TWIB goes inside the Angels' season

TWIB goes inside the Angels' season

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began the season with high expectations and with just two weeks left in the season, the team is set to take its act into the postseason just as they expected.

"This Week In Baseball" will take viewers on a journey through the Angels season, which has been marred by injuries, but full of highlights. Viewers will get to hear from Angels manager Mike Scioscia, second baseman Howie Kendrick and MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero.

"The goal is making it into the playoffs," Scioscia said. "Obviously, the ultimate goal is winning the World Series. Where we're at right now is the qualifying meet and we have to finish, and the finish line for the qualifying meet is making the playoffs."

The weekly show will focus on the Angels' run toward its third playoff berth in the last four years. The Angels, who are built around a solid pitching staff and good blend of veterans and youngsters, are currently tied with the Red Sox for the best record in baseball.

Sticking to the Angels theme, the show will take viewers inside the mind of Angels owner Arte Moreno, who is the first Latin American owner in Major League Baseball. Moreno has built a solid relationship with the fans, the city of Anaheim and the players on the team.

The segment will talk about some of the changes Moreno made when he took over the organization, and illustrate his ongoing commitment to improve the fan experience at Angel Stadium.

One of the first things Moreno did as owner of the Angels was lower the price of beer and food at the stadium. In addition, the owner brought in superstar Guerrero, and now, the Angels rumored to have interest in Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who can opt out of his contract this offseason.

The Pepsi Presents segment features the clutch performance of the New York Yankees, who won five consecutive World Series from 1949-53. The Yankees, led by manager Casey Stengel, won an unprecedented five straight championships.

The Yankees featured players like Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Hank Bauer and the New York-born lefty Whitey Ford. The pitching staff, which anchored the dynasty featured the trio of Vic Rashi, Allie Reynolds and Ed Lopat.

"It was an incredible run, winning two in row is great, let alone five in straight," said Allison Potocki, TWIB producer.

The Front Row Fan segment features the actors from the movie, "The Comebacks", which is satirical sports comedy. The movie will be in theaters on Oct. 19.

The show will stick to its theme of all baseball all the time by ending with its famous "How 'Bout That," a highlight reel of the best plays and bloopers of the week played to the track of "Bleed it Out" by Linkin Park.

Jayson Addcox is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.