It is February 27th, 1923 and the Los Angeles Angels lose their first game of the Spring Training season and- wait a second. It is 2023. Why is there no TV broadcast? Not even the Giants had one. Why are we somehow a century in the past?! I can’t even blame Arte on this, now what?
Well, for those who could listen to the radio and pretend it is the 1920’s and not the 2020’s, you could certainly hear a fast paced game going on. Maybe it was for the best that this one was unable to be seen by most fans as Barria blew it bombastically, giving up 4 runs in the 4th. Not that Estevez was any better, giving up 3 in a third of an inning.
At least it wasn’t all bad, since Rengifo seems to be picking up when he left off last season as he hit a 2 run bomb today in the 2nd. Too bad most can’t see it.
Screw that, this is the future, so what if there aren’t any broadcast options, people have their own cameras, we can outsource this to the average fan in the stands, someone had to be filming.
The Angels clawed back some scoring some more runs. Trey Cabbage and Gio Urshela drove in a run each in the 5th, and Aaron Whitefield getting an RBI groundout in the 6th. Giants even gifted a run with a passed ball in the 8th. Still, it was not enough to overcome the bad pitching.
Anyway, Angels lose, and Bally won’t show them on TV tomorrow either, just as we are running out of days that most of the good players have here at camp before they go to their WBC teams. Oh well.