Well the Angels have clinched the West, and with one boston win, or Rangers loss the Wild Card will be theirs. So the playoff chances are over now, and I know some of you are like "Yes Orange we've been telling you that for 3 weeks now" Well fuck you, okay? We still had a chance. I had so many emotions this season back in May we were flying high 4.5 games up in our division feeling like we could win the west, and kick godzilla's ass at the same time. Then slowly over the months that feeling has changed. It's gone way down, and then way back up before finally staying way down.
When asked was this season a disappointment I don't know what to say really. You know we weren't expected to be this good this season, so that must make it a step in the right direction, but then again this season could have been so much more. We had plenty of chances and sucked when the pressure came on. Part of that may be due to the fact it's a really young team who has never been under this kind of pressure before now. Then again our veterans didn't play too great under pressure either. But if I had to choose an answer I'd have to go with it was a step in the right direction. No matter how many chances we blew it was still a step in the right direction. This season showed us how good we MIGHT be next year. Feldman has been fantastic, and Holland for his first season wasn't too bad. He had moments of brilliance, and weeks of bad pitching. Feliz well he basically was some sort of magical human who was so good it didn't seem real.
This season has had some of the most rangertastic moments ever. The sweep of the Angels, The sweep of the Red Sox. All the walk-offs, Holland one hitting the Angels. Feliz striking out his first four batters as a major leaguer, and of course Elvis making fantastic play after another. It's been an amazing season, and the first season in awhile where we could actually scoreboard watch into September. Everyone involved with the rangers was apart of the playoff race in 2009, and that is giant leap into the right direction. There are no guarantees next year, but you'd think the young guys we have now will just get better, and if thats the case the Angels might be the ones looking out onto the field as we celebrate clinching the 2010 division.
This one is for you Biguns