LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Enough with the Texas Teams!

Good morning Angels fans, sick of Texas yet? Me too! Have some links!

Angels News

Angels lost yesterday despite Ohtani pitching in large part due to only scoring 1 run. That is not ideal. It was Neto’s first, however.

In other news, Chad Wallach is on the IL so, Ohtani had to make due with our backup backup backup backup catcher. Considering he only allowed 3 runs, it could have been worse.

Oh and Jimmy is back! He better be wearing goggles.

Because of the injuries to pitchers including Suarez, Sandy is pitching Sunday now against his former high school teammate. Good thing it isn’t Houston…

With his 502 career K, Ohtani has surpassed Babe Ruth in pitching strikeouts! Dude is doing what everyone said Babe Ruth did even though Ruth had like 1 year where he hit and pitch in the same season.

Around Baseball

Mookie Betts refused to stay at the creepy haunted hotel. He watched too many horror movies.

The A’s may end up in LV after all as there seems to be an agreement with slightly less taxpayer funds. ONLY SLIGHTLY.

Mets vs Phillies in London 2024. Glad it isn’t Angels, that travel cannot be good for your health.

MLB game for Paris 2025. Um, why?

After a ton of fear, Gary Sanchez will be going to the Mets, not Angels. Yay!

Former Angel pitcher Thor hurt his finger. Maybe he should have listened, hypnosis doesn’t work!

Want to read the collective barganing agreement for yourself? Now you can!

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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There we are with all the other horrible teams with rightfully miserable fans.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Go Jared!!

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Good luck to him.

I hope just for his sake that the worst symptoms and suffering are behind him…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

GO JAY RAD!

You look rested boy!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

In the depth of the off season…. say January…. it could be cool to do a breakdown of the collective bargaining agreement.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

To remind all of us of what great wage and benefits packages that none of us have?

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Catchers are dropping like flies !!

We can’t go on like this !!

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

This just goes back to more mistakes by Arte and Perry…

Back in the offseason, we had an opportunity to sign a big-named catcher Contreras to solidify the posi… oh wait a second

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2GA2Join

Stupid Perry. Cheap ass Arte. The Dutch.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Damn French.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

So wait a minute Yesterday Chad Wallach went on the 10 day IL with a stiff neck but today he goes on the 7 day concussion list even though hes already on the IL?

Is that like double secret probation?

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/121b0742-876e-4778-ba42-b94c3fb12679

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

I gotta hand it to several of the posters on here. Neto has really shown a lot of talent and that he belongs in the show. You guys were right calling for him to get his shot.

Go Halos!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Angelz4ever

I am still expecting a drop off in Neto’s offense (which hasn’t even been that great. It’s kind of funny how a guy can have an 84 OPS+ but if he’s one of the “cool kids” we all act like it’s 120). Scouting will catch up. That’s fine. What I’m stoked on is how he looked very behind on defense in Spring Training and in about a month he got trained up to the point where he’s a very solid SS. That’s awesome. I know hitting is a different skill set, but his quick adaptation defensively gives me hope that he’ll adjust well offensively too.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

Todays Lineup:

Ward
Trout
Ohtani
Rendon
Renfroe
Drury
Thiass
Urshela
Neto

Halo Power Baby!!

Twebur
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1 year ago

Funny if this true.

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Twebur
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1 year ago

Youngest Players On Opening Day Rosters In Every Minor League In 2023…Several Angels.
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/youngest-players-on-opening-day-rosters-in-every-minor-league-in-2023/

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

“see that ATM there, Zach? Pay up.”

Twebur
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1 year ago

During several hypnotherapy sessions over the last few weeks, Syndergaard has worn an eye mask in a dark room while Dodgers mental skills coach Brent Walker has talked to him softly.

Do the Angels have a Mental Skills coach? If they did, reasonably can assume they don’t,
he or she should be fired. Or they should start yelling at them like I do!!!! Maybe a good water boarding will help!!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Twebur

Yes, the Angels did make that investment… Here’s an animation representing the concepts applied in every session:

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Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

Impressed with the A’s LV stadium site. Not a bad location at all, right on the Strip is awesome, 100% walkable.

I’m already booking my room for 2027 at the Circus Circus, obviously will be Arte’s hotel of choice.

HaloLew
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Speaking of Circus Circus, I walked into that place recently. I haven’t been inside since I was a kid like 40 years ago. I swear NOTHING has changed including the god-awful carpet. I can’t believe that dump is still there considering how valuable the property is.

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Sounds like a perfect LV home for Arte.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  HaloLew

A sea of NASCAR jackets and mullets

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Hey, hey, hey now, grandma keeps that mullet coifed.

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I just looked at a map about an hour ago, and if you are booking for Circus Circus, you are going to have a LONG walk to get to the stadium…

Guest
1 year ago

The FBM keystone of the game for the Angels today is “Not Strong Enough” by boygenius.

The Angels had their ace pitching against a weak sauce Astros lineup and could not pull off a victory. Do you see us getting scraped up off the pavement? Always an Angel, never a god. Always an Angel, Never a God. ALWAYS AN ANGEL NEVER A GOD!

I don’t know why I am the way I am. But maybe it’s all in the delivery. Phoebe, Julien, and Lucy sound happy and accepting of this situation. The Neto home run was fun, right?

https://youtu.be/bIX_ouNJsTs

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago

Asking the “8 BALL” are the Angels 2 thru 6 hitters going to get going today? A: My sources tell me no. YIKES, just keeping it honest, it’s just a stupid 8 ball, you know a novelty ask thing, I think, anyway…….sheesh 👀 

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WallyChuckChili
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1 year ago

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JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

We are going to get CRUSHED.

Christian Javier, one of the more talented young arms in baseball ( 3.54 ERA) vs Griffin “in the” Canning (5.31 ERA)… One serves nasty sliders the other serves fat meatballs. Hmmm…. I wonder what will happen ? BTW, vegas odds has the Astros as favorites of (-129).

The Angels will get soundly beat, lose the homestand which was the most important we’ve had in about a decade, and we are going to have to face reality again… while good, this team is not quite good enough…and it mainly comes down to the starting pitching, both Texas and Houston are better.

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Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Really Frostie? Why even get up in the morning?

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JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We’re not talking life and death Cowboy.

Please. It’s just baseball. There are winners and losers… and right now, in fact for awhile now we’ve been losers.

Deal with it.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Ironically, that is my point. But apparently your daily energy is only derived from your bleakness.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

No, I just get sick of all the pollyannas and rainbow farters predicting sweeps against teams who are better coached, more fundamentally sound and execute better…I am not saying they should predict a loss, but at least stop ignorantly predicting a “sweep” when there is nothing to justify that kind of fantasy…

The truth is hard sometimes and too many people just don’t want to deal with it …

You know, these types :

https://external-content.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.AKDKtNerLp2qdvfWcDHTqQHaGA%26pid%3DApi&f=1&ipt=a1362b7f19828d73865bec3a3a8a4f3472b868384b8379c4942538aec50f6ad4&ipo=images

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Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

So who exactly are these foolish people Frostie?

CTPG maybe made up of a bunch manic depressives from time to time but a plethora of pollyannas and rainbow farters?

I can assure that there is way more angry doomers gloomers & Eyores on this site than hopium addicts.

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DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I used to be a doomer but goddamn if I didn’t meet my match here. My level of disparity comes nowhere near some of the poop farters and scrooges here.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DowningDude

I thought Small Dick Energy was a bullshit made up thing people just pulled out when they were fustrated someone didn’t clap for their thinks till CtPG quintupled down on Halos Heaven’s fake assed “punk rock” thing and became this donkey fest.

SDE. That shit is real.

I think Frost is just on the spectrum and can’t grasp that the 10% of people who call for a sweep in a series sometimes aren’t SERIOUSLY analytically calling for a sweep for realzies. Or that it’s like 1 in 10 people and no one needs saving from them.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Let’s start with all the people who have predicted sweeps recently… I know “tanana” predicted a sweep of the Astros, and somebody else, I think “BannedinLA” predicted a sweep of the Rangers … We’ll start with those guys…

Normally I would include “Grandpa” but in his defense he has not been foolishly predicting sweeps etc. GP has been more reserved. Good on you Grandpa.

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

“It’s all bullshit anyway. But don’t challenge me on that or I shall get huffy cause that’s no bullshit!”

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Twebur
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1 year ago

Away with 🐃 💩 

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Guest
1 year ago

“If you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to 

“Nietzsche is dead.”

— God

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

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Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I expect us to win because baseball is a crazy game. Also, Javier is no Valdez. A 3.54 ERA doesn’t indicate dominance.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Look at his stats last year. I’ll help; ERA of 2.54 and WHIP of 0.948 !. He knows how to pitch. And while it is true that he has not been as dominant so far in 2023 he’s alot better than the guy we are throwing out there… Again, our starting pitching is suspect. Very suspect. And Canning is one of the guys who is not getting it done.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I will counter that with Tyler Anderson. 2022, ERA 2.57, WHIP 1.002. Do you feel that Anderson’s next start will be like 2022? or more like his 2023?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

And this year its 1.057 WHIP with an ERA over 3-1/2 because Chicks dig his long balls.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

You should know if you had been on any of the baseball teams I was on you’d be the guy who somehow keeps getting hit by pitches in squad games and none of the other players seem to mind.

You deserve a shitty baseball team to “root” for.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Or the almost Mighty Ducks who always seem to finish second even when they’re trying to tank.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

And you deserve to be banned from this site for a decade of continually insulting strangers unprovoked and inciting flame wars.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

No. I deserve sex and ice cream.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

… and I forgot to add farting loudly amongst good company.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Sheez, man. You’re almost as bitter as 2002.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m not bitter. I’m real.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Real bitter

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Ha ha. You are SO funny dude.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

That’s the same guy from that old curmudgeon movie…he’d say we’re gonna lose!

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JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

This is the team you are so blindly confident in ; the Angels are 2nd worst in all MLB with a .980 Fielding Percentage and no team has more errors than the Angels; the Giants are tied with 27 !!

https://www.espn.com/mlb/stats/team/_/view/fielding/table/fielding/sort/errors/dir/asc

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

“Let me tell you about baseball and why you are so stupid trying to enjoy it. Point 1aa….. slide please!”

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DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Jack wins every time. The guy should live in Vegas sports book he’s so regular.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

THE COOLER! ahahahahahaha

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

The new Hitting Coaches and a philosophy of being aggressive is not a bad idea, except when a pitcher is throwing so many breaking balls so low, it’s time to adjust and pass it on to the hitters. Then the pitcher is forced to adjust and you have a chance to get him off balanced. We gave Valdez one inning where he threw only 7 pitches. Both the player’s and coaches need to learn to adjust. Is adjusting to to play of the game now a lost art?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

Nobody asked me , but:

Good morning to all as a cold wave hits us today and did you notice at the game last night that everyone was dressed for warmth? Summer’s not here just yet.

Today we have a get away game as both teams will be on their way. Framer Valdez can’t get outta town fast enough for us. The best take on last night is we weren’t shutout.

Renfroe has a pattern, watch first pitch go by for a strike, second pitch a swing and miss, and Wha-La an 0-2 count.

Last night guys were practicing their golf swings all night long trying to hit those mean off speed sinking pitches. Valdez was on his game. Hey! What about Shohei? Well, if .170 hitter, former Angel as we all are aware, Maldonado doesn’t go deep and no melt down in the fifth, then he was on too.

Today’s a new day and hopefully we can out hit the Asstros today. Thaiss will be back in and I oh so do hope that Neto is leading off.

What’s going on with Rendon? On some plays he looks Brooks and on others he reminds of one time Halo, Escobar. Rendon is hitting clutch so there is that.. Time to move Drury up one notch and drop Renfroe.

Thanks for reading this morning’s diatribe. 🤓 

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Rendon is just breaking down physically. The injuries have sapped his power and his throwing arm. He’s just not the $245 million Arturo paid for. He’s not a clean up hitter on a team that thinks it is a contender. I’m not sure who is. I thought it could be Renfroe but he doesn’t seem up for it either. Maybe Hit Trout/Ohtani three and four. Let Rendon draw walks in front of them.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

So wait. Now you’re telling me you DON’T like Rendon? WHAT? You?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Trout’s last 15 games of a .727 OPS has come at a really bad time.The 2023 iteration of the Astros is not same talent level of the last few seasons, so I’m not buying into the “aw shucks – let’s move on” milquetoast reaction. The $600 million dollar man should not be happy with giving up 3 earned runs to that team, and our 2-3-4-5 hitters can’t put up a 1-for-15 night. If we a playoff team…and it’s really big “if”, then beating their Ace should be expected.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

If we are a playoff team, then more than 2 thru 5 hitters need to get fixed, right? Shohei relies on many different pitches with all having to be on so he can be effective. If as I expect, he is dealing with blisters, his breaking-off speed stuff suffers, and he is left with fastballs. If not blisters, then possibly it’s a nail issue, but no matter what it is if continued will make him a 400-million-dollar player. But no matter who is pitching the 5th inning is always a rough inning. What is scary is how many runs we allow with 2 outs.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

2023 Mike Trout is analogous to 2023 Astros. I love Mike Trout but we will be seeing more and more of this as he ages.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

So you’re saying it is time now to put it in the past tense and make it official — the Angels wasted Mike Trout’s prime.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to 

I feel like we have, but I’m certainly not the first person who thinks that. I will still enjoy watching him play for us until the day he retires, and will be proud of him when he is unanimously inducted into the HOF in an Angels uniform.

Guest
1 year ago

Hi. My name is Chris. I’ll be your catcher today. Can I start you off with any drinks or appetizers?

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Okey-Dokey, he does the Hokie-Pokey.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Hopefully no Smoky, Cokey, only Karaoke.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

The “Cotton Candy Eating Couple” from the Angels game is now an Internet sensation with showing just how to eat Cotton Candy, in two different colors I might add. Now that’s Funny Stuff.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

Yes, that was hilarious. It even looked like someone told them they were being filmed, but they blew it off.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago

At least we didn’t lose any ground on the Rangers.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

Let’s all take our moving on medicine.

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Take our moving on medicine? What? Moving on? Did you say ‘moving on’? No one is moving on over until we decide it’s time to move on! Did we move on when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!…

It ain’t over now, ’cause when the goin’ gets tough, the tough get goin’. Who’s with me? Let’s go! Come on!…

What the f–k happened to the CtPG I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. ‘Ooh, we’re afraid to go with you, Bluto, we might get in trouble.’ (shouting) Well, just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I’m not gonna take this. Bregman, he’s a dead man! Valdez, dead! Altuve…

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 year ago

Dead! Bluto’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these Asstards. Now, we could fight ’em with Muscle Emojis. That could take years and cost millions of Photos with no names. No, in this case, I think we have to go all out. I think this situation absolutely requires a Playoffs Gif and Yelling at Clouds be done on somebody’s part.

We’re just the guys to do it…
LET’S DO IT!

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

Okay, so what can you do about yesterday…NOTHING!!!

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

jap.wav : “Did the Japanese, go and sit down and have dinner with Pearl Harbor, before they bombed them?”

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

When the going gets tough the tough sit down on the ground and cry about it, focus intensely on what went wrong, declare it won’t get fixed, and then fiercely declare that it will only get worse moving forward and list the reasons why over and over again while banging their own fists on their head and farting loudly.

Then they die of a stroke, unloved, at their sisters house.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

We keep this up and there won’t be any pages in the book left to turn.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Indeed

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Then all that is left is a book burning.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

There are 162 pages in the book. You get a new one every year baby.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

I would love to give the reins back to Scioscia for a few days to see what he would do.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

🙄 🙄

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

This X 1,000,000!!!

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I suspect the pre & post game meal spreads would be enhanced.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Indeed Again

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m just sad we never got to see what Joe Maddon’s mohawk would have accomplished.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Talk about an unfinished Picasso.