Tuesday, October 7, 2008

angels 2008 season is over

Normally I would thank the boys for a great season, but anything less than a ring this season was to be a disappointment, as unfair as that might seem.  And with so many free agents set to test the waters (Teixeira, K-Rod, Figgins, Rivera, Garland, among others), who knows when the Angels will have the pieces in place again the way they did this year?  Luckily the club seems to have solid ownership and management, though I'm still scratching my head over the decision to squeeze with the season on the line, especially when a simple fly ball to the outfield would have done the job.  I guess if Erik Aybar had gotten the bunt down,  we'd be saying that the squeeze was a brilliant move.  But the thing is, he didn't get it down, and it seems like a very low percentage play to call with so much at stake.  So you can pin this letdown, in part at least, on Mike Scioscia.  He made the squeeze decision, he's the one who has to answer for it, if not for the failed execution of the play.   But you can't pin any of this on the front office - they gave the team everything necessary to get the job done.  The Angels bats didn't show up, the team made too many defensive gaffes, and in the decisive moment Sosh made a very questionable call.  ...The only thing left to say is, I hate the Red Sox and the fat, drunken louts they have as fans.  LET'S GO RAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

3 comments:

Eric Scoppetta said...

the squeeze seemed to be an impulsive decision of desperation. i would like to know how many times the angeles tried the squeeze play this season and whether they were successful.aren't u supposed to dance with the girl who brought u there? (or something like that). go dodgers

Max Stevens said...

I think you're right about the desperation. The team's bats were so silent that Sosh didn't even have faith in Aybar's ability to hit a sac fly. That's bad. Still, in all fairness, the Angels did squeeze fairly often this year, usually successfully. ...I usually dance with whatever girl is willing to get within a few feet of me, btw...

Anonymous said...

I usually dance with whatever girl is willing to get within a few feet of me, btw...
hysterical as always!
see u when i get back to la.