lol…I don't know what Anaheim means. All I know is that it's NOT in LA, and won't be unless LA starts extending it's borders (God forbid). California Angels is fine.
See, that just makes that much more idiotic; it's a artifice of geography for the sole reason of appealing to larger fanbase. They might as well call themselves The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California, USA, Earth, Solar System, Orion Arm, Milky Way, Local Group, Universe A.
"Founded in 1857, Anaheim, which names means "Home of the River" (reffering to the Santa Ana river, I presume) was originally purchased by German Immigrants for the cost of $2 per acre."
So there you go.
Well, I was wondering about that. I thought that it was something about home and river, but wasn't sure why it'd be German instead of Spanish.
Well, I was pretty happy about the Cardinals victory in Game 1. They were firmly in control the entire game.
My question about the Cardinals is:
Who are you and what have you done with the real Reggie Sanders?
I flipped back and forth occasionally, but the Angels-White Sox game was so much more interesting that I stuck with it for the most part.
And what kind of a crazy game was that Chicago/Anaheim deal? That missed call is gonna kill the Angels if they don't turn around and win the series.
Honestly, I don't know what to call that; he may have caught it off the ground or he may have caught it in the glove. For all of the announcers' talk, I still don't think that the replay showed a catch; in real time, I thought that the ball wasn't caught and I thought that he trapped it in the replay. If nothing else, a catcher should always, always, always throw the ball to first if the runner takes off that way just to be on the safe side.
I was pretty amazed that the Sox ended up winning it.
I was hoping that they would, but in the 10th. I hate to see somebody lose on a call that could go either way.
My amazement was more about the fact that a really, really odd call happened and it wasn't in the game that Tim McClelland was umpiring.
"man, the Angels must be pissed."
Scioscia totally refused to blame the loss on the call during the ESPN postgame interview; he said that the offense didn't get it done and that they shouldn't have been in a position where a single call cost them the game.
He also completely blew off the notion of using instant replay in baseball, which only increases my respect for him.