“We just need a couple of well-chosen figures to make this thing to make this thing work all the way around.” says Joe Maddon. It’s been that way for five years now, Sherlock. Who’s going to be doing the choosing? Tony LaRussa? Angels GM Billy “Keppler” is on the hot seat as the season comes to a close. At least someone in New Jersey besides Mike Trout’s family thinks Mike Trout is the face of Major League Baseball. Shohei Ohtani speaks bits of three different languages in the course of a minute responding to his “best friend” Noe Ramirez about whether he was going to rejoin their Warzone group. He seems like a fun guy to me. Here is Jared Walsh doing Jared Walsh things. The Angels are already doomed to a losing season. Therefore the win on Monday only affected their dwindling hopes of sneaking into the postseason.
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The Padres, Dodgers, Twins, Rays, Yankees, White Sox, and Oakland have all clinched playoff spots. The window is closing. The MLBPA and MLB have committed $10 million to increase black American participation in all levels of baseball. Availability of witnesses!? What the hell? It was televised. Erik Kratz’s got a nice knuckler, for a catcher. He’ll be a 40 year old free agent in 2021. It would be funny to sign him, but I don’t think funny is the effect the Angels should be going for right now. Trevor Bauer wears trash can cleats in a game.
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