I'm here to tell you that my patience has run out. April 2, 2014 may just turn out to be an important day in my Angels' fandom. That wasn't the day I realized Arte Moreno wasn't the world's greatest owner after all. I found that out a long time ago. No, April 2 of this year was the day I officially joined the "Fire Mike Scioscia!" bandwagon. The reality is he probably should have been canned at the end of last season. Well Sosh, I've had it with your apathetic attitude and inept strategy as a field general! You know it's bad when players are openly griping, whether it's right or wrong, about the shortcomings of a coaching staff a mere three games into the season. As the fictional Howard Beale says in the film Network, "I'M MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!"
There are those who are going to say that it's still early in the season, so there should be no reason to push the panic button when the Halos have only played 3 games coming into tonight without notching a win. Well I say it's time to push the panic button and push it hard!
What's so baffling about the whole situation is the Angels actually had a good Spring Training for a change that brought some much needed optimism to a increasingly impatient fanbase.
Long gone are the days when the Angels faithful were willing to subject themselves to last place finishes year in and year out. The difference between then and now is the expectations and aspirations weren't as intense as they are in today's win now philosophy in sports.
I will still keep tabs on the Angels and hold on to a slight glimmer of hope that they will turn in around, but the longer they keep their stubborn manager around, they will remain a hapless bunch with no shot at postseason glory.
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