November 27, 2022

Alexa, play “Burn It to the Floor.” Within the midst of a 13-game shedding streak, the Los Angeles Angels turned to essentially the most determined measures conceivable, with each participant altering their walk-up music to Nickelback.

The gambit labored about in addition to you may need anticipated. The Angels failed to attain even a single run, falling to the Boston Purple Sox 1-0. As if that weren’t insulting sufficient, the shedding streak has now been prolonged to a franchise-record 14 video games.

The Angels started the season with excessive hopes, buoyed by the present greatest participant on the planet, 2021 MVP Shoehei Otani, arguably the very best participant in MLB historical past in Mike Trout, and future Corridor of Fame supervisor Joe Maddon, who helped the under-financed Tampa Bay Rays overachieve for near a decade earlier than main the Chicago Cubs to their first title in 108 years.

Now, these hopes are as distant as a reminiscence, or ought to we are saying “{Photograph}?” Ohtani has regressed to being merely fairly good, Trout’s wonderful season has been interrupted by a groin damage, and Maddon was unceremoniously fired after 12 straight losses, as possession sought a scapegoat for one of many thinnest, most poorly put collectively rosters within the league.

As for the selection of Nickelback, that may be traced again to new interim supervisor Phil Nevin. In accordance with MLB.com, Nevin stated, “I like Nickelback. The whole recreation, I bought the songs in my head, I can’t cease singing, and the following man comes up… I don’t know who it was [who decided to use the Nickelback songs], nevertheless it was neat, for some time.”

The Boston Purple Sox would most likely agree. Take a look at footage of Ohtani strolling as much as “{Photograph}” under.

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