MLB continues to investigate the video of Anthony Rendon grabbing the fan on Thursday. They must have gotten some good DoorDash or something. What’s to investigate? Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani launched a couple of satellites back to back on Sunday. Was Rengifo hit or not? Logan O’Hoppe chipped in.
Bryce Harper continues to hang around and act like he’s about to play. Jeff Bagwell got a new job title without necessarily getting any new duties. I’d do that if I could. My new title would be McLovin of course.
Joey Bart is now on the 10 day IL as is Corey Dickerson. The Phillies signed Jeff Hoffman to a minor league deal.
Watch the Dodgers lose ignominiously.
“My legs felt like a ghost.” I’m pretty sure I’ve been there before, but not while I was pitching. Speaking of ghosts, I guess ghosts can cause you to chuck your bat toward the stands.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Why would you start Lamb at 1st instead of Drury and put Fletch at 2B.
Fletch deserves the start.
Mildly early depth test with Walsh on the 15 day and Rendon suspended for getting into it with an Oakland idiot.
Arte and his 830am decisions are meaningless. Dude doesn’t even send his radio pxp guys on the road. Arte just wants his Eddie Gorme and Steve Lawrence around telling him he’s the “greatest”. Rodger Lodge is a joke but he fits the mold. This is not about anything other than marketing.
I won’t listen to 830am anymore. Not even on my drive home from the ballpark. Again, all we can do is vote with our wallets.
Wait. Arte’s not the greatest?
Reduced to 4 games, appeal dropped. Suspension starts tonight
Good. Turn the page.
My guess is that the league agreed to the reduction to four games in exchange for Rendon not appealing.
Grabbing loudmouthed asshole A’ss fan…. four games and some money.
Watching said A’ss fans sense of “I can say what ever I want” invincibility leak out his pee hole when he realizes he’s not online right now…. priceless.
Four games in early April. If we can’t survive that we were gonna suck anyways. And then Ohtani will leave me. Oh no. What should I do? Do these Dickies work pants make me look fat?
That’s definitely a chunk of change he’s gonna lose in game checks. But he still won’t feel it.
They also apparently had a phone call and apologized to each other.
He’ll be back for game 2 of the blue jays series.
No big deal, really.
We can still make a big deal out of it right? Obviously he doesn’t care about the team…. and Arte doesn’t care about the team because he signed him instead of guy i still can’t name… right?
One thing is for sure, you’re gonna do whatever it is you feel like. You don’t need my permission lol
Arte, to Sam on why he’s off the show transcript:
“Whatd you say? You called me a bitch huh? Yeah you did. Yeah you did. Yeah mf….”
Tendon gets 5, will appeal
The inflamed Tendon
Tendon…. that’s solid
Typing on a phone. I’m sure it was autocorrect
Thought it would be 3 but Rendon got 5-games PTO to enjoy Newport Beach.
it’ll be three after appeal
5 games for Rendon
If he appeals he can play tonight. A decision on his appeal has not been announced yet.
CBS sports reporting that he is indeed appealing:
The Angels will begin their second series of the year, in Seattle against the Mariners, on Monday night. Since Rendon is appealing, his suspension will be delayed until he can have a hearing with MLB and a verdict can be issued.
delay it until the 2nd homestand, vs KC/Oakland
Too bad it want in Texas. He could use the “he needed killin’” defense, and the arbitrator would say “There ya go”
“my family is involved here!”
I see someone else likes Bill Hicks.
(I think it was him)
*wasn’t* in Texas…
Hey Arte and your sycophants Carpino and Kuhl.
You have to earn positivity. Blum and Fletcher are very good reporters and fair in their criticism. If the team performs well and the organization turns things around, they will be plenty positive.
This is censorship pure and simple.
Why do you all keep doing dumb shot things?!
“Did you hear something?”
“Nah. well. Maybe. Like a mouse noise? It’s kinda hard to hear over all this wind in my head.”
“Ah man, head wind. That’s worse than when my Red Sox hat gets caught in my car’s visor and I can’t get out and my CD of Warrant’s Cherry Pie keeps skipping but I can’t reach the stereo and I forget what I was gonna do to President at baseball today.”
“We should go find a car dealership to hang out at.”
Carpino/Kuhl when F71’s “censorship” rage message arrives.
They can’t censor these reporters. All they can do is not invite them to talk on their radio sleep over hour…. and apparently just play Golden Eye with each other and Roger Lodge while the hard core grizzle dicked reporters go talk shit about them.
Given what’s at stake here, has there ever been anything easier to not care about?
Looks as if there is trouble brewing on the media side of things:
i cant seem to figure out how to post a twitter link so forgive me.
fletcher also quit the show.
Beat me to it. I usually screenshot the tweet then upload to Imgur. Gets the Twitter post up faster instead of waiting for comment approval.
I also saw Rhett Bollinger also quit the show. So who are they gonna have now? Haha
Angels booster club members and Carpino’s mom?
2002 was banned too
Who else …….. Roger Lodge !!!!!!
“Scio…oooo Scia..aaaa” Ol’ Roger loved to sing that when Mike was the manager.
Who listens to sports radio any longer? Too much damn commercials.
Does anyone actually think “I’m gonna find out what the rumpus is re my Angels!” and then listen to this show? I mean, it can be it’s own rah rah fest and die slowly and does anyone care?
I’m with you that no one cares about listening to AM830. And that’s in large part of the dying radio market and mismanagement of Arte, Carpino, Kuhl and the rest of the marketing geniuses. This shouldn’t even be a big deal on who’s on the round table or not. It’s not as if social media doesn’t exist where the large majority of the population gets their media at now.
Fletcher made a great point in our interview. Arte’s circle isn’t made up of hard core fans. Nor does he really care about/appreciate us.
Arte’s inner circle keeps him insulated from the truth. Hence the “vocal minority” comment about the folks who wanted him to sell.
Arte is all about marketing to the casual fan. The type who comes to a few games per year. The type of fan who doesn’t follow a lot online and probably tunes in for a few games and brushes up on the team before they come to the ballpark.
Arte doesn’t want that fan hearing the truth from Sam Blum.
Yep. Perfectly said
One can be a hardcore and still only hit a few games per year, but your point(s) are well taken.
I don’t understand this.
For example, I don’t care what anyone thinks. Why would I then try to manage that? Casual fan’s gonna be casual either way. I’ve already decided hardcore fan is too much trouble to keep happy and can eat a bag of dicks. So why work so hard to insulate?
Exactly. Does anyone need a round table? Does anyone listen to home team sports radio now days (not just the angels)? Can’t these reporters just go start their own weekly Podcast called “Fallen Angels” or something so that people can continue not giving a shit? Is there Angels news out there that people are missing for lack of a round table? WTF does Carpino think they are gonna talk about on this show? How wonderful he is? Should these red spots itch like this? Asking for Tootie.
Bollinger did too
They need gitcho on the show – he’s a big Arte supporter 😎 I might even tune my radio to am830 to listen
Yeah, Arte would be safe with him on the air.
“Hurrr, that Gitcho thinks I’m an idiot and won’t agree with me! He’s a tool of the man cause he won’t be the man for this tool! If you don’t thoughtlessly hail my D grade verbal meatwads you muzt think Arte’s great! There are only two anszwars hear!”
Gawd I love Arte. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a guy spend so much and cause so many daddy issues with the “middle management/slightly failed small business owner” types while also being completely C grade middle blah Hydrox cookies and Shasta Cola with the results.
Can I go on a radio show and just say “Fk all of you. And by “you” yes I mean you.”? or how about “Fans, stop acting like a bunch of whiney losers who deserve better. Arte, stop trying to posture and cover your ass at the same time like any of these people and their opinions matter. Players, do your fcking jobs.” Do you think my wild haired desire to tear it all down will go over well? Am I allowed to tell John Carpino he looks like an actor whose only IMDB tag is for “Man beaten up for touching stripper in Sopranos episode 27?
Between that and maybe a slipped in mention of what I’d like to do to the white BMW X series crowd…. I’d last 1 segment.
You’d do way better than Terry or Trent Rush on Angels Talk post game. Only schedule Gitcho for catastrophic losses post games. How do we make this happen?
Dude…. you are underestimating how much joi de vivre and esprit des corpses I can throw at an angels victory. I love to party. Shirt off. 32 oz Fun Punch ready to go. MILF of the game award ready to hand out to the lucky winner (free Wahoos). Tucky D…. plus all the Arte prises I always sing with perfect pitch…
Sounds like something my ex would say.
Only sunshine pumpers allowed!
and Rainbow Farters.
Angels planning meeting on how to make themselves look like idiots last Friday afternoon:
Anthony Rendon: “I have an idea”
Perry: “Hold that thought, Carpino has something planned for Monday”
“Hold my beer!”
It’s amazing how, time and again, the Angels find new and interesting ways to draw negative attention to the org.
Kicking a beat guy off a show in order to avoid negativity and then having 2 more guys quit sure seems like the opposite of what they were going for.
Streisand effect anyone??
Carpino strikes again.
Seriously. Arte. Carpino. Why man?
They require meetings for this? It has always seemed very organic to me.
Some serious Streisand effect as Blum has now made this something that will get talked about and probably get him booked on other shows.
Ninja’d me on Streisand!!
Hey everbahdee. Look me! I fight the man!
I hate Carpino. Blum is annoying and apparently can’t tell the difference between asking questions and doing a good job and being a populist with a weak chin and small D energy.
They should be forced to roadtrip around the USA together in a Nissan Altima.
Well, the team does own the network and they have the prerogative. I don’t like it, for sure.
If one would listen to Padre FM sports shows (97.3 FM) or Podcasts, those guys hold no punches criticizing and yet Seidler, Preller and Melvin appear on the show. 97.3 also carries the Padre games. I guess the difference might be is that the team does not own the network.
Sure, they have the prerogative and the right to do that.
It’s just horribly bad optics
It’s also just… why bother? Let the nerds talk in their dark corner while you get on with your week Arte. Just fking win while you do it.
Good thing for Victor that he isn’t calling the games any more….
He actually chimed in on this via Twitter on Jeff Fletcher’s feed – something to the effect of “good on you, Fletch”
I know we’ve bagged on Stassi alot here and deservedly so with his horrible hitting last year and some really dumb defense behind the plate ( 8/15/22 anyone?)
But what ever he’s going through right now cannot be good and I believe he deserves our best wishes and prayers.
Hang in there Max. 🙏
“Ooops. I feel like an asshole. Do you think it would be best for me to STFU for two or three whole days? Then maybe I can start telling everybody how I was right about Stassi? Yeah, that’s probably best…. thoughts and prayers guys… oh, there’s a half brownie in my pocket….”
The Dodgers losing on a bunt is glorious. Definitely a play I’d expect a professional athlete to make. Not easy, but with two inches smaller of a waistline he can get to that ball a lot easier.
Many of us were rooting for Mike Trout to hit for the cycle yesterday, but even if he had hit a triple in his last AB, it wouldn’t have been as impressive as the second cycle Jim Fregosi had as an Angel.
Fregosi’s second cycle came on 5/20/68, just one day after 15 people died in Cairo when thousands of people crushed together trying to get a glimpse of the apparition of Mary that had been appearing at night on the roof of Saint Mary’s Coptic Church.
It was a Monday night game at Anaheim Stadium against the Red Sox. When the bottom of the eleventh inning started, the game was tied 4-4 and Fregosi was just a single away from his cycle. He was due up fifth.
Bob/Buck Rodgers led off with a single and was sacrificed over to second by Bobby Knoop. The next batter was intentionally walked. Paul Schaal hit an unproductive fly ball to Yastrzemski in left field for the second out.
That brought up Fregosi with two outs. He hit a ball that fell onto the grass in left field for a single that scored the runner from second (a pinch runner for Rodgers) and won the game for the Angels.
I wonder if Fregosi’s hit would have been a double or triple, but was ruled merely a single because first base was as far as Fregosi could get before the run scored and ended the game.
One thing I’m sure of is that the Angel players didn’t celebrate the walk-off by chasing Fregosi all over the field so they could rip his clothes off.
I was thinking this was 02’s burner account but it might be old HH user and unbelievable tale-weaver, Yetijuice. Did you use to hike to Kathmandu?
Maybe possibly Boy with Apple?
I did, too, until I saw we were getting useful, entertaining information
Too coherent to be “him”…. too on topic….
Looking forward to the more challenging week to see where we stand. Glad we have some momentum headed up to Seattle
Being 1-2 or 0-3 would’ve been disaster
I looked at the opening road trip as one that needed to end 4-2 to be considered successful.
Oakland has played us tough my entire life. Good year, bad year, it doesn’t seem to matter. We should’ve swept them, but a series win there followed by a series win in Seattle will mean a good road trip.
Shohei Ohtani was the first pitcher hitter from Japan to pitch a game with ten or more strike outs AND hit a home run in the same series against a team in it’s home ballpark where the grass is green while wearing two socks, one of which is pulled up a little higher than the other while ALSO having a banana in his locker! REACT! HOW CAN THE ANGELS WASTE THIS! HE SHOULD BE A YANKSOX!
I also just want to warn you so you can gird your loins and maybe be a man about it, both Tepera and Loup are going to pitch again this season. So are Estevez and Moore. Try not to use your sad donkey shit juju powers to wish the Angels into a lost season before May 1st so that you can single finger type out “I knew it” posts that no one cares about.
You also may see Phillips play in the next few days. Typy tap tap poke poke hurr derr. Why not try the power of big picture positive thinking instead of giving that saggy face of yours another frown line?
Also, Rendon’s still gonna be on the team all year and the ladies dig him. You can’t stop nature.
Also, Tucky D, Sandy and Mr Anderson. Failed prospects Taylor Ward and Logan O’Hoppe.
And Corgi puppies.
Smile. Life’s not half bad.
Pretty funny, you had me until “ same series against a team in it’s home ballpark where the grass is green while wearing two socks, one of which is pulled up a little higher than the other while ALSO having a banana in his locker”
Made me laugh out loud! 😀 😀
I could actually see some color guy coming up with a stat like that.
Hell, have you seen some of the info blurbs the out on the Jumbotron for visiting hitters?
Jack Flaherty video is must see 😝
One of you kids post a link please
Wouldn’t surprise me at all if he outperforms Mr Smile with the beard!
At a big fraction of the cost
I was stoked to get Urshela.
Jeff you might have just given Totstie his first real live honest to goodness rec.
Congratulations Tootsie. Now you dont have to force your mom to visit the site anymore.
Get this take while it’s hot — Ohtani wins his second MVP this year and finishes top three in Cy Young voting.
Pair this up with Japan’s win over Team USA in the WBC, and Ohtani feels like he has conquered American baseball. Therefore, instead of signing with an MLB team this coming off-season, he signs with a Japanese team.
His new mission? To spearhead an effort to make Nippon Professional Baseball the world’s premiere baseball league.
Sorry, it is the other way round. Ohtani takes the Cy, but because he is seen as primarily a pitcher, Trout gets his 4th MVP.
^this, then Ohtani resigns here for 10 more years
Ohtani takes the Cy, Trout gets his 4th MVP, Ohtani gets 2nd….Co-MVP’s.
it is a nice place to retire
60-102 in 2022……we’re back baybee!!! 😆 💪 💪
I’m pretty much done with Ren-done. I’ve rooted hard for his success but he has become so injury prone and the hyper-aggressive (annd very selfish) act from the other day was just the cherry on this shit sundae.
I hope he proves me wrong but this could turn out to be the worst contract in Angels’ history.
Understandable. I’m hanging on for a few more months. I think the suspension could be over 25 games, assuming we have most of the facts.
If we are winning games, that will keep the natives happy, buy him some time to get things going……he looked very good during spring training. If healthy that can be a sign of Tony 2 Bags return. I’m buying more stock on the cheap.
I’m really hoping you are right and we see the Rendon from 2019 (or anything close to it).
25 games for grabbing a fan’s collar? No.
Agree. 3-5 max, anger management courses, etc.
It was a dumb move, but don’t think it rises to anything more than a 3 game series suspension.
But, I could be wrong. It’s happened once before. 🙂
What happened to Albert Belle when he threw that ball right into a fan’s chest (it was hard, short distance and clearly intentional) ?
Bell was suspended around 5 times in his career….troubled individual, alcohol issues too, mean to trick or treaters
Yeah, I sort of vaguely recall that the throwing the ball incident was not the first time he quarelled with a fan…He seemed to always be getting into trouble, as you alluded to.
Hopefully the fact that Rendon does not have that history will help him here …
Belle left a welt on a 33 yr old asshat – the throw was from 15 ft
15 ft. from an MLB outfielder can certainly do damage.
Yah. I don’t want a kid throwing a ball at me from 15 ft away.
I’m coaching my son’s tee ball team and this is basically my Wednesday and Friday now.
Coaches at this age really need to wear a cup. That’s all I’ll say.
I’m a league leader in being wrong WAR….grabbing a guy like that, doesn’t happen often, don’t think it’s happened in a long time, they’ll make an example of him. Besides it’s the Angels..it’s part of the trAdition.
IMHO-The swing was the determinant.
It was such a half assed swing. No power, aim, or real intent to land. If Rendon really wanted to hit him, he’d have done so while still holding him with the other hand.
But the optics are horrible and this is a far different era than Belle.
I’m saying 10 games reduced to 5 or 7 on appeal.
if he was a pitcher I could see 10 games (roughly 2 starts) but Im guessing 5 initially with an ultimate reduction to 3.
I’ve never seen him look happier.
I always thought he was cool, laid back, happy. But, now we know something sinister lurks behind the ever present smile!
I think 25 games is too much. There was an attempt, but he didn’t hurt the guy. And if he really wanted to hurt the guy, he could have had. The swipe at him was to scare more than actually hurt him.
I’m thinking 5-10 games, with a hefty fine. Which may very well be good if he really banged up his knee. No IL time while he recovers.
Yah. I’m more worried about the knee than the suspension.
But he lasted a full game before getting hurt, or was it 2?
I keep laughing my ass off at the “who is holding on for Rendon” thing we’ve had since the day we signed him.
So my choices are to hope the guy we have under contract does well or….
become a sad bitch who constantly rails against something I have no control over day after day after day accomplishing absolutely nothing?
I mean, I’d get it if there was some sort of “social hoe” score where if enough fans “give up” on a player then a team can void his contract, but that’s just CtPG Guy’s sticky dream.
Do I believe in Rendon? Who gives a shit? And if you do give a shit, why? What, do you need me to join the Heathers or else? Rendon can be good. He may not be good. My life’s gonna be the same, the Angels will also be what they will be.
Unless he really is injured instead of just having a boo boo he will probably be fairly good since, when he’s not hurt, he tends to be fairly good. Or he won’t.
It’s better to spend Monday morning bemoaning 50 seconds of Rendon than it is focusing on 50 seconds of Trout Ohtani blasts back back majesty
You’re beginning to understand this CTPG guy.
Wound up being 5
Hambone laughs at your “worst contract in Angels history”.
Hambone was “only” 100 million smackaroos.
For me, it’s Rendon, Gramps, then Hamilton.
I means what’s 25 million worth in todays world. But it was $125,000,000
Wasn’t just about the money ; it was the negative pub for the organization, the lack of effort, and the flailing hopelessly at pitches in the playoffs when he was batting in the middle of the order …
Plus, the whole Cokehead fiasco got Rev axed from the old site.
No matter what it won’t be worse than Hambone.