2015 Won't Be a Banner Year for Angels of Anaheim's C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton

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The banners at far right of C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton won't be up for 2015.
Could anyone blame C.J. Wilson if he feels nervous? Right after a giant banner of the lefty starting pitcher was removed from the front entrance area of Angel Stadium, manager Mike Scioscia revealed he will likely start the season with a four-man rather than five-man rotation.

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Top Sports Moments List Honors Mike Trout While Disrespecting Him and Orange County

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Mike Trout at No. 9? WTF?
If the UC Irvine men's basketball team, which won the Big West Tournament title game Saturday and the Anteaters' first NCAA bid since becoming a Division I program 38 years ago, continue their dream season by knocking off heavily favored Louisville this Friday, perhaps that will crack the top 10 list of 2015 greatest sports moments in the Los Angeles/Orange County region.

Because it sure ain't easy to make the list from this side of the Orange Curtain.

For 2014, we're represented by only one major shining moment--waaaay down at No. 9.

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Has Angels Slugger Josh Hamilton's Wife Katie Quit Real Housewives of Orange County?

Josh and Katie Hamilton (left) greet Heather Dubrow of Real Housewives of Orange County.
There is apparently much Real Housewives of Orange County footage in the can of new cast member Katie Hamilton, but Josh Hamilton's wife has reportedly not appeared at shoots for the Bravo reality show currently in production for about two weeks--or about as long as the public has known about the Angels slugger's looming suspension for substance abuse.

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This is Why We Miss Vlady Guerrero

A few more frames later comes the bloop single to left and bad throw that scored a run and put Vlady on second.
Caps off to Deadspin's Barry Petchesky for reminding us what we miss so much about former Angel Vladimir Guerrero.

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Will Josh Hamilton and Wife Katie Get Really Real on Real Housewives of Orange County?

Josh and Katie Hamilton (left) attended Heather Dubrow's hoe-down party that celebrated the building of a new home and was featured on last season's Real Housewives of Orange County.
It's way down on Josh Hamilton's list of priorities--he's recovering from an injury, facing a possible suspension from pro baseball for relapsing with cocaine and alcohol and hearing friends urge him to retire--but one unresolved question is what will this do to the budding reality television careers of Josh and Katie Hamilton?

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Are They Joshing or is Hamilton's Wife Really Real Housewives of Orange County-Bound?

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Guess which current Angel's wife is said to be joining the cast of The Real Housewives of Orange County? (First two guesses don't count.)
First they came for the wife of a former Athletic, and I did not speak out--Because, duh, the A's are in freakin' Oakland, who cares?

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Gregory Lynn Cross, Serial Bank Robbery Suspect Who Wore Angels Shirt, Still Out There

Gregory Lynn Cross was No. 1 on our recent list of "6 Bandits Who Wore Anaheim Angels Gear While Robbing Banks."
Regional law enforcement agencies are still seeking 58-year-old Gregory Lynn Cross, who is now suspected in eight bank robberies or attempted bank robberies since Dec. 13, the FBI announced Tuesday.

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Real Housewives of Orange County Catches Former Angels Outfielder Jim Edmonds

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Remember the '90s?
Say it ain't so, Jimmy Baseball!

Former Angel and Big A centerfield wall imprint Jim Edmonds and his wife Megan King are bringing Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County to St. Louis, reports lalate.

Edmonds became a Cardinal after leaving the Halos, and he's now a St. Louis restaurant owner and Fox Sports Midwest broadcaster.

Actually, we would be applauding the Edmondses if the unreal reality show stayed in Missouri from now on, but alas it's just for some Season 10 segments. St. Louis sites, St. Louis celebrities and St. Louis anti-police fervor are promised. (OK, only two of those are promised.)

Years ago, Edmonds' second wife, Allison, was rumored to be joining RHOC, but Alexis Bellino got the gig.

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Mike Trout and The Walking Dead Cast Have Something Fishy in Common

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Are those written in ink or zombie blood?
What do Angels MVP Mike Trout and cast members of The Walking Dead have in common? Their respective signatures are among the most-often forged on fan photos and memorabilia, according to a Newport Beach authenticator of John Hancocks.

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6 Bandits Who Wore Anaheim Angels Gear While Robbing Banks

Fill the cups with small bills or else!
When it comes to criminal fans, at least Your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's are not Dodger fans, who tend to maim and kill Giants fans when they are not maiming and killing one another. But if we are going to point that out, we feel compelled to also report that some fans of the Halos tend to rob banks--or at least bank robbers wear the team's hats and attire when pulling their jobs. Consider the following six ...

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