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Re: Are The Angels On Life Support?

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:22 pm
by SOCTE
Not a bad showing in Texas this weekend. It would've been nice to have swept the Rangers or win 2 out of 3, however, winning one game didn't exactly eliminate the Angels from contention.

I still think they have some gas in the tank . .

Re: Are The Angels On Life Support?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:08 am
by GOODave
SOCTE wrote:Not a bad showing in Texas this weekend. It would've been nice to have swept the Rangers or win 2 out of 3, however, winning one game didn't exactly eliminate the Angels from contention.

I still think they have some gas in the tank . .
Well, except for Jered Weaver has now been shelled twice in just a few weeks. He didn't look at all in control last night and he gave up our lead in the 4th inning.

I think we've got the easier schedule between now and the end of the season, but the announcers said Texas has two more days off than we do.

It was nice to see George and Laura Bush at the game, with one of my heroes, Nolan Ryan sitting next to them.

Re: Are The Angels On Life Support?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:09 am
by GOODave
Parrotpaul wrote:I don't think I have ever seen so many empty seats at a home Angels game as there were last night vs. the White Sox.
Did you go or just sit at home and observe all the empty seats?

Re: Are The Angels On Life Support?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:48 am
by SOCTE
GOODave wrote: It was nice to see one of my heroes, Nolan Ryan.
As a lifetime Angels fan, it's hard for me to see the likes of Nolan Ryan and Joe Torre (Angels' color commentator), among others leave the Angel organization for a different club (i.e. Texas, NYY), and lead their respective clubs into contention, or worse, World Championships.

On the other hand, I'm certain that it probably bothers some in the Dodger fan base that the Angels have a handfull of ex-Dodgers in the Angel dugout . . .

Re: Are The Angels On Life Support?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:51 am
by GOODave
SOCTE wrote: As a lifetime Angels fan, it's hard for me to see the likes of Nolan Ryan and Joe Torre (Angels' color commentator), among others leave the Angel organization for a different club (i.e. Texas, NYY), and lead their respective clubs into contention, or worse, World Championships.

On the other hand, I'm certain that it probably bothers some in the Dodger fan base that the Angels have a handfull of ex-Dodgers in the Angel dugout . . .
Agreed.

I've come to grudgingly accept that such is part of the game. No one can reduce the impact people like that had on the Angels or on the game of baseball, though. I have to be satisfied with that along with the knowledge that the Angels have also (as you note) picked up other forces from other clubs (including the Dodgers) ...

It'll have to do.