He is NOT in tonight's starting lineup:
Trout LF, Callaspo 3B, Pujols 1B, Trumbo RF, Morales DH, Kendrick 2B, Aybar SS, Bourjos CF, Wilson C
It was a year and a week ago that Halos Heaven caught up with Angels outfield prospect Kole Calhoun in the dugout of San Manuel Field, home of the inland Empire 66ers, where he played last season. He tore up the California League with the Angels High A affiliate and was loose and pleasant pregame here answering questions from the online halo advocates on the 66ers "Bloggers Night" at the park.
Outfielder Mike Trout replaced Bobby Abreu on the team. Ryan Langerhans came up in place of Torii Hunter going on the restricted list. Then Vernon Wells and Langerhans both got injured at Petco Park during a solar eclipse. There might be more circuitous routes to get to the big leagues, but it might be the longest, strangest trip that the Arizona native Calhoun has been on. After opening eyes in Spring training the hope among fans was for a September callup if a great trade could not be worked out. He'll be in a big league Angels uniform tonight, halo and all, in Oakland.