When you can't beat a team that's 16.5 games behind you despite having a 7 run lead in the fifth inning, you don't deserve to earn a major league paycheck, much less make the playoffs.
When you're a team's "ace," and you give up 6 runs in 5 innings, you don't deserve the title of "ace." And you certainly don't deserve your upcoming free agency paycheck. Lackey, I've got some news for you: You haven't won shit since your rookie season. That was 7 years ago, buddy.
When you can't figure out that your #3/4 batter is in the death throes of his career, and keep batting him at 3 or 4 despite a complete lack of production over an entire season, you don't deserve to be a major league manager. Suicide squeeze a run out of that, Scioscia.
This team has no heart. No balls. No cojones. There is no chance that the Angels compete in the AL West after this season. And now, it's looking like there's no chance they get out of the first round. Again. And that's assuming they make the playoffs at all...despite a magic number of 4, it looks like it's going to come down to the Rangers losing 4 games rather than the Angels winning another game this season.
I'm done making excuses for this team. If they want my respect, they can earn it by giving a shit.
The week long wait for the NHL and college hockey seems an eternity.