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

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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

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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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Ex-LAPD Cop Alex Arredondo I.D.'d as Man Assaulted in Angel Stadium Parking Lot

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UPDATE: The man now listed in serious condition following a beating in the Big A parking lot has been identified as Alex Arredondo, 43, of Huntington Beach. The father of three had been a police officer until leaving the Los Angeles Police Department in 2012. Investigators have no reason to believe at this point that Arredondo's past employment with the LAPD had anything to do with the beating, according to Lt. Bob Dunn, the Anaheim Police spokesman. The search continues for the three attackers, but Dunn says there is no security camera footage from Angel Stadium nor suspect descriptions from the handful of witnesses who saw the incident.


ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 5, 11:57 A.M.: As if the bad news couldn't be worse after your heavily favored Anaheim Angels of Anaheim's 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals Friday night comes this: after the game, three men beat up another man in his 40s after the game, leaving him unresponsive and currently in critical condition.

The beating only came to light late last night, and police have little info to go by at the moment other than the belief that alcohol was involved and that fan rivalry doesn't seem to be a factor, Anaheim Police Department spokesperson Bob Dunn told the Orange County Register


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8 Reasons the Angels Should Fire Mike Scioscia

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Hit the road, Mike?

After winning more games than any other team in the Majors during the regular season (98), our Anaheim Angels of Anaheim were swept in three games by a Kansas City Royals team that limped into its first playoff series since winning the World Series in 1985. That's just one of the eight reasons Halos manager Mike Scioscia's abruptly ended 15th season should be his last in Anaheim.

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Dear Albert: An Open Letter of Apology to Angels "El Hombre" Pujols

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A bobblehead worthy of El Hombre

Dear Albert,

Please bear with me as the following is most difficult to write as it includes the unthinkable: admitting that I was wrong. But wrong I was, about you in an Angels uniform, your on-field production and your deep faith, for which I would like to extend my most sincere apology, especially today, as tickets for all potential American League Championship Series games at Angel Stadium go on sale at 10 a.m. and you prepare to face off against the A-holes or Royal Pains in the Asses in Thursday's divisional series opener at the Big A.

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Gustavo's Latest KCRW "OC Line": On Arte Moreno Threatening to Move Angels to Tustin!

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Arte: Take the Halos and run

Tonight, the Tustin City Council is scheduled to have a closed-door session discussing whether they want to make a run for your Anaheim Angels of Anaheim, who are whining loudly about how Mayor Tom Tait is a big meanie to them because he doesn't want to reward billionaire owner Arte Moreno with hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies. Because of this, Moreno broke off lease negotiations with Anaheim late last week, effectively calling his team a free agent--but are they going to wow people like Vladimir Guerrero, or be the next Vernon Wells/Josh Hamilton/Gary Matthews Jr/Bo Jackson/Von Hayes/Dave Parker/insert-your-favorite-washed-up-free-agent-signing here?

All of this was the subject of my weekly KCRW-FM 89.9 "Orange County Line" commentary yesterday.


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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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