THE 2011 ANGELS ARE SOME TEASIN' BITCHES (AND I MEAN THAT IN THE NICEST WAY POSSIBLE)

Kind of like that old Chris Rock joke about the girl taking her bra off and being all “what the fuck are you looking at?, this years Angels bunch has entailed countless travails, from the shitty start (30-35) to the utter nutkicking failure of the Vernon Wells trade to the indignity of losing your best power hitter for a year and a half because he doesnt know how to properly celebrate a walk-off home run

It ain’t been no easy ride.

Thing is, this team has had enough bad things happen to it to ensure nothing comes even remotely easy, and enough good things to make sure they stay just close enough to first place that all their fans get their hearts broken when they finish 2 or 3 games short.

Tough to complain if not for all the wild pendulum swings.  40 games into this season I was hoping someone would bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia (In this case, Alfredo Garcia is being played by Tony Reagins), 80 games in I was all pumped up about the future, 120 games in I was convinced the future was right now and today, well, I just don’t even fucking know anymore. This year has basically turned into a David Mamet movie and I’d like it to end already, one way or the other.

It ain’t all bad news, of course. Jered Weaver took the hometown discount, Peter Bourjos catches everything he lays eyes on and Mike Trout seems to have figured out how to hit major league pitching before his twentieth birthday. Truth of it is, things could be worse and better for a team that’s spending around $130 million this season, thanks to a couple of horrendous decisions by Tony Reagins, who has been everything the last GM wasn’t in more bad ways than good.

Anyway, it’s still  gonna take a tiny miracle to win this division. To put it gently, the Rangers have been beating the Angels silly all year, and if it’s comes down to the three game series at the end of the year, I don’t like their chances.

These are the seasons that suck the life out of passionate fans. You’re way more likely to remember these ones than the years where you finished 200 games out of first or whatever. These are the seasons you’ll look back on and wonder what would have happened if Vernon Wells had hit his weight or Scott Kazmirs’ arm hadn’t disintegrated or Fernando Rodney could have managed to be even slightly useful. It sucks and all, but them’s the breaks.

So yeah, if everything shakes out just right I’ll be going to playoff games this year and if not, well, I’ll be conducting an independent search for a decent Third Baseman and praying for Kendry’s leg.

On the bright side, it’s Baseball which means there is always hope for next year.

Well, If you are a fan of one of the dozen or so teams that can afford to buy it, that is.

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