This was one of the weakest, lamest, smelliest losses in recent Angels history. Jessica was scheduled to write the postgame thread but begged off yesterday and I’m like “Oh this is gonna be GREAT!” yeah no good deed goes unpunished …although it was great if you are Angels (occasional) telecaster Matt Vasgersian, oh yeah, Matty Vee was hootin’ and hollerin as he spent the game just worshiping the Yankees. On behalf of the fans and myself I hope you passed the Audition, get the F out Matty Vee., you tin-eared jerk.
When Matty “National Perspective” Vee wasn’t on his knees servicing the Yankees, he made sure to say “Los Angeles Angels” as if that would win him points with the fan base, literally the only few hundred people listening to his yammering play by play.
Oh and the Angels were terrible. They are now 6-12 since the Detmers no-hitter and the man falling back to Earth starts tomorrow for them.
Rev, you are so right on about Vasergian. He is not in any way an actual Angels announcer. Arturo is such a fool.
Remember when the Angels were winning Series and they had a chance to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays after Detmer’s No Hitter? Then Joe Maddon decides to rest guys like Trout, Ward and others when they were healthy? Pretty sure the Baseball Gods didn’t like that and now Karma is hitting them hard right now. (Seems like when things went downhill). Tough road games continue, let’s see if the Angels can snap out of it. (I believe they still can, but time will tell).
Grandpa Joe is a big believer in getting lots of rest, plenty of fiber and eat all your vegetables. Players like Steve Garvey never missed a game and played 1207 consective with the Dodgers. That will never happen with today’s primadonna’s. They can’t even play 10 straight..
That game where he rested players still haunts me. Like a ghost it wraps it’s arms low around my waste as I lay half asleep, like a lost lover returned home in the night. It’s cold embrace paralyzes me with the memory, several innings in an entire single game with almost no star power. I sob “why? why Joe?” into my pillow, night after night. I can’t believe something like this was done to me. But the ghost is silent. It never answers.
Trout was exhausted from being the Commissioner of the fantasy league with Tommy Pham and Joc Pedersen. He needed the rest because his job with the Angels was getting in the way of arbitrating IR moves.
Hey, they finally found a weakness in his game.
Yup. I remember the pathetic line up he drew up that day.
I have said it from the beginning. The Angels will loss some games and I don’t think they will win the World Series this year. I was right and other people who were more excited than me are fucking idiots.
So… now that we’ve established that I’m friggin awesome and you guys are soft turds when will the ladies start to take notice and my boss actually give me a raise? I mean, I get something for being right….right?
I mean, otherwise, I’m just a fucking asshole with absolutely no point in being here…..
I might as well just go root for the Dodgers….
Someone…. please…. acknowledge my rightness and how awesome I am. The 24 pack of Tecate I drank is wearing off and soon I’ll be alone with myself, thinking about all the people who can’t stand me….
I acknowledge your request for acknowledgment
Well, Gitch, you finally expressed a true statement in your post:
“I’m just a fucking asshole with absolutely no point in being here…..”
This was not the outcome I had hoped for. My heart burns with a climate warming glow of hatred for the Yankees. For the sake of all our children’s’ futures we need to crush the Yankees before all the ice melts in those places of ice.
I don’t get the hatred for Matty V. I don’t mind him at all.
That said O’Neal won me over almost as much as Rengifo has 😆.
Just gonna have to agree to disagree with a lot of you on all three of those guys 🤓
more kicking the Angels in the nuts…Fattish Trout was a bad Commish
Angels now 5 games back and had better turn that ship around real soon..
Just like the Paul Simon song: Slip slidin’ away…
don’t panic, people. It’s a 162 game season.
That was said last year. And the year before.. and the year before… you get the idea… Been there done that…….
Wait, you’ve been there for all of that? Like, you’re the common denominator? Do the Angels lose because they are the team you deserve?
I’m gonna go get some push pins and red yarn and we can try and map this all out on a wall….
I prefer flowcharts myself!! 😆
There’s 112 more of these things?! Good grief
As long as the Owner and GM stand backing Joe Madman and his stupid lineups, we will win one in 3 games. What he has against Walsh is a well keep secret as he is the only one who knows the answer. Jup, just hold on there partner, now just how much does that player over there need to rest, only sleepy Joe knows, comes a voice from the hay loft.
Joe can’t make a winning lineup…..Check
Joe cannot pick a proper and winning relief pitcher…..Check
Joe uses his challenges and looks smart…..Ahh, no.
Joe knows how to communicate and motivate this team…..Ahh, no.
Joe is on target when deciding on when to rest his team…..Ahh No!
Do I or anyone else think that there maybe a true leader here, on this team?…..No
You get one right, you score an F, 2 correct, you score a D. How about 3 accurate, a C,
4 right you come up with a B, and ace this you get a Big A.
This is as stupid a test as Joe is as a manager. 😀 😂 😃 😄 😅 😆 😍 😜
There isn’t any fking smart guy “Joe shoulda, roster and line up should be” bullshit to smear all over this last game. We got our asses handed to us from the get go. That’s about it.
Hard to pin this on the wrong relief pitcher, if our starter gives up 5 runs in 2+ innings.
But c’mon – he’s the God of Thunder!
GP, I agree with you mostly, except who exactly is Maddon supposed to pick in relief when they all suck in different ways. Of the top 2 besides Raisel, Tepera has no command or control, Loup has no stuff. The rest are flawed in other ways. I don’t trust any of them. Regarding bullpen use, as I previous said, Scioscia seemed smart in ‘02 when he had an awesome bullpen. When he didn’t, he seemed dumb.
As to lineup, he’s got a good top 4 plus Stassi. The rest are random fodder Minasian picked off the scrap heap. Resting them too much is a problem, but they all seem injury prone.
What goes unsaid is that if this season ends in mediocrity again, the chances of Shohei staying shrink dramatically (inferred by his comments). Rendon getting older, Trout getting older, the farm still middling (though improving!), why not sell high? It makes me sick to my stomach but honestly, we’d love the guys that help us get back to winning too.
Trout and Rendon have $680 Million contracts. Ohtani will likely get a record breaking contract and it won’t be with the Angels. No way no how…
They should’ve traded Trout a few years ago. Who cares if they win 65 games or 70?
Trouty and Ohtani will each be shopping for the latest deals on 75-inch big screens to watch the MLB playoffs in October………
Rangers running us down in the standings
Regression to the mean is a hell of a drug
Matty V was a joke. Can’t stand the guy. I’m partial to O’Neal.
Equally terrible imo. One is too big league, the other is just a random dude happy to be there.
I’d rather have the guy happy to be there
yea, I’ll go with neither.
But if you HAVE to have one or the other?!
It’s not the announcers, it’s the product on the field they are announcing
Pretty bleak. Obviously Thor doesn’t have it, especially at that velocity. Promising early in season when hitters didn’t have their timing.
Lineup w/o rendon looks depressing.
Why have Walsh down the order vs. clean-up? Must have been inspired by the flip side of the Zombies “She’s Not There” 45 lp that Joe was groovin’ to on the flight out.
I said the Angels would be 6-7 games back within a month. So far it’s looking the way. Almost there……
You should be proud.
With this team it’s not that difficult to predict..
So you’re saying any village idiot could predict this teams plight? Congratulations.
After this road trip it’s very likely and it doesn’t get any easier when we get back home.
Cool. where do I send you the frozen turd that you’ve won?
It goes in your Cheerios.
I will not be satisfied until the Angels are reclassified to the Pacific Coast League.
That’s an idea, swap places with the Bees. Bus rides for Maddon.
Mother of Dragons. We could use her dragons to light a fire under this team right now!
Emilia Clarke has a great laugh (and smile)!
She is absolutely perfect 🥺
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that many teeth in a laugh. Does she have extra?
And Maddon had a chance today with the bases loaded to get IBB.
Fire up the team Joe!
Oh mercy! Crank up the Jomboy video again. LMAO.
I have a feeling tomorrow’s game is going to be a repeat of tonight.
I think a sweep and 8 game losing streak is a foregone conclusion.