Welcome to the FutureAngels.com blog.
FutureAngels.com is one of the oldest and most respected of the web sites covering Angels baseball. Opened in 1999, the site is a noted resource for Angels fans, the fans in the towns of Angels minor league affiliates, beat writers covering the Angels and their minor leagues, and even the parents and loved ones of Angels minor leaguers.
When FutureAngels.com began in 1999, Baseball America ranked the Angels the worst minor league organization in baseball. The Angels replaced their front office and field management, hiring Bill Stoneman and Mike Scioscia, and the rest is history. Five years later, the Angels are now considered to have one of the best management teams in baseball, and have been ranked one of the best farm systems with some of the most exciting prospects in the minor leagues.
Through it all, FutureAngels.com was there to document it.
The FutureAngels.com web site features photos, audio interviews, and video highlight clips you won’t find anywhere else. Among the site’s achievements: same-night video highlights of the 2004 Provo Angels winning the Pioneer League pennant; the home run Dallas McPherson hit off a rehabbing Randy Johnson at Rancho Cucamonga on July 15, 2003; and video documentaries of the minor league affiliates’ ballparks.
It’s been copied, it’s been emulated, and it’s even been ripped off a few times. But no
one has ever done a better job of covering Angels minor league baseball. FutureAngels.com has
established working relationships with all the Angels affiliates, and as the season unfolds you’ll
find news as it breaks. FutureAngels.com was the only web site, and in fact the only media outlet, to videotape the press conference held at Rancho Cucamonga the night Kendry Morales made his professional debut. And it’s the only site to have video of the home run he hit in his first pro at-bat. You’ll also see
FutureAngels.com cited in news stories as an authoritative source for opinion and insight into
Angels minor league baseball.
FutureAngels.com will return better than ever in 2007, with more features and insight into the Angels minor leagues. This blog is one of them.
So stay tuned this winter, both to the web site and to the blog. There’s much more to come.
Stephen C. Smith