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Angels Lineup/Batting Order for Year- Color Coded

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I was curious how many lineups/batting order variations the Angels have utilized in the first 35 games of this season, seemed like a lot, because it has been. 32 distinct variations so far, and never using the same order more than twice, have kept the players, fans, opponents, and world guessing, who, bats where, when. Injuries are a big part of it, but match ups (data), tinkering, and a bit of neurosis can't be ruled out. (Fan Data Graphic)

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Angels are no longer April's Fools

Today is the last day of April 2014. Last night the team won in a game that had buttercup written all over it. All game long the Angels put base runners on the bases with no outs and compiled...

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The Instant Double Take

With the implementation of the new instant replay system in MLB, a fan has to ask oneself, "Am I witnessing a fundamental shift in the game of baseball?" -And then ask oneself again "Am I?" D...

Golden Calves of LA Sports

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Doctors have determined that walking with too much money in your wallet, can cause an uneven gait, putting the back and hips out of alignment, and leads to calf strains. The sports medicine bureau has come up with a name for the condition: "Over Compensitus"

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Fan Of Life, The Angels & Not Giving Up

via i1319.photobucket.com The other day I was driving down the 23 Freeway, which connects the 118 and the 101, passing through Moorpark and Thousand Oaks, when I hit this patch of road that...

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The Halo: A new Stadium that Mike Trout Designs!

When LeBron James finally became a free agent, he created a media sensation out of the question, what will he chose? Where will he sign? It was a live televised event, designed to maximize the...

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Hot Stove? Try Nuclear Plasma Furnace!

They say Baseball is about pitching. Jerry Dipoto will be doing a lot of pitching in the next week in particular at the winter meetings. Jerry will need to be a Starter(an opener of doors and...

Angels Adressing Pitching Needs Aggresively!

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Bravo Jerry! (Updated with photos and Butcher clause)

Thank You Mike Trout

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The wheels came off this 2013 season, but Mike Trout was there to rescue the year. Thank you Mr. Trout, for making this season watchable. Another legendary season!

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The Tears of Angels

As I write this, Texas size raindrops fall upon the last of the 2013 Angels season. Large drops of agony falling from high above, thudding to a halt on the earth in Texas, beaten by gravity and...

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Is MLB Pimping Out the 'Stros?

astros slide Today the Astros are going to Texas for some three game outcall. Texas has disintegrated down the stretch and Ronnie Washington was able to pick up the phone and get some three game...

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Angels To Make 13 Game Statement

It will take approximately 45 hours and 15 minutes, from the first pitch on Monday evening in Oakland at approx 7pm, to the last out, Wednesday afternoon at about 4:15 pm; in that span, the Angels...

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10+ Things Arte Moreno Learned this year

1. Pitching Wins Championships. It's why Oakland and Tampa Bay are in. At the Greinke Vs. Hamilton crossroads, a classic baseball lesson was learned, harshly. 2. Mike Trout is truly Mike Trout. ...

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Wild Card Pursuit Notepad

As the Angels enter the second half, there are 9 teams in the AL with better records. Here is a quick breakdown of the schedules and situations regarding the 6 opponents ahead of the Angels in the...

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76 Reasons to Let Them Play!

Five Suggestions for Mike Scioscia from a fan. 1. Put Albert Pujols on the 15 day DL starting today. He leads the Majors in double plays, is hitting off one leg now, and the entire league knows...

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Catching the Angels (as they fall)

Being an Angels Squatter, not easy... The other day I was watching Chris Iannetta bat for the Angels at Fenway. At first his at bat looked painful. He went 0-2 and the other teams catcher and...

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This Team Can Win, This Team Will Win.

This isn't a rough start, this is getting jilted at the altar, this is getting dumped at the Prom, this is discovering the winning lottery ticket was fake. This isn't just losing on a baseball...

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The Purple Heart of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sports, we can play 350 days a year, so we sure as hell should be good. Indeed if sports had a home field, it would be LA. Tomorrow is the first official day of spring, March 20th...

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10 Suggested Angels Giveaway Items

It's that time of year again, time to buy a wave of Angels tickets, and make a down payment on the upcoming season. After looking at the overall schedule, it was time to look at the promotional...

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Does Mike Scioscia have the Cannolis?

Well... Does He?

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From Cowboy to Vaquero, the Angels just won the offseason gunfight.

As Magic Johnson pulled a little blue Dodger's cap over Zack Greinke's brittle smile... the TV flickered for a moment in that dim bar in Texas, Nolan felt the fight leave his spine for a moment on...

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Mike-romanging the at bats. Does Scioscia's style of offense minimize his power hitters & sabotage clutch hitting?

I like the fact that the Angels have an active and aggressive offensive style, but this past season, I had to wonder at times, if we ran ourselves out of big innings, or took the bat out of our...

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The Shot Heard Round The League

I wrote this piece below in response to the fans that were indulging is the act of baseball treason, who attack the greatest baseball player of our generation for his humanity. The player that...

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Other Uses for Vernon Wells AKA Tony's Tumor

One week into the Season and we can already tell that this Vernon Wells issue isn't going away any time soon. Vernon has picked up right where he left off last season, endless freefall into...

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The 20 win club, which Angels pitcher will Crack it this year?

Listening to CJ Wilson talk about a rotation full of great prime aged pitchers feeding off the momentum of competing, I think many Angels fans wonder if this might bring out more of Ervin Santana's...

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96 Games in California (expanding home field)

96 Games in California. 66 Games on the Road. Angels fans can drive to 96 games in California this season, thanks to 9 against the A's (all Mon/Tue/Wed), 3 at Dodger Stadium, and 3 in San Diego. @...

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The Monkey is off our youngsters backs, now look at them perform!

With success comes expectations of constant high performance, but without unlimited resources like Boston or New York, teams need to manage talent in cycles of development peaking in a one or two...

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This is our town, we are still watching OUR team compete!

Tomorrow I will turn on the tv and watch the heart and soul of Los Angeles baseball take the field.  This is OUR team, home grown talent, and veterans that want to be playing here, this is a team...

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