Jose Seals, the Sacramento Senators or Solons, etc. Revive the Vernon Tigers in Lake Elsinore….

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WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago

Is the orange one a Whataburger Hat?

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago

We are now six days away from the owners last proposal. Players said they’d come back with one of their own. Crickets.

These two need binding arbitration. Only way I see this getting done.

AnAngelsFan
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

An arbiter needs facts to make a decision and would want information on the actual MLB revenues. Thus, while the players would love it, it will never happen.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Very good point. Although if I was an owner this would be the time to present the facts. 2020 sucked for them and I can’t imagine 2021 was all that great.

That said, transparency is something I’ve long advocated. It works so well in my industry. I see the total revenue on each deal and know my cut. I work with ownership because what is good for one is good for the other.

Cowboy26
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10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

You want to light a fire under the owners? Just have Congress immediately start drafting legislation eliminating their anti trust exemption.

red floyd
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10 months ago

The Cheatstros will need to start drafting players named Maurice.

Designerguy
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

As long as we don’t have to start calling them gangsters of love

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Tired: Space Cowboys
Wired: MIdnight Tokers

steelgolf
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Now I know I hate The Astros. using a name which is derived from a song that is from possibly one of the worst bands to ever get a recording contract.

RexFregosi
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10 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

go on, take the money and run

steelgolf
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10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

One of the worst of his worse songs. Ugggghhhh.

red floyd
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10 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

And Abracadabra, just like that you got a response out of steelgolf!

Designerguy
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Now he’s going to fly like an eagle and get the hell outta Dodge.

WallyChuckChili
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Which one is Maurice?

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red floyd
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10 months ago

All I know is Donald Sutherland is the Gangster of Love.

Twebur
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10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

James Garner is pompatus of love….

Designerguy
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10 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Clint is obviously the midnight toker

red floyd
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10 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Which means that Tommy Lee is Maurice.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
10 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

That tracks.

Guest
10 months ago

That 1972 season review article was very interesting. It also has several Angel mentions in it. Thanks for the link!

RexFregosi
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10 months ago
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1972 January – Family moved to Palm Springs, i just turned 11 yrs old
1972 February – I start hanging around the ST complex and fall hard for Nolan Ryan,the new kid

1972 was the first year the club goes with the beloved capital ‘A’ on the cap. The previous year the small ‘a’ was on the cap. In 1972 however, the front of the uniform still kept the small ‘a’ for one more year.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

That’s cool.

red floyd
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10 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

1972 July. Moved from Santa Ana to the West Valley.

Jeff Joiner
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10 months ago
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That is a tremendous link and very similar to 2022.

The first line is a labor/owner dispute due to owners not wanting to disclose revenues.

Back then, first female umpire. Today, first female pitcher.

Then, two Negro Leaguers getting into the Hall. Today, O’neill getting the call, two early Cuban starts getting in.

Hopefully the shortened season due to a prolonged dispute doesn’t repeat itself.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
10 months ago

Good morning, everybody. Here is to you having a wonderful day.