No matter who wins this year's MVP, the view from the Trout Farm was fantastic. And... we got a Mike Trout T-shirt! Those of us that had the pleasure of watching Mike's phenomenal season from section 101 in 2013 are already anticipating the enjoyment of watching him play in 2014.
With Major League Baseball's All-Stars now officially announced in the form of an awkward studio TV show, it seems like a perfectly good time to ruin the buzz of this year's All Star Game and instead, focus on the negatives.
How can anyone who had a near MVP season like Mike Trout continue to perform at a level that ignites a team, energizes the fans, and awes the league? Well baseball fans, he's doing it again!
That's what people picked it up for. There were many things in Coagula. People picked it up for the dirt. We got a level of notoriety. We were mentioned in the John Waters film, Pecker. There's a whole scene where he goes, "Be careful of that guy over there. He's from Coagula. It's a magazine."
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper are poised to take over Major League Baseball and vie for World Series and league MVPs year after year.
Everyone thinks of Yogi Berra as the quintessential baseball quote. He made you think, laugh and occasionally want to launch your head into a brick wall. But Casey Stengel, manager of 3,766 games in the Big Leagues never wasted any time getting to the point
I like that a team wins or loses together. No one person carries a team, no one person takes credit for their success. As they say, there's no "I" in "team." Baseball proves this point, every game, and that's really cool.
It would be difficult to award MVP to someone other than the Triple Crown winner, but given Trout's success and the way he ignited the team there is still one scenario in which he may be chosen over Cabrera.
There has not been a rookie super-nova this dazzling who has entered baseball since the days of New York Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle. Let me repeat: Mickey Mantle.
It's an exciting time in baseball. As we're looking at a new playing field in the MLB, let's look at the players who will emerge as its new stars.
A baseball season mirrors life -- it is long and has many chances for redemption. I've been an Angels fan since 1961. This is a time when we find out who the true fans are.
The list continues to expand as Albert Pujols' name remains absent: Peter Bourjos and Kendrys Morales each have a home run for the Angels, and Chris Iannetta, Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick all have two.
I'm of the opinion that a fan should pick one team and ride that train from birth until death. One team per league is fine, but there should be one team that trumps all, without question.
Enough about Tom and Gisele, the real power couple in sports is the #1 golfer in the world Rory McIlroy and the former #1 tennis player in the world Caroline Wozniacki.
They've got a bunch of billboards in Southern California. The Angels are trumpeting the arrival of Albert Pujols with "El Hombre" (The Man). One person doesn't care for it. Albert Pujols.
Nothing gets the baseball blogosphere more riled up than a good old annual debate over players' Hall of Fame credentials, so to save time down the road, I thought I would jump ahead 25 years.