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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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Recent Activity
Kinda harsh, bro...
Commented on Synonyms for CJ Wilson on Aug 29 2014, 1:55p
he had a path to the right.
Commented on Angels Big Hit Over A's Arrives in Extras on Aug 29 2014, 8:52a
I want Robocop on my team.
Commented on Angels Big Hit Over A's Arrives in Extras on Aug 29 2014, 8:45a
Even if Aybar was blatantly out (which he wasn't), the league wouldn't overrule this.
Commented on Angels Big Hit Over A's Arrives in Extras on Aug 29 2014, 8:43a - 1 reply
Trout's been reading Halos Heaven
Commented on Angels Mash Miami in Anaheim on Aug 28 2014, 10:03a - 1 reply
That hurt.
Commented on Angels Mash Miami in Anaheim on Aug 28 2014, 9:59a
for Hector Santiago
Voted on Aug 28 2014, 9:58a
A Tale of Two Pitchers
Commented on Matt Shoemaker pitches Angels back into first place, 8-2 on Aug 27 2014, 10:12a
that's the essential difference between these two guys
Commented on Matt Shoemaker pitches Angels back into first place, 8-2 on Aug 27 2014, 10:07a
Good sign, but...
Commented on Matt Shoemaker pitches Angels back into first place, 8-2 on Aug 27 2014, 10:05a
so crazy it just might work
Commented on Matt Shoemaker pitches Angels back into first place, 8-2 on Aug 27 2014, 10:04a
Shoemaker
Commented on Matt Shoemaker pitches Angels back into first place, 8-2 on Aug 27 2014, 9:56a
in a way, it would have hurt more if we'd have scored five runs
Commented on LeBlanc Not the Answer as Marlins Pummel Angels on Aug 26 2014, 9:24a
Sold!
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 26 2014, 9:19a - 1 reply
I hear I need to pick a team to get the full experience
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:49p - 2 replies
Wow! Rare footage from The Fantastic Voyage 2: In through the Back Door
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:47p
The whole country has gone this way in basically all areas
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:44p - 1 reply
Who's ready for a Bartolo Colonoscopy?
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:32p - 1 reply
I actually enjoyed the hell out of the "soccer" World Cup this year
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:22p - 1 reply
One thing baseball has that the other sports don't: minor league teams
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:20p
I hope so
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 2:33p - 5 replies
outscored them 13-11 for the series. That somehow matters to me....
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 11:15p - 1 reply
Great game!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 11:13p
Hell of an inning!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 9:28p
(Tagging from second.)
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 9:27p
Slick move, Pujols!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 9:26p - 1 reply
Who hoo!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 9:19p
I'm sick of him already.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:58p - 2 replies
Classic.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:56p
Retake first place with authority!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:54p - 1 reply
Burn through their bullpen. Kill em!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:54p
Keep it going! More runs, more runs. Demoralize those creeps!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:53p - 1 reply
Two days rest seemed to do the trick.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:52p - 1 reply
Yes yes yes, yes indeedy
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:50p
Liking this game!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:46p
Nicely put
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:46p - 1 reply
Comprendo.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:46p
And he may die of a heart attack too, so there's that.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:45p - 1 reply
What'd he say?
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:45p - 2 replies
I've love to see Trout go back to hitting for contact and using his legs, instead of the home run or strikeout hitter he's been lately.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:44p
Sadly predictable these days.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:37p
Kazmir's not trusting his stuff. Must be because he sees Pappa Sosh in the dugout.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:31p - 1 reply
Yo Yo Yo! Good timing.
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:30p
Come on, lets see some vintage Kaz!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:30p - 1 reply
Aybar!!!!!! Marry me!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:28p
Come on, Kazmir, you owe us!
Commented on Post-Quake Angels Game Thread on Aug 24 2014, 8:24p
no big deal, man
Commented on Frustrated on Aug 23 2014, 6:07p
No Subject
Commented on Fletch: #Angels optioned Cam Bedrosian... on Aug 23 2014, 3:33p
yes
Commented on First Place Angels Hand Friday Night Game To A's on Aug 23 2014, 2:49p
To the Howie Haters:
Commented on First Place Angels Hand Friday Night Game To A's on Aug 23 2014, 2:49p - 2 replies
one more note
Commented on Frustrated on Aug 23 2014, 2:44p - 1 reply
interesting
Commented on Frustrated on Aug 23 2014, 2:42p - 1 reply
Neither
Commented on Frustrated on Aug 23 2014, 2:32p - 1 reply
for PUJOLS
Voted on Aug 23 2014, 9:56a
No Subject
Commented on On Pujols, Pique & Pitch Framing on Aug 22 2014, 4:41p
yep
Commented on Angels Post-Garrett-Richards Starting Pitching Options on Aug 21 2014, 9:42a - 1 reply
it's good to be good, but better to be lucky
Commented on Angels Post-Garrett-Richards Starting Pitching Options on Aug 21 2014, 9:39a
Might be time for some creativity
Commented on The Coming Six Starts for Whoever Replaces Garrett Richards on Aug 21 2014, 9:26a - 2 replies
seriously
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Wednesday Game Thread on Aug 20 2014, 10:47p - 1 reply
Concerned about Trout.
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Wednesday Game Thread on Aug 20 2014, 10:45p
No Subject
Commented on Garrett Richards Injures Knee, Leaves on Stretcher on Aug 20 2014, 9:10p
Question: where is Cron?
Commented on Angels Squeak By Sox, Huston Street & Kole Calhoun Catch Save It on Aug 20 2014, 8:47a - 1 reply
things started going bad after a long at bat when two pitches in the fox zone (or whatever it's called) were called balls
Commented on Angels Squeak By Sox, Huston Street & Kole Calhoun Catch Save It on Aug 20 2014, 8:44a
for Kole Calhoun
Voted on Aug 20 2014, 8:37a
congratulations!
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 8:32p
What the hell is Boesch doing on this team?
Commented on Angels Roadtrip Tuesday Game Thread on Aug 19 2014, 8:30p - 1 reply
I was about to post this very thought
Commented on Tuesday Angels Lineup - Hamilton Returns on Aug 19 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
Yes!
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #21-30 on Aug 19 2014, 11:54a
A nerve wracker
Commented on Angels Take First by a Half-Game in Fenway on Aug 18 2014, 10:42p
Half a game can be a...
Commented on Angels Take First by a Half-Game in Fenway on Aug 18 2014, 10:40p
No Subject
Commented on Dear Josh Hamilton, on Aug 17 2014, 1:36p
never doubted you
Commented on Tragic Turn: Tyler Skaggs to Have Tommy John Surgery on Aug 12 2014, 2:41p
I have to admit (to myself) that I'm with you here
Commented on Tragic Turn: Tyler Skaggs to Have Tommy John Surgery on Aug 12 2014, 2:36p
didn't it come out later
Commented on Tragic Turn: Tyler Skaggs to Have Tommy John Surgery on Aug 11 2014, 9:54a - 2 replies
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