As if the Blue Jays weren't happy enough about trading away Vernon Wells because of his contract, they got a nice cherry on top tonight as the slumping slugger(?) single-handedly short-circuited the Angel offense, leading to the Halo staying unlit for this season's home opener.
Toronto Blue Jays (4-2) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (3-3)
Pitching Probables: TOR – Kyle Drabek (1-0, 1.29 ERA) LAA – Ervin Santana (0-0, 4.05 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 AM
After a somewhat trying start to the season, the Angels finally get to come home for the first time this season. And it isn't just home cooking the Halos are returning to tonight either as they will also be kicking off their season-long 50th Season celebration.
Operation Gruesome Twosome -The big showdown between former friend and foe, the battle between a team scorned and a longtime rival...Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre. Once these two roll into town things are gonna get dirty. The Angels are gonna be in some big trouble if these two villains try to come in and throw salt in the Angels' wounds. If we're going to bring shame to those that have wronged them they're going to have to approach the situation with some finesse. The one thing us Angel fans would love as much as going to the playoffs, and possibly the World Series, is getting back at these two. Righting the wrongs done to the Angels is a tall order, good thing I got the gameplan ready to go.
Pictured: Carl Crawford blissfully unaware of the 0-6 waiting for him.
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Daily Links for the LA Angels including Downs and Willits begin their rehab, remembering when the Angels first moved to Anaheim, the season boils down to Vernon Wells and much more...no comments
One of the things I love about baseball is that in small sample sizes, you can see some rather strange things. This season is no different as there have been more than a few oddities creeping their way into the Angels season. Sounds like a perfect topic for Top Ten Thursday.
Sometimes baseball can be just plain odd, but isn't that why we love it?
After seeing how well received Mike Scioscia's decision to swiftly replace Fernando Rodney as closer, it seems like the quick hook is the trendy thing to do nowadays. That really got me thinking, should the Angels start benching/releasing/demoting other players on the roster who are off to slow starts? If so, how many more games should each struggling Halo be given before getting the old heave-ho?
Step right up and place your bets.