Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Two series, two sweeps - Time to retool - and an Adios from yours truly

Below is what I began typing up as the game was going on. As I type this, the Angels trail 5-3 7-3 in the ninth with the 5, 6, an 7 hitters coming up. JC Romero can't get anyone out, and Chris Bootcheck is coming in throwing gasoline on the fire, and the Angels will soon lose their fifth straight game and drop into a tie for last with Seattle.

Look, I hate people like me. I hate people that predict doom and gloom all season long. There are plenty of people on the Kings message board that do that, and I hate them too. But you know what, they were right. Regardless, half of the energy I spent rooting for the Kings was really spent just wanting to prove those guys wrong. And here I am, turning into one of them.

This is why I'm quitting this blog indefinitely, or at least the Angels related portion of it, which these days, is pretty much all of it. My Angels blogging days are over. I don't know when or if I'll start up again. I've kept it up for over a year now, but I refuse to dwell on what is really a depressing situation. This team is awful, and if I continue to write about them, I'll continue to get depressed, and I'm going to turn some of you from people who root for the Angels to people who root for people like me to be wrong. Rather than continue down that road, I'm ending this for now. Call me a bandwaggoner if you'd like. I'll still be watching every game. I probably won't shell out to go the Cell next week, but that has more to do with the larger crowds and Illinois State Mid-Am Championship than the quality, or lack thereof, of this team.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I'll see you when I see you.
Well, this one was pretty uneventful until Jason Kendall decided to act like an ass.

I think it's time to just about close the book on 2006. Trade Kennedy and Cabrera. Call up Morales, Weaver, and Wood. Shut down Bart for the year, and let's get this train ready for 2007. This team can't compete over a full season. They simply can't hit, and there's too much pressure on the pitchers to be perfect. As I type this, the A's are ready to remove any doubt from a game that essentially ended before it began. It's really sad when you can put runners on first and third for your 3, 4, and 5 hitters, and you can't even move the back runner up a base. And they aren't facing Nolan Ryan, folks. They're facing the A's sixth starter.


imjudyb said...

Yeah, it's been a lousy string of games, and I don't blame you for not wanting to write about them for awhile. But I'm not quite ready to write off the entire season yet. Get rid of fonzy and maybe use J.Mo more than Mathis (Jose did hit well last year when he was playing every day while BMo was hurt). It's still a bit early to give up entirely (but then I've been a fan since 1961, so all this winning is still new to me).
JudyB in OC

clarence seedorf said...

lets get a world cup section on the blog.