A Rocky Week: 4/16

Hey Halo fans–hope you’re not terribly tired after the crazy game that took place last night just North of Gene Autry Way. While the Angels were playing the Royals in KC, the Anaheim Ducks continued the great play that has our team up 2 games to none in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “It’s a thrilling time in Anaheim” says Kole Calhoun, an avid Duck fan: “When either of us are in the playoffs we always look to support the other and cheer them on!”  No doubt, the Angels could use some cheering in return as things have gotten a bit rocky for our baseball club. While last week got off to the most amazing start, the last few days haven’t gone so well.  So, after a 6-2 start to the season, the Angels find themselves back at .500 and in the midst of a four game losing streak. Still, after two weeks, the team has shown a lot of fight, passion and resiliency in the face of adversity.  Hopefully, we’ll see a quick turnaround in the days ahead.

As baseball fans observed yesterday, from coast to coast, it was difficult to tell major league players apart, as all wore a number 42 on their back. And, it was odd for Angels fans not to see a man with the number 27 roaming  around centerfield. Yesterday was one of the great days in the long baseball season as we celebrated Jackie Robinson Day. Jackie was the first African American baseball player to play in the major leagues, having come up in April of ’47.  He was a trailblazer, and a role model for all of us, not just because of his fierce determination on the field, but also in the way he carried himself off the diamond. “It’s always special to…have a chance to acknowledge his legacy…It’s fun that we get to do it for a day,” said Cameron Maybin. Robinson’s achievement will never be forgotten even though it is 70 years since he laced up his cleats and took over at first base for the Brookyln Dodgers.

That’s all for now but be sure to check back soon for more thrilling news on our Halo’s as they set off on what we hope will be an exciting season!!