LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Maddonless

Good morning Angels fans. Little left to feel good about. Here are some links.

Angels News

The losing streak is not over. However, this time it was with a new manager. Although he showed promise and change, in the end he made stupid decisions, just like Joe.

So, Joe Maddon was fired. Yeah, Sam Blum really took it to him and Arte Moreno fired him for that (maybe). Phil Nevin is the interim skipper now.

Maddon was shocked when he found out. Guess Sam Blum is happy.

Oh yeah, Mike Trout is injured now. Groin issue. Because of course.

Shohei Ohtani is trying to purify the bullpen. Something has to work eventually, right?

However, the Angels have a good defense in the infield at least.

Around Baseball

Water fell from the sky in Cincinnati, very scary stuff. It happened so fast that the tarp wasn’t able to be put on in time and the grounds crew had to improvise. However, it was all for naught as the game was called anyway.

Seattle and Houston got into a spat. FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!

Things got heated again after another HBP and the Astro pitcher and Dusty Baker got ejected. Maybe stop doing that, jerks.

MLB Network wants fans to come up with Albert Pujols retirement gifts. How about he gifts the Angels something to make up for his bad contract?

Stubhub won’t allow the selling of MLB tickets through June 11th due to technical errors on their end. What a digital dummy.

Looks like Stephen Strasburg is back. Man can just not stay healthy.

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.

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Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago

What’s the over love of squid? Is it just the media dying for anything?? I’m not trying to drag the guy down but I was at 2 home games very recently where he was the last out with multiple runners on? Just poor timing I guess

Simba
Trusted Member
2 years ago

It’s all about the defense. Up until a couple of miscues the last few games, he has been the closest thing to prime Andrelton Simmons I’ve seen.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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There isn’t anyone who’s super in love with squid. There are some people who see that at least he has value defensively…. thus his WAR is above 0, which is nice for us. People who complain about everything complain about “the love” because they get frustrated when someone won’t join their lynch mob.

Or because they are dumbf**ks who think that if we recognize on a chat board that Squid has some value that the General Manager will see that and then somehow turn down any opportunity he has to acquire “unspecified available better shortstop”.

Some folks have committed the sin of not hating Squid. Just about everyone but Squid’s mom understands that if a better shortstop comes along Squid’s on the bench and that’s a good thing.

Don’t worry. If we ever get the chance to be safe from Squid we will be safe from Squid.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago

French, Salmon and GA actually doing a good job on the pregame so far

nishiogawakun
Super Member
2 years ago

You can tell the baseball isn’t very good when we get more than a few “Michael Jackson eating popcorn” gif worthy threads popping up in the daily links piece.

Last edited 2 years ago by nishiogawakun
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  nishiogawakun

EVRYBODY! TURN ON THIS MAN!

nishiogawakun
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2 years ago

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Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Oops.

Twebur
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2 years ago

Los Angeles Angels selected the contract of LF Dillon Thomas from Salt Lake Bees.

Obviously he’s in tonight’s lineup
Los Angeles Angels recalled 2B Jack Mayfield from Salt Lake Bees.

Last edited 2 years ago by Twebur
steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

A .111 hitter? Oh boy!!!

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

We’ll have our “inverse Mickey Hatcher moment” soon … an ENTIRE LINEUP under 0.200 batting average. I’ll be there to take the photograph.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

And we’ll win.

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

06/08/22 Los Angeles Angels placed 2B Luis Rengifo on the paternity list.

06/08/22 Los Angeles Angels designated RHP Ty Buttrey for assignment.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Rengifo – is that the chick he sold the house out from under? Bizarre dude. Bad ballplayer and from the outside – seems like a buttwipe of a person. I could be wrong, though. Congrats on the new rugrat! 😀

Buttery – we were going to rip that dude to shreds if he ever made it back to the big league club. Didn’t want to see him in a major league Angels uniform again – FOR HIS OWN SAKE. Can you imagine the hate rage he’d get from the posters here the minute he threw a BALL instead of a perfect strike every pitch????

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago

Shohei
Adell
Walsh
Duffy
Lagares
Marsh
Mayfield
Suzuki
Wade

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

uh uh

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I read that in a Butthead voice.
Quickly followed by Beavis voice: “HEY BUTTHEAD … THIS LINEUP SUCKS!”

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

i saw Jesse Rogers, Chicago baseball writer, mention that, last year Duffy was a part-time player for a 90 loss Cubs team.

Here, he’s batting clean-up

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

trAdition

Chap24
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

🤢

angelslogic
Super Member
2 years ago

It’s all very simple, new manager or not: As long as the clown bus brings Rengifo, Lagares, Velazquez, and Wade to the stadium every day, the team will not be a contender post season. Our only hope is for the quick returns of Fletcher, Rendon, Trout, and Ward.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  angelslogic

And when you say clown bus, I’m thinking of a Mini Cooper.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Off topic, but there’s one thing Arte can still do so I wouldn’t counts it as a lost season: install dividers between toilets in the bathrooms, FFS!!

I typically wear flip flops to the games, and can’t tell you how many times I feel piss spraying on my feet when someone is pissing next to me.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

A subject very worthy of being brought up and surprised it hasn’t before. Feel samesies btw

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

you youngsters are lucky to have individual toilets! When I was a kid, going to games in the old Skankee Stadium, there was just a trough that everyone pissed into. I am not joking.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I remember those. Reminds me of the video several years old of a guy doing a slip n slide in one of those troughs. One of the grossest things I’ve ever seen.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
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Last edited 2 years ago by Angels2020Champs
Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago

I remember troughs, trust me.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Didn’t angel stadium have the same thing? It’s either them or doyer stadium.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago

Dodger stadium definitely had them, can’t recall if angels stadium did (my experiences were better at the big A). Whatever they (angels) and the team did was enough for me to become a fan. I probably should be questioning my under age 10 self more, now that I think about it 🤔

Last edited 2 years ago by Angels2020Champs
DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

We did! My gramps had a usual line when there was a crowd of us going at the “Troughs” … he would say: “hey – i heard this is where all the pricks hang out” and everyone started laughing and going everywhichway…

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Love that humor… I also like after the X number kid (8+ or whatever) that the dad finally found a new hobby, he fixed the TV!

Last edited 2 years ago by Angels2020Champs
Halo71
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I definitely remember using them at Dodger Stadium. It isn’t called Chavez Latrine for nothing.

aces666high
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Yeah dodgers for sure and angels I’m almost certain did too.

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

It was Chavez Latrine… and I DO mean “Latrine”

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

Old Cleveland Municipal Stadium, built in the n1920’s, Browns game. Tiny bathrooms with ancient troughs, line a mile long to use….and that was with a “universally accepted” long line to urinate in a few of the sinks. All true. But it’s Cleveland.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

You know, I don’t feel so bad about the long lines for the womens restroom now.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Yep. we get in and out much faster but there’s certainly a price we pay for that convenience.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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fishfarm
Trusted Member
2 years ago

God the TROUGHS.

I haven’t been there in who knows how long, but the amount of times I had to use a Cow Palace trough is deeply etched into my memory.

More brain around one of those than a NASA convention.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago

Sword fights!

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

DON’T CROSS THE STREAMS!

Marcotor
Trusted Member
2 years ago

It was the same at the big A

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

That is a horrific image you painted.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

imagine how my feet feel  😬 

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Time to go back to the sock style of the 80s bro:
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2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I always wash my feet after games now. The thought of a stranger’s piss making its way into my bedsheets seriously grosses me out.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

But 100% accurate. It’s why you must play “the urinal game” when going in to the men’s room. Find a pisser miles away from the nearest dudes.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

usually that’s impossible

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

i just don’t get what happens at the game. Do you think they can get away with that in their own house.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Awareness is generally lost nowadays … not hitting any specific generation – it crosses all the generations … people only sense THEMSELVES and DGAF about anyone around them. My observation.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m not sure if I’d be that surprised what people do behind closed doors, because out in the open they weird AF (clipping toenails on the sink of a gym, trimming pubes with ball sack resting on a bathroom counter… you name it). There’s a reason why in NZ they have a 🚫🐒🚽 so people don’t climb up on the toilet with their entire body and break it)

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Go during a Shohei or Trout AB. Wide open my brudda.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

yeah but like the majority of other fans, I’m there to watch those two more than anyone else. so its a conundrum.

aces666high
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Had zero issues during the Cleveland series. Every other urinal was used. Reminded me of a ballet.

If you go between innings or after the game, it’s on you. Literally.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Urinal game for those who have never seen it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYJlTDw6qak
be sure to employ the pause button and read the commentary. #Life-lessons.

Last edited 2 years ago by DowningDude
2GA2Join
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Wow, I can’t believe you referenced that game here. I remember that seriously from like 20+ years ago. I have referenced to it a couple of times to people over the many years when I’ve talked about the “unwritten rules”… where I’ve said “there was this game long ago on the computer that showed the rules…”

aces666high
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

That’s on you for wearing flip flops.

Besides, everyone knows the rules in there. Every other urinal, never whizz next to another guy. It’s just proper etiquette. Ask the towel/cologne guy stationed at every restroom if you have further questions on how to conduct yourself! Good day sir!

Jim Atkins
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Not sure if it’s still like this, but the restrooms at Arizona Stadium in Tucson had these tiled troughs in the floor with water running in the bottom of them last time I was there (25 years ago, Iowa vs. U of A).

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago

I can’t remember the last Halo Blitz around here… can any of y’all creative types make one for this losing streak? With its intent to break such a streak

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

Lana pulled one off just the other day. I think we lost, though.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Maybe it has to be used by 3 different users in a row (semi-beetlejuice reference Jack)

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

What flavor is Beetle Juice? Never heard of such fluid.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It tastes exactly like you’d think it would, a Volkswagen Beetle juice flavor…. I thought everyone knew that jelly belly flavor!

I’ll even post a picture to make it easier

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DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

You realize that without a special legible font – I must take you completely and diabolically SERIOUSLY.

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

There had to have been a blitz in the 5-0 blown game.

1970sAngelFan
Member
2 years ago

What did we know at the beginning of the season?

  • Bullpen was upgraded
  • Starting pitching was a question mark
  • Injury health over the course of a full season was a question mark
  • Offense after top 4 was a question mark
  • Could Ohtani replicate last year?
  • Defense upgraded
  • Maddon questionable bullpen use history
  • Organizational Depth lacking

As usual, the team was planning for best case scenario but did not prepare for the worst case. Every year, the Angels literally need everything to break their way to be good but that never happens.

And all of it was foreseeable. The inconsistent starters combined with Maddon’s questionable bullpen decision making, harmed both pitching groups.

Offense struggling with Trout and Rendon also predictably injured.

Ohtani two-way inconsistent and while Taylor Ward was a great surprise, he is now broken too.

The lack of investment in the overall organization meant that when the Perfect Storm hit, there were no solutions to be found internally and no assets to trade for an upgrade.

The Angels either have to spend their way out of this mess, like the Dodgers after the McCourt disaster, or just do a massive tear down and start over again. This muddling band-aid approach to stay somewhat competitive will get the organization nowhere other then treading water just below or above .500.

The dearth of starting pitching leaguewide though frankly makes both approach’s less than a sure thing. It will be dark times for the Angels for a few more years unless all the breaks come their way one season to offset the lack of depth or the draft selections progress quicker than anticipated.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

He’s got a point

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

He’s right…that doesn’t mean they would have gave him a contract for 2023.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Obviously not

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

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2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yeah, definitely
Because the hot start of April and early May was total Fool’s Gold.
I still beleeeve that a 82-80 record which is dewabol BTW will be a success in my opinion.
I’m ready for the newest Jurassic Park movie if this Angels thing doesn’t work out. RIP Sir Richard Attenborough who was on the first one. See even trolls want to get with the family too.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I’m surprised it hasn’t come up yet, but one of the aspects of firing Maddon now is that it’s as close as you can get to firing the players. That’s why it’s happening in an early season losing streak.

Sure, Maddon’s decisions are part of it. So is the analytics thing probably. But this firing is akin to the firing of Dick Howser and Billy Martin by the Yankees in the 70s, Dick Williams with the 70s A’s, the 09 Rockies firing Clint Hurdle, the 89 Blue Jays firing Jimmy Williams…

The winning in April probably caused this. Now I’m totally guessing here, but this is what would happen in my head if I were PTP, and it makes sense.

See, I read about all of those teams in the past. Each one of those firings made the majority of the players feel bad. The manager tried, but couldn’t solve the teams issues. The manager was a nice guy. The lion of competition ate the manager.

On top of that, the manager and FO weren’t working well together. The FO/GM has a plan, is the manager’s boss, and the plan isn’t being executed. So why keep said manager?

If I’m Perry, at this point, I know we’re not bringing Maddon back, barring a miracle. I also know that the players “NEED A FIRE OF PURE GRIT AND URGENCY LIT UNDER THEM!!!”. So see that CoachDad? Perry was with you.

Why not fire Maddon now? The player’s all know that they have collectively cost Maddon his job. The interim manager and coaches know that they have the majority of a season to show they can work with the GM and his staff. The GM has several months to look into new managers if needed. The team has more than 100 games to get their act together.

So firing Maddon may not mean drastic differences in how the line ups work, or the in game decisions. It basically tells the players that they have failed to the point that the only head that could roll did roll.

Unfortunately, in almost all cases accept those above and a couple others, like a Marlins team I can’t recall back in the early 2000s, the team that fired their manager mid-season didn’t suddenly win a lot.

But. Most of those teams were horrible. They just didn’t have players at all. We do. So maybe this’ll work.

h27kim
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Minasian has already fired a few players: Pujols and Upton.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  h27kim

Did it well I might say

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

All these lovable haters of me haven’t been asked………..WHO WOULD YOU WAN’T TO BE THE ANGEL’S NEW MANAGER?
That’s because they don’t have a good viable answer If this was the NFL yeah I want Bill Belichick or Sean McVay or college FB I want Nick Saban or college BB Jay Wright at Villanova……..duh!!!! Yeah and I would’ve liked to be married to Jennifer Connelly 25 yrs ago. But nobody wants somebody who used be a cheater (AJ Hinch, Urban Meyer, Jeff Luhnow, Rick Pitino) either so somebody has to good and available too……..LOL!!!

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I want you to replace Maddon. I want the lineup cards to show pictures of random players on other teams, with no context. That way the umpires start each game off confused, and then 2002 has them right where he wants them.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

The right where he wants them made me laugh out loud, which was much needed, thank you

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

triggered+i shoulda been the farm system director since 2013?

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

I agree with you. It also makes Minasian seem decisive. If they start playing better this year he gets the credit. If they don’t, he can try someone new with a new roster next year and buy himself even more time

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

Also, at this point, the Win/Fail is pretty much all on Perry and he knows it.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

Yup, he’s all in.

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 years ago

I saw more to like watching Nevin navigate a game than I ever have from Maddon.

And the big thing was Trouty seemed really excited about the change.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Mia

Did you notice in Trout’s pre-game press interaction….

Reporter: “Mike, were you surprised by Maddon’s firing?”

Trout: “”We struggle… we just gotta go out there… I like boilerplate… baseball.”

He didn’t say anything about being shocked or surprised by the move. I’m pretty sure someone ran all this by him before the move was made, or he made his position clear to PTP before things were set in motion.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

There is just no way he doesn’t have input. Absolutely no way.

His change in mood from Monday night to Tuesday night was quite telling.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

…about 420-ft of mood swing

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Love a good 420 mood swing!

(Note: This is a joke about marijuana, i’m not endorsing 420 different mood swings)

benjiface
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

What about a good 420 degree mood swing? You’re just doing circles at that point!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

different people see different things. I don’t recall Maddon making a blunder (not bunting in the 9th) like Nevin made *in his first game*.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

It’s a fair criticism, but the enthusiasm and support for his players really shone through.

He just had a good vibe about him.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

I still think we’ll turn it around. If Nevin gets the credit, I don’t care! I only care about the Ws.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

So say we all

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

GREEDY YOU … W doesn’t even need an S … 😀 I just want ONE win …

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Good po

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

Int…

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

great way to get 2 recs.

benjiface
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Did Blum really “Take it to” Maddon? Or did he just ask a question that Maddon refused to answer and got snippy about?

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

Maddon: We’re playing hard

Blum: r u tho?

Angels manager DESTROYED by FACTS and LOGIC.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

How was he “destroyed by facts and logic?”

Whether the team as a whole was “playing hard” is totally a matter of opinion. Effort is not like BA or ERA. It is not numerical and cannot be calculated. If Blum thought there was not adequate effort from the players that was only his opinion.

Clearly Joe did not agree. Frankly, I thought the line of questioning was not only naive by Blum but insulting as well.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I’m so glad you’re always around to set me straight, Jack. Don’t know what i’d do without ya.

But, once again, it’s just a stupid joke. 🤷🏻‍♀️

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Hmmm. Okay.

I guess. I mean, what is there to tell us that is a joke other than you explaining after the fact? No sarcasm font etc..

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

For me it was the 3 different all CAP words that made it a tongue in cheek post.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Let’s see…

I wrote it “r u tho?”

And the destroyed by facts and logic is a meme that’s been around for a while.

I don’t know how you can read that comment and think i’m being serious. But ok.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Sorry, but I am not familiar with that supposed meme of “destroyed by facts and logic.” Do people here use it ? I don’t remember seeing it…

You do your little inside jokes and expect everyone to get it ?

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

holy crap, it was more than obvious it was a joke simply by looking at the way it was written. It went over your head. Just move on without trying to blame others because you didn’t get it. jeeez, have you ever been wrong about anything in your life (aside from the Will Smith/Chris Rock incident, of course)?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2pints

JackFrost. The unmoveonable object.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

You are one serious individual. I’ll be sure to use my “end sarcasm” image if my “Halo-sense” detects you might be in the area…

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rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Fascinating post i see. Second time in less than a week that you had to use an /s jpg. First was me.

Maybe the sarcasm tone isn’t working? Who knows

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

I made that image about 5 years ago. It really does come in handy! 😀 keep on having fun, my friend and there’s no snarchasm in this comment. Peace!

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I can tell it does lol

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

maybe lighten up? who knows

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Well if multiple people are saying the same thing.. whos the common denominator?

Hey who knows and who knew?

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

well this time it wasn’t DD’s comment that caused the sarcasm confusion, it was Mia’s. So no common denominator that I can see at this time.

Did you think Mia’s comment was serious, or was it clear to you that she was joking?

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

My point is actually maybe sarcasm shouldn’t really be used on here..

Sorry i just realized there’s a typo in my last post. It should say “whats” instead of “who”

Btw I have no idea what role you have in this coming at me lol

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Crashing the Dead Serious Heavenly Gates dot com. Love it. (no snark)

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No snark for you! You come back one year!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  rez2405

Without sarcasm I’d have to just comment “You’re a fukin idiot, most of what you say is pulled strait from your ass, you’re acting like a pussy and you’re wrong 95% of the time.” over and over and over.

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Who you quoting and why are you stillonmypenis?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  rez2405

It’s a quote of what I’d have to say in general if there was no sarcasm, speaking in the 1st person instead of the 3rd.

I’m on your penis because I have knee problems and need help standing and walking maybe? I enjoy majestic geographical features? I don’t know.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Do any of us have roles here? Thought this was a forum where anyone can jump in on a convo. But since you brought it up, what was your role going at DD when he was responding to JF? I did exactly what you did, yet you are flummoxed why I am talking to you. Kinda weird.

Your point is insane, honestly. Sarcasm is used on this blog every single day, many many times. Because you sometimes misread it you want people to completely stop saying playful things they are kidding about? OK dude.

rez2405
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2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Nah whats weird is me talking to DD and you coming outta nowhere white knighting.. and then attacking me saying to lighten up. LoL

Aight my dude.

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

same team fellas.

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

comment image

rez2405
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2 years ago

I have no idea how in the world I’m dragged into this lol

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

I wonder if you’re misunderstanding or mis-seeing the reply-to origins. The “attack” you mentioned that 2pints launched was against JackFrost – not you. You might be on mobile therefore harder to see whose replying to what. I’m on desktop and it’s crystal clear

2pints
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I think he is saying my comment to him to “lighten up” was me attacking him. that’s some seriously thin skin.

rez2405
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2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Honest question: What do you call all these posts? Not attacking?

Why so focused on my post where I just described the initial start of it? (Re: lighten up)

Last edited 2 years ago by rez2405
2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

I call all these posts “having a conversation.” Just because the conversation is pointing out where you’re off or that your wish for no sarcasm is silly, doesn’t mean I’m attacking you. I’m just responding to what you’re saying.

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No this is just going way way way past everything at this point. I’m referring to him coming at me with all this.

I’m just replying because to be honest I’m bored and have nothing else to do for the next 5 to 10 minutes. 😂

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Do we witness history tonight?

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

We finally win one? With our lineup no. But as Peter Venkman once said

https://youtu.be/lJfcsrSfnYk

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

So me responding to you randomly is weirder than you randomly responding to DD? mmmkay

You saying I attacked you is hilarious! I would ask if you’re being sarcastic, but we already know how you feel about sarcasm. But your thin skin reminds me of some good advice a super smart person told you recently: lighten up.

rez2405
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2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

The only person who said to lighten up waaaas ….. wait for it…..

you. LoL

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Yay! You lol’d which means you finally CAUGHT someone’s sarcasm here. 😀

rez2405
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That was an easy one! Hey it works

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DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

huh? I’m confused. I will search urban dictionary to find out what it meant. BRB.

ah you edited. good to see you got it. Peace … i’m not into any cause except getting the Angels to win.

Last edited 2 years ago by DowningDude
2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

and the only one to call for all sarcasm to be banned from this playful sports blog was….wait for it……keep waiting…….almost there…….wait, what were we talking about?

do you really feel that when someone says lighten up to you on a blog that you are being attacked?

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

This is directed to everybody, not just rez. It’s from the Community Guidelines.

  • We are not a clique or frat or sorority – there is no hazing of new members and no seniority; please be welcoming and engaging to new members or just ignore their foibles in proud elitist silence. Your status here is based on the merit of your comments and posts.
Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

I realize, some people might not find sarcasm meritorious. That’s where the “ignore their foibles” part can come in handy.

aces666high
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

They’re her inside jokes? Jesus fck I’m 47 and even I knew the meme.

Ohhhhh wait, now you’re being sarcastic!!!! Had me going there but next time use the proper font.

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  aces666high

I’m a few years older – didn’t get the meme, but still wasn’t sent into a rage reading it. I thought it was a joke joke, not necessarily a meme joke. Git off my lawn Yous Yungins!

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

/s

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I don’t think I was “sent into a rage,” lol.

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Ah, now you’re catching on … good one! 😀

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Just add a random headshot of some clown.

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

2002 heaven style?

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

That’s a good idea! Anytime i’m joking I’ll just add a picture of Arte to the comment.

Thanks, Charles!

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

In the absence of a sarcasm font feature we just have to work out some kind of cheat code.

aces666high
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

If you needed sarcasm font to see that was a joke…I mean good god.

Next time throw a ‘pwned’ in there for him Mia.

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  aces666high

Hey – you spelled “owned” wrong.  🤓  🤓 

aces666high
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Well played Downing!!! Well played!!!

benjiface
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I disagree. Reporters are there to ask tough questions. Maddon reflects the mood of the team and his mood with his response and tries to turn it on Sam. I don’t think Sam did anything wrong.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

I think it is ridiculous to think that pro athletes are “not trying.” Number one that question is incredibly naive. Other coaches from major sports leagues have responded to this stupid question before and the answer is always the same. One does not become a pro athlete by being lazy or giving up. IF somebody does go that route they are out of the League very quickly.

Not to mention, giving half or some kind of effort other than full is the fastest way to get injured seriously. Players have to be alert and engaged at all times. Their lives depend on it. Literally.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
2pints
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Jack’s out here acting like he’s never seen a player not hustle to 1B on a groundout.

benjiface
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

He didn’t ask if they were trying. He asked if they were “competing and fighting” like Maddon wanted them to. There’s a distinction there. No, I agree it’s not the greatest question ever. But in the middle of a 12-game slide, it’s probably fair to ask. I also think Maddon was snippy.

I also don’t think Blum was trying to get after Maddon with that question

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

I don’t feel like Maddon was snippy. I watched it a couple of times too. When Joe asked him back if he (Sam) thought they were not competing or trying or whatever the adjective was he was asking, it was a legitimate question. Because Sam asked it one would assume he though they were not competing. Joe felt they were. BTW, I actually do not feel like there is much difference between “effort” and “competing” or fighting.

And honestly, I don’t think there was anything wrong with Joe’s response. Again, it was both an insulting question (because the obvious insinuation is that Joe was not doing or had not done his job as a manager) and naive. Yes, you are correct that Blum has a right to ask it, but most managers would have responded much less politely than Joe did there, I think.

I feel like this interchange (particularly Joe’s response) was way overblown by the media. Just another example of outlets digging for dirt and looking for juicy content. Not much there in his response to be offended about.

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
Marcotor
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Wait. Not trying is the ***ENTIRE*** “Too GA” definition, isn’t it? And Rendon too?

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

BAM! Right cross my Sam “The Man” Blum.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

For Angels press, that is taking it to him. From Lyle to Fletcher the local press has generally carried the Angels bath water and not asked anything close to resembling a tough question.

Sam Blum is the first beat reporter to actually act like the reporters in most major markets. So he looks tough simply by asking the types of questions other teams/managers get routinely.

Rahul Setty
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Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Fabian was awesome too.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

The Bottom Line is this wasn’t a playoff team when the season started………
Once again as in 2018 and even the weeks right after the 2019 combined no-hitter after Tyler Skaggs passing WE WE’RE BUTERCUPPED ( actually y’all were, but not me, I was a negative troll according to many of you and y’all had a good chuckle at my expense the day after the Detmers no-hitter. Now 3 weeks later, here we are with our manager canned and 3 gms underwater). We went into this season with David Fletcher as our SS and nobody of proven substance after Ohtani in the starting rotation. Get over it PLZ about Patrick Sandoval, what is it about this guy that this community has?
He was never a high level prospect (not even with the Astros). PLAYOFF TEAMS HAVE GOOD SS’S and teams that aren’t often DON’T!
The question now is are we gonna be sellers or buyers in 6 weeks? I take I, this rant isn’t incoherent this time.  💪  💪  💪  👈 

benjiface
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Love the use of bold and underline to emphasize those important points

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  benjiface

Now if he could learn how to HIGHLIGHT – we’d really be learned.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Sadly, the Angel’s losing streak still hasn’t made you right about much of anything accept captain obvious shit like;

The sky is blue.
The Astros are good. Also, so are some other teams.
There are good players that do not play for the Angels for various reasons that generally add up to the fact that time travel is impossible and other teams draft and sign players too.
Here is a head shot of a good player, guess his name.
Sugar is sweet. Salt is salty.

(Huffs model airplane glue out of bag)

You all are totally moated. I are inel ig ent.

I take I, this rant isn’t incoherent this time.

Emojis.

Good TootyToo. Good. Now stop trying to lick the dog, get back in your closetroom and gnaw on your animal cracker.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

More than yoo…..bubba
Go back to yelling at me as I pass by you on the sidewalk,
and no I won’t use a gay slur at you either. Actually it totally did because here we are in the middle of a implosion. Bye to you and CB26 he’s still a member of CTPG isn’t he? 😆 

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Is English your second language? I swear to gah, sometimes I’m afraid I’m bagging on a six year old or an Up With People Person or a guy who moved here from Cambodia four years ago.

WTF? Did this comment say? Or am I supposed to choose my own interpretation? I know everyone gets all sensitive about grammar cocking around here because morons have feelings too, but Jeez man, there’s a point where your thoughts even fail to be thoughts.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

My questions about Maddon’s managing were all player usage. Why was Wade always in the lineup while Walsh and Marsh were platooned, Trout and Rendon given extra days off (maybe a good idea As it turned out), why were starters pulled so early…that kind of thing.

But I don’t recall anything other than the IBB with bases loaded that seemed odd about strategy. Yet here we are, one game into Nevin, and I’m thinking about the non-bunt.

If I were Arte I’d bring Maddon back, like Steinbrenner did with Billy Martin.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

I think bullpen management following the early yanking of starters was also considered to be a major problem. Don’t forget lousy shifting. And the lack of fire or leadership coming from anywhere, players or management.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

As of May 18.
Angels have been baseball’s most effective team using infield shiftsAccording to Sports Info Solutions, the Angels have prevented 25 more hits than they’ve allowed by shifting this season, the best mark in MLB

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/05/18/angels-have-been-baseballs-most-effective-team-using-infield-shifts

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Huh. Well…. OK?

Jeebz this team’s just unfathomable. Even now, I can’t decide if they are good or they suck. They went from REALLY good to REALLY bad so fast that their bell curve looks like a pair of tits.

nishiogawakun
Super Member
2 years ago

As the season goes on, let’s hope we don’t go full Total Recall here.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

That seems to have backfired lately. Last night 3 runs scored on bleeders against the shift.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

rengifo chasing one of those bleeders had me remembering my rugrats in t-ball … I seriously laughed when I saw him taking that straight to the ball route and then following behind the slowly moving ball as it made its way toward the outfield.  😂 

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

and YES gitcho – I’m DADCOACH here … Got the credentials to criticize lack of effort by gazillion dollar athuletes (END SARCASM – HI JACK)

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

DADCOACH! And yet you seem to lack all the certainty about what professional ball players are doing wrong mechanically AND are totally devoid of the ability to measure what the players are thinking and feeling via a TV screen.

Sure, you may be a dad. And sure, you may coach. But are you truly DADCOACH?

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Careful how you say “Hi Jack” or you’ll have the sky marshals after us.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

 😂  I’ll call him the Frosty-tute from now on.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

What? Nobody does that anymore. Unbelievable take

rez2405
Trusted Member
2 years ago

If anybody wants a laugh I went back to see if the authentic city connects are back in stock (no btw) and saw that the mlb angel shop is still trying to sell 4XL zack cozart jerseys lol

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

That Cozart jersey? Road or home?

fishfarm
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

Fat chance those will ever sell.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  fishfarm

“Fat chance” it sells? Not if you’re wanting a red, thigh high bathrobe.

Last edited 2 years ago by Twebur
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

I prefer to call it my game day Kimono. I’m one of those assholes who likes to drop the fact that I tried to read The Art of War once into conversations and refers to my 10×10 office as my “dojo”.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  rez2405

I have a future in dumpster-diving marketing.

I’m envisioning a promotional “classical music night” …. Arte can change the jerseys to “MOZART.”

They’ll sell like a well-tempered clavier.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago

I think what I’m about to bring to the table deserves its own post… but I’m seriously considering spending money to have a plane fly over the big A with a “Fire Årte” “No New Stadium Deal for Årte” (up for more thoughts but yes the A in arte’s name will be the Angels A lol)

If I spend my own money and get the first banner flying, would there be a group interested in purchasing more banners (via this site, go fund me, whatever)? This organization has been run completely into the ground at all levels. I’m all for my idea above and/or paper bags over heads at home games… Idea are welcome but I’m a doer and would like to stop talking about it.

Last edited 2 years ago by Angels2020Champs
Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

Plane will probably have mechanical issues and will need an emergency landing on the 57….

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

More “exposure” sounds like a win (light that baby up?) to me… as long as no one was hurt obvi.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Do it. I mean, I actually want Arte to get the stadium deal, but I would be so stoked to see ANY of the whiners on this site actually DO something. Buy a plane banner. Don’t go to some games. Post negatively on the teams social media. Call into the Angels dumb AM830 shows and inundate the RushLodge with your negativity.

I hate Yankees and Red Sox fans but you have to hand it to them for one thing, their teams owners fear them as a group because they actually DO SHIT while we sit here and bitch like morons that Roger Lodge won’t say what we want him to say because he’s paid by “the man”. There is nothing sadder than “guy who is pretty sure someone in the Angels FO is on CtPG from time to time”.

I may not want what you want at all. But I’ll be pretty stoked to see it if you actually do this.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

Yeah, good luck with that
Be like trying to get on Ben Shapiro’s show and saying you like President Biden.
They got good screeners over there.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

what a strange comparison

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago

Good idea(s). Maybe have two fans, unfold a large banner in between innings and carry through the concources along the walk ways. Or stand on public property with the sign as the cars come into the parking lot. I dunno…may not accompish anything.

We need a beat writer like Sam Blum to write up a fans Op Ed and just list all the fiascos and the express the lack of confidence.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I nominate RevHaloFan for the write up.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago

I think Rev had a killer list that was posted last year. In true Arte fashion, there are recent unfavorable developments that can be added to that list.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Maybe Jeff has an angle to get a CtPG Blum interview and drop the idea

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

comment image

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

He did, just needs some updates and to be published so more people can read it

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

Life as an Angel fan is never dull. Always drama, always something going on. We all have that family member or friend where every day there is a problem. New shit, old shit, always F’ing something. And, the common denominator is them, not everyone else. Not the neighbor, not the co-worker, not the stranger in the parking lot of Chucky Cheese, it’s them. But they’ll never be capable of seeing it and we just don’t understand.

The Angels common denominator is Arte. 20 years of Soth, BBB, Joe, GM’s quitting in season, death of a player, stadium deals, lawsuits, more lawsuits, fighting the city, hires multiple first time GMs (likely controls them), his secret cabal of clowns that help him run this shit show, name change, almost 50 years of horrible long term contracts, issue worse than most with treatment of the minor league teams and possibly criminal acts in negotiations with the stadium deal (I won’t be surprised)………there is more, but why bother, feel free to add to the list.

Hard not to be fascinated by the process. I’ll stick around to see what happens next.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Bro, we were literally writing the same idea at the same time 👊🏼

Last edited 2 years ago by Angels2020Champs
2GA2Join
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

I don’t necessarily disagree that Arte causes some of the problems that the team faces, but yet again, the underlying question can’t be ignored… “if Arte wasn’t in charge (or leaves), who owns the Angels?”
And we really should remember that question too. Because things could be much worse. Imagine the McCourt dude owned the Angels. What, we’d have a $100MM small market payroll, and probably would have broken everyone’s hearts by trading away Trout 4 years ago.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I literally ok with anything other than Arte. Took a semi solid (and as solid as it had ever been in its’ history) organization and ran straight into the ground and worse, helped put someone there (wait, that court battle isn’t over yet and Arte is presumed innocent until proven guilty, right?)

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

Jeffrey Lurie / Frank McCourt?

(insert bald top gun dude voice) GOD HELP US!

Angels2020Champs
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Sure, like I said anyone… maybe the Walton’s can get a buy one get one with their Bronco purchase. IDGAF. I’m all out in Arte, he’s a shit bird that meddles in everything from plumbing to signing FA… none of which he is qualified or a subject matter expert in… other than having the male part of the crazy/hot matrix, money.

Good luck deciphering that message JF! 😉

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

read you loud and clear. Would’ve turned into COMPLETE gibberish had you added a headshot of someone.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

jeffrey loria. My bad.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Put the Plumber at 2b. What has the Plumber done in the last 10 days to impress? Put Rengifo at SS. That is a smart move, maybe we could lose 20 in a row then. Remove Walsh from games that a lefty pitches. We tried that and his glove is worth saving runners being on base rather than playing Duffy at 1b. So, many here are “over” Squid and you want him gone or maybe to the bench? Ok, now who is to be our SS? If memory serves correctly, the Angels did not in the last couple of years get Machado, Story, Lindor, Correa, or any other decent and available SS. Duffy is nothing more than a light hitting reserve and does not have the arm to be full time on the left side.

Everyone here knew that the Angels could not afford injuries of any type to plague the team in any way as we did not have the depth to sustain any chance of winning with our back-ups. Trout, Ward, Fletcher, Rendon all injured. 4 of the starting nine. Tough to comeback from. PTP rolled the dice and came up snake eyes. What is the lesson learned, you just can’t have a handful of very expensive players and fill in with scrubs and make the post season. If you want expensive players, you need to do better than surrounding them with Wade’s, Rengifo’s, Squid’s, and Lagarde’s. Either bring in better players at additional cost adding to payroll, trade your high priced player’s, or flounder just like we always do.

The dif. of stupid is at work here with the guy at the top. Stay the course and expect different results, lower payroll and start over with kids, or start making trades to have a better team.

At this point I’m about ready to re-enact the movie Network and lean out the window screaming.

DowningDude
Legend
2 years ago

We just need one win man. Give us SOMETHING.

fyasko51
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It goes to show you that a $190 million dollar payroll cant buy you a win.

fishfarm
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  fyasko51

But a 310m dollar one can!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  fishfarm

340M. Do I hear 340?!?

Chap24
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Thank you Captain Obvious. You just compacted every comment you don’t agree with on here in the last two weeks into one rant that still currently leads this team nowhere. Let’s just continue to “stay positive” like you do when all is well and talk down on “toxic” people around here while continuing to criticize when it’s convenient for you…got it..👍🏼