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The Angels Tried Nickelback To Snap Their Losing Streak...It Did Not Work

This is how you remind me of what I really am...

The Los Angeles Angels are in the midst of their worst losing streak in franchise history. Before Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox, the Angels tried something drastic to end their skid.

Yes. Every single Angel walked to the plate with a Nickelback song. It appears that the Angels couldn't cut it as a poor man stealing, and the idea failed. They lost 1-0 to the Red Sox to push their losing streak to 14 games. 

In hindsight, perhaps walking up to the plate with the lyric "It's like the bottom of the ninth, and I'm never gonna win" was not the best poetic choice. As Toby Zeigler once said, "you want to tempt the wrath of the whatever from high atop the thing?" They did tempt the wrath—and they lost. 

Angels In The Doubt Field

The longest losing streak in MLB history belongs to the 1961 Philadelphia Phillies. They lost 23 straight games that season. That team finished the season with a 47-107-1 record. The Angels season would need a lot to go wrong to finish their season that poorly. Luckily for the Angels, I guess, The Baltimore Orioles lost 19 straight games just last season in 2021. The Orioles have the unfortunate distinction of being on the worst losing streak list more than a few times. The 1988 Baltimore Orioles lost 21 games in a row, despite having two future Hall of Famers on the team: Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. Most of these teams with historic losing streaks end their seasons in last place by a large margin. The Angels were picked by many to at least compete in the AL West. With all the key players healthy, there is a possibility the Angels should at least play .500 baseball. Only time will tell.


Nickelback didn't do the trick. One has to wonder if they'll keep playing Nickelback until they win. "The beatings will continue until morale improves" may be a cliche and a little on the nose here, but whatever works for them. What other musical choices may they try? I would love the chaos of the entire Angels team walking up to "You're Having My Baby" by Paul Anka. Avril Lavigne is always available. I have plenty of terrible songs they can walk up to.

Besides. It's not like me to say sorry, I'm just waiting on a different story.

K. Bye!