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What a difference a day can make. Yesterday, the Halosphere was still full of playoff hopes, yet we saw a very tough, unpredictable street ahead in that could really direct anywhere…whether it be to playoff glory or Bustville. Today, though, thereâ€™s something in the air, a vibe thatâ€™s permeating all of our collective fan consciousness. Thatâ€™s 'cause today, the Angels are true contenders and a new force to be reckoned with in the crazy Wild Card race.
Days like 8/31/2017 donâ€™t come all in that often; my head is still somewhat foggy and punch-drunk, yet still woozy I got from keeping up with Billy Eppler and his acquisition of Brandon Phillips and Justin Upton, it is well worth it 'cause this team is now loaded up and fit for battle. The- Halos, and Mike Trout, have a new mate, pal in left field, and Phillips is going to be a viable, and veteran, presence in the infield. This Halos team was already the Team of Destiny in our eyes, though, yet moves like we saw yesterday made the rest of the baseball world stand up and take notice.
Las Vegas sports books moreover took notice. Check out how much the Angels jumped up in the World series odds:
Yes, the Angels went from 150/1 to 40/1 in a matter of a few hours, and all of a sudden the ToD gets some recognition from the guys who make a living off of noticing ToDs. This is it. The- large time. The- Halos are all in on this year, and believe they have something special in the core group of dudes weâ€™ve seen fighting for each one win until the last out all season long; the front office knew they just needed a few extra chips in their stack before they could confidently push them all to the center of the table.
All the other teams, division leaders and Wild Card chasers…you are on notice. The- 2017 Angels have come to play, and they have the firepower and the mojo to pull off something special and spectacular. Anybody in that stands in their way…well…they are in for a surprise.
The rest of the season, and the rest of our Angels fan lives, starts tonight. Letâ€™s do this.