For the Angels, Brightest Halos Roam Outfield
By Peter Karl/Special to LAist
This 2011 baseball season in Anahem, Christopher Lloyd and his famous flock of guardian baseball angels may just be able to take the year off, at least in the outfield.
And if you don’t get that movie reference, well then I can rightfully question the validity of you’re baseball fandom.
Seventeen years after the film Angels In The Outfield exposed the secret of the then California Angels divine defensive assistance, the season has finally come where the Angels have a good enough outfield to relieve the loyal spirits of their duties.
With Torii Hunter, Vernon Wells, and touted 24 year-old rookie Peter Bourjos roaming the outfield in Anaheim, there will be no need to summon “Al” (Lloyd’s character in the historic film) and his angels.
"This is one of the best outfields I've seen," said Angel’s pitching ace Jered Weaver, "Me being a fly-ball pitcher, it's going to be fun to watch."
Some baseball aficionados are going so far as saying this could be one of the best defensive outfields ever.