The September 6th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Blanton vows to solve his problems, Scioscia vs. Pythagorean record and much more...
The Story: Joe Blanton vows to solve his problems.
The Monkey Says: He admits that he has no idea what is wrong with him, but gosh darnit, he is going to fix it! On the bright side, he is offering truckloads of excuses for why he has struggled in relief claiming he was tired, suffering from underuse and the weather was too warm. Yep, that's the problem, Joe.
The Story: Mike Scioscia's Pythagorean defiance.
The Monkey Says: The fact that Scisocia has beaten the Pythagorean record the last nine seasons certainly lends credence to the claim that the past three years haven't been as big of a disappointment as everyone thinks. There is still no real excuse for this season, but clearly Scioscia has been doing something right for a very long time even if it seems like he lost his mojo years ago.