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QUIZ: Which Angels Player Are You?

Are you always interested in wondering what Angels player you are? Well it’s time for you to find out what type of Halo are you. Take The Quiz Below  Alex Alarcon is the Founder and Senior Writer at Halo Headquarters.  Follow him on Twitter @AlexAlarcon49, and “Like” him on Facebook. Want to Talk Sports With Other Die-Hard Angels Fans? Join SPORTalk! Visit the Angels...
Via Halo Headquarters
41 minutes ago

BUY: Take a look at the Brand New “The Freak is Back” T-Shirt

New Angels pitcher Tim Lincecum has made his return back to the MLB, as fans are ready to see the freak. With his 1st start happening in Oakland, both Giants and Angels fans made the trip to witness him pitch. Tim Lincecum even commented on the fact that it “felt like a home game”. Well Angels and other fans of the Freak, the day has finally come. The brand new “The Freak is...
Via Halo Headquarters
2 hours ago

Umpire Paul Emmel gets hit in head with bat, suffers nasty cut

Home plate umpire Paul Emmel had to leave Thursday night’s game between the Oakland A’s and Los Angeles Angels after he was hit in the head with a bat and suffered a nasty cut. Angels third baseman Jefry Marte lost control of his bat on a swing and miss in the bottom of the ninth, and it hit Emmel on the top of the head where he had no protection. It was a frightening scene...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is is Time for Albert Pujols to Hang Up the Cleats?

ESPN ranked the Angels contract with Albert Pujols the worst contract in the MLB. Now the Angels are dealing with the aftermath of years flailing from the Angels slugger. Should it be the year Albert calls it quits? Albert Pujols signed a 10 year $240,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, including $240,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $24,000...
Via Halo Headquarters
5 hours ago

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Lincecum Pulls an "F" against the A's

In fairness, Tim Lincecum needs more work to get into his groove for a full-time starter at the MLB level. Also in fairness, with the way this season is going it doesn't really make a difference. Let The Freak roll! Ok. So Tim Lincecum blew up and didn't make it to the 4th inning, and it took 83 pitches to get through 3. But we shouldn't freak out on The Freak. Who really thinks...
Via Halos Heaven
10 hours ago

MLB umpire Paul Emmel suffers severe head wound after being hit by bat

A very scary scene on Thursday night in Anaheim, as home plate umpire Paul Emmel was hit in the head by a bat, and suffered a severe head wound. Jefry Marte was batting for the Angels with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and lost his bat on the follow through of his swing. The bat then hit Emmel in the head. Oh my, bat slips out of Jefry Marte’s hands, hits HP umpire Paul...
Via The Comeback
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bandy taking advantage of stint with Angels

Angels catcher Jett Bandy has gotten his first extended chance in the Major Leagues and has excelled, but the Angels' No. 20 prospect isn't done yet in the eyes of manager Mike Scioscia.
Via Angels.com
19 hours ago

Skaggs returns to work in sim game

Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs came out of his first competitive outing since June 8 feeling good, manager Mike Scioscia said on Thursday. Skaggs, who has been dealing with a left shoulder injury, threw 2 2/3 innings in a simulated game in Arizona on Wednesday.
Via Angels.com
20 hours ago

Matt Thaiss Has Impressive Pro Debut

The Angels’ number one draft pick from 2016, the University of Virginia’s Matt Thaiss, made his professional baseball debut on Tuesday for the rookie-level Orem Owlz.  He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a game-winning three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Owlz over the Idaho Falls Chukars by the score of 7-4.  Thaiss was a catcher in college, but he played first...
Via Monkey with a Halo
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angels’ RHP Nick Tropeano to make rehab start at Advanced Single-A

According to a statement released by the club on Wednesday evening, Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitcher Nick Tropeano will make a minor league rehab assignment appearance for Advanced Single-A Inland Empire on Thursday. Currently on the Angels’ 15-day disabled list, Tropeano originally landed on the sideline due to a lingering shoulder injury. However, it is also worth noting...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Huston Street and the Essence of Baseball

Angel closer Huston Street was standing on the orange, clay mound at Minute Maid Park last night, ready for the ninth inning to begin.  He had fired up his arm in the bullpen.  He had thrown all of his warm-up pitches while first baseman CJ Cron was slinging grounders to his fellow infielders behind him.  And then the first Astro batter stood in the box, focused on Street’s...
Via Monkey with a Halo
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Angels Vs. Astros Vs. Third Place

The Angels are off to Minute Maid Park to play a three-game set with the Houston Astros, and if the 34-38 Angels could pull off a sweep against the 34-36 Astros, the Halos could actually take over third place by half-a-game.  The Astros will have a fully healthy squad ready to welcome an Angel team whose roster is riddled with injury.  One Angel who has been discharged from the...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Weaver pitches 3-hitter as Angels beat A's 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jered Weaver bounced back from two rough starts to pitch three-hitter, and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Sunday. Weaver (6-6) had given up 11 earned runs over his last 11 1/3 innings before helping the Angels to their fifth win in six games against the A's this season. The right-hander had only one strikeout but faced...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

OPS Leaguers Unite! Consider Jefry (Not Jeffrey) Marte

Now that the closest baseball stadium to me is in Anaheim I’m watching more Angels games.  Truthfully I’m watching more MLB network, and then Cubs games, and then Angels games.  It’s still more than just the Mike Trout highlights I would normally but in any event I’ve seen some of this guy, Jefry Marte.  Jefry Marte?  Who is that?  And why can’t he spell Jeffrey right...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giavotella and Cron make case to stay in Angels' lineup

OAKLAND – Maybe it’s just coincidence, but Johnny Giavotella and C.J. Cron have picked a good week to get hot. Both players were slumping until recently, and both players faced threats to their playing time because of teammates coming off the...
Via The OC Register
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels fans set the strangest world record using umbrellas

The Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Tuesday night, but history may remember June 14th as the night Angels fans banded together to achieve a world record ... for opening umbrellas. It did not rain in Los Angeles Tuesday, but the Angels gave fans free umbrellas and coordinated a mass opening, setting a world record for "most umbrellas opened in a confined space."Breaking...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Angels: Mike Trout leaves game after hit by pitch

It was a scary sight during Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Cleveland Indians. Mike Trout was hit by a pitch from relief pitcher, Tommy Hunter, and it was not good by the looks of it. Trout was hit on the right hand with a 93-mph fastball during the 8th inning of their 8-3 loss to the Indians. Luckily, the hit looked worse than the actual injury was. After...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Jr. selected by father's former team, Angels, in MLB Draft

In addition to being a weapon at wide receiver for Notre Dame, Torii Hunter Jr. also plays outfield on the school’s baseball team. Outfield is of course where Hunter’s father Torii made a living for 19 seasons in the MLB.  Today, one of the elder Hunter’s former teams, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, selected Hunter Jr. in the 23rd round of the 2016 MLB Draft. To make...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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