Fan Favorites Awards: Round 4

We’ve made it to the FINAL Round of the Angels Fan Favorites Awards! Here’s the information you need to know before we get cracking:

  • Before you vote for today’s round of polls, go vote for Round 3, Round 2 and Round 1 if you haven’t already.
  • All polls will close on Saturday, November 1.
  • Don’t forget to use #AngelsFanFaves when posting about the awards on Twitter. We’re looking out to see who is keeping up the conversation. SPREAD THE WORD!
  • Lastly, have fun!

Now, let’s make this round the best round!

We’ll start things off with Best in the Bullpen. Let’s not forget that combined eight-man shutout against the A’s this season…

 

After voting for the Best Player Twitter Account, it’s time to decide who should receive the award for being the best Instagrammer on the team.

 

Next, we have the “Halo Hope for 2015.” Whether they’re coming off injuries, were recently acquired to supplement the farm system or showed an unexpected spark this year that could potentially help the team next season, it’s all up for your interpretation. Which player do you believe will carry the most “hope” into the 2015 season?

 

Now you’ll be voting for the player that you think has the most Angels Spirit. Whether you’ve seen them on the field, in an interview or at an autograph signing, this player always has a smile on, is excited to congratulate their teammates, interacts with fans as much as possible and has an overall recognizable love for the game. This is another category that is up for your interpretation.

 

As the Angels Fan Favorites Awards come to an end, we would like to get your input on next year’s awards. Yes it is a little early to be thinking about a year from now, but we want to be prepared to make this bigger and better! The last category is completely open-ended. We would like to know if we should stick with the name “Fan Favorites Awards” or replace it with a new title. For example, this could mean naming the awards after a former or current player. Please try to keep your suggestions in the poll appropriate. We would greatly appreciate it! Let the creativity fly.

 

All polls (Rounds 1-4) will close this Saturday. Look out for the results on Monday, November 3 right here on The Halo Way. Thanks for voting!

Fan Favorites Awards: Round 3

It’s time for Round 3 of the Angels Fan Favorites Awards! Here’s a little deja vu before we dive into the new categories:

  • The last batch of categories will be released on Thursday, October 30 right here on The Halo Way.
  • Before you vote for today’s round of polls, go vote for Round 2 and Round 1 if you haven’t already.
  • All polls will close on Saturday, November 1.
  • Don’t forget to use #AngelsFanFaves when posting about the awards on Twitter. We’re looking out to see who is keeping up the conversation.
  • Lastly, have fun!

Now, let’s get to the voting!

 

Constantly dreaming of your favorite ballpark munchies? No? Well, this category might ignite your taste buds! Which new concession stand at Angel Stadium did you enjoy grabbing food from the most this season?

 

As the social media world continues to grow, Angels Fans continue to gain online access to more of their favorite players! Which player’s Twitter account did you enjoy following the most in 2014?

 

Next, we have the Best Defensive Player of the season. We’re not going to list any advanced statistical metrics, it’s just the fans and their opinions. With that said and the 2014 season under our belts, which player do you believe demonstrated the best defensive plays and skills on the field this year? If you wish to take a look at some regular season stats before you cast your vote, click here!

 

Tennis players may have signature grunts, but some Angels pitchers have signature pitching faces. Welcome to another one of our unconventional categories! We’ve provided some images of the nominees below to help you pick a winner.

 

 

 

We will close Round 3 by voting on the Best Fan Sign that our photographers captured at Angel Stadium during 2014. Cast your vote based on the corresponding numbers on the pictures and on the poll below. Do you think that you made a better sign this season? Tweet it to us with #AngelsFanFaves!

 

Thanks for voting! Check back with us on Thursday for our FINAL round of categories. Don’t forget to leave your thoughts/comments below and use #AngelsFanFaves when discussing the awards on Twitter!

Fan Favorites Awards: Round 2

Welcome to Round 2 of the Angels Fan Favorites Awards! A few reminders before we get started:

  • The next two batches of categories will be released on Tuesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 30 right here on The Halo Way.
  • Before you vote for today’s round of polls, go vote for Round 1 if you haven’t already.
  • All polls will close on Saturday, November 1.
  • Don’t forget to use #AngelsFanFaves when posting about the awards on Twitter. We’re looking out to see who is keeping up the conversation.
  • Lastly, have fun!

Now, let’s get to the voting!

First, you’ll be deciding which Themed Event at Angel Stadium was the most entertaining this season.

 

We have covered your favorite position players in Round 1, so now it’s time to highlight the Most Outstanding Pitcher (or #Whiff Wizard if you will) of 2014. Note: There will be a separate category for our relievers.

 

Next, we have one of our unconventional categories: Best Smile! Whose pearly whites should take home the prize? Here are some photos of our nominees for reference.

 

 

It’s time to turn up the tunes and vote for the player who had the Best Walk-up Song this season. Let’s jam:

 

Whether you watched Angels games sitting in front of the TV with the comforts of home surrounding you, out at a restaurant or at a stadium with 30,000+ of your closest friends, we’re certain that sometimes it was impossible to contain the exhilaration of a great play or a victory. There were a lot of great moments this season. Between the options below, which one was the Most Exciting Game to Watch?

 

Thanks for voting! We’ll see you next week with some brand new categories.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Highlights from Angels Photographers

It was another great season through the eyes of our fantastic team photographers. Their reputable work that we have shared took you up close and personal with the players and behind the scenes of live-action games, charity events, practices, player appearances and more!

They have compiled their favorite photos from this year, which you can check out below.

-Photos by Matt Brown and Jordan Murph

Fan Favorites Awards: Round One

Ladies and Gentleman, Boys and Girls! We are excited to announce that the first round of polls have opened for the Angels’ First Official Fan Favorites Awards!

These fan choice awards will highlight superlatives of the Angels’ 2014 season through categories like Favorite Player, Most Outstanding Pitcher, Best New Food Item at Angel Stadium, etc. We will be releasing a new batch of categories on the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 23
  • Tuesday, October 28
  • Thursday, October 30

All polls will close on Saturday, November 1 and the results will be posted right here on The Halo Way on Monday, November 3.

As you will notice, we tried our best to limit the categories to a small number of choices for easy voting.

Stir up the hype of the awards by posting in the comments section below or by Tweeting with the hashtag #AngelsFanFaves. Keep up the conversation and you may be the one rewarded!

Without further ado, LET THE VOTING BEGIN!

Our first category is 2014 Fan Favorite Rookie. We’ve all seen what these young guns can do, from Shoemaker’s dominant innings, to Navarro’s exciting, first career walk-off.

Now, you’ll be voting on the Best Promotional Giveaway at Angel Stadium this season. We attempted to narrow down the choices to the most popular items, but feel free to vote for a 2014 item that is not currently on the ballot.

This poll is for the best catch of the season. Both the players and our fans made some incredible grabs, so first check out the nominees and then cast your vote below.

Calhoun in Boston

Richards vs. Dodgers

Boesch’s Diving Catch

Fan Foul Ball Catch

Trout’s No Look Catch

Next, we have Fan Favorite Player (basically our unofficial version of MVP). Note: Please steer away from voting for Angels pitchers and rookies, due to the fact that there are separate categories to vote on for those players!

Finally, it’s time to vote for your favorite section to sit in at The Big A! Were you part of the energy-packed Trout Farm or did you enjoy the bird’s-eye-view of the field in the Upper Viewing sections?

BREAKING: Angels Fan Favorites Awards are Coming Soon!

FanFavs

It’s true. We all wish the Angels’ 2014 postseason was filled with more champagne showers and more days for it to be socially acceptable to rock a fake Shoemaker beard in public. However, there’s no reason why we all can’t have a little fun and show our Angels spirit!

We’re starting a new tradition: The Angels Fan Favorites Awards! These fan choice awards will highlight the finest achievements and whims that contributed to the exciting season for your 2014 American League West Division Champions. Be prepared to tackle decisions on your Fan Favorite Rookie and Most Outstanding Pitcher. Some eccentric categories like Best Walk-up Song and Best New Food Item at The Big A will also be up for discussion!

There will be 3 rounds of polls. The first round of categories will be released next Tuesday, October 21st. Check back with us HERE on The Halo Way that day to begin voting. Use the hashtag #AngelsFanFaves whenever you post about the awards on Twitter… there might be something special in store for those participants that do!

While we finish gathering the nominees, let us know if there’s a certain Angels-related category that you wish to see in the awards (Comment below with your ideas). Remember, the voting will be in your hands.

 

 

 

2014 ALDS Game 3: Los Angeles Angels 3, Kansas City Royals 8

Dear Angel Fans, here is Game 3 of the ALDS in Kansas City on Sunday and the trip home early Monday morning through the eyes of team photographer Matt Brown and myself. Thank you fans for following and supporting this blog and our boys, we truly appreciate it.

See you in Tempe…

Jordan Murph
Photography Editor
Los Angeles Angels

2014 ALDS: Travel Day to Kansas City

Dear Angel Fans, team photographer Matt Brown and myself are on the road with the club documenting the 2014 Postseason journey. Yesterday, the team traveled to Kansas City for Today’s ALDS Game 3 match up. Here are some pictures from the road…

Go Halos!

Jordan Murph
Photography Editor

ALDS Game 2 Gallery: October 3, 2014: Kansas City Royals 4, Los Angeles Angels 1

Angels drop Game 2 of the ALDS to the Royals in extra innings. The team will look to make a series comeback on Sunday for Game 3.

ALDS Game 1 Gallery: October 2, 2014: Kansas City Royals 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

Chris Iannetta and David Freese put the Angels on board with solo home runs as the team drops Game 1 of the ALDS to the Royals.

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