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Rally Manatee

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I was born, raised, and still reside in the Santa Barbara area, which used to be strictly Dodger territory, but my parents raised me and my brothers to be Angels fans. We used to vacation in Palm Springs for Spring Training in the 80's, and got autogrpahs from greats like Brian Downing, Jim Abbot, Dave Winfield, and not so greats like Junior Felix and Mike Fetters.

I'm married to a smokin' hot Orange County girl who shares my love for the Angels. She let me name our dog Rex Hudler (we just call him Hudler), and she let me fill a whole bathroom with Angels memorabilia. Next to marrying her, and the day our little Halo fan was born, I'd have to say game 6 of the 2002 World Series was just about the most exciting day of my life.

Since then, it's been a thrill to watch the Angel's success, and yet still a little hard to get used to after so many years of heartbreaking loss. I'm sure this era of winning will someday pass, and we'll once again be forced to root for the Vance Lovelaces and Kent Andersons of the future, but until then, I will bask in the glow of the blazing halo.

2013 off-season amendment: That era of winning HAS passed, even though it isn't Lovelaces and Andersons that are leading the crusade of suckage, but Pujolses and Hamiltons, alleged greats. And thus I return to being a fan out of a dull sense of duty rather than the acute thrill of victory that already seems so distant and fleeting.

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Recent Activity
I wish I could join more game threads
Commented on Halos Heaven Roll Call: Oakland Series on Apr 17 2014, 10:06p
Our offense is gonna get sick of our bullpen right quick
Commented on Angels Get OakChoked in Extras; Team Falls to 6-8 on Apr 16 2014, 3:50a - 1 reply
Going to the game Saturday
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels can't figure out Seattle on Apr 11 2014, 7:42p - 2 replies
I'd like to hear from a Rangers fan
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels can't figure out Seattle on Apr 9 2014, 6:34p - 2 replies
It's two words
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels can't figure out Seattle on Apr 9 2014, 6:16p - 1 reply
Shhhh!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 4:12p - 1 reply
Pile on those runs for the blowpen!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 4:08p - 1 reply
That Grossman is frickin airhead!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:59p
It's not so much erased, they just "turn the page"
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:52p - 1 reply
Really?
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:51p
Yeah maybe I should delete that
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:49p - 1 reply
Ehem
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:48p - 1 reply
Yes, very cleansing
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:45p
INsurance!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:41p
Blast!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:40p - 1 reply
Well we've got time to figure it all out
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:39p
Welcome to the team, Stewart!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:38p
Ah thanks
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:38p - 1 reply
Rad. I have some q's about the birthright program
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:35p - 2 replies
Wha dup KidRobber
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:30p
Yo ChristieTooT!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:30p - 1 reply
IF it results in a happy ending
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:28p - 1 reply
Ibanez and Pujols
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:27p - 2 replies
Wha dup Godo
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:25p
There's a fine line between painting and nibbling
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:04p
REEEDDD!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:04p
trAdition
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:02p
touche
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 3:00p
Gubby had a great point
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:59p - 2 replies
IDK, everytime I borrow McDonalds
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:54p - 1 reply
I like how CJ forced himself to use his glove there
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:50p
Ian Stewart blaming his glove
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:49p - 1 reply
She swore she was 18!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:48p
That's rad
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:47p
What the twelve-year-old girl?
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:46p - 2 replies
The Astros have a different kind of imposter
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:43p
Is it really?
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:41p - 1 reply
What up uggos!!!
Commented on Monday Morning Angels Game Thread on Apr 7 2014, 2:35p
I agree that only science can be proven
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 4 2014, 3:32a
Didn't watch last night
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:15p - 1 reply
Have it ready to watch tonight
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:10p - 1 reply
And when you try the Frieri Sauce instead,
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:08p
Yeah, you can definitely tell Harmon is back as writer
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:05p
I've been meaning to go there
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:03p - 1 reply
I'll never forget the day
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:01p
That is some healing salve there!
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 8:00p
I heard Myspace is making a comeback!
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Seattle sweeps Angels to start season on Apr 3 2014, 7:54p
Frickin Carpino
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Don Baylor breaks leg, bullpen breaks bad on Apr 1 2014, 7:46p
Yes! I was LOVING that.
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Don Baylor breaks leg, bullpen breaks bad on Apr 1 2014, 7:45p
This is entertainment!
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Don Baylor breaks leg, bullpen breaks bad on Apr 1 2014, 7:43p
Is that cheaper than a dish or cable?
Commented on MondoLinks: Weekend Recap on Apr 1 2014, 7:37p
Nah. He was just lucky.
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Don Baylor breaks leg, bullpen breaks bad on Apr 1 2014, 12:24p
They didn't change the walls
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Don Baylor breaks leg, bullpen breaks bad on Apr 1 2014, 12:15p - 1 reply
So rad
Commented on It's Done! Trout Extension for 6 years, $144.5 Million!!! on Mar 31 2014, 1:50p
My bad
Commented on Shuck, Long, Green Sent to AAA on Mar 31 2014, 1:48p - 2 replies
I was all set to watch live tonight, and then
Commented on MondoLinks: Weekend Recap on Mar 31 2014, 1:43p - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Shuck, Long, Green Sent to AAA on Mar 30 2014, 6:44p - 2 replies
That's basically what I already said
Commented on Shuck, Long, Green Sent to AAA on Mar 30 2014, 6:39p - 1 reply
Shuck vs. Cowgill
Commented on Shuck, Long, Green Sent to AAA on Mar 30 2014, 11:52a - 2 replies
You can't shed the cynicism for just a second?
Commented on It's Done! Trout Extension for 6 years, $144.5 Million!!! on Mar 29 2014, 3:06p
"New Jersey"
Commented on It's Done! Trout Extension for 6 years, $144.5 Million!!! on Mar 29 2014, 3:03p - 1 reply
I prefer "kich up ass"
Commented on It's Done! Trout Extension for 6 years, $144.5 Million!!! on Mar 29 2014, 2:58p
Wild ride, Trout!
Commented on It's Done! Trout Extension for 6 years, $144.5 Million!!! on Mar 29 2014, 2:56p - 2 replies
Yessir! HH is awesome year round, but in the off season it's VITAL
Commented on WeekEnd HaloLinks: A New Beginning Edition on Mar 28 2014, 5:55p
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