Krista Benjamin

This week's Halo Haven Spotlight is on Krista Benjamin! Much like Mike Trout, Krista has made a huge impact with her devotion to the #Angels in a relatively short period of time. Introduced to the  later than some, Krista is a prime example of why we should ALWAYS take our non-baseball friends to Angel Stadium. Passionate and devoted, Krista did what most Angels fans wouldn't even dare. She rocked a GIANT Rally Monkey head at a Freeway Series game in Dodger Stadium. If that isn't being down for the cause, then we don't know what is. Krista is a very valued member of the Halo Haven community. Fanaticism like hers, reaffirms the fact that Angels fans are the absolute best in all of sports! Please take a moment to read Krista's Angels bio below. 

Rooting for the Angels since: 2008 (I wish I was a fan sooner!) Nobody in my family really watched baseball except for my dad, but he's a Cubs fan so no thanks! Lol. It wasn't until my bf introduced me to it, and now he's created a monster!

Cheering from: Santa Clarita. For those who have never heard, near Magic Mountain. It's definitely worth the drive. 

Favorite player: I absolutely LOVE Hank Conger! He's such a goofball. And Torii. Oh how I miss him.

Best memory at the stadium: My favorite memory was my very 1st game. I will never forget it. Also, the Angels 5k a couple years ago. To be able to step foot on the ground you worship is indescribable. 

Favorite piece of memorabilia or accessory: We have a GIANT plush rally monkey head you can wear on your hand. It's definitely a head turner. 

All-time best Angels moment: Signing Mike Trout to a major deal. Enough said!

I love Halo Haven because: There is no off season with you guys. You keep people like me sane when there's no baseball on. Baseball isn't a season. It's a lifestyle.

Follow Krista on Instagram: @cityofhalos


Jason Croom

This week's Halo Haven Fan Spotlight recognizes the service of #Angels enthusiast Jason Croom. Jason proudly served our country in the Navy for 6 years and was stationed in China Lake/Ca, Okinawa/Japan, Bahrain, Masirah and Diego Garcia. Jason held various positions in the Navy including Plane Captain and duties that fell under the umbrella of Ordinance, Logistics and Administration. Thank you Jason for your selfless dedication and service to our great nation. Jason's allegiance to the #Halos isn't limited to the Major League level as he is also a staunch supporter of the Angels Class A affiliate the Inland Empire 66ers. Please take a moment to read Jason's Angel bio.#VeteransDay

1) Rooting for the Angels since: 1983 when I moved from Arlington, Washington to Anaheim. 

2) Cheering from: Redlands, Ca 

3) Favorite player: Bobby Grich - that's where I learned my grit and how to play 2B.

4) Best memory at the stadium: was being surprised by my uncle with tickets to 1986 ALCS and the weekend series when we swept Oakland. I was at Saturday and Sundays game. 

5) Favorite piece of memorabilia or accessory: My 25th Anniversary giveaway with Nolan Ryan and his 4 No-hitters framed. 

6) All-time best Angels moment: Erstad catching the last out of the World Series. 

7) The thing I like best about Halo Haven: it has passionate yet respectful fans that purely love their Angels and each other. It is a blessing to be a part of it.

Bob Kennedy

Tonight's spotlight shines very brightly on an out of state follower. Bob Kennedy and his wife Patty reside in the Angels home away from home, Tempe, AZ. Bob is a talented musician and he has been put out several albums. Halo Haven had the wonderful opportunity to meet Bob and Patty at spring training and Bob was even the winner of the Mike Trout bobble head that was raffled off at the Halo Haven tailgate. Please take a moment to read Bob's Angels' bio. Thanks Bob for your contributions to the Halo Haven community!

Rooting for the Angels since: 1979

Cheering from: Tempe Arizona - previously Palm Springs CA and Torrance CA 

Favorite player: #27 Mike Trout

Best memory at the stadium: Attending games with my dad, watching Reggie Jackson hit moonshots... Good times... But we were also at Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS, when Dave Hendersons home run (landed close to our section).... A heartbreaking moment... 

Favorite piece of memorabilia or accessory: My Mike Trout Cool Base jersey

All-time best Angels moment: Our 2002 World Series Championship of course! 

I love Halo Haven because: The friendship and camaraderie. Patty and I have enjoyed meeting fellow Angels fans at Spring Training here in Tempe! Our subscription to MLB Extra Innings keeps us connected to our beloved Angels.

Follow Bob at @bobkennedymusic and Patty at @patty0410 on Instagram.

Natalie Cooper

The first ever Halo Haven #Angels fan spotlight is on Natalie Cooper. Natalie is an Angels fanatic and is an active poster in the Halo Haven discussion group. Please take a moment to read her Angels bio below. Each week Halo Haven will put the spotlight on a top poster or interactive member of our group and profile pages. Be ready to share your fandom!

Angels Fan Since: 
Mid 1990's (I was only born in 1988. Lol) 
Where are you cheering from:
Currently Fontana, CA but I used to live in Orange County (Cypress/Buena Park)  
Favorite Angel: 
Always a Torii Hunter fan 
Favorite memory at Angel Stadium: 
My first game with my dad at Angels Stadium when I was around 10 or so when we first moved to the OC. Talking baseball and really understanding the fundamentals of the game.. 
Favorite Angels’ accessory:
Because I have an obsession with socks, it would have to be my Mike Trout Socks. I absolutely adore them. LOL
All-time best Angels moment: 
Hmm. So many great moments, but being at the division clinching game this season was absolutely amazing!! 
The Best thing about being a part of the Halo Haven community: 
I love Halo Haven! It's great to be able to talk baseball with such an amazing fan base! To be able to share your opinions and feelings during the game is the next best thing to being at the game with all your fellow Angels fans! GO HALOS!!!

Follow Natalie on Instgram @NATNAT34

 

Paul Young

Angels Fan Since: Since 1985.

Current Residence: I live in Indio CA, but originally from Huntington Beach.

Favorite Memory at Angel Stadium: Favorite memory would be sitting third row behind the third base dugout for Chone Figgins 6 for 6 game , topped off with a walk off triple.

Favorite Angel: Garrett Anderson

Favorite Piece of Angels Memorabilia: Anaheim Angels Garret Anderson road jersey that actually says “Anaheim” on it.

All-time best Angels’ moment: listening to Angels games on radio with best friend when we were kids.

Best Thing You Like About Halo Haven: being able to talk and meet other passionate Angels fans is what I love about Halo Haven, nobody is trying to prove they’re a better Angels fan, just sharing a love for the Angels and the great game of baseball.

Follow Paul on Twitter: @Halolvr27
Instagram: @Halolv