LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Texas Arizona World Series

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Angels News

Hey who wants to be a strength and conditioning coach for the Angels? Because they are looking for one. Hopefully one that will do their job for once.

Yep rumors are true. Buck is a candidate for the next Angels manager. It might be what he will do now.

How is the fall league going? Well, Davis Daniel is doing well.

Around Baseball

The Sneks won the NLCS! The most likeable team and constant trading partner with the Angels have made it to the World Series! It is not only just the 3rd all WC World Series, or just more proof that beating the Brewers in the playoffs means you get to the World Series, but it means that Mad Dog is retiring! Unless he is a lying liar who lies, which he likes to do, since that is what gets people to hate him. Anyway, he is gone forever, see, even Wikipedia says so.

Phillies prove they are indeed a Philadelphia team by being sore losers.

Rangers and Sneks now have the worst combined winning percentage of a WS matchup in MLB history and the worst in all 4 major sports since the 90’s!

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
7 months ago

Let’s nominate and elect a 2024 Halos manager candidate from one of the regular posters on here. They just gotta listen to us……..right?

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Listening to The Sports Lodge today ( AKA Arte’s propaganda network) Trent Rush suggested this guy as a managerial candidate: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip_Schumaker I guess he isn’t happy with the Fish organization since his boss Kim Ng is leaving because she was getting demoted. the more I think about it I kind of like it. He’s still young ( hes about the same age as Josh when he took over the Angels) but had a terrific first year as a manager while he would be happy as a local guy coming back home.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Holy shit I would love it if one of the tuck jobs on this site actually became the strength and conditioning coach for the Angels. Then we could see if just bitching about Arte actually gets anything done.

Speaking of “Blame Arte” time…. I am still trying to figure out how Arte’s evil infiltrated the Padres org and destroyed them.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
7 months ago

Oh, it happened……yeah it did!

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Actually is was the ghost of Walter O’Malley since his grandson owns them.

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago

“The Angels ascended to World Series immortality in Game 6 last fall, a magical game that forever defined a team, with an unprecedented comeback that cannot be compressed into a single image.
On that night, one hero would not be enough. On that night, when defeat would mean an empty end to a glorious season, the Angels spotted the San Francisco Giants five runs and 19 outs. In a century of World Series play, never had a team facing elimination overcome so large a deficit.”

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-mar-30-sp-gamesix30-story.html

This may be behind a paywall, but this article describes the most amazing game in Angels history, from the perspective of the players. I was at that game, and I will never forget it. I will always be an Angels fan.

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

All day long we have been slobbering on ourselves about 2002.

Where’s gitcho to tell us that we’re all pathetic CtPG guy losers.

As he is so often to do in his alien speak ass hat way of doing it.

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago

……and where is “2002” the Philly Fanboy with all of his Philly love? No random headshots?

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

You’re a pathetic CtPG Guy loser.

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago

Maybe…but I sure got you’re attention now didn’t I?

DowningDude
Legend
7 months ago

he is attention?

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago

Are you guys in some deep 4D chess level sarcasm or is this a legit beef?

Yes, I’m being nosy and yes,
I’ll break out the popcorn and await the skinny….

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago

Do Aliens even wear Ass Hats?

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago

I can’t explain why, but every time I see the word ‘Sneks’, I chuckle. It’s always funny, like monkeys & midgets.

Is Davis Daniel going to turn into a bonafide starter in 2024? Does he have top shelf “stuff” or is he yet another guy with middling talent that must pitch above & beyond his natural tools to be successful – like Barria, Saurez and countless others?

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Doubtful but might be an effective swinger

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s a question about pitching… so the correct answer is “I have no idea.”

angelslogic
Super Member
7 months ago

When I offer an opinion/answer a question here, I know I am doing so as a fan, not an expert. Isn’t that what this site is all about?

If only expert commentary were allowed, this site would collapse from lack of qualified posters. You included.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Ouch.

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Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Can he hit?

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BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Love that f’ing film.

90’s thru 2010’ish was a great period for filmmaking.

smithy610
Super Member
7 months ago

One domino falls – Melvin to Giants

https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/1717179576089280910

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

But like Counsel leaving the Brewers and moving to the Mets its just moving the domino vacancies from one team to another.

2GA2Join
Super Member
7 months ago

The Cardinals just acquired another infielder named Kennedy.

Do you think they’d accept Adell instead of Edmonds?

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Hopefully he’s not dead.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
7 months ago

Let’s be honest, Philly fan was going to be drunk and hurling insults whether the team won or lost.

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

It’s for that reason, I’m more happy than not they lost.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Isn’t that a pre-requisite for all Phillie fans…….or those who live in Philly?

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago

Only seven games or less before the post-season!

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago

I’m back! Sorry I’ve been away, but I’ve been busy with… more important things.

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Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

That is a great picture. The love is so evident.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I also like the guy in the background checking CtPG on his phone

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Congrats!!!

RexFregosi
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

congrats!!

steelgolf
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Congratulations Red!

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

That’s Miss UCSD, by the way.

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Miss UCSD Mrs. UCSD – corrected. Congratulations 🙂

Angelz4ever
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Texting at a reception? (Guy in right hand background)

Serously, nice

Designerguy
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Congratulations, Red! My (step) daughter was married in June, so I was forced to wear pants for the entire ceremony and reception. Stupid wedding protocols…

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Pants???? It’s an outrage, I tell you! An OUTRAGE!!!

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago

All in on the NL.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
7 months ago

I didn’t care about who won the D-Backs/Phillies series until Russo made that promise. He’s about the only one that gets me to shut off MLB Network. How did he ever get a time slot?

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago

So has he taken action or just blowing air like he always does.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

No, he’s back and saying he’s not going anywhere. He’s as worthless as a $3 bill

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Unfortunately, it’s just a PR stunt. We should be so lucky?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

D@mn, there goes our 2024 season!!

Mia
Legend
Mia
7 months ago

Even though I think he’d run into the same issues as his predecessors, Buck would be fun for a few seasons.

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Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Probably get this guy back as our 3B coach now that this issue has kind of calmed down. https://www.audacy.com/national/sports/unvaccinated-brian-butterfield-denied-role-on-mets-staff

RexFregosi
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Mia

about one HALF season sounds right.

Buck’s team always win it right AFTER he leaves, plus it aligns with the B2B mojo of DBacks-Angels pennants.

RexFregosi
Super Member
7 months ago

Carroll reminds me so much of a young Trout.

I imagine 2012 Mike doing what Carroll did last night in a Game 7 – leading a victory with 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 SB, 2 RS and catching the final out.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

He reminds me of Dykstra so much.

bigviz
Member
7 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

And to think he was drafted a spot after we took Wilson. Yikes! Then again, we are the Angels and we might have hindered Carroll’s development anyway

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  bigviz

and we might would have hindered Carroll’s development anyway

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I miss the .300 hitting,
base swiping OBP phenom that was early career Michael Nelson Trout. So much. So so much.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA
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BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Grand Salame off of Chris Sale no less.

He doesn’t have the same ‘swag’ now as then. Injuries have derailed him beyond belief.

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The robbery in Baltimore is even more impressive. If you watch the clip, he hits the top of the wall ON THE WAY DOWN!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91P24mGwsmA

angelslogic
Super Member
7 months ago

Go Rangers!

Fansince1971
Legend
7 months ago

This will likely be the lowest rated WS in a long time. But I’m excited to watch.

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Almost as good as MIL/MIN for giving a stroke EastSPiN

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

s/stroke/on-air stroke to/

smithy610
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’m rooting for the Dbacks, because I know it will give the Doyers-loving Sports Media a heart attack that their beloved Doyers may not get Shohei after all considering their own lowly, division rival won the WS over their anointed Shohei-destination Doyers.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
7 months ago

This is what baseball has become. You would rather have Ketel Marte than Trey Turner. Moreno instead of JT Realmuto. A guy at closer you traded for because he was an extra arm for the Mariners instead of the entire Phillies bullpen. Jerry DiPoto has to be kicking himself.

Sometimes logic doesn’t totally apply. And the same guys who are postseason stars one moment — Turner— become postseason has beens the next. Trey’s at bats in the last few games were lousy and really hurt the team. He couldn’t even move runners.

Sounds like the Angels? Yes. So the script can flip. There is always some hope.

RexFregosi
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Trea and JT’s team didn’t win a division either. 2nd place. just like the Rangers/Dbacks.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

But the unknown nondescript good players have always had a tendency to take center stage in baseballs post season.

Look at 2002 , Scott Spezio hit .327/.424/.600 with 19 RBIs in 16 post season games despite a career OPS of .747

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Angelstan
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Angels had a lot of those in 2002. Adam Kennedy. The short SS whose name I can’t remember. Bengie Molina. KRod. Lackey. Good for them.

Of course they also had Glaus, Salmon, GA etc. who all came to play.

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

You can’t remember Eckstein?????

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

TBF, it was 2+ decades ago….

halofansince1978
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Biggest home run in the history of Angels Baseball.

When Rory said, “BELTED!” we knew it was gone.

https://youtu.be/pgt4dDLYYKI

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago

Still my favorite Angels AB ever.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

It truly was epic.

I have a 16×20 of GA’s bases clearing double signed by GA in gold pen in my room. I realize it wouldn’t have happened without the Spiezio bomb but it is my favorite.

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

And we wouldn’t have won Game 6 if Erstadt didn’t homer and Glaus didn’t drive in those final runs with that double. BTW, I have a signed copy of GA’s double too. 😀  Not in gold pen.

Cowboy26
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Next came this. Even with a broken hamate bone. (Trout is such a pussy)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3PsuaYA7Ao

2GA2Join
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well now I’m enjoying watching the story… hopefully someone will post the next scoring play…

Twebur
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Even this shitty organization was once great……maybe again someday….but I doubt it😀

https://youtu.be/ayeK36QoTR4?si=nIO9bsoy9LlQgLox

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Wow, wow, wow, I love this every time I watch it It almost brings tears to my eyes. So much muck going on in the world and the above 3 videos all make me smile! Thanks for the 3 posts.  😀 

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He had a broken hamate? Geez, I don’t recall that at all. Too many bong rips and late nights over the intervening 21 years I ‘spose…

MarineLayer
Super Member
7 months ago

i was there, and I didn’t think it was going to make it out.

BannedInLA
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Baseball is the ultimate and least predictable, post season crap shoot in team sports.

clover_black
Super Member
7 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Logic usually applies and its actually pretty hopeless.

red floyd
Legend
7 months ago
Reply to  clover_black

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