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sothball

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Soriano Struggling Like Vlad & Papi

We all know how Vlad has struggled this year. ESPN has made sure the world knows of the weakness of David Ortiz. Did you know Alphonso Soriano is having the same precipitous drop in average and...

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In Honor of our Fathers

  Mrs. Sothball and I – and even the junior Ms. Sothball (daughter) – will be flying to Chicago on Friday to see games at Wrigley, US Cellular Field, and Miller Park in Milwaukee. The game we will...

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Another Imaginery Conversation...

Carrying Rev's "lunchtime " theme yesterday to an imagined conversation between Arte and Tony after last night's game... AM – These tacos are good!...should have told me about these before. TR –...

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Help for the Wilhite Family

Below is a link to an article from today's Daily Breeze newspaper on Jon Wilhite. It sounds like the family can use donations. HH'ers, do you want to help turn that emotion of the last few days...

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In Search of Common Understanding

I could really use your help. Really. Like most of you, I have gone through a full spectrum of emotions over the last few days. Among other places, I have come to HH looking for…emotional support,...

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In Honor of Brian Powers

Downing Rules posted earlier today a thread to honor Brian Powers, killed - or perhaps more precisely - murdered at the Angels home opener on Monday night. At this time, there is a lot we do not...

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"5 Things to Watch For" - Revisited

In this post on 2/26/09, WiHaloFan posted the 5 things to watch for in Spring Training '09; 1) Will the real Kendry Morales please stand up? 2) The opening day shortstop will be? 3) Abreu or...

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Back By Semi-Popular Demand

This will be the last ST post. This one is mostly in response to George Kalpan’s post today. These are for you...  All of these photos were taken on Saturday, 3/21/09 at Angels Mesa facility.  ...

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Surprise in Surprise

This is another ST post... The eternally beautiful Mrs. Sothball (she's starting to read these posts) & I traveled to Surprise Stadium for the game on 3/22/09 between the Angels and Royals. A...

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ST Offense

Mrs Sothball and I have traveled to Phoenix once each year over the past 8 years to check out the Angels in spring training. Perhaps my memory fails me, but I do not recall the Angels scoring runs...

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The Gauntlet

More ST photos... Many of the players & coaches filter down to practice fields to the west of the stadium prior to the game to work on specific drills and take BP. To get back to the stadium, they...

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Sublime Soth/Gammons Ramblins

More pics from spring training... These photos were taken of a base-running/fielding drill on Saturday 3/21 at the practice field directly west of the stadium from approximately 10:30 to 11:00 AM. ...

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The gospel according to Rex

Last weekend, Ms. Sothball & I made a trip to Phoenix for Angel Spring Training games. I will try to make a few posts over the next couple of days with photos from the trip. We got the title for...

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FUTURE VISITOR

My wife and I have set a goal a couple of years ago to see games in all 30 baseball stadiums. We will be paying our first visit ever to Wrigley Field in 2009. We bought tickets to a Sunday...

ESCOBAR - 60 Pitches, Pain Free

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He threw everything but sliders. No word on pitch velocity.

Eric Chavez shut-down

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Eric Chavez shut-down with shoulder soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder.

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Is Boras that powerful?

There are a couple of things that have really bothered me over Teixeira signing with the Yankees. Like most that visit this site, I was really disappointed that Tex did not re-sign with the Angels....

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2008 ALDS Wrap

There have been many thoughts/observations offered here on Halos Heaven regarding the Angels loss to Boston in the 2008 ALDS. There are 2 main items that I think will remember about this series; ...

Preparing to Rescue Hubble

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COMPLETELY unrelated to baseball. However, these are some incredible high resolution photos of the next shuttle mission to rescue/repair the Hubble Space Telescope. (NOTE: high res. means longer loading).

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Smart-agressive vs. stupid-agressive

So, last night’s game, bottom of the 5th, one out, Quinlan at 2nd, Aybar at 1st. Napoli has already scored after BB from Casilla followed by 2 consecutive hits. Casilla is struggling to throw...

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE OUTFIELDERS GONE...

…or to be more precise the outfield power-hitting prospects? In three consecutive years, the Angels signed Jim Edmonds (’88), Tim Salmon (’89), and Garret Anderson (’90). With the development of...

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