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Dear Anaheim Angels:

You are no threat.

Can we just stop pretending that a team that's 6 games over .500, a team that hasn't been much better than that all season, a team that could only split at home against the Boston B-team and the Yankees' 5/6/7 starters, a team that can't field, a team that can't take a walk, a team that pitches poor Scott Shields two innings in any game it has a chance of winning, a team that hasn't put together a meaningful stretch of good baseball, a team...

I could go on, but please can we stop pretending that that completely average and uninspiring team is any threat to us. Can we stop with the "If the A's play .500 the rest of the way" scenarios, as if there is any chance that the Angels will possibly play 10 games over .500 the rest of the way.

I, for one, am sick and tired of pretending that the Angels are worth a shit. I'm sick of being afraid of Jared Weaver and whoever else they're tossing out there. I'm sick of pretending I'm threatened by their sorry-ass lineup of Chone Figgins and a bunch of other slap-happy dink hitters. I'm sick of hearing about  their youth that's amounted to one pitcher and one hitter this year--the rest has been crap. Saunders, Napoli, Morales...who cares about these guys?

They'll be good next year, you say. So what? I don't give a crap about next year right now.

The Angels haven't done a damn thing the whole season. Haren put them in their place a month ago and they haven't been heard from since. Their big moment was when the Royals swept us 10 days ago. Well, I hope they enjoyed it because that's a distant memory now.

So to the Angels and their fans I say this:

Go away, you don't matter any more.

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