August 21, 2014
We are about to see what the Angels are made of and if what they’ve done so far this season is any indicator, it’s going to be a heck of a ride. Buckle up Angel fans, things are about to get intense.
As devastating as the news is regarding Garrett Richards’ injury (although we don’t have a final prognosis yet), I have high hopes this team will still make us proud in the end. There’s a swagger there that we haven’t seen in a while and a quiet confidence that is evident in their approach to every game.
This team has that “come and get some” attitude. Opponents might walk into a game against the Angles all smiles and full of confidence, but they’re going to leave with bloody noses and red faces.
If you think they’re vulnerable because they lost Richards, think again. It’s time to circle the wagons and stand shoulder to shoulder in the face of adversity. When things appear to be at their worst, greatness has a way of showing up. Character is revealed and I don’t think anyone out there is going to question this team’s fortitude.
We are about to see great things that happen, folks. This team, with Mike Scioscia at the helm is not going to go meekly into night. You can count on it. This team has pride and “quit” isn’t in their vocabulary – all their come-from-behind victories are a testament to that.
We fans have a role here too. We can show up at the stadium and bring the kind of enthusiasm that becomes infectious. If ever our team needed us – it’s now. We need to do our part.
I believe Angel fans are ready for this fight too. I’m counting on our fans to show tremendous support. After all, this is a team that’s easy to love. It’s a team that has given us much to be confident about.
We aren’t going to hang our heads. We’re going to stand together and let our team know that we have their backs. We look forward to basking in the sunshine when all is said and done and then look back and know we fought a good fight.
America will come to know names like Hector Santiago, Matt Shoemaker and Kole Calhoun and wish they played for their teams. They will also come to appreciate Jered Weaver the way we appreciate him.
The hunt for a red October is on.
It’s time. Calling all you Angels. I need a sign to let me know you’re here. I won’t give up if you don’t give up.
Who’s with me?