Purgatory Online

Sunday, October 20, 2002

For Christ's sake, could someone please talk about the Angels without sounding as if the Rally Monkey actually plays for them? Fox did the same thing last night. It's actually pretty ironic: once it became clear that they were going to have to cover the Angels this postseason, there was a stung-wildebeeste stampede to anoint them as anonymous Cinderellas. So now, instead of a discussion from the national media about the roles these players have in the lineup, we hear about their marketing gimmick. Look, I like the rally monkey fine, okay? But the rally monkey didn't make any brilliant catches in left field last night, nor did he throw lasers across the diamond three or four times to get a runner at first. If you want to write about the Angels' lack of offense, that's fine, but at least talk about the guys on the field.