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Dream Until Your Dreams Come True: 10/1

The Angels were not meant to ascend to the baseball heavens in 2018.  It’s that simple.  But, the ball club took many steps in the right direction.  Halo fans can dry their tears of disappointment, take heart, and dream of better and brighter days ahead. The deluge of injuries seem to finally be behind us.  The farm system appears to be developing after years of neglect. Billy Eppler has shown that he has the ability to acquire critical pieces to fill in gaps in and around the one and only Mike Trout.  Lastly, the intangible that emerges from a stable organization that avoids drama and discontent should work the Halo way. No doubt, there are rays of hope along the horizon and they are starting to shine thru. The 2017 season did not end on the high note that seemed within reach when summer transformed into fall.  Three losses in four games to the lowly White Sox demonstrated that there was not enough gas, left in the tank. Looking forwards, the greatest variable in contemplating 2018 lies in the pitching domain.   The Angels, with the possible exception of Garrett Richards, lack the needed ace at the front end of […]

There’s Always Next Year: 9/24

To close out a nine game home-stand after a 3-3 start, the Angels had the burden of having to face a Cleveland team who’d won 24 of their last 25 games.  Fortunately, after dropping the first two games to the Tribe, the Halos found themselves no worse off in the wild card race against the Twins who lost a three game set to the Yankees in the Bronx.  From there however, all luck ran out as Minnesota took four straight against Detroit and the Angels increased their losing streak to a season-tying high of six games with a third loss against the Indians followed by consecutive losses in Houston to the Astros before salvaging their lone win of the week on Sunday.  Houston, and Cleveland are the class of the league and the Angels have not success against either in the last two years.  In fact, the sweep by the Indians made it 10 straight wins over the Halos dating back to 2016. By week’s end, the Angels (77-78) had fallen below the .500 mark for the first time since August 9, when their record stood at 57-58.  Dreams of a playoff birth or a run to something perhaps greater […]

Hanging Around: 9/17

After dropping four straight to the A’s in Oakland, the Astros’s came to town with Justin Verlander, their newly acquired ace, on the mound to face the Halo’s.  As the ‘Stros are one of the favorites to capture the AL pennant this year, the addition of an all but certain future Hall of Famer, strongly enhances Houston’s opportunity to secure it’s first World Series title ever. Just two weeks after the massive and indescribable devastation which resulted from Hurricane Harvey, the Astros have become a rallying cause for the City they represent and stand at the precipice of winning the AL’s Western Division flag for the first time since changing league’s in 2014 when they lost a whopping 111 games. In his first outing since his arrival from Detroit minutes before the waiver trade deadline, Verlander beat the Mariners at Safeco last week.  On Tuesday, after giving up a leadoff double to Brandon Phillips, himself a waiver wire acquisition, Verlander dominated throughout his eight inning stint.  Unfortunately for the Angels, Verlander’s performance outshined Garrett Richards’ impressive return to the Big A for the first time since April 25, 2016.  Encouraging as Garrett’s start was, the 1-0 loss was a tough […]

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Growing up in downtown New York, I first started to play baseball at the age of seven in the Greenwich Village Little League.  One summer evening, after returning home from a day at camp, my Dad asked me if I'd like to catch a ballgame with him at Yankee Stadium.  I remember answering yes when I was told that I'd be able to get some cotton candy at the game.  I was eight years old at the time. We took a long subway ride to the Bronx and then entered the ballpark.  It was enormous.  I recall walking through a long tunnel that led to the greenest grass I'd ever seen in my life.  My Dad started to tell me about the team he grew up watching, the New York Yankees.  I heard a lot about someone named Mickey Mantle, his favorite Yankee of all.  That evening, for the first few innings, I rooted for Yankees.  Then, a player on the Angels, Torii Hunter, hit a ball over a far away fence and quieted the ballpark.  I didn't fully understand what was happening but I remember thinking that this Hunter guy was rather cool.  The Angels also had a player named Vladdy; he seemed beyond cool.  So, I began to cheer for the Angels and left Yankee Stadium as a fan of the Halos. I recall the mostly red uniforms worn by the Angels and how they looked much finer than the boring white and blue pinstriped ones  that the Yankees were dressed in.  The Angels won the game quite easily...and won my heart as well.  I've followed them ever since, and over the years, I've met many of the players who I first saw only on a television screen.  I've been to the Big A many times over the years and feel at home there.  Yankee fans can have their Bronx, and their Bombers as well. I'll take my Halos any day.  Perhaps one day I'll even live in the State of California. But for now, I live here in New York City with my mom Lynne, my dad Malcolm, my sister Juliet, and my dog Jinx.  I decided to write this blog because there's nothing I enjoy more than following the Angels.  Writing keeps me close to them, always!---Jared S.

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