PLAYER WIFE. KRISTIN WEAVER.

WIFE OF JERED WEAVER. LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM.

We noticed Kristin recently on the Special Olympics Southern California facebook page for the work she’s doing spearheading the second annual Gold Ball Mystery Grab Bag (see picture above) benefiting the charity. Yesterday, fans at Angels Stadium had the opportunity to buy mystery bags containing autographed baseballs. Not only is she a charitable person, but she has stuck by Jered since college. 

We think she’s pretty rad!

Here are some fun articles about her and this important event: 

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/angels-356184-weaver-jered.html

http://angels.ocregister.com/tag/jered-weaver/

CONTESTANT #34. FEMALE FAN.
NAME: LEANNE LOMAX
TEAM: LOS ANGELES ANGLES OF ANAHEIM
THE STORY OF HER FANHOOD: ”I’ve been a fan since before I can remember, but never paid too much attention to the sport in general until about two years ago. Angels games had just been an occasional thing to do for fun but lately, it’s been so much more. I obsess over the Angels now, some of my friends think it’s absolutely ridiculous but I don’t care. I’ve been to 6 games this season and plan on going to many, many more. If I can’t be at the game I’m either watching on TV, on mlb.com or through game cast on my phone, I seriously can’t get enough!”
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CONTESTANT #34. FEMALE FAN.

NAME: LEANNE LOMAX

TEAM: LOS ANGELES ANGLES OF ANAHEIM

THE STORY OF HER FANHOOD: ”I’ve been a fan since before I can remember, but never paid too much attention to the sport in general until about two years ago. Angels games had just been an occasional thing to do for fun but lately, it’s been so much more. I obsess over the Angels now, some of my friends think it’s absolutely ridiculous but I don’t care. I’ve been to 6 games this season and plan on going to many, many more. If I can’t be at the game I’m either watching on TV, on mlb.com or through game cast on my phone, I seriously can’t get enough!”

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PLAYER WIFE. DEIDRE PUJOLS.
ALBERT PUJOLS’ WIFE. LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM.
We think she’s pretty stellar, but don’t take our word for it. Check out her bio on the Pujols Family Foundation website, and while you’re there, if you can, you should donate to the awesome work they are doing!

PLAYER WIFE. DEIDRE PUJOLS.

ALBERT PUJOLS’ WIFE. LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM.

We think she’s pretty stellar, but don’t take our word for it. Check out her bio on the Pujols Family Foundation website, and while you’re there, if you can, you should donate to the awesome work they are doing!

FEMALE CAMERAMAN. HOLLY.

Last weekend a few of us headed out to Spring Training at Tempe Diablo Stadium and became friendly with the Cameraman in front of us. Her name was Holly and she films baseball, hockey, and college football.  She got her degree in broadcasting from Bowling Green and has been getting regular work ever since.

She was a pretty cool chick so we wanted to highlight her here! Thanks, Holly!

CONTESTANT #7. FEMALE FAN.
NAME:  MEGAN MCLAUGHLIN

TEAM:  LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM

THE STORY OF MY FANHOOD:  “I have been an Angels fan since the day I was born, and I was born into an Angels loving family.  In fact, I am named after Nolan Ryan (my middle name).  Although I technically live closer to Los Angeles, the Angels have always been my team.  My Uncle worked for the Dodgers, but I always had to rub it in how the Angels were my favorite team.  When I was younger I attended games to spend time with my parents and younger brother, who are also diehard Angels fans.  As I grew up I began to watch the game and understand the rules more.  I grew to love the game in itself, but I grew to love the Angels more and more every game.  I always wanted to play baseball, and when I went to sign up for Little League I was shocked they made me play softball.  Although I was on many different softball teams in Little League, my absolute favorite one was the Angels, named after my favorite team.  I continued to play softball until I graduated from high school, but I always enjoyed watching baseball more.  The one thing I could look forward to after a long day at school and softball practice was coming home to watch an Angels game on TV with my family.  

Not only is there something Angels related in every single room in my house, my ENTIRE family room is filled with Angels memorabilia - from autographed baseballs and pictures, to players bobble heads, and even the Angels beer bottles from the stadium.  We even have a foul pole and outfield wall padding!  When we have friends or family over we no longer refer to it as the family room, but as the Baseball Room.  

One of the greatest baseball memories I have is the 2002 World Series.  I attended Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, and my ears were ringing for days after that game.  My parents bought an Angels bottle opener that plays what Rory Markas said during the last inning of the game.  My brother and I have even memorized it… “Fly ball center field, Erstad says he’s got it, Erstad makes the catch! The Anaheim Angels are the Champions of baseball!!”

My family and I attended Fan Fest 2009 in Anaheim, as well as Fan Fest 2010 in Tempe.  Decked out in full Angels attire, we were able to meet some of the greatest players in baseball, as well as some of the Women in Baseball, who the movie “A League of Their Own” was based off of.  

Now, as a junior at Arizona State University, I attend as many Angels Spring Training practices and games as I can.  I actually chose ASU because I knew the Angels played their Spring Training games at Tempe Diablo Stadium, not too far from the campus.  The practices are not only a great way to watch the players before the actual season starts, but also a fantastic time to try to talk to them.  This Spring Training season alone, I’ve gone to 4 Angels practices and had the amazing opportunity to meet Angels players, past and present, the Angels owner Arte Moreno, and the new Angels GM, Jerry Dipoto.  Each and every player I have had the chance to meet has been EXTREMELY kind and happy to take a picture with a fan, which is another reason I love this team.  

After one of the games last season my mom and I waited an hour and a half by the back gate to the stadium for a chance to meet my all-time favorite baseball player, Tim Salmon.  After a while, he finally walked out with his family and I was able to ask for an autograph and picture.  In the picture I took with him, although it’s not the sharpest, you can see my eyes watering because I was so happy to meet him.  That opportunity will always remain one of my favorite moments, ever.  

I just have to say that another reason I love the Angels is because the players are so down to Earth, funny, and kind.  One day this season when my brother and I were at Spring Training practice, the outfielders walked on to the main field at Tempe Diablo Stadium to do their drills.  We heard someone singing, and soon realized it was Torii Hunter singing “Maniac” as he walked across the field.  Later in the practice Torii was joking around with Albert Pujols, offering his, um, backside as a target.  Throughout the practice all the fans in the crowd were asking for autographs, and each player would kindly say “After we’re done” and sure enough, they came right over after they finished.  This also happened last season when pitcher Jered Weaver couldn’t sign anything on his way over to the stadium, but told the fans (my mom & I being two of them) to meet him on the first base line and he would sign as many as he could before the game.  I appreciate how honest the Angels are and the fact that they remain true to their word to come sign baseballs and bats for fans.”

WHY SHE’S THE ULTIMATE FAN:  “To be incredibly honest, Angel Stadium is one of my favorite places.  Attending a game is the ultimate experience, but even just looking up at the giant Angels helmets or searching for the brick with my name on it outside the stadium is an experience.  I chose my college because it was close to Angels Spring Training, and my favorite time of year is when the team reports to Tempe.  Whether I’m at home, in class, at work, or driving somewhere I’m always watching or listening to the game, or even checking the score on my MLB At Bat app.”  

Megan sent pictures of her incredible baseball room that we will be happy to share with anyone. You and your family rock, Megan!

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CONTESTANT #7. FEMALE FAN.

NAME:  MEGAN MCLAUGHLIN


TEAM:  LOS ANGELES ANGELS OF ANAHEIM

THE STORY OF MY FANHOOD:  “I have been an Angels fan since the day I was born, and I was born into an Angels loving family.  In fact, I am named after Nolan Ryan (my middle name).  Although I technically live closer to Los Angeles, the Angels have always been my team.  My Uncle worked for the Dodgers, but I always had to rub it in how the Angels were my favorite team.  When I was younger I attended games to spend time with my parents and younger brother, who are also diehard Angels fans.  As I grew up I began to watch the game and understand the rules more.  I grew to love the game in itself, but I grew to love the Angels more and more every game.  I always wanted to play baseball, and when I went to sign up for Little League I was shocked they made me play softball.  Although I was on many different softball teams in Little League, my absolute favorite one was the Angels, named after my favorite team.  I continued to play softball until I graduated from high school, but I always enjoyed watching baseball more.  The one thing I could look forward to after a long day at school and softball practice was coming home to watch an Angels game on TV with my family.  

Not only is there something Angels related in every single room in my house, my ENTIRE family room is filled with Angels memorabilia - from autographed baseballs and pictures, to players bobble heads, and even the Angels beer bottles from the stadium.  We even have a foul pole and outfield wall padding!  When we have friends or family over we no longer refer to it as the family room, but as the Baseball Room.  

One of the greatest baseball memories I have is the 2002 World Series.  I attended Game 5 of the American League Championship Series, and my ears were ringing for days after that game.  My parents bought an Angels bottle opener that plays what Rory Markas said during the last inning of the game.  My brother and I have even memorized it… “Fly ball center field, Erstad says he’s got it, Erstad makes the catch! The Anaheim Angels are the Champions of baseball!!”

My family and I attended Fan Fest 2009 in Anaheim, as well as Fan Fest 2010 in Tempe.  Decked out in full Angels attire, we were able to meet some of the greatest players in baseball, as well as some of the Women in Baseball, who the movie “A League of Their Own” was based off of.  

Now, as a junior at Arizona State University, I attend as many Angels Spring Training practices and games as I can.  I actually chose ASU because I knew the Angels played their Spring Training games at Tempe Diablo Stadium, not too far from the campus.  The practices are not only a great way to watch the players before the actual season starts, but also a fantastic time to try to talk to them.  This Spring Training season alone, I’ve gone to 4 Angels practices and had the amazing opportunity to meet Angels players, past and present, the Angels owner Arte Moreno, and the new Angels GM, Jerry Dipoto.  Each and every player I have had the chance to meet has been EXTREMELY kind and happy to take a picture with a fan, which is another reason I love this team.  

After one of the games last season my mom and I waited an hour and a half by the back gate to the stadium for a chance to meet my all-time favorite baseball player, Tim Salmon.  After a while, he finally walked out with his family and I was able to ask for an autograph and picture.  In the picture I took with him, although it’s not the sharpest, you can see my eyes watering because I was so happy to meet him.  That opportunity will always remain one of my favorite moments, ever.  

I just have to say that another reason I love the Angels is because the players are so down to Earth, funny, and kind.  One day this season when my brother and I were at Spring Training practice, the outfielders walked on to the main field at Tempe Diablo Stadium to do their drills.  We heard someone singing, and soon realized it was Torii Hunter singing “Maniac” as he walked across the field.  Later in the practice Torii was joking around with Albert Pujols, offering his, um, backside as a target.  Throughout the practice all the fans in the crowd were asking for autographs, and each player would kindly say “After we’re done” and sure enough, they came right over after they finished.  This also happened last season when pitcher Jered Weaver couldn’t sign anything on his way over to the stadium, but told the fans (my mom & I being two of them) to meet him on the first base line and he would sign as many as he could before the game.  I appreciate how honest the Angels are and the fact that they remain true to their word to come sign baseballs and bats for fans.”


WHY SHE’S THE ULTIMATE FAN:  “To be incredibly honest, Angel Stadium is one of my favorite places.  Attending a game is the ultimate experience, but even just looking up at the giant Angels helmets or searching for the brick with my name on it outside the stadium is an experience.  I chose my college because it was close to Angels Spring Training, and my favorite time of year is when the team reports to Tempe.  Whether I’m at home, in class, at work, or driving somewhere I’m always watching or listening to the game, or even checking the score on my MLB At Bat app.”  


Megan sent pictures of her incredible baseball room that we will be happy to share with anyone. You and your family rock, Megan!


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FEMALE EXECUTIVE. MOLLY JOLLY.
Meet Molly Jolly. She’s the Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and she’s got a great name! If you’re at all interested in working in sports or finance the story of her rise to the top should be on the top of your article reading list. My favorite part of her story is that she got her interest in sports from her mother. Go Moms!

This article about Ms. Jolly was written by another pretty terrific lady, Marcia C. Smith who writes for the OC Register.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jolly-341570-angels-season.html

FEMALE EXECUTIVE. MOLLY JOLLY.

Meet Molly Jolly. She’s the Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and she’s got a great name! If you’re at all interested in working in sports or finance the story of her rise to the top should be on the top of your article reading list. My favorite part of her story is that she got her interest in sports from her mother. Go Moms!

This article about Ms. Jolly was written by another pretty terrific lady, Marcia C. Smith who writes for the OC Register.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/jolly-341570-angels-season.html

CONTESTANT #1. FEMALE FAN.
NAME: JENNIFER DRANEY
TEAM: ANGELS
THE STORY OF HER FANHOOD: ”I became an Angels fan when I moved to California in 1998. I didn’t know what baseball was growing up in small town Carson City, Nevada. Upon moving to Fullerton, I was lucky to have Mrs.Nevin as my math teacher, she was also the mother of Phil Nevin, a current Angels baseball player at the time. He came by the classroom occasionally, and I then learned about the wonderful sport of baseball. The Angels instantly had my heart, and I will follow this team forever! I believe in sticking to your roots, and Nevin rooted me as an Angels fan. Yearly I attend Spring Training in Arizona to see our upcoming talent, and also get excited for our awesome season! Through our ups and downs, I’ll stand by us forever! I’ve volunteered at events for them, and also planned weddings at Angels stadium!”
WHY SHE’S THE ULTIMATE FAN: “Doesn’t matter if i’m sitting in my favorite right field seats, behind homeplate, or at home watching the games, you can count on me to know where and how my boys are playing. I love the traditions of baseball and look forward to making more with the Angels!!”

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CONTESTANT #1. FEMALE FAN.

NAME: JENNIFER DRANEY

TEAM: ANGELS

THE STORY OF HER FANHOOD: ”I became an Angels fan when I moved to California in 1998. I didn’t know what baseball was growing up in small town Carson City, Nevada. Upon moving to Fullerton, I was lucky to have Mrs.Nevin as my math teacher, she was also the mother of Phil Nevin, a current Angels baseball player at the time. He came by the classroom occasionally, and I then learned about the wonderful sport of baseball. The Angels instantly had my heart, and I will follow this team forever! I believe in sticking to your roots, and Nevin rooted me as an Angels fan. Yearly I attend Spring Training in Arizona to see our upcoming talent, and also get excited for our awesome season! Through our ups and downs, I’ll stand by us forever! I’ve volunteered at events for them, and also planned weddings at Angels stadium!”

WHY SHE’S THE ULTIMATE FAN: “Doesn’t matter if i’m sitting in my favorite right field seats, behind homeplate, or at home watching the games, you can count on me to know where and how my boys are playing. I love the traditions of baseball and look forward to making more with the Angels!!”

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