The Angels are probably my least favorite baseball team. It’s got nothing to do with the individual players or management, who I’ve got nothing against; it’s just the whole feel of the organization. Never mind that they were owned by Disney, and still have the painfully tacky fake-rock outfield fountains to show for it. Never mind that grating, flea-bitten disease carrier they call a rally monkey. But any team that needs Thunder Stix to get its fans appropriately loud during the playoffs… well, it’s been five years, and I’m still appalled.
As we all know, however, these Thunder Stixers absolutely own the Yankees. Today, after yet another sloppy loss last night dropped the Yanks still farther back in the playoff race, Chien-Ming Wang will try to change all that, pitching against the excellently named Kelvim Escobar. And it’s a good thing Wang’s a ground ball pitcher, because the Yankee outfield at the moment is like something out of Freddy Vs. Jason.
If, like me, you’re one of the 17 people still in New York City for the long weekend, comment away here.