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Angels are all Lambs led to the slaughter of the Boston Lyin’s

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Boston Red Sox Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

9 to 1. And 2 more of these to look forward to?

So far this season, over the 4 games head-to-head, the Red Sox have outscored the Angels 36 to 4. And it doesn’t feel as if it has been even that close. You can’t blame all of that on so many injuries that a John Lamb has to take a start. And a Deck McGuire has to go 4 innings in relief. The first 3 games were against Ohtani, Skaggs and Tropeano.

Nothing good comes out of getting trounced by the BoSux again and again and again and again.

The team is walking sawdust right now. Personally, I am committed to snapping out of it. Hey Halos, who’s with me?!

Do this edition of Links-Of-Despair:


A Little Bit Of Mike Trout News

Mike’s finger sprain is almost healed. Good. Because he sucks as a DH. As in 0.0 fWAR sucks.............

But for those of you who chose to worry about things long in advance of finding out that you have no control over them, anyway, Mike likes being an Angel, and likes being in Anaheim...........

Trout will be our only All-Star. That is more than fair, since everybody else is on the DL. And do you want to see something very sad? This 2018 team, almost to the All-Star Break, has only 1 pitcher in the entire franchise who rates as ‘qualified’ among starting rotations. That would be Tyler Skaggs.........There are only 6 relievers who qualify, and one of those is now on the DL............

A Little Bit Of Angels News

Angels fan sees Halos can’t beat Royals, bends the knee, and joins with Royals fan..............

Juan Graterol. Now officially drift outside the world of baseball. For a day or two, at least. I wonder if he can pitch?..........


Everywhere In Baseball

Sergio Romo turns out to be quite the little cheap-assed bitch. He takes the time AFTER a game is over to bark up the tree of Nationals CF Michael Taylor because Taylor had the audacity to steal a base 3 weeks ago..............

Mets GM Sandy Alderson is exiting MLB to re-engage his battle with cancer.............

Man, if only we could get the chance to face off against an AL Central team. Hopefully, the last place AL Central team. No way we could lose that one, right?.............

Yu Darvish pitched an MiLB rehab game yesterday. It is considered tradition for an MLB player to buy his teammates the post-game meal. At a minimum, this grants a few MiLB players a temporary reprieve from raiding the vending machines for sustenance. But Darvish took this to new heights. He had the post-game buffet catered by Ruth’s Chris. And BOTH teams were invited. Very good dude..........

Luke Heimlich most likely finished his college career last night, giving up 4 runs to Arkansas as his Oregon State Beavers lost their CWS opener 4-1. Which makes all the chatter over the Royals looking to now sign him as a free agent highly topical. And now is the time that those who firmly believe that a 15-year old person be punished without end will start vocalizing their objections. As in Craig Calcaterra of NBC, and Matt Provenzano of the SBN stats site BeyondTheBoxScore............

If Josh Donaldson’s injuries keep deflating his market value as he heads towards Free Agency, maybe even WE could afford him. And, with all that DL time, he would fit right in..........

I am finding this more and more as I read the info tubes daily. We are more comfortable with the current Instant Replay limits and spend more and more time looking to expand it............

Yahoo is going to be expanding to podcast coverage during the All-Star Break. I link to this now because if you want to follow and listen in you have to RSVP ahead of time............

Wow. Yosh Kawano, Wrigley Field clubhouse attendant for 65 years, has died. He got his start just after Ernie Banks broke into MLB..........

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be football players. Not even just to play college..........


The Duffle Bag

Elieser be trippin’. Literally...............Archie Bradley has a shitty secret to reveal............MiLB Omaha Stormchasers going Fortnite Llama crazy for one nite. And everybody ends up with carpal tunnel..........Danny Duffy had an encounter with the very weird prior to his steamrolling of the Angels............

OT: Soccer fans really take their fandom extremely serious. For some, it’s far more than a sport.