8/9 Calling All Angels, Can We Get 2 in a Row?

Wallball Tingle

union soap
SoSH Member
Jul 16, 2005
They're still in this race, but they gotta hit the afterburners to stay in it.

If it goes as it has, this would be the first "meh" season since...2010?

2010--3rd place, weird injury year, wish they'd kept Beltre, 89-73
2011--Horrible disastrous September to end mostly good season, 90-72
2012--Valentine, 69-93
2013--Division win, WS!, 97-65
2014--Last place dismantling, 71-91
2015--Last place dismantling, 78-84 (does this qualify for "meh"?)
2016--Division win, ALDS bounce in 3, 93-69
2017--Division win, ALDS bounce in 4, 93-69
2018--Division win, WS!, Best Season Ever, 108-54
2019--45 to play, 61-56

Before that you have to go to 2006 for a "meh" season (that one was a really crap second half), 86-76. Then maybe 2001? Although that late August/September was so bad, maybe it doesn't qualify.

They tend to keep it interesting in recent decades anyway. Let's see what happens.


Mai Tais for everyone!
SoSH Member
Aug 21, 2006
Pujols hasn't retired yet?
He looks awkward at times. But has $59MM left on his contract through 2021. He ain't going anywhere.

That being said, he is truly one of the greats to ever play this game and one of the great humans as well. I enjoy watching him and hope he can tear it up for two more years (except the Red Sox of course). A living legend if ever there was.


SoSH Member
Nov 23, 2005
It seems improbable to expect better than 5 innings/4 runs from BJ. Therefore, slugfest or bust.


Blinded by Borges
SoSH Member
Oct 7, 2004
Every game is like this...extended by incompetence. Enough already. Go to the electronic strike zone


Blinded by Borges
SoSH Member
Oct 7, 2004
MLB wonders why no one watches baseball anymore? Watch this game and the home plate umpire


Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill
SoSH Member
Sep 9, 2008
Fucking princess and the pea again. A little adversity and they fold like a cheap tent.


SoSH Member
Jun 13, 2006
Hartford area
Imagine if this Ump did something like that to Carlos Zambrano (Remember him?) The Ump would have been cold cocked by now.


empty, bleak
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Jul 14, 2005
Vancouver Island
Does MLB review these calls and all or do the umps just keep on screwing up year after year?
I think we all know the answer to that one.

#6 should have been an inning-ending strike 3. Next batter hit a 3-run dong. ... Plate ump Mark Repperger must have $$ on the Angels tonight.