Tonight begins probably the biggest series of the season for my Anaheim Angels – a three-game series versus the Oakland A’s at Anaheim. The Angels (along with the Texas Rangers) are currently two games behind the A’s in the American League West Division. After these three games at home against Oakland, my Angels had to Texas for four games, and then finish the season at Oakland with another three games. So yes, this is the final homestand at Anaheim. And, although it may sound cliche’ tonight’s game is pretty much do-or-die. Well, maybe not exactly do-or-die, but damn close. It’s been a helluva season for the Angels so far. If the team wasn’t plagued with injuries, and the starting pitching rotation had lived up to expectations, we probably wouldn’t be in the situation that we are now. We’d probably have the American League West Division locked up, or close to it.
I will be at tonight’s game at Angels Stadium tonight to support my team. (No athletic supporter joke needed.) In fact, I will be sitting in the front row on the right field wall. Hopefully that means I’ll catch myself a Vladimir Guerrero or Garret Anderson home run. At this point, I don’t know if I’ll be going to the game tomorrow, but I will be going to Sunday’s game – the last home game of the season for my Anaheim Angels.