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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
Gotta go
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 10:26p - 2 replies
I think I remember Nolan Ryan doing that
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:50p
Grienke looks a little less crazy with shaggy hair
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:45p - 1 reply
Not that I know of
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:44p
Sounds ok to me
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:43p
Shoulda beed Richards
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:40p - 1 reply
OJ Simpson seemed to handle the media well in his playing years too
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:40p
I thought maybe he gave a girl a gift basket
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:35p - 1 reply
Is that Jeter's kid that his parents are holding?
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:33p - 2 replies
Whoopity doo
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:32p
You're right
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:15p
SB represent!
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:13p - 1 reply
Trout>Puig
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:13p - 1 reply
Bautista trying to add some flare
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:10p - 1 reply
Glue
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:06p
Did anyone comment on the dude chanting "overrated"?
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:02p - 3 replies
"Shit. I know shit's bad right now, with all that starving bullshit"
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 9:01p
Gold-glover Adam Jones in CF
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 8:56p
Trout thinking
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 8:53p
Yep, I left that part out
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 8:51p
What's up all-star uggos!
Commented on All Star Game Thread on Jul 15 2014, 8:50p - 2 replies
Tempted to use my f bomb on this douche wad now
Commented on Saint Jeter on Jul 15 2014, 2:46p
Easy solution for the WC: pitch Shoemaker
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 14 2014, 4:28p - 1 reply
Luminous
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 14 2014, 4:26p
Taking the last series against Oakland was a good step
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 14 2014, 4:24p - 1 reply
I don't think Houston will deal
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 14 2014, 4:23p - 1 reply
I like how you indented a couple times here
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 14 2014, 4:17p
Near cycle for Kole is good enough for this:
Commented on Santiago Finally Gets W in Angels Blowout of Texas on Jul 10 2014, 11:32p - 1 reply
Can't sleep cuz my bed's on fire
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:27p
Aw, you blew it!
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:26p
Tomorrow is free Slurpee day!
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:25p - 1 reply
I called AAA today
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:22p
The first one is RE
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:20p - 1 reply
Two words, Red
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:17p - 1 reply
Eh. Im ok with warming Morin instead.
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:16p
Wow. Comical.
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:15p
Back from dinner break
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 11:13p - 1 reply
So, another good non-deal by JeDi
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:58p
Did you see his stats for the past 4 starts?
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:45p
Did you see him smiling after the error?
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:44p
TX chippin away
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:41p
What the hell are you doing math for?
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:24p - 1 reply
Yeah, that was funny
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:07p
Dude! That fan that caught the ball is awesome!
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 9:06p - 1 reply
So if we keep making the same comments every inning
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:53p - 2 replies
Wow. This is surreal.
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:46p - 1 reply
36, right? 4x9?
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:46p
Whoa! Deja vu for Trout!
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:43p
Whoa deva vu for Kole!
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:42p
pAthetic
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:33p
Tri-ply
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:29p - 1 reply
I come from a more punk, indie, diy background
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:28p - 1 reply
You know anyone who's gone to Musicians Institute?
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:21p - 1 reply
Alright, Hector
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:18p
Wha'dup uggos!
Commented on Angels Thursday Game Thread on Jul 10 2014, 8:15p - 1 reply
Fun times, crucial win! See ya HH!
Commented on Angels Wednesday DAY GAME Thread on Jul 9 2014, 7:43p
Smith it up!
Commented on Angels Wednesday DAY GAME Thread on Jul 9 2014, 7:25p
Ah yes. Now I remember.
Commented on Angels Wednesday DAY GAME Thread on Jul 9 2014, 7:25p
As I recall
Commented on Angels Wednesday DAY GAME Thread on Jul 9 2014, 7:01p - 1 reply
I'm here!
Commented on Angels Wednesday DAY GAME Thread on Jul 9 2014, 6:51p - 1 reply
Later 5th
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:29a
Welp, that's it for me
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:28a - 3 replies
Behind the Orange Curtain
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:24a
When I want to eat fresh
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:23a
IDK, maybe never would be better tonight
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:20a
More like Self Destructo
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:19a
Ready for some two out magic here
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:17a
I'll check it out
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:13a
Eesh. Sounds awful.
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:11a - 1 reply
I have to say
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:09a - 1 reply
I've got Myspace covered
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:08a - 1 reply
Nah man. Not since the 90's.
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:07a - 1 reply
SOB!
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:04a - 1 reply
I really hope Shit-the-Bedrosian doesn't come in
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 9 2014, 12:03a
Kawasaki one man Kawasaki one man jam!
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 8 2014, 11:57p
Been taking base running tips from Albert have we?
Commented on Tuesday Night Angels Game Thread on Jul 8 2014, 11:55p - 1 reply
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