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Five Things We Learned on Opening Day About The LA Angels

By David Peng
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MILWAUKEE – JUNE 6: Broadcaster Bob Uecker announces a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers on June 6, 2007 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 6-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE – JUNE 6: Broadcaster Bob Uecker announces a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers on June 6, 2007 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cubs defeated the Brewers 6-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

“A lotta people say” declared the great Harry Doyle, “you can tell how the season’s gonna go by the first hitter of the year.” For the LA Angels it may take a little longer to figure out.

So, what can we say about the LA Angels’ Opening Day?

First batters, first pitches, first games; human beings instinctively take every first has an omen for what’s to come. We just can’t help it. The future is a turbulent, uncertain ocean, and so we look for safe harbor in the certainty of the present. Here are the five things we learned on Opening Day:

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