Monday, October 26, 2009

The Angels jump the shark

I wasn't watching. I swear. "M," who religiously watches/listens to CNN on her iPhone, suddenly blurted out that the Yankees had won. And since it's over, my jinx doesn't matter. I went over to the Los Angeles Times and took a look at the inning-by-inning rundown: The Anaheim Angels lost 5-2 in Game 6, bringing the New York Yankees to four wins, the magic number in a best-of-seven series. The Orange County Register (which I just noticed listing the Angels as "LA Angels" with nary a mention of Anaheim!) said the Angels fell apart in the eighth inning.

The Yankees will face the Philadelphia Phillies, in the next-door state, in what should be a boring, low-ratings anti-bonanza for Major League Baseball and whomever is broadcasting the games.

Seriously, though, I think the Yankees deserved it. The OC Angels just didn't try hard enough.


  1. EXACTLY: It will be a boring series (at least for west coast fans). I may slightly root for the Phillies since they have a fellow Korean on their team. By the way, I was at the Irvine Spectrum last night during the game and everytime I heard cheering and claps coming from a bar or restaurant, I would run in and ask, "Did the Angels just score??!" And they would be like "No, the Yankees did". What's up with that?! There are more Yankees fans in the OC, it seems.

  2. Yeah, what's up with that? Maybe some OCers think they have to demonstrate how cool they are by showing they're not supporting the home team.

    Was it a New York-themed bar of some kind? (It's been a while since I've been down to the Spectrum, and I forgot what's there.)

    Or maybe the Yankees were just doing better and even OCers were acknowledging that. When I went to a ball game in Seoul this summer, I was cheering for Samsung even though I was in the LG seats, because Samsung was playing much better ball.


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