Link Hangout – Bird Man Edition

By Michael Hllywa

July 23, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Dane De La Rosa (65) pitches during the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Some things just don’t get past bloggers. OK, most things don’t get past bloggers. We literally have nothing better to do than wait and pounce on anything we deem silly or absurd and put our spin on it. That being said, ON WITH THE LINKS!

Angels Reliever De La Rosa Cares for Injured Bird

Remember when I mentioned “silly or absurd?” Yeah. This is what I was talking about. Hat’s off to Dane De La Rosa though. Personally, I would have just tossed bread crumbs in the bird’s direction, just out of it’s reach, and proceeded to laugh as it struggled to get to the breaded goodness. A guy’s gotta have his fun, right?

In Memoriam: Great Moments in Blanton-ing

Joe Blanton, you were taken from us too soon. What? He was. I can’t be the only one who was hoping for him to lose 20 games this season, was I?

Iannetta Sliding into Platoon with Conger

Yes, Hank Conger has gained more playing time. But also, Chris Iannetta is losing playing time. And not because of offensive issues. You, me, reporters, your neighbors cat, we all know that Mike Scioscia doesn’t give a damn about offensive production from his catchers. Conger has been pushing his way up the rankings among catchers defensively, while Iannetta remains among the league’s worst.

Mike Trout: The Same As He Ever Was, Which Is Great


Pujols Determined to Play Through Foot Pain

Great. Wonderful. Until the team is out of it come September. Then maybe Albert Pujols will just go on the DL, get surgery, and come back ready for 2014.

Pujols and Hamilton Among Angels Forced to Take Public Transportation to Friday’s Game

I’m sure Josh Hamilton was greeted warmly by any Athletics fans on the BART. They did have a “Josh Hamilton Appreciation Day” this season after all.

Angels Kaleb Cowart Remains in Top 100 Prospect List

Can’t say that I agree with Kaleb Cowart remaining on this list. But it is better than joining the Braves as the only other team to not have a representative on the list.

C.J. Wilson Was “Livin’ Thugluv” in High School

If you have ever been to Fountain Valley, CA, then you know that there is no such thing as a “Thug” within the cities limits. Of course, I’m sure C.J. Wilson lost his mind when he saw this video from Coachella last year.

VIDEO: Fans Trade Deadline Predictions

Yankees fans at the end, wanting Mike Trout. That’s cute.

I do not always add GIF’s, but when I do, they are of Mike Trout having a foot race with Bartolo Colon.