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My first live baseball game was at Angels stadium, where Don Baylor hit a three-run, walkoff homer off Goose Gossage, defeating the mighty Yankees. Needless to say, I was stoked.

I'll admit to losing track of baseball through college and graduate school. I began to pay attention again toward the end of the 2002 season. Yes, a bandwagon fan at this point. The playoffs and World Series thrilled me. I just KNEW they'd come back in game six. What a team!

Since then, I've been following them very closely, watching many games (now that I have MLB.TV I watch most games) and checking box scores and trade rumors obsessively. I even saw Mike Trout play in the Midwest League, against my current home's single A club. He was the best guy on the field, as everyone now knows. I had a good time pointing him out to the local baseball fans, who could also see that he was something special.

That's about it for me.

Go Angels!

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Hope so!
Commented on Huston Street Trade is Angels in Win Now Mode on Jul 19 2014, 1:43p
Cyborg Newcomb
Commented on Busy Friday: Angels Sign Sean Newcomb, Trade for Huston Street on Jul 19 2014, 10:04a
Omission
Commented on Huston Street Trade is Angels in Win Now Mode on Jul 19 2014, 7:21a - 2 replies
Question
Commented on Angels Win in Sweet Sixteenth! on Jul 19 2014, 6:16a - 2 replies
I must admit...
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 18 2014, 4:23p - 1 reply
Don't get me wrong
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 18 2014, 12:57p - 1 reply
Counter Counter
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 18 2014, 9:22a
Yeah, but Trout's a kid. He'll certainly get more comfortable on camera before too long.
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 17 2014, 4:03p - 2 replies
Jeter also got a bump in personal prestige a few years ago
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 17 2014, 2:01p
He lost me at New York, "The Greatest City in the World"
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 17 2014, 12:47p - 3 replies
I have a hard time caring about this "snub."
Commented on Mike Trout… still being snubbed. on Jul 17 2014, 10:42a - 1 reply
Agree with all you say.
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 17 2014, 5:55a
You help make the point that judging by a team's record at any given moment is folly
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 16 2014, 1:03p - 1 reply
for October
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 12:44p
Get used to it
Commented on Mike Trout Wins 2014 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award on Jul 16 2014, 3:18a
Trout is quoted as saying he models himself after Jeter, on and off the field
Commented on Mike Trout Wins 2014 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award on Jul 16 2014, 3:15a - 1 reply
for Yes
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 3:14a
Thanks, homercles! Sorry I didn't see this post earlier.
Commented on Albert Pujols Has a Swollen Excuse in His Groin on Jul 14 2014, 12:34p
Maybe we need to ask if Seattle is for real
Commented on Are the Angels For Real? on Jul 13 2014, 2:25p - 1 reply
for Yes! We won the World Series in 2002 with Ramon Ortiz in the rotation. Need I say more?
Voted on Jul 13 2014, 2:22p
We're 2.5 back from Oakland, several games ahead of Seattle, the next WC contender
Commented on Garrett Richards in All Star Form Blanking Texas on Jul 12 2014, 2:41a
for Richards
Voted on Jul 12 2014, 2:32a
The life of the party!
Commented on Angels Sweep Astros as Garrett Richards Ks 11 on Jul 11 2014, 12:03p
He's young. He'll get his All Star Games
Commented on Nick Maronde DFA, CJ to DL, Drew Rucinski Called Up on Jul 11 2014, 3:12a
I know of one legitimate social science experiment that strongly suggests "team chemistry" is real, and actually leads to wins
Commented on In Defense of Mike Scioscia on Jul 10 2014, 10:11a - 3 replies
"Can Mike Trout pitch?"
Commented on Trade deadline landing spots for Jonathan Papelbon on Jul 9 2014, 7:17a
No Subject
Commented on Tuesday Halolinks: Here's your sign, Angels keep winning on Jul 8 2014, 3:32p
for Matt Shoemaker
Voted on Jul 8 2014, 4:07a
I was expecting a handlebar mustache and a monocle.
Commented on Angels Sweep Astros as Garrett Richards Ks 11 on Jul 7 2014, 2:33a - 2 replies
for Richards
Voted on Jul 7 2014, 2:27a
I can see it
Commented on Angels Send Prospects To Arizona For Joe Thatcher, Tony Campana on Jul 5 2014, 2:40p - 1 reply
for Yes
Voted on Jul 5 2014, 2:36p
This ^^^is me, by the way
Commented on Napoli Calls Tanaka "idiot" After Walk-off Homer on Jul 5 2014, 5:12a - 1 reply
Accidentally signed in with my Alter Ego aka True Identity
Commented on Blockbuster Trade Makes A's Favorites on Jul 5 2014, 5:11a
thanks for the response
Commented on Napoli Calls Tanaka "idiot" After Walk-off Homer on Jun 30 2014, 1:56p - 1 reply
It's all about the short contract vs. long
Commented on Albert Pujols Has a Swollen Excuse in His Groin on Jun 30 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
for Double No
Voted on Jun 30 2014, 1:08p
for Albert Pujols waltzing out a double
Voted on Jun 29 2014, 6:02p
Sure, Brad Mills didn't amount to much, predictably
Commented on Analysis: The Jason Grilli Angels Debut Inning on Jun 29 2014, 1:14p - 1 reply
Napoli Calls Tanaka "idiot" After Walk-off Homer
Posted on Jun 29 2014, 9:22a
Dipoto
Commented on Analysis: The Jason Grilli Angels Debut Inning on Jun 29 2014, 9:00a - 1 reply
Is it time yet to send Ernesto packing? I mean, he's bad, ALL THE TIME. Not just bad, terrible.
Commented on Thursday Afternoon Game Thread on Jun 26 2014, 6:51p - 1 reply
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