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opiejeanne

  • joined Jun 11, 2009
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
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Angels fan since 1978.

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Going on Vacation

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We will be visiting England and France over the next month and will be happy to send a postcard to anyone who wants one. Please visit my profile page and send me an email with the address where you would like the card sent, and a preference if you have one. I hear French Postcards are quite the thing.

We met HalosFaninNorCal for supper last night and had a great time with him. As you can see, he's...

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We met HalosFaninNorCal for supper last night and had a great time with him. As you can see, he's a bit shy about being photographed.

Dan Haren throwing last night's complete game shutout against the Mariners My husband took these...

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Dan Haren throwing last night's complete game shutout against the Mariners My husband took these photos More photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/snowwhite/sets/72157629887720556/

The Onion: Angels Hoping they Can Get Napoli Back

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Now that they have Pujols and Wilson to trade for him.

Tim Lincecum Files for Arbitration

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This didn't seem like new news so I apologize if everyone has already seen this, but there it was in today's Seattle Times. "San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum headed 142 players filing for arbitration Friday — and the former Washington Husky might get a record offer when figures are exchanged next week..." Other players mentioned were Clayton Kershaw and Mike Napoli, to name two.

D'Backs May Trade Joe Saunders

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and the Red Sox are rumored to be interested.

Torii says he'll do anything to stay with the Angels after his contract is up

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Hunter, 36, who has contemplated retiring after his five-year contract expires after next season, was so thrilled by Thursday's moves that he offered to sign a cut-rate deal to remain in Anaheim. "I want to end my career here, whether it's two or three more years, and it won't be about money," he said. "I like Arte [Moreno, Angels owner], you want to play for him, and I'll take less to stay. I'll be a utility guy or play third base as long as we win."

James Shields warming up at the new Twins stadium. Not a great photo but maybe you can see the...

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James Shields warming up at the new Twins stadium. Not a great photo but maybe you can see the funny angle of the wall along the foul line. An usher described it as a ten acre stadium on an eight acre lot. We rode the light rail from our hotel to the stadium. People are friendly and helpful, and that's sort of why we gave ourselves a problem. Long story short, we bought tickets from a scalper who scammed us on the price and location of the tickets. He reminded me of the photos of Red Floyd or Moondoggy, middle-aged mid-Westerner, earnest, honest faces, helpful... yeah right. Real helpful. We know better, we know there's a law against scalping and we understand why the law exists. We deserved no mercy at all from the people running the stadium and we knew it, so we asked where we could buy new tickets that were not in the nosebleeds and we'd gladly pay for them, but they gave us seats in the bleachers, the lower level bleachers and they were wonderful seats. We're going back tomorrow and will try to buy seats in the same place, we liked them so much. Yes, we are in our 60s and have become idiot tourists, vulnerable old people helpless in the face of a flimflam man. I mean, my suspicion alarms were clanging like mad and I ignored them because Dave thought it would be ok and I know I'm too suspicious of people, and we were both stupid about the transaction. Now I want to find that guy and beat him to death with a program. The official who helped us expressed surprise that the tickets were not counterfeit, and then related his own tale of remorse after buying tickets for a Rangers game in Texas. It seems the tickets were stolen and he and his buddy ended up in security at the stadium, explaining to the police how they happened to have stolen tickets. The guy's a Baptist minister and his buddy was in seminar at the time, so the cops were amused.

Wilson Valdez pitched the 19th inning of the Phillies game last night. Threw 10 pitches, 5 of them...

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Wilson Valdez pitched the 19th inning of the Phillies game last night. Threw 10 pitches, 5 of them strikes. He isn't a pticher, he's a backup infielder. He hasn't pitched in the big leagues or minor league, but he did pitch in Winter Ball 9 years ago. Got his first win.

Bartolo Colon's "New" Arm

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Joseph R. Purita, an orthopedic surgeon who runs a regenerative medicine clinic in Boca Raton, said he and a team of Dominican doctors that he led treated Colon in April 2010. Purita said he employed what he regards as one of his more pioneering techniques: he used fat and bone marrow stem cells from Colon, injecting them back into Colon’s elbow and shoulder to help repair ligament damage and a torn rotator cuff.

Rex Hudler and I shared some lunch, and I wore the Rally Rat shirt to Spring Training in Tempe...

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Rex Hudler and I shared some lunch, and I wore the Rally Rat shirt to Spring Training in Tempe today. Rex says "hi" to RevHaloFan.

A friend showed me this website, thought it was an interesting...

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A friend showed me this website, thought it was an interesting project: http://everyhalloffamer.tumblr.com/

opiejeanne now lives in Mariner territory! If you'd like to read the bland beginning blog about...

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opiejeanne now lives in Mariner territory! If you'd like to read the bland beginning blog about the move, go here: http://apieceofpietogo.wordpress.com/ There are a few before and after photos, but it's so non-offensive that it offends me. There are more photos here, some with my usual snotty commentary: http://www.flickr.com/photos/snowwhite/sets/72157624329702483/ and the photostream is here, but not all of the photos are of the house we just bought. I just located some I took of our Anaheim house with the rooms empty: http://www.flickr.com/photos/snowwhite/ Soon, though, I will write about the previous owner, who shall be called "Angie". I hope to be totally obnoxious as well as entertaining. I also promise to use the camera in my phone to take pictures of the cluelessness that seems to pervade the baseball world here. Last night a clerk asked us what we were doing when I was checking the baseball scores. "Isn't it kind of late in the season for baseball? I mean, it's September." I told her that baseball season runs through September, and the World Series won't even start until sometime in October after the playoffs. She thought about this for a second, and then she asked, "Who's playing in the World Series this year?"

This cheered me up.

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This cheered me up.

The Rally Gnome has landed.

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The Rally Gnome has landed. 

Buster Olney on Wait Wait.... Don't Tell Me

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The link to listen is on the page in the link above. Very short and funny interview, prior to playing the gamed called "Not My Job". The best part is what his mother says to him when he's 10 years old and has played in his first two Little League games. His mother knew then what we all know now.

I sketched this from a photo in the LA Times on Sunday. Is he recognizable to the rest of you?

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I sketched this from a photo in the LA Times on Sunday. Is he recognizable to the rest of you?

More great photos of both the Angels and Dodgers...

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More great photos of both the Angels and Dodgers here: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/photography/la-ph-mlb-playoff-hires-html,0,4640912.htmlstory

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Some photos from yesterday's game and rally

We got to the game early in hopes of getting a baseball signed, and Joe Saunders kindly assented.  The interaction between the fans and the players was a pretty good show, like this one between...

Pong. Played while we waited for the New York decision whether a ball hit by Kendry Morales was...

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Pong. Played while we waited for the New York decision whether a ball hit by Kendry Morales was a double or a home run.

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Darren Oliver considering playing another year.

Bill Shaikin's article in the Los Angeles Times tomorrow quotes  Oliver:  "I'm leaning more toward playing than retiring," Oliver said. "We'll make a decision in the off-season, hopefully after we...

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Songs about Baseball

Recently in Jerry Crowe's column in the Los Angeles Times he has mentioned several baseball-themed songs. Some are well-known such as Fogerty's "Centerfield", Sinatra's "There Used to Be a...

The board tells the tale.

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The board tells the tale.

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Baseball, Gangbangers and Me

I spent the last two weeks on the jury of a gang/drug murder and we reached a verdict yesterday.   The trial took us pretty far into gang culture just so we could understand the case because most...

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Jose Guillen Admits He Sucks

“Yes, I suck.” LINK to STORY Guillen carries a .243 average into today’s doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels at Kauffman Stadium. He also had just nine homers and 37 RBIs in 76 games. Just...

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A visit to Salt Lake City to watch the Bees.

WE WERE TOURISTS: I caught a plane in Long Beach on Sunday, met cousin #1 in Sacramento and we headed East on I-80.   The Nevada desert is surprisingly green right now, and did not resemble the...

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