Holy crap what a week! Last Friday I compared the team to the Mark Grace slumpbuster. This week, I’m pretty much emotionally drained.
First Mike Trout absolutely tore through Seattle, nearly single handedly carrying the team to 4 wins in 4 days.
Then Shohei Ohtani did things only Shohei Ohtani can do.
All in all, since last Thursday the Angels have gone 5-3 and start a new series with Seattle. Would’ve been nice to win that series with KC, but that’s life. That loss on Tuesday was insane, a roller coaster, a gut punch. I felt drained that night but boy was I lifted right back up on Wednesday.
The magical 2002 team got together for a celebration. 20 years? Really? Yes. That World Series is at the stage where sometimes it feels like just a couple years ago and sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago.
Troy Percival on the mound once again, throwing to my favorite player of that era GA. Not sure how my TV started cutting onions during that segment. New technology is great.
And Shohei Ohtani absolutely dominated on the mound. A career high 13ks doesn’t even fully define the outing. KC simply had no chance against him.
I’ve posted about them hosting kids camps. I’ve posted about their Negro Leagues tribute. How about also being first half champions? Folks, we have a great affiliate in Huntsville, Alabama.
Also wildly entertaining this week has been the College World Series. How about Arkansas escaping a bases loaded bottom of the 9th to force a win or go home game with a berth in the Finals on the line? That finish was as nerve wracking as a game can get.
The first round of fan balloting results for the MLB All Star game is in and fans are mostly getting it right. Here are some key takeaways from what we know right now.
You have to have a little fun with a guy named Jeter being on the Red Sox, right? His debut this week warranted a tweet from that other Jeter guy who played in pinstripes.
After Wednesday’s festivities I think these links can only end one way.
Fly ball, center field. Erstad says he has it. Erstad make the catch. The Anaheim Angels are the champions of baseball!!!!