I’ve been dieting for the last month. I cut my carbs and watched my calories and it was going great. Then while forcing myself through another consecutive loss, it occurred to me that I should probably drastically cut my sodium intake too or my high blood pressure will take me out in the middle of one of these postgames. It’s only getting worse too. The pressure is on with Ohtani’s looming free agency and the Angels have now lost 8 of their last 11 while on the cusp of their first postseason berth in nigh a decade.
I didn’t have to be in this situation though. Just as Tyler Anderson did tonight, I could have walked off in the middle of all of this (with no runs allowed, mind you) and left this responsibility and heartache and, most importantly, major L for some other fan, not unlike Sam Bachman did tonight. And you could have too!
But it’s not enough that we asked for this bloated, disgusting contract. We, like the Angels when they signed Rendon (who had a solo homer tonight but also flubbed a throw to first which was instrumental in the loss), thought we were making the right decision at the time, and had opportunities to fix things. Instead, we ignored the opt-outs and we’re going to be suffering in 2024 for having done so.
I could keep going with these analogies to convey what happened, but frankly? It’s just not worth it. Maybe I’ll have more energy when we eat a fat sweep tomorrow.