July 31, 2010

Goo Gone!

Last night was fun and it was just what Angel fans needed. Quite frankly, it was also just what the Angels needed as well. If this team is going to climb back into the race - we are going to need to see a lot more of what we saw Friday night.

And guess who the star of the game was? Why it was none other than Mr. Tub of Goo himself, Juan Rivera. Now, as much as I'd like to take credit for motivating him (see my "Juan Rivera must go" post), I know I really can't do that. Face it, Juan Rivera is never going to read this blog, let alone care about what I would actually have to say about him.

Never-the-less, it is kind of fun to see a performance like the one he gave Friday night right after I spent some time blasting him. Perhaps I should do this more often? Cheryl and I, along with a few 514 Fanatics got a nice chuckle out of the whole thing. We kept calling Rivera Mr. Goo last night. I'm sure others in and around our section wondered what the heck we were talking about.

Well, a few more games like Friday night's and we'll have to change Rivera's name to Goo Gone Juan. Kind of has a nice ring to it doesn't it?

About the game... How many thought the Angels would roll over last night after fallling behind 5-0? I have to admit, the thought crossed my mind. Not Cheryl though. She actually looked at me when they were down and said to me - "I know we're going to win this game, I just blew the Rangers the kiss of death." She then proceeded to demonstrate what she was talking about.

All I can say is don't mess with Cheryl!

Good times at the balll park! It had been a while since we had a night like that. I just hope we have a lot more of those. Seriously, coming back from 5-0 is awesome.

Let's keep the mojo going.

BallHype: hype it up!


  1. roger beardJuly 31, 2010

    After watching tonight's game...I'm beginning to wonder about Torii....he's in a bad slump, but maybe he can work out of it. This was a game we could have won while Hardin was pitching, but had no chance against their relievers.
    By the way...I do agree with you about Juan...pretty slow outfield...and inconsistent at the plate...but wow what a night.

  2. I think Torii is wearing down and is just running out of gas. He's had to carry the team offensively and defensively. The Angels do have a better schedule this month with more days off and hopefully that will help - but time is running out.