How the Angels can put the BULL back in the PEN

By Chuck Richter, - I don't know about you, but last night's late inning meltdown by Ernesto Frieri against the Washington Nationals have left an excruciating sting inside. Typically I'd turn pages faster than Mike Scioscia and focus on silver linings, so naturally the next morning I was ready for the next contest, optimistic as ever. The way that the bullpen...
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Los Angeles Angels: Solving the Erick Aybar problem

The Los Angeles Angels have already encountered several setbacks this season with injuries to outfielders Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun, but perhaps the biggest stumbling block so far has come at the shortstop position. Erick Aybar has managed to remain healthy, disregarding some pregame dental work that led to him being scratched from the lineup moments before the April 10 game...
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Angels fans share in Albert Pujols history

Angels fan Tom Sherrill wasn't supposed to catch Albert Pujols' 500th home run ball. Lucky for the 29-year-old Air Force staff sergeant from Pomona, Calif., he caught a perfect bounce. According to reports, Sherrill wasn't even in the area but moved to the outfield seats on a hunch after Pujols launched home run No. 499 in the first inning. "As he hit the ball, right...
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Angels teammates: Pujols called his 2-homer game

If his Los Angeles Angels teammates are to be believed — and frankly, why shouldn’t they? — Albert Pujols called his 499th and 500th home runs hours before the team took the field to take on the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. Both Erick Aybar and Mike Trout claim Pujols, who currently leads the league […] The post Angeles teammates say Albert Pujols called his 499th...
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Fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball returns it to slugger (pics/vid)

Your browser does not support iframes. Albert Pujols became the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs in his big league career at Nationals Park on Tuesday night, smacking out both No. 499 and No. 500 in the team’s 7-2 win. Fortunately for the Los Angeles Angels slugger, an Angels fan caught […] The post Fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 500th home run ball returns it...
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Fan gives Pujols’ 500th career home run ball back

Your browser does not support iframes. Los Angeles Angels fan Tom Sherrill caught Albert Pujols’s 500th career home run Tuesday night and will give the Angeles slugger the milestone ball back. Pujols became the 26th player in MLB history to hit 500 home runs. Sherrill, a 29-year-old staff sergeant in the Air Force, told Angels broadcasters Victor Rojas and Mark Gubicza on Fox...
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Hello 500! Albert Pujols joins 500 homer club

He did it! Albert Pujols became the 26th member to join the exclusive 500 home run club, hitting his second home run of the day during the Angels' game against the Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park. Pujols is the second player to reach the milestone in an Angels uniform. The other was Reggie Jackson. He also became the first player in MLB history to hit No. 499 and No....
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Garrett Richards' pitch hits backstop, bounces right to him

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards threw a high pitch that hit the back wall and came right back to him without the catcher touching it during Monday night's game in Washington.In the bottom of the fourth, Richards threw a high pitch to Nationals batter Denard Span that went over the glove of catcher Chris Iannetta into the backstop...
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Man dresses as Iron Man tries to get in Mike Trout's head

Iron Man — who was seated just behind home plate for Sunday's Angels-Tigers game — made sure to give the slumping Mike Trout some hitting advice before his at-bat in the top of the 8th in a tight, 2-1 contest.No, it wasn't baseball's version of Iron Man, Cal Ripken — or even Tony Stark — but some Tigers fan dressed in a cloth version of the superhero's exoskeleton...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Mike Trout let 'Iron Man' get into his head? (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout grounded out in the eighth inning of Sunday's game in Detroit after a fan dressed in an Iron Man costume gave him some trash talk while he warmed up in the on-deck circle.Not sure of the significance of the Iron Man costume, or what he said to Trout. However, if "Iron Man" was trying to get...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols’ 500th home run will be an achievement worthy of our attention

If you learned to love baseball in the 1980′s and early 1990′s such as myself, than you’ll remember the days when 35 home runs was enough to lead either league, and that the 54 homers hit by Cecil Fielder in 1991 was a very big deal. Regardless of who’s at fault, the days of low-numbered, long-ball champions are gone, and because of the PED-era, nobody will ever approach...
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