Arte Moreno busting out the wig, dress and knee pads for star players is especially irritating when you consider he really only does this for OTHER TEAM's stars. The Yankees', Rangers' and Cardinals' stars. He doesn't even appear to realize that the biggest star the Angels have ever really had (at least since the 1980s) plays LF and garners tons of All Star game votes. Of course, what really makes a big star is success in the postseason and poor Trout will never get there, with the Angels, because Arte has effectively handicapped the team for the next 10 years from being able to effectively compete. I hate Arte. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks will play two games at the Sydney Cricket Grounds to kick off next season. Based on their recent history, we could have an international incident in the making. Last I heard, MLB was also planning to have a series at a new baseball facility near Amsterdam in either 2014 or 2015. No further details on that, though.
I'll probably be reposting this again next month, but... The 7/27 LAA@OAK game at the Tarp Covered Monstrosity will be an ALSA Sponsored event where MLB honors Lou Gehrig's legacy. There will be a fundraiser to help fight ALS at the game. Please, if you can, try to make it up to the Bay Area for the game.
The legendary LIVE PodCast of Halos Heaven is returning. The link above is for our Tuesday NOON Test Show - Tune in with Low Expectations as we work out the kinks from an 18-month layoff.