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The Anaheim Angels of Rancho Cucamonga Throwdown in Tonight's Opener & Tomorrow in The IE

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Because of the unseasonably beautiful weather here in LA, when the Angels broke camp they sent their injured Cy Young award-winner Bartolo Colon to single-A Rancho Cucamonga of the California League.


Typically rehab assignments would be sent to AAA Salt Lake, but currently RC is 10 degrees warmer than SLC, so the Angels sent their young phenom Jered Weaver there too.

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That means tonight's home opener at Rancho Cucamonga will put Colon, who made $14 million as the Angels ace last year, on the mound against college-aged kids and teens.

It also means that tomorrow Weaver, who ended up being the Halos ace last year with his amazing 12-2 record in his rookie year (and made a paltry $375k), will take the hill against guys who will find out first hand why he made it to the show - and dominated - and they're stuck in the IE hoping their TiVo recorded "Lost".

The Quakes open tonight at 7:05pm against the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres affiliate). If you've driven to Vegas you've passed the Quakes' stadium, The Epicenter, as it sits very near where the 10 and the 15 intersect, right off historic Route 66.

Colon is recovering from a torn rotator cuff and Weaver is working with some biceps tendinitis, so if you go to the game and say hi, don't be offended if instead of a hearty handshake they just throw up the peace sign.

Ticket to Quakes games range in price from $5 to $11 a seat.

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