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Viva El Birdos Oct 17, 2017
On this day in 2005, Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead homer off Brad Lidge - A Hunt and Peck

On this day in 2005, Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead homer off Brad Lidge - A Hunt and Peck

And everyone got quiet There are few things that make 43,470 people go completely silent. An announcer asking for silence? Sure, okay. Their mothers giving them “the look” all at the same time? Obviously, but difficult to pull off. Albert Pujols hitting a monster home run off one of the best closers in the league? Yup. That outta do it. He hit the train track. what else is going on in baseball... Aaron Judge leads Yankees to Game 3 ALCS win | MLB.com Aaron Judge and his catches may bring down the Yankee Stadium wall this postseason | MLB.com Todd Frazier threw his bat at the ball...
Albert Pujols and his wife cleared in defamation suit filed by cousin

Albert Pujols and his wife cleared in defamation suit filed by cousin

Pujols’ cousin, Wilfrido, reportedly filed the suit last October, alleging that Pujols’ wife, Diedre, had defamed him by claiming in an email that he was responsible in a fatal car crash.
Halos Heaven Oct 2, 2017
Mike Scioscia is the 9th longest serving manager (for one team) in MLB history - and counting

Mike Scioscia is the 9th longest serving manager (for one team) in MLB history - and counting

When his contract is up at the end of next season, he’ll climb to #7 on that list and could go higher Ever wonder how long Mike Scioscia could manager the Angels? Like Albert Pujols, Scioscia is climbing the leader boards - just in a different category. Also like Pujols, that #1 spot is probably out of his reach (unless Scioscia manages the Angels until he is 91 years old). However, it’s possible he could land in the top 5 as he is well loved within the organization and we could even see him get extended BEYOND the 2018 season. Consider that a 5 year extension would put him at #4 on...
Halos Heaven Oct 2, 2017
Angels Final Rankings - Position Players

Angels Final Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - The final numbers are in! Summary I chose to only rank the guys who were on the roster at the end of the season. This excludes players like Cameron Maybin and Danny Espinoza who finished the season elsewhere. These rankings are also based on the entire season, and not just the past week / recent performances. Albert Pujols, to no surprise, sits on the bottom of this list in terms of regular every day players and CJ Cron had the highest ranking for guys who didn’t play on a regular basis throughout the year (aside from Upton and Phillips who joined the...
Orange County Register Sep 30, 2017
Miller: Albert Pujols trying to hold off Jose Bautista and avoid “worst player in baseball” tag

Miller: Albert Pujols trying to hold off Jose Bautista and avoid “worst player in baseball” tag

Albert Pujols entered the final weekend of the regular season battling Toronto's Jose Bautista for the distinction of being the least valuable player in baseball. And who says the Angels have nothing left to play for?
Viva El Birdos Sep 29, 2017
Cardinals News and Notes: Pujols, Inconsistency, Playoffs, Crushed Playoff Hopes

Cardinals News and Notes: Pujols, Inconsistency, Playoffs, Crushed Playoff Hopes

Getting you caught up on yesterday's VEB happening Here is what went down yesterday at Viva El Birdos: A requiem for Albert Pujols’s feet: John ventures into the time machine to remind us that Albert Pujols was an all-around superstar, not just a one-dimensional slugger. Inconsistency is not the problem for the Cardinals offense: I explain why the Cardinals have a more consistent offense than we give them credit for. On this day in 2011, the Cardinals made the postseason - A Hunt and Peck: As of this writing it could still happen again this year, folks. Cardinals Eliminated With 2-1...
Viva El Birdos Sep 28, 2017
A requiem for Albert Pujols’s feet

A requiem for Albert Pujols’s feet

As the ex-Cardinal becomes a punchline, let’s reminisce about back when Albert Pujols was an all-around star When Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels (at the time, “of Anaheim”) following the 2011 season, many St. Louis Cardinals fans, myself included, were a bit relieved. Baseball players, particularly in eras without rampant performance-enhancing drug use, tend to be worse in their thirties than in their twenties, and while Albert Pujols was still a near-MVP caliber player in 2011, his results had a noticeable drop-off from his previous ten years in St....
Halos Heaven Sep 27, 2017
HumpLinks: Angels win in

HumpLinks: Angels win in "Stat Padding Season"

Now that the Halos are all-but-eliminated, all the thunder in the lineup sneaks out of hiding to grab some milestone headlines before vacations begin. With the Angels elimination # down to a meager "1", that offense that had been missing for two incredibly critical weeks resurfaced yesterday. It's back just in time for everybody to get excited about Albert Pujols getting 100 RBI's! And Mike Trout getting 31 Home Runs! The Angels score 9 runs, win 9-3! Hope is still alive! Yeah, Ok. For the second time in three seasons the Angels are the final AL team to be eliminated from playoff...
South Side Sox Sep 26, 2017
Angels 9, White Sox 3: Teeing off on Chris Volstad

Angels 9, White Sox 3: Teeing off on Chris Volstad

Jose Abreu’s two homers overshadowed by three Los Angeles homers in second inning Chris Volstad picked up his first win in more than five years his last time out. This time out reminded everybody how he went five years between wins. Volstad gave up three homers to the Angels during a six-run second. Those were the only six runs he gave up over five innings, but they were far more than Los Angeles needed behind a strong start by Parker Bridwell. The White Sox’ 1-0 lead evaporated in five pitches during the second. Albert Pujols singled on a 1-1 count, followed by a Brandon Phillips...
Trout homers, Pujols gets 100 RBIs as Angels top White Sox (Sep 26, 2017)

Trout homers, Pujols gets 100 RBIs as Angels top White Sox (Sep 26, 2017)

CHICAGO (AP) Mike Trout hit his 31st homer, Albert Pujols joined Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 100 RBIs in 14 seasons, and the fading Los Angeles Angels pounded the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night.
Washington Times Sep 26, 2017

Trout homers, Pujols gets 100 RBIs as Angels top White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Mike Trout hit his 31st homer, Albert Pujols joined Alex Rodriguez as the only players with 100 RBIs in 14 seasons, and the fading Los Angeles Angels pounded the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Tuesday night. The Angels remained five games behind Minnesota for the final AL ...

Shortstops are toying with Albert Pujols, and other Statcast lessons

Shortstops are toying with Albert Pujols, and other Statcast lessons
South Side Sox Sep 26, 2017
White Sox 4, Angels 2: Shields stellar seven innings holds off LA

White Sox 4, Angels 2: Shields stellar seven innings holds off LA

Nicky Delmonico’s first inning two-run double helps lead the White Sox to victory. A combination of a team still desperately holding on to Wild Card dreams and another muggy night in Chicago didn't exactly instill confidence that James Shields would perform well. Snapping a six-game losing streak in last night's win at Houston, the Los Angeles Angels came in tow with their big boppers Mike Trout, Justin Upton, and Albert Pujols primed to deliver damage. Instead, the now crafty sidewinder Shields kept the Angels to just two runs over seven innings while striking out eight as the White...
Halos Heaven Sep 24, 2017
On thought experiments, Schrödinger's cat, and how Albert Pujols pinch-hitting makes a lot of sense

On thought experiments, Schrödinger's cat, and how Albert Pujols pinch-hitting makes a lot of sense

It won’t happen anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not interesting to think about. The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines a thought experiment as “devices of the imagination used to investigate the nature of things” in a variety of fields, which are most often performed to aid in conceptual understanding, to illustrate/clarify highly convoluted situations, or to fulfill a specific function of a theory. In layman’s terms, that means considering a concept, notion, or premise to evaluate the consequences of an action, though it may not be feasible or prudent to...
WATCH: Albert Pujols' RBI double scores Mike Trout from first base

WATCH: Albert Pujols' RBI double scores Mike Trout from first base

WATCH: Albert Pujols' RBI double scores Mike Trout from first base on Thursday

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