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Rally Manatee

  • joined Mar 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 15, 2014
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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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Update on Bulger and Inherited Runners Scored

A while back, I posted about how irritated I was that our broadcasters keep talking about how Bulger's ERA keeps going down, when he still lets a lot of the previous pitcher's runners come across....

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Obligatory instant replay discussion

I feel so bad for that poor kid in Detroit. And all of baseball fandom was ripped off by not getting to witness history tonight, the 3rd perfect game in a single season. I have two questions about...

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Has Napoli ever played another position?

Anyone know if Napoli ever played anything other than catcher? I couldn't find any references to high school or anything. I know this is ridiculous, but I just keep thinking how wonderful it would...

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Sweeps Week Anomaly

You may take some consolation in this. A review of this past week will reveal that the Angels were just part of the supporting cast in an unprecedented week of sweeps in the Big Show. Check this...

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Santana and Napoli make nice nice

So, my wife and I had been noticing that Ervin Santana will go to great lengths to NOT pitch to Mike Napoli. Mathis was his catcher of choice, and that's no secret. But when Mathis went down, who...

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Send suggestion to bb-ref to add key relief pitcher stat

If you're like me, and you want to know just how bad Jason Bulger has been at allowing inherited runners to score, but you just couldn't find a website with the proper info, please go to...

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Frickin Jeter on the Angels homepage

Is anyone else really pissed that the Angels homepage is tainted by a lame Derek Jeter, Gillette shaving commercial on the little video player? I cannot stand that his freakish light bulb head is...

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If Mathis persists, is Napoli trade bait?

First of all, let's get this out of the way - I am aware of how young the season is, and how small the sample size is that we are looking at. So, there is no need to respond along those lines. Now,...

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Does Ethier's injury mean more AB's for GA?

I was in the enemy's camp (Dodgers.com) and noticed Ethier is sidelined with a minor ankle injury. Does anyone who will admit to following the Doyers more closely know if Torre said who he plans to...

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Where's the Mota?

Who knows why Jose Mota hasn't been broadcasting with Terry Smith this Spring? I heard him on the first game or two, but now I haven't heard him for a couple weeks. I'm far from complaining. I...

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Our little angel is finally home!

  Yesterday was a joyous day for my wife and me as we finally got to bring home our first born. For those who do not recall, here is a link to previous posts about the trials we have been going...

Search the trees...and the Del Taco

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All is quiet on Thanksgiving Day. Almost too quiet! I feel as if a ninja could pounce at any moment.

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Jason Marquis

I have come to the conlusion that the Angels depth is a little too thin right now to swing a blockbuster trade for someone like Halladay, and it is my opinion that we can win it all without him...

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Meet Our Newest Halos Fan!

Hey Everyone. Here's a quick update. Melody Ann was born November 1st, at 2:59 pm! Check her out! She's almost 3 months premature. She's a little smaller than David Eckstein at 14 inches, 2 lb. 4...

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Angels Fan Down!

So, my wife is 25 weeks pregnant, thank you, thank you. She's an Orange County native, and life-long Angels fan. Yesterday afternoon, our Dr. discovered that she was already dilated about 3 cm, and...

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Why watch the waiver wire? Weaver's the way to win The West.

Some names have been tossed around about who the Angels should go after to improve our pitching. It seems like a lot of fans here don't understand how waivers work. Since we are at the top of our...

Torii vs. Manny. Class vs. Ass. Check this out from the OC Register. "According to reports, the...

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Torii vs. Manny. Class vs. Ass. Check this out from the OC Register. "According to reports, the Dodgers' Manny Ramirez spent five days on a rehab assignment and never paid for the postgame meal for his minor league teammates. The Angels' Torii Hunter has different plans. "Every night," he said. "I've been in A-ball. I know what it's like. We're going to definitely have some good food down there."

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/angels-hunter-percival-2524781-monday-home

Sean O'Sullivan throws no-hitter for Bees

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I guess he's used to facing ML hitters! It's like he's saying, "Do you really want to trade me?" Good job Sully!

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George Sherrill rumor

I didn't see any other post on this subject yet. www.mlbtraderumors.com mentions the Angels are interested in George Sherrill as a setup man. An O's scout was at the game last night. Apparently...

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Izturis at 2B, not S Rod?

This is from the article on Kendrick being sent down, from the Angels main site. "While Kendrick tries to work out the kinks with Salt Lake, Izturis will assume his role at second, with a...

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Anyone know about the Sunday T.V. broadcasts?

Right now, the schedule shows FSN/FOX will cover just about every game, all year, Monday - Saturday, but none of the Sunday have a network listed yet. Anyone heard who's picking up those games? I...

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Apologies, AlohaHalofan

I want to express my formal apology to AlohaHalofan (and all HHers) for my inappropriate comment concerning your loyalty to John Lackey. It was triggered by some troubling personal issues,...

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I cautiously ask, how 'bout a Tigers pitcher?

From mlb's main page: "A dog-eared rumor was revived by the Boston Globe, which reported the Tigers and Red Sox are still considering a trade of a Detroit left-hander -- either Nate Robertson or...

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Teixiera Penny Drive

So, I was thinking. The Big A broke 3 million in attendance again this year. If each of those fans donated $7 to Mark Teixiera, he'd get $21 million for a season. Who's with me? Get out your...

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Will MLB.tv carry the postseason?

I will be leaving for Europe on Oct 27th. That's scheduled to be game 5 of the WS. I'm not happy about it, but I'm trying to figure out how I'll be able to at least watch games 6 and 7 over there...

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Brandon Wood last week

B Wood went 5 for 14, hitting .357, over the last week. That's 3rd on the team behind Spidii and Tush. Yes, it is a very small sample size, but encouraging none the less. I'm also psyched that all...

Here's a video to lift our spirits after a tough road trip. It may have already made an appearanc...

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Here's a video to lift our spirits after a tough road trip. It may have already made an appearance on HH, I don't know, but it's classic. Welcome back to the Big A, boys.

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Which type of Angel's win do you prefer?

The first half of the Angels 2008 campaign was generally characterized by low scoring wins featuring excellent pitching. Conversely, the second half thus far has been characterized by offensive...

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Let's not get too cocky

In the wake of the Tush deal, and the Man Ram exit, I've read some comments from people essentially saying we're a lock for the world series. All I have to say is, whoa there! Easy does it. I'm...

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Aamco. Is your check engine light still on?

So, my check engine light came on the other day. Thanks to the Angels AM 830, I knew where to go. Double A, honk honk, M-C-O. True to their word, they checked it out for free, in just minutes. The...

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