Fans Rally to Keep the Angels in Anaheim

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The Catch restaurant was the place to catch "Keep the Angels in Anaheim" fever.

Hours before your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim would rally to beat the Philadelphia Phillies at the Big A Wednesday night, dozens of their fans rallied nearby to keep the Major League Baseball franchise in town.

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Chad Curtis, Former Angels Outfielder, Shares His Sex Assault Story from Michigan Prison

Chad Curtis--who was a spark plug for what was then the California Angels of the early 1990s and also spent his 10-year career with the Tigers, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Indians, Yankees and Rangers--is not sitting in a dugout these days but the Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, Michigan.

That's where the 45-year-old, married father of six and devout Christian has been since October, after being convicted of sexually assaulting multiple underage girls.

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Huntington Beach Dodgers-Angels Chick Fight and Stabby Street Brawl: The Video

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At the end of yesterday's thrilling episode on the Dodgers-Angels chick fight that devolved into a stabby downtown Huntington Beach street brawl, we mentioned that cops there are seeking cell phone video taken by witnesses of the early Sunday mayhem.

Well, the vids are starting to roll in . . .

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Lady Angels and Dodgers Fans Fighting Leads to Street Brawl in Downtown Huntington Beach

UPDATE: Huntington Beach Dodgers-Angels Chick Fight and Stabby Street Brawl: The Video

And here comes the basebrawl . . .

A lady wearing an Angels jersey was attacked by two women who were apparent Dodgers fans early Sunday afternoon, leading to a Main Street brawl in downtown Huntington Beach that left two Marines hospitalized and two suspects facing assault charges, according to police.

One Marine was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle right in front of cops busy detaining people, reports Huntington Beach Police Lt. Mitch O'Brien.

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Mark Trumbo Still Has Angel Fans on His Mind

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Looking at Mark Trumbo on today's People Issue 2014 cover may have you wondering when the former Angel/current Diamondback faces Anaheim on the field.

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Josh Hamilton, Angels Slugger, Downsizes Role of Anti-Drug "Accountability Partner"

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John Hamilton came to your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim with a big stick and a lot of baggage. The first overall pick in the 1999 Major League Baseball draft spent most of his first eight seasons in the minors or suspended due to drug and alcohol addiction. He's gone on to become a lifetime .295 hitter, five-time All-Star outfielder and 2010 American League MVP in the Bigs. By his side on and off the road has been an "accountability partner"--think a life chaperon. But the Angels and Hamilton have announced that's about to change.

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ESPN Magazine: Angels "Worst Franchise" in Baseball

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For years, Anaheim Angels of Anaheim owner Arte Moreno has made much hay about how Forbes once named him the best owner in professional sports. That was back in 2009, the last year the Halos made the playoffs. Ever since then, of course, the team has bumbled its way through hundreds of millions of dollars in high-priced free agents who haven't panned out and the disembowelment of its farm and scouting system, leading Forbes last year to call the team the worst in Major League Baseball for the money.

Now comes ESPN The Magazine, which wrote a long profile on the team's farm system, in the process calling them "the worst franchise in MLB." And it's not just the Mag who's saying that.

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Arte Moreno Threatening to Move Angels to...Tustin?!

It's now officially the silly season for your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim, as owner Arte Moreno is now acting like the billionaire baby he is. Anaheim officials aren't immediately giving him acres of land near Angels Stadium to fund what the Halos insist are much-needed upgrades to Angels Stadium--never mind that Disney refurbished the stadium about 20 years ago. So what has Moreno decided to do? Approach Tustin officials to start discussions about moving the Big A down the 5-to-the-55 and park it on the long-abandoned Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.

Um, what?

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Jim Fregosi: 1942-2014

See the update on Page 2 on Jim Fregosi passing away Friday morning with his family by his side and a touching tribute from the Angels.

ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 13, 8:14 A.M.: Jim Fregosi, the first Angels baseball star and a one-time manager of the Anaheim team, has reportedly been taken off life support after suffering a series of strokes.

The 71-year-old, who was being treated in a Miami hospital, suffered the strokes while on a cruise with other former Major League Baseball stars in the Cayman Islands last weekend.

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Albert Pujols Drops Defamation Lawsuit After Jack Clark Apologizes for Juicing Allegations

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Former Giants-Padres-Cardinals slugger Jack Clark has apologized over performance enhancing drug use allegations he made against Cardinals-turned-Angels slugger Albert Pujols, prompting the Anaheim first baseman to drop his defamation suit against Clark.

After making the PED comments twice in early August on his The King and the Ripper radio program, Clark was fired by his station, WGNU/920 AM of St. Louis.

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