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Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation

The September 22nd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton gets more pain-killing injections, Scioscia considering three-man rotation and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton received seven pain-killing injections for his abdominal pain. The Monkey Says: He is aiming to get back in the lineup by the end of the Oakland series, so they must...
Via Monkey with a Halo
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Jose Abreu More Deserving Of The AL MVP Than Mike Trout?

Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu should get some serious consideration for the American League MVP honors, so before you go anointing Mike Trout the unanimous winner, have a look below at the resume Abreu has compiled in his rookie campaign. Obviously the Los Angeles Angels have punched their ticket for the post-season while the White Sox have struggled with mediocrity all...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout touches Adrian Beltre’s head, makes him smile

Mike Trout doing things on the baseball field that nobody else can is just about an everyday occurrence. However, in last night’s game he did something nobody thought was possible: he rubbed Adrian Beltre’s head… and made him SMILE! Normally, Beltre is enraged when people touch his head, but Trout is just dang talented and charming that even Beltre can’t help but grin. If...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Trout beaned with rosin bag during celebration

Angels outfielder Mike Trout had himself a pretty good night on Saturday against the Rangers. The MVP candidate went 2-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a triple.So how did Trout's teammates honor their teammate? No post-game Gatorade shower or shaving cream pie for this group. Nope. They just hit him in the back of the head with a rosin bag during an interview:Speaking...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Rise of the Los Angeles Angels

It was supposed to be Oakland’s division to lose, remember? It was always supposed to be Oakland. Then one day, the Los Angeles Angels decided they finally wanted to play to their level of potential, and then some, clinching the AL West on Wednesday. I had Oakland winning the West this season, as did many people around the country, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t expect...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamilton missed celebration to get chiropractic work done

Josh Hamilton did not take part in the Angels’ celebration on Wednesday night after the team clinched the AL West for the first time since 2009. We said that Hamilton was not around because he wanted to stay away from the alcohol scene. But it turns out Hamilton may have left the clubhouse well before […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: projecting the playoff rotation

Now that the Los Angeles Angels have clinched a playoff berth and their first AL West title since 2009, one question remains: Who will they choose for their playoff rotation? Playoff rotations are generally comprised of the top three pitchers on the team as the post season in more spread out than the regular season. This means that often the starters who are left out become part...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton excused himself from Angels’ alcohol celebration

The Angels on Wednesday clinched the AL West for the first time since 2009, and one of their key players was not around to enjoy most of the celebration. Josh Hamilton, who has had well-known struggles with alcohol and drug abuse, excused himself before the alcohol started flowing during the team’s celebration. OC Register Angels […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels clinch AL West

After five innings of play in Wednesday night’s late games, it didn’t look like the Angels were going to clinch the AL West division title—at least not yet. The team was tied with the Seattle Mariners, 0-0, and the Athletics led 1-0 with Jeff Samardzija pitching a gem. But that’s why we play nine innings. The Angels did their part and used a five-run seventh inning to come...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Mike Trout joins elite company

By Jonathan Northrop, Staff Reporter - Mike Trout is going to finish the year first in fWAR again - he's at 7.8 right now, with #2 being far behind at 6.2 (Jonathan Lucroy). For those who prefer rWAR, he's also at 7.8 but Donaldson is much closer at 7.3, so it isn't quite a lock but it is close.Anyhow, this will be the third year in a row that Trout has...
Via Angelswin
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout will win AL MVP in his "worst" season

2014 is Mike Trout‘s worst season of his career. Why do I say this? Well there’s a number of reasons.For one, number 27 already has more strikeouts this season than any other season in his career. Trout’s season average is lower than it’s ever been in a full season. His on base percentage is down from last year, and he has less than half of the stolen bases he had in that...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No, Josh Hamilton won’t disrupt the Angels chemistry

Yesterday, Josh Hamilton made a surprise return to the Angels lineup. This is a good thing. Let me repeat that. THIS IS A GOOD THING. For some reason, there are folks out there who do NOT think that this is a good thing. Leading up to his return, anytime I posted an update to Twitter on the health status of Hamilton, I got the following responses: “Who cares? The Angels have been...
Via Monkey with a Halo
5 days ago  |  Discuss's 10th Anniversary Member Appreciation Interview with AngelsJunky

 This week we celebrate our 10th anniversary with an interview with long time member, AngelsJunky. The New Hampshire resident is a passionate Angels fan who brings intelligent topics for discussion to our forum and has posted some of the most in-depth blog articles over the years at Let's dig right in and get to know AJ better in this week's member appreciation...
Via Angelswin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Albert Pujols and Matt Shoemaker exit early

The Los Angeles Angels do not need to worry about winning the AL West any more, but they would like to make it to the postseason with no more injury concerns. Monday was not ideal on that front, with both starter Matt Shoemaker and first baseman Albert Pujols leaving the Angels' win early, as's Alden Gonzalez reports.Shoemaker was already close to finishing his...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vladimir Guerrero's son hits baseballs like his dad

Vladimir Guerrero was one of baseball’s best power hitters during his prime. Known by nicknames such as “Vlad the Impaler” the slugger had a knack for swinging at anything and finding a way to place it over the outfield wall. The apple does not fall far from the tree apparently as his son is also quite the slugger. In a video of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. posted to YouTube the 15...
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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