Although the Boys in Blue receive most of the attention in Southern California, there is Major League Baseball playing in Anaheim that has got fans buzzing at the early stage of the 2018 season. The Anaheim Angels have established a rich tradition in greater Los Angeles. In fact the Angels represent the last professional baseball team in the huge LA market that won a world championship.
Reasons to Attend an Angels Game
The month of May is going to be a busy one for the Angels, as the team plays 13 home games, including a 10-game home stand from May 10-20. The Baltimore Orioles led by perennial all star Manny Machado visits Anaheim during the first three days of the month. The third game of the Orioles series features a poncho giveaway. Division rival and world champion Houston Astros play the Angels for a three-game set May 14-16.
The kid the experts said was too fat to make to the Big Show sits at the doorstep of another career milestone. Pujols, who already broke through the 600 home runs barrier, needs a dozen more hits to enter another exclusive MLB club. The future first-ballot Hall of Famer has a good shot of reaching 3,000 career hits during the Orioles series.
If he stays healthy, Angels center fielder Steve Trout should follow in the footsteps of Pujols by becoming enshrined in the Hall of Fame. As one of the few five-tool superstars in the game, Trout routinely wins Gold Glove awards because of his incredible range and laser-like throwing accuracy. He is worth the price of admission for witnessing raw power at the plate and torching fast speed on the bases.
Already a Japanese baseball legend, Shohei Otani has made a positive impact on the Angels during the first month of the season. Otani delivers fastballs from the mound exceeding 100 miles per hour, as well as possesses a wicked slider that often gets hitters swinging at nothing but air. The pitcher also is a prolific hitter, with several monster home runs hit early in the 2018 season.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
A large renovation project for Anaheim Stadium began during the 1996-97 offseason. The team eventually transformed the venue into baseball-only stadium at the end of 2003. Now called Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the venue has a seating capacity of 45,477 and the reputation of offering the most eclectic and delicious food options of any other professional sports venue. The stadium conveniently sits near Interstate 5, which runs directly from Burbank to Anaheim.
Fans can purchase tickets to Angels games by going online to the team website. We recommend buying tickets in advance of your visit for high profile games against teams like the Astros, Athletics, and Red Sox. Angel Stadium of Anaheim is located at 2000 Gene Autry Way. Get off the 5 at the East Gene Autry Way exit and watch for signs directing you to the main gate. You can also use the greater Los Angeles light rail system to reach the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC).