Show up to any and all of these events dressed in your finest Angels fan gear and have fun! For more details about our annual get-together, visit this link, but by now you probably know what is up, right? RIGHT!
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - EVENING JULY 12 HANGING WITH LADYBUG
•4 PM - ??? at Boar's Head Bar @ Main Street Station Hotel & Casino, Downtown Vegas
Ladybug will be hosting (but not buying) a night of meet-n-greet and hanging out with us all. After a few beers I am sure she will regale us with tales of the nursing profession, going to high school with another prominent member of this site and also Angels baseball of course (the Angels will be playing the Rangers at 4:15 PM and there will surely be a TV or two with the game on). Last one to pass out take a picture, please!
SUNDAY AFTERNOON JULY 13 WATCHING ANGELS @ RANGERS IN A SPORTSBOOK
•NOON at the SportsBook at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Get there early and bet on the game! We will be watching the final Angels baseball game before the break at this classy sportsbook in Downtown Vegas - the final for the World Cup will be going on at the same time and I really want to make a Hitler joke here but, anyway, it will be a wild afternoon. Pretty sure Skaggs is pitching so bring your betting gusto. What is it like to watch a game when all the money you brought with you has been bet at the window? Find out! See ya there at Noon
SUNDAY NIGHT JULY 13 MINIATURE GOLF
•9 PM at the Kiss Miniature Golf Course
We did this last year and it was pretty fun. My assumption going in was that Moondoggy would be a cheat at golf but he mopped the floor with me fair and square. So this year we will again break into teams and play eighteen holes of rock-n-roll miniature golf. Betting optional, but bring it on!
MONDAY JULY 14 NOON SCAVENGER HUNT
•Noon - 5 PM, Meet at Hash-House-a-Go-Go Restaurant (located at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Downtown Vegas)
We start with Lunch at Noon and this is a great diner. And then at lunch the Scavenger Hunt Itinerary is revealed. Teams of THREE or FOUR players will compete. There will be amazing prizes for the winning team - we meet at this gluttonous Downtown Vegas restaurant at Noon and then the list is posted - You have a little more than 4 hours to get what you can in this trip around historic Vegas looking for a little bit of everything. We meet at the HR Derby and the HUNT is tabulated.
MONDAY JULY 14 HOME RUN DERBY VIEWING
•5 PM - at SportsBook in the Mirage Casino Sporstsbook on the Vegas Strip
We do this every year. It is fun. We watch the derby at a casino sportsbook on the Vegas strip wearing Angels Gear and winning bets (if we make the right bet). Mike Trout will not be in the derby this year but it is still fun to watch and even more fun if you have a few bets on the event.
TUESDAY JULY 15 ANNUAL PINBALL TOURNAMENT
•1 PM at the Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Oh you will have thought you died and went to heaven. Or you will have thought "Wow I am in a room with a large number of vintage pinball machines". Either way you will have fun and then we will compete for prizes and bragging rights! We do this every year and each time it is too much fun to stop.
TUESDAY JULY 15 ALL STAR GAME WATCHING
•5 PM at the Sportsbook in Caesars Palace Casino on the Vegas Strip
Mike Trout will be leading off the bottom of the first inning. We will be watching in a Vegas Strip Casino Sports Book dressed in Halo gear and hoping to root on Erick Aybar (and Garrett Richards if he is a late ad) as well.
WEDNESDAY JULY 16 - DIA DE LOS CHEAPSKATE GAMBLES
•3 PM at the EL Cortez Casino in Downtown Vegas
We begin the cheapskate gambling with our annual Penny Slot Tournament. How much can you lose (or make, yeah right ha ha ha) off of $5 in five minutes compared to everyone else? Find out and win a cool prize!
Then on to our formerly dollar Craps tournament which no longer exists because Dollar Craps is a thin of the past. So we each drop $20 on a cheap Craps game and see who has the most money after ten minutes. There are a few good Craps stories coming out of the All Star Week Meetups of the past that I cannot repeat here due to rubbing in the good luck that abounds. All $28 worth, just look:
So there tends to be much more added on to these meetups in addition to finding other amusements deep into the night and day. But no one is obligated to do any or all of these, if you are with someone who is bored and wants to go to a show by all means, due your duty, we will be at these locations when you are ready to hang loose and talk baseball with friends.
We are a no-pressure group, some of us are sober, some don't gamble, some are cheapskates, some are milkshake-addicts... it is a wild, diverse bunch in search of a good time and you are welcome to join us. See you in Sin City this weekend!