The June 1st, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Nolan Ryan to throw out the first pitch today, Mike Trout is off to a historically impressive start, Angels invited media scrutiny with their high-profile free agent signings and much more...
The Monkey Says: So let me get this straight, the Angels are starting their first home series against their division rival by having the rival's owner throw out the first pitch? And then on Saturday, everyone in the stadium is going to wear cowboy hats... against an opponent from TEXAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If the Halos lose this series, I 100% blame the Angels marketing department.
The Monkey Says: Considering the others that have posted similar numbers, it sure seems like Trout is on pace to be as good as advertised, if not better.
The Monkey Says: I think we all knew that was going to be the case. That is also exactly what Arte Moreno wanted when he made the signings, to be elevated in the eyes of the national media. Of course, he thought it would be a little more positive, but that is all part of the give and take.
The Monkey Says: Yesterday was apparently, "let's all stroke Mike Trout" day. There were at least three more articles just like this that I didn't post.
The Monkey Says: And Ervin Santana and Erick Aybar are amongst the least valuable, so they wash each other out.
The Monkey Says: Putting Salmon at DH is cheating, but I'll allow it.
The Monkey Says: How much would it suck if you ended up getting one of the Vernon Wells balls?
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I bought 2 Mystery Balls last year. The first one was signed by Russell Branyan. The second one? Russell Branyan. But it also contained a VIP pass to a meet-and-greet with Howie and some other players.
Those other players were Trout, Trumbo, Bourjos and Conger, which mroe than made up for the double Branyan.