Angels Blown out in Tampa

As everyone celebrates Arte Moreno willing to sell the team, the players have to play baseball, unable to truly rejoice with the fans. They would have to show their worth to their new potential owner(s).

On the mound to show his worth was Jose Saurez, one of the standouts of late. He went 5 and a third innings, giving up 3 runs on 8 hits, striking out 5 and walking none. Not the best, especially with this offense.

However, it was the bullpen that really blew it, giving up 8 runs. Why is Chavez still here again?

Hitting wise, Mike Trout showed up. No one else did. Typical Angels.

“Highlighted” Recap

It was rather close, at first. But a misplay by Rojas at third meant a leadoff double that came around tios score in the 3rd.

We need a real 3B… wait…

And then another scored due to lousy singles.

2-0 Rays

At least Mike Trout was back, hitting his 1,500th hit as a home run!

MIKE TROUT!

However, Suarez gave ot right back in the 6th.

3-1 Rays

Chavez came in to end the inning, but allowed a home run in the 7th.

4-1 Rays

And then it got worse, with him allowing yet another run.

5-1 Rays

With how bad he is here, but great with Atlanta, something smells fishy here.

Touki Toussaint came in and it kept getting worse. 2 more runs scored.

7-1 Rays

And so many of these are just soft singles.

9-1 Rays

I would be more mad if this game mattered at all.

Oh right, they still, had to pitch the bottom of the 8th.

10-1 Rays

Yes, not even Quijada was any good today.

11-1 Rays

After the Angels failed to pitch again, they put Phil Gosselin.

Yes, they put in the Goose. He was pretty loose, not allowing any more damage.

But, the Angels lost. Mercifully. 11-1, that is bad. But at least Arte will sell, that is good.

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Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

27 comments here (now 28 with this one) and 560-zillion in the Arte to sell? thread

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago

Still a big ol’ W of a day for the Angels.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

Nothing like our bull pen, after a Trout HR, says to the team, “Nope…watch this” and the game gets out of hand.

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Clippers owner rumored to be interested in Angels. That would be great!

smithy610
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Apparently not:

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is not believed to be interested.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-08-23/who-will-buy-the-angels-from-arte-moreno-joe-lacob

Fansince1971
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Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Me too!

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

Man, that Tungsten Arm O’Doyle thing resonates. Here’s actual copy…

“Angels superstar Mike Trout picked up career hit No. 1,500 in an 11-1 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night. It came in memorable fashion, as he absolutely crushed a solo homer off the C-ring catwalk at Tropicana Field.”

smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago

And….the speculation of who may be the next owner starts!

Stan Kroenke ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Mark Cuban  🙅 
Steve Ballmer  🙅 
Henry & Susan Samueli  🙅 

It looks like the winner could be……. JOE LACOB

Money quotes from the article:

“Can’t answer this question that fast,” Lacob told The Times on Tuesday. “We look at good opportunities.”
He added a smile emoji.

I became an Angels fan and worked at Anaheim Stadium for seven years as a peanut vendor,” he told the San Francisco Chronicle in a story published last month.

Lacob also told the Chronicle he looked into the Angels when the Walt Disney Co. put the team up for sale in 2002

https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-08-23/who-will-buy-the-angels-from-arte-moreno-joe-lacob

Should be some fun few months ahead, except for the baseball games itself.

Last edited 1 year ago by smithy610
Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

Quote the potential buyers for those that don’t pay for LAT por favor

Last edited 1 year ago by Angels2020Champs
smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who has looked into buying the Dodgers and other major league teams, told The Times he is not interested in pursuing the Angels.

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is not believed to be interested.

Anaheim Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli, the owners of Orange County’s other major team, are not believed to be interested in the Angels. A spokesperson for the Samuelis did not immediately return a message Tuesday.

Lacob could be outbid by the Rams’ Stan Kroenke, who was a runner-up in the Dodgers’ bidding in 2012 and who could emulate his development around Sofi Stadium in the Angel Stadium parking lot. A representative for Kroenke declined comment.

Angelz4ever
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1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

The doomed stadium site won’t attract Kroenke, but he could build another stadium?

Trout_is_my_Bestie
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1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

If Joe Lacob could run a baseball team anywhere near as good as he runs the Golden State Warriors, sign me up.

Kroenke, Ballmer, or Lacob all sound like great fits.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

Lacob works for me. Seems unassuming and willing to let his Bob Myers run the show. I’d get worn out by the Ballmers and Cubans of the world.

smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I don’t mind Kroenke either. Look at that very long leash he had on Les Snead. It all paid off with a Super Bowl last season.

SC_Halo
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1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

CTPG is gonna be buzzin with content and traffic as the new era of Angels Baseball comes to fruition. New owner, front office, manager….let’s go!

DowningDude
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1 year ago

Still a net win today

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Fuck’n-A. Great day, saw a .153 hitter pinch hit for a .118 hitter, saw a position player put up zeros when no other arm could, team sinks further towards the bottom and that other little tidbit of news about some guy putting the team up for sale.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Arte in a sales meeting:

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“Have you seen the new water feature I paid for??” 🤣🤣

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Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Was there a game tonight?

Actually feel sorry for PO and Gubi trying to keep the listeners engaged.

WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

ZONK!!!!!

James
Trusted Member
1 year ago

He sell yet?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m going to watch “Engineering Disasters”. I wonder if they will have an episode of The Angels organizational structure?

Marcotor
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Wasn’t there a “Stadium Disaster” segment on tonight? Wonder if…

Last edited 1 year ago by Marcotor
steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcotor

😂😂😂

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Yes, there was, all about a roof, retractable roof, with no flexural values. It failed!

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Montreal Expos…..and the Angels.
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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Just another brick in the wall…..