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The 2008 Angels: The Pinnacle of Class (Irony) in MLB

I appreciate irony. I love irony. I find it hilarious.

The irony of 2008 baseball is the fact that the team with the best record, the LA Angels, was not the best team in baseball. At all. Their actual record was an MLB-best 100-62, but their expected W/L record was the worst among AL playoff contenders at 88-74. Thus, the Angels were not the best team in the AL, but they were easily the luckiest.

Except in the 2008 playoffs, their luck ran out, sort of.

So what do you do when you have the best record in baseball, the ESPN analysts orgasm over how awesome your team is, and you get beaten by the clearly better (but less lucky) Boston Red Sox? You take it like a professional, congratulate the other team, and vow to exact revenge next year.

Unless you're the Angels, then you just blame the umpires, the Boston Red Sox, and the economy for your suckitude.

Without further ado, I present the Angels whinefest of 2008

Highlights:

It's way different than last year," said Lackey, who was 0-1 with a 2.63 ERA in two starts this postseason. "We are way better than they are. We lost to a team not as good as us."

[On Sunday] they scored on a pop fly they called a hit, which is a joke," said Lackey, referring to a popup that was misplayed into three runs. "[On Monday], they score on a broken-bat ground ball and a fly ball anywhere else in America [except in Fenway Park]. And [Pedroia's] fist-pumping on second like he did something great."

In conclusion, John Lackey is a grade-A douchenozzle.

 

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