Sure, we all remember the classic Disney live action romp Angels in the Outfield. It was a classic tale of good and evil with everything a movie goer could ask for.
We get a look at spirituality. We learn that while angels can help crappy ball teams cheat, they can't interfere in championship play.
God is sneaky like that.
We get to see Joseph Gordon-Levitt two years before he played a young Tommy Solomon on "3rd Rock from the Sun" and six years before we all forgot about him completely.
And, as a special bonus, they killed off Tony Danza.
Yeah, Angels in the Outfield rocked.
So, it was only fitting that Disney turn it into a mega theme park attraction:
Yeah, that's it.
The Angels in the Outfield attraction is one of those boardwalk games where you throw baseballs at a bunch of wooden targets in the hopes of knocking down two with only three balls.
You will notice in the photo that THREE of the targets are down.
Yeah, I am that damn good.
Anyway, this game is located in the Paradise Pier section of Disney's California Adventure park in fabulous Anaheim California.
California Adventure is located just across from Disneyland in space that was once the Disneyland parking lot. You could throw a stone from California Adventure to Disneyland park, but they won't let you.
Stupid Disney security force.
Anyway, Paradise Pier is one of the themed "lands" of California Adventure. It resembles a Southern California boardwalk, complete with a roller coaster and a fake tattoo parlor. The Angels in the Outfield themed booth is one of the many booths you can try your luck at for a couple bucks (after you pay $50 to get in.)
The targets are all painted to look like catchers extending their mitts. Lined up side by side, it looks like an army of Benito Santiagos are staring you down.
Then you toss the baseballs, and, if you are lucky you leave with a monkey.
They have monkeys in blue, green and pink.
After I won I took home the blue monkey. I like to pretend that he is not getting enough oxygen and is dangerously sick.