Good morning Angels fans. How are you today? Well, have some links I guess.
The Angels embarrass themselves last night vs the Yankees. Almost as bad was Matty V being wrong again, this time not even baseball related. I am quite done with him as the PBP announcer.
Jesse Chavez is back with Atlanta after the Angels let him go. Dude just can’t pitch outside Atlanta can he?
Hey, at least the Angels look cool sometimes.
Shohei and his father, Toru Ohtani have a nice video together. Tiny Ohtani is so cute!
Japanese Twitter likes Jimmy herget. Huh…
At least the minors have some fun stuff, like Ben Joyce. 103 MPH!? And Paris and Aguilar got promotions!
The Dodgers are angering quite a few people by being the first to 90 wins. Not only that, but they did it before September, just like 2017.
Oh and Dave Roberts, the manager who is hated by many Dodgers fans, has the best winning percentage of any manager who has managed 1k games. Can the Angels have him if the Dodgers fans don’t want him?
In more… sensitive news… uh… there were fans in Toronto who got busy during a baseball game. Yeah… VERY NSFW. Although Twitter does ask AND it is blurred.
Tatis Jr is frustrating SD again by getting sick so he still hasn’t had his shoulder surgery. Bruh..
And TLR is too old to manage, as he is getting looked by doctors. White Sox fans would want him to retire already.
Verlander to the IL. Very Bush League of him…
The Onion is at it again with news that doesn’t sound fake at all. Hah, the fans for MLB are old!
Anything I missed? Post below for Upvotes!
In case anyone gets lost.
This is Wednesday’s links
What was Matty V wrong about last night that was not baseball related?
I wanted to know this too! Was it something about Cinderella’s Castle ???
Yeah he called the Castle at Disneyland Cinderella’s
Brett Batty out for season. Stupid Eppler.
Pretty spicy article by DiGiovanna in the LA Fishwrap:
That pic of Trout, says it all
Sorry – looks to be old 8.23, but I don’t cruise over to the fishwrap very often.
Can’t stress enough how the clown show broadcasts the past 2 seasons have made a bad situation seem so much worse.
It’s one thing to strike out on your big free agents but how Carpino and Moreno bungled the post-Rojas voice of the team is beyond me. There are really bad baseball teams that are very easy to listen to in the background. Being bad happens. Musical chairs announcers does not.
That these guys who thought they were building Yankees West all these years couldn’t be brought to find a premium, permanent voice is one of the things I’ll remember most about the Moreno years.
Just add it to the list for the new owner.
For Sale: One MLB franchise, fixer-upper.
Will need lots of work to make into championship caliber team, in spite of a generational talent playing alongside the most exciting player in decades. Will need to invest millions in Player Development, Major League Coaching, Training at all levels, Minor-League nutrition and housing, Scouting at all levels, and Television broadcast team. Franchise has been in decline for more than 10 seasons, and suffers from much deferred maintenance. Marketing, however is top-notch, and has fooled fans into thinking the team is good by distracting them with “Big Splash” player signings, giveaways of stuffed monkeys, t-shirts, bobbleheads, etc, and of course “Guinness World Record” attempts for such things as “Snuggie wearing”.
Please forward Best offer over $2.5 Billion to Angels Baseball LLC, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim CA, 92806 – Attn: Arte Moreno
Annoying fan Ju Ju. Annoying broadcast mouths. It’s a circle….
Squeaky wheels get the grease and boot lickin gets you…a boot
Yeah, it’s the Angels bitch ass fans that have Arte selling, much less doing anything else before now. The power of squeaking, truly fierce.
Ah yes Angel fans. The only fanatics in all of sport that complain. Silly creatures.
Complaining about the complaining is where it’s at. INCEPTION, but about complaints.
After cruising around boards for a few other teams, and of course CtPG, I see a lot of stress and anger about low quality player acquisitions and call ups here at the end of August. I’m starting to suspect that it’s root cause is human stupidity, but it’s end results can be heart issues, stroke, limp dick, kidney and liver failure, domestic abuse and chapped asshole. Because I care and have a heart that’s tender like veal I have produced this informational tidbit.
Public Service Announcement:
Do you say “HURR GERR DEEE BURRR! BETTAH! NO GOOO!” when you see that your team has called up or signed some no name future high school baseball coach here in August? Are you aware that there are roster issues created for next season by bringing up that prospect you are begging for before Sept, not to mention consequences if said prospect is called up early from AA and gets his soul eaten by MLB action? Do you also realize that, post trade deadline, the only players getting moved off rosters are AAAA trash because that’s how the rules work? Are you mad? Does it make you sad? Does that make you mad? Well, before your heart explodes from having to rage pump your gravyblood through all that body you have, or your wife goes Gone Girl on you, why not actually learn how this game you say you love so much works and calm the hell down? Namaste.
You guys should see some of the Yankee fans and their spin chin tantrums over some of the scrappers their team’s brought in the last few days and the demands that the FO go out and somehow get “real talent”…. incredible.
In that picture of Ohtani and Trout with the fire in the background, Trout needed to be one more step forward. Then both of them would like like fire was coming out of their helmets.
matty V is a bad fit. compared to patty o, dude is vin scully.
new FO needs to burn this all down.
Burn the owner
Burn the FO
Burn these shit fans
Burn the roster
Burn the broadcasters
Burn the stadium
Burn the OC
Burn 1 877 Kars 4 Kids
Burn burn yeah you’re gonna burn.
Go Nashville War Squirrels
Airborne Army squirrels!
Burn the promo team.
Burn the rock pile.
Burn The George.
Burn Bro Hymn
Rally Monkey? That’s past lame. Burn.
Definitely burn 1 877 Kars 4Kids
Minasian slept through the Jesus Aguilar DFA by Miami and Baltimore scooped him up. At the very least, a real MLB proven right hand platoon partner for whatever Angels 1B who can’t hit lefties.
Exactly. I had actually made a note of that in my info pile for this off season’s IIW(GM name here). Aguilar would be cheap and effective, especially if we trade Ohtani.
Though, we don’t need him now, and we can get him for next season… or try to.
It would be good to bring him in and see how he looks and does the next five weeks.
If the Angels were in contention, I would have been pissed. But now, what is the point? He would rather prove his wisdom in signing F-F-Ford than win baseball games.
Or Walsh went on IL… Ford was avail…. Jesus was not…. teams need a 1B to play games….
They don’t all have a nefarious plan. Sometimes you just need a first baseman on August 16th.
Vasergian does not know everything, He just thinks he does. The definition of a know it all. I just know I want him gone.
Arte likes him. Be careful, Andrew lurks at CtPG…..
Are said structures even large enough to be considered “castles?” I guess we call them Sand Castles, no? OK, so I answerd my own question.
DOWN WITH MATT V? DOWN WITH ARTE! DOWN WITH 2000HEAVEN!
WHO’S DOWN WITH O.P.P.?
Yeah you know me.
Orleans Parish Police? Nah. Not me.
I would take Patty O over Matty V any day and any Angels broadcast.
Would prefer Sandra Oh over both.
I don’t know who Sandra Oh is but I agree 100%
Barf. I can’t stand homers, and Patty is the ultimate homer announcer. He pimps every Angel HR like it just won the WS in a game 7 walkoff for the Angels.
I suppose the Honks love his “high energy and enthusiasm”, but just tell me score, and maybe some insight into what is happening around the team. I know they have to sell tickets, insert commercials, etc. – maybe they should offer us a feed WITHOUT pimps/announcers.
Having said that, having a year of MLB.tv shows one there ARE worse play by play announcers out there, which I would have not thought possible.
He even pimps pop fly balls that go just past shortstop as if they were equivalent to Bonds 2002 WS bombs.
I prefer a guy who focuses on our team, not anything but. So O’Neal works better for me than Vasergian. Both are unacceptable.
And yet…. you have accepted them.
I get it…. Matty V. is not a popular choice as a Play-by-Play guy for the Angels to most posters here at CTPG. With maybe the lone exception of Vinnie, every Baseball PxP or Color announcer has and will make mistakes. In the case of Matty V. I feel as though I’m in a little rowboat out past the surf break and am surrounded by a half dozen Great Whites and I’m on the menu.
So, we have an East Coast PxP guy who is most familiar with East Coast teams and whose fav is the Oakland A’s. So he is annoying because he talks about the opposing teams a lot. Is there something you want to hear that is of an impressive stat about the Angels you need to hear? Is our team so special in ’22 or last year in’21 that is so damn important, say like the W-L records that should be pointed out? Well then Ican see your point of disliking the guy from MLB Network. Patrick’s our man, right? We need him more than we need a break from him and his constant dribble about how great Gubi is, right?
When what is perceived as a great PXP announcer starts out with a team, usually they are not well taken too by that team’s fans, and as an example, the reviews for Rojas/Gubi for the first 5 years were pretty much in the bottom third of announcing team reviews. After that their reviews started moving up and they peaked around 5-7th place Rojas moved on. But to us they were the best around here and how dare one of them wanted out to pursue other endeavors.
Matty V. is no different in his approach to informing the fan than that of any other great announcer from the current crop to the past greats. He like Scully tells us about the opposing team’s players and their backgrounds and teaches us about the opposing teams past through stories or numbers or other trivia. But the history of the Angels is really very boring, one World Series appearance, One Hall of Famer who played in another city longer than he played locally, one Cy Young winner, and a long list of great players who swung through here and called us home for a short period. Winfield came through as did Carew, Jackson, Ryan, Sutton, and one who will go to the HoF in Albert. When we play the AL East teams there certainly is more to talk about with their histories than our own.
I am a fan of Matty V. but even I am just not very interested of late in this Angels team and no matter who is on the TV fawning over this or that about the Angels I am just going to be stringing out the season once again. But, this Winter while being disappointed in the actions or non-actions of the team I can look forward to possibility of a new boss man.
By all means though we need to be rid of Matty V. and his East Coast bias and lack of decorum and knowledge of our Angels get ourselves more of Patrick O’Neill or maybe bring back Darin Sutton.
BRING BACK SUTTON
Scotty Ferrall a Bay Area sports talk legend and Giants/Niners honk.
At least he has the Niners right
Noted image of noted radio fan that also really has nothing to do with this…
Also, Ferall is a Steelers/Yankees fan
While I may agree with most of what you say, my own opinion of Matty V is he is like having an announcer from the opposing team in the broadcast booth. The only time you see him is on the east coast or in Oakland, Only exception would be the Yanks coming here.
I personally would prefer a full time PXP with local ties.
Matty V is just a weird fit, doesn’t enflame the sense of “home team” that listening to or watching “our” broadcast should. Sure, he’s stupid and makes mistakes. He’s also annoying. Same as most PBP guys. I actually thought the same of Vin Scully. Never got the crazy love for the guy other than he’s very old, very white, and a nice guy. But at least the annoying loudmouth that calls other teams games is part of the teams over all fabric. Having Matty V call your games feels the way I imagine taking your cousin to a high school dance does…. fake, awkward and lame.
Matty V was born & razed in the Bay Area (Berkeley and Moraga) meanwhile Vin Scully was born in the Bronx NY and meanwhile Francis Dayle Hearn hailed from Illinois. You don’t need to be born and raised in the same area.
However Shane Bieber was born and rased in the Anaheim Stadium parking lot and our crack team of MLB’s best scouts thought he sucked!!
Ouch! What child ever deserves to be razed???? No wonder he looks so flat.
Also, WTF are you talking about? What portion of my comment has anything to do with where a guy is born and raised?
Were you a hot girl at some point in life? It seems like what ever you read or hear just does into your brain and translates into what ever you need it to be saying so that you can then say one of the five or six thoughts you have for the month?
“Must find way to comment Beiber razed Big A parkinglot agern…. paste taste good….”
I still just can’t tell if you are a child, mentally disabled, or a long term drug abuser…. or an Instagram Model/Life Coach.
Matty V is a native Bay Area Californian.
I’m officially at the point where, no matter what, it’s a double-digit countdown before I go back home to my wife and kids today, so pretty psyched for that.
Let’s be real, I’m sure no one was expecting another sweep, especially against the MFY, but hope to at least take the series today.
Matty V… man… I hope there’s a slaughter of team support/media personnel starting with him come a potential new owner.
Have a great Wednesday everyone, today felt like Thursday all day for me, and was so bummed when I realized that tomorrow was not, in fact, Friday (which leads to a 4 day weekend for me).
Don’t blame mattyv, maddy the former skipper, or nevv for this nukleeyir trainwreck.