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Los Angeles Angels
When the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels face off tonight, Albert Pujols is going to be seeing some of his former teammates and coaches for the first time in two years, and something tells me that they don’t miss him as much as you might think.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder and apparent wizard Josh Hamilton pulled off some highway robbery in right field yesterday, robbing the Houston Astros of two would-be home runs on nearly identical plays. Hamilton found himself on a collision course with the wall on both plays, but he twice put his glove above the wall, his face into the wall, and made the play.
Did this Astros fan use a hot dog to pantomime his wiener during a game on live TV? You be the judge. The Astros are investigating.
A’s First Baseman Brandon Moss Hits 19th-Inning Walkoff Home Run, Rewards Himself By Stuffing A Pie In His Own Face
The Los Angeles Angels played six and a half hours of baseball against the Oakland Athletics last night/this morning. The A’s won on a walk off home run by first baseman Brandon Moss. It ended at 4:41 ET (though it was in LA), and Moss was tired and probably delusional. During a postgame interview, he pied himself. (That’s not a typo — he stuffed a pie in his own face, he didn’t pee himself, though maybe he did that too. We can’t be certain.) Then, he was pied by a teammate, the standard celebration. And then he got a nice, blue Gatorade bath. New studies say that sugar puts you right to sleep. The teams have less than an 18-hour break ’til the next game, which sounds like fun.
The Philadelphia Phillies Traded A Minor League Prospect To The Los Angeles Angeles For “No Compensation”
Minor League pitcher Mike Cisco was traded yesterday from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Angeles, and he was traded for no one and nothing. Zero. “No compensation,” officially.
Apparently there’s still some sort of debate over whether or not Josh Hamilton is going to get booed or cheered when his Angels visit the Ballpark in Arlington to take on the Rangers on April 5. Well, it’s time to end that debate, because Josh hates baseball fans in Texas.
Twinkies are a rare commodity these days, what with Hostess closing up shop and all. And people are naturally upset about it because Twinkies are delicious and delicious things are good. The Inland Empire 66ers, the Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angeles, understand this, and are therefore hosting a “Farewell to Twinkies Night” on April 5th.
Mitch Albom Rants Against “Stat Geeks” In Defense Of Miguel Cabrera As AL MVP, Overtly Tries To Incur The Wrath Of America
Mitch Albom is the worst. Maybe you’re familiar with his work, maybe you’re not. Either way, all you really need to know is Mitch Albom is the worst. Just check out this infuriating piece on why Miguel Cabrera actually deserved the AL MVP and try not to get riled up in frustration.
In the bottom of the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels last night, Prince Fielder cracked a would-be double down the right field line. As he chugged for second base (kudos to the camera crew for zooming in on his pained running face), Fielder couldn’t quite decide whether or not to slide. So instead he just kind of collapsed right at second base, flailing with his left arm to stop himself from overrunning the bag. Except it’s hard to stop the momentum of 275 pounds on a dime, so Prince meandered (read: tumbled) well beyond the bag and was tagged out.
Inside the park home runs are so awesome because nobody expects them. Honestly, who could possibly hit the ball so well that they can run 360 feet without being tagged? Well, Peter Bourjos of the L.A. Angels can do it, with a little help from a left fielder who clearly has no idea how big his home ballpark is. Video of this incredible feat (but not incredible defense) after the jump.