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WiHalofan is out for the day, RevHF is in with your links...
AUDIO: Jim Abbott on Jered Weaver ...A 1-minute clip of Jeff Biggs interviewing Angels great Jim Abbott - Biggsy had been notified that Weaver just passed Abbott for 15th place in strikeouts on the franchise list and Abbott had plenty of praise for Jered despite the dethroning.
True Grich: Life in full focus ...James at True Grich missed his first games of the season this homestand because of a family tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts go out to a solid member of the Halosphere.
The Angels, In Order: #51 Tom Burgess ...The Angels in Order blog has made it to the 1962 season in its player by player run down.
Angels Locker has multiple posts on Maicer coming up and Wood going down.
NEW Baseball Blog: You Can't Predict Baseball | You just can't! ...I like it because it doesn't smugly dismiss anomalies like Stat-Core purist blowhards. Instead, it celebrates anomalies that confirm baseball's greatness precisely because they cannot be explained.
90>95? ...My favorite Stat-Core site, The Baseball Analysts, has a detailed examination of pitchers throwing 90 with movement being superior to the ose throwing 95 with none. And who might those be on the Angels? Jepsen (good 90) and Bulger (bad 95).
THIS Date in Baseball History:
1990: Don Baylor is inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame. The seasoned veteran averaged 23 home runs and 87 runs batted in, while batting .262 in six seasons for California. He won the American League MVP as an Angel in 1979.
1993: Carlos Martinez of the Cleveland Indians hits a fly ball that caroms off the head of Texas Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco and bounces into the stands for a home run. The unusual home run helps the Indians defeat the Rangers, 7 - 6
BORN TODAY: Willie Fraser (1964), a bullpen arm the Angels could use right about now...
Which Rumor About Maicer Izturis Would You Believe?
He is the reincarnation of King Tut (76 votes)
He is dating Salma Hayek (171 votes)
He can fly (144 votes)
391 total votes