They are the Atlanta Braves for a new generation, an unhappy label not easily removed. This was their chance to stake their claim as an elite franchise, maybe their best chance, maybe the last chance before Teixeira and Francisco Rodriguez cash in this winter.Actually, no. When you win 100 games in a really crappy division, you're not the better team. Lackey pitched a great game last night, and his defense let him down. That doesn't happen on the better team.
"You can't say we'll be in a position like this again," Torii Hunter said.
There was disappointment and frustration in every corner of the Angels' clubhouse, defiance and anger in some.
"We lost to a team that was not as good as we are," John Lackey said.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The Sox upend the Angels again. Here's the LA Times: