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Rally Manatee

  • joined Mar 12, 2008
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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
Frickin Frieri better be put on the DL tomorrow
Commented on Ernesto Frieri Blows Save, Game, Angels Back Below .500 on Apr 24 2014, 2:37a
Gotta cook dinner. Burrito night.
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:43p - 1 reply
Trout robbed Harper of a hit
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:37p
That Yankee pitcher?
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:25p - 1 reply
Right?
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:22p
I hate that At&t commercial
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:17p - 2 replies
It's making his hair blow
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:14p - 1 reply
In order to join the PFJ
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:13p - 1 reply
Since solidarity
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:11p - 1 reply
Yo Red Leader!
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:10p - 1 reply
k thanks
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:09p
OT: Where are the good deals on cars in OC?
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:05p - 1 reply
Gio officially off the ropes
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 8:03p - 1 reply
Can Albert hit #501 please?
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:59p - 1 reply
Taking breaks to work on spelling with my daughter
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:51p - 3 replies
sumbitch
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:44p
I liked that tiny toss around the horn after that pop up
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:39p
Lobsters, baby.
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:36p - 1 reply
Well below the Mathis Line
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:32p - 1 reply
Trumbo style
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:31p - 1 reply
Haha. Beat me to it.
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:30p
Long destructo single
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:29p - 1 reply
Shhh!
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:28p
Trout for the save!
Commented on Wednesday Angels National League Rules Game Thread on Apr 23 2014, 7:26p
500 is rad, but I'm more excited about 8
Commented on Angels and Pujols Both Reach 500 Mark on Apr 23 2014, 3:20a
Such a daring prediction
Commented on Angels and Pujols Both Reach 500 Mark on Apr 23 2014, 3:16a
Hating on the Big A crowd huh?
Commented on Angels and Pujols Both Reach 500 Mark on Apr 23 2014, 3:10a - 1 reply
On another note, let's count how many times
Commented on Angels Single Out Victory in D.C. on Apr 22 2014, 4:26a - 1 reply
Richards WHIP is lowest on the team AND he leads the team in BB
Commented on Angels Single Out Victory in D.C. on Apr 22 2014, 4:22a - 2 replies
He has been really frickin exciting to watch
Commented on Angels Single Out Victory in D.C. on Apr 22 2014, 4:18a
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
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