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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
Continuing the gif parade
Commented on A's Dig Their Own Grave, But Angels Lend Shovel on Aug 31 2014, 10:16p - 1 reply
This needs to be side by side with Track Hottie
Commented on A's Dig Their Own Grave, But Angels Lend Shovel on Aug 31 2014, 10:07p
One of my favorite bands all time
Commented on A's Dig Their Own Grave, But Angels Lend Shovel on Aug 31 2014, 10:05p - 1 reply
Sodium added to water?
Commented on A's Dig Their Own Grave, But Angels Lend Shovel on Aug 31 2014, 10:00p
Yo!
Commented on Saturday Angels Game Thread on Aug 30 2014, 10:24p - 1 reply
Whadup uggos!
Commented on Saturday Angels Game Thread on Aug 30 2014, 9:58p - 3 replies
Nodding your way right now bud
Commented on Cory Rasmus Will Start Saturday Night for Angels on Aug 30 2014, 9:54p
Going to the game tonight with a big group from church
Commented on Cory Rasmus Will Start Saturday Night for Angels on Aug 30 2014, 4:27p - 2 replies
Bring the PLAYOFFS and you'll get your frickin stix
Commented on Bush League? on Aug 29 2014, 8:38p
Not quite like that gauntlet of hotness the camera walked through the other night
Commented on Bush League? on Aug 29 2014, 8:36p
A's fans are just jealous that so many Angels fans can afford smart phones
Commented on Bush League? on Aug 29 2014, 8:32p
I disagree. I think the Angels video crew needs to make a new Rally Monkey movie
Commented on Bush League? on Aug 29 2014, 8:28p
Makes me nervous
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Leblanc doesn't fill a need for Halos on Aug 26 2014, 2:40p - 2 replies
Agree with Banned and Monk
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Leblanc doesn't fill a need for Halos on Aug 26 2014, 2:36p - 1 reply
Shoemaker made us feel better after Richards went down
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Leblanc doesn't fill a need for Halos on Aug 26 2014, 12:48p
Gotta go friends
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:59p - 1 reply
Not with Jose Abreu in the AL
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:26p - 1 reply
That does suck. So is she just twiddling her thumbs this summer then?
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:25p - 1 reply
Cespedes left for peronal reasons?
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:24p - 2 replies
All good, man.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:22p - 1 reply
Halo! Red!
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:21p - 1 reply
Two on? So confused.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:11p
Great job, Howie
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:06p
I had to look it up to remember, don't feel bad
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 8:03p
Well said
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:59p - 1 reply
When someone mentions Aruba, what's the next thing you think?
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:58p - 6 replies
Great.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:56p - 1 reply
The Sux better not score in this inning
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:55p
Bugger!
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:54p - 1 reply
TrAdition
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:52p
I said that last night. Haha.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:51p
Time for a KC SLAM!
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:46p
Are there still Conger proponents on HH?
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:42p - 2 replies
Whoa, for a second there it said Allen Craig was up next
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:37p - 1 reply
Whadup uggos!!!
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 7:36p - 1 reply
I was looking forward to hopefully seeing him on Aug 31
Commented on Garrett Richards Injures Knee, Leaves on Stretcher on Aug 21 2014, 3:06a - 1 reply
Alright, gotta go have my anniversary dinner date!
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 8:31p - 3 replies
You jerk
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 8:11p
Oh man, that would've been embarrassing to not beat that out
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 8:06p - 1 reply
KC Snag followed by KC smash!
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 7:59p - 2 replies
I suppose you call a car hole a "garage" too
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 7:53p
Yo Mayhem!
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 7:52p - 1 reply
KC SNAG!
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 7:48p - 1 reply
I DID see the KC Jack though!
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 9:27p
Alright peeps. I'm out.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 9:25p - 2 replies
Great, Red. Thanks for asking. We're all good.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 9:17p - 1 reply
He's really good in the off season
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 9:06p - 1 reply
No what's that?
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:42p - 2 replies
They gotta show a replay of Soto's slide there!
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:41p
No high strike for Richards there on Soto
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:39p
Are you saying it's impossible for us to suck at the same time as the A's?
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:36p - 1 reply
Gotz to capitalize
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:31p
Compared to me...
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:29p - 1 reply
The pool?
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:27p - 1 reply
What up uggos!!!
Commented on Angels in Arlington Friday Game Thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:25p - 3 replies
Fav Robin Williams movie: Death to Smoochy
Commented on OT - RIP Robin Williams - Open Thread on Aug 12 2014, 4:01a - 1 reply
Soth's use of Bedrosian this season has risen the level of just plain comical
Commented on Angels Lose Third Straight to Dodgers on Aug 8 2014, 2:24a
It was indeed! Lot's of long drives, but lots of fun too.
Commented on Kershaw Human But Angels Gift Dodgers a Win on Aug 7 2014, 3:38a
True that! I brought my own chips and salsa!
Commented on Kershaw Human But Angels Gift Dodgers a Win on Aug 7 2014, 3:37a
Sucky loss, but still shows we have playoff potential
Commented on Kershaw Human But Angels Gift Dodgers a Win on Aug 6 2014, 3:22a - 2 replies
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