The October 28th, 2011 edition of daily news for the LA Angels including Trumbo's broken foot was actually hurt for several weeks, the myth of Donnie Moore's suicide, wondering if Angel fans can root for Nolan Ryan and against the Rangers at the same time and much more...
The Monkey Says: That would explain why he really fell of towards the end of the season, though it makes me wonder if the team knew about this and had him play through it. Not that it was the wrong call if the doctors said he can't make it worse, but there have a been a number of times the last few seasons an Angel player has hidden injury.
The Monkey Says: I'm not split at all, I want the Rangers to lose. I know Nolan Ryan was one of the greatest Angels, but when I was growing up, he had already left the Angels. I couldn't have been happier to see the Rangers choke twice in that epic game last night.
The Monkey Says: Excuse my language but, holy shit. I never actually thought he killed himself because of that game, but I had no idea about what he did to his wife. I kind of wish I had never read that.
The Monkey Says: It is kind of a goofy metric, but it does show what amazing discipline Abreu has always had. In fact, it is actually a nice reminder that Abreu can still draw walks and work counts even though his power has abandoned him. Heck, he had the second-highest OBP on the Angels last year. I don't think he should be a starter anymore, but he could still last another year or two in the league playing on a part-time bases.
The Monkey Says: Man, he even talks about his own development at a skill set beyond his years.
The Monkey Says: Or don't, I really don't care.
I'm not ambivalent at all. Cards win, Rangers lose, is how it should turn out.
Did you notice that Lyle Spencer was completely on board with the "baseball killed Donnie Moore" theory and how unhappy he was that people were mean to him? Boo hoo hoo. We should put "No Bullying" signs all over the stadium and print it on every ticket. As crushed as I was, I never placed blame on Moore. You can win with a rubbish pitch and lose with a great pitch. It's just part of sports along with those mean trash-talking bullies, who are not limited to the fans, BTW. Many players will do anything to gain an edge, and they should.
"How's your wife and my kid?"