Angels Fire Joe Maddon

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The Los Angeles Angels have fired manager Joe Maddon, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. The move comes in the midst of a 12-game losing streak by the Angels. Within the context of the preseason hype surrounding the team, it is a surprise move. However, with the team in free fall and now well behind the […] READ MORE


Shohei Ohtani’s Dominant Start Against ‘Stros

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Nearly Perfect Shohei Ohtani has been off to a shaky start in the month of April for the Los Angeles Angels. He is 0–2 on the mound and 11-for-51 at the plate. But on Wednesday, Ohtani showcased a side of him that we haven’t seen before. Ohtani threw six mind-blowing innings in his start that […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs All-Time Team

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The Chicago Cubs All-Time team features iconic players. The group includes some of its most “Loveable Losers,” from the best shortstop to dawn a Cubs uniform and the best player-manager baseball has ever seen. Fans are aware it took this team 108 years to break its championship curse finally. In fact, not one player on […] READ MORE


Angels Winning Any Way They Can

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The Los Angeles Angels winning continues after their extra-inning victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. Not surprisingly, Shohei Ohtani was in the middle of it all. The superlatives never end for the two-way star. Ohtani struck out eight over five innings on the mound. Then, he helped himself by hitting two doubles and […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Six: Two Diamondbacks Ejected in Relatively Quiet Week

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Two Diamondbacks Ejected in Relatively Quiet Week Welcome to Week Six of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment rating […] READ MORE


Angels Ohtani Makes History

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On Monday night, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels made history, as he became the first pitcher since Babe Ruth to start a game while leading the league in home runs. He took the mound for his third start of the season while also remaining in the batting lineup. Ohtani slugged from the two-spot […] READ MORE



100-Win Seasons: A Momentum Theory, Part One

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One of the truly great marks in the game of baseball is the 100-win milestone. If in a single season, one team manages to emerge victorious 100 times, it’s something that is truly outstanding…yet also something that is somewhat trivial. A team makes the playoffs and that seems to be the end. They celebrate, pouring […] READ MORE


Five Best Chicago Cubs Offseason Acquisitions in the Last 20 Years

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The Chicago Cubs are hesitant to make a splash in the free agency market this offseason. It doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. So, it’s only fitting that we look back on some of their best offseason acquisitions in the last 20 years. These five players were vital additions to rosters that outperformed […] READ MORE


Los Angeles Angels Turning a Corner

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The Los Angeles Angels have started to turn a corner in the final month of the season. This new sense of urgency for Joe Maddon‘s club has made for an exciting last couple of days. All the Angels need to do is beat out the Houston Astros for a guaranteed playoff spot. Or they can […] READ MORE