Alright, the LA Angels have yet to do anything in free agency, so let’s get a little weird with things in honor of Thanksgiving.
So which LA Angels player is the main course? The sides? The dessert? We’ll be taking a look at five classic Thanksgiving good items, and compare them to our lovely Halo men.
Mike Trout is The Turkey
I mean, this one seems pretty obvious. When one thinks of Thanksgiving, one thinks of turkey. When one thinks of the Angels, one thinks of Mike Trout.
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He is the centerpiece of the team and whether he’s your favorite player or not, we all have to admit that without him, as it goes with the turkey on Thanksgiving, there’s a lot less meaning to baseball.
Shohei Ohtani (The Pitcher) is The Mashed Potatoes
Maybe it’s just me, but I cannot go without mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. Without them, there’s an emptiness I can’t fill no matter how much of the other sides I eat. The same goes for Shohei Ohtani’s pitching. While him hitting everyday last season was great, there was that same empty feeling knowing how much more he’s capable of. Luckily, he’s been cleared to throw off of the mound and is slated for a comeback season in 2020.
Shohei Ohtani (The Hitter) is The Gravy
As we just went over, Ohtani the pitcher is much more important than his bat is. However, the two-way player’s ability in the box is what makes him the perfect combination of talent. Just like how mashed potatoes are perfect with gravy. Sure, you could put some other topping on them, but the gravy (and Ohtani’s hitting), are the superior match for mashed potatoes (and Ohtani’s pitching).
Albert Pujols is the Cranberry Sauce
An old-timey traditional side that no one really likes anymore but it’s there for the aesthetic of things and still have some value. Obviously Pujols isn’t what he used to be, but it’s nice seeing him out on the field and continuously climbing up the all-time record boards.
Andrelton Simmons is the Honey Baked Ham
Honey Baked Ham: Underrated, literally the best of its kind, and better than turkey. Hall of Fame Thanksgiving food.
Andrelton Simmons: Underrated, literally the best defensive player of all-time, and better than Mike Tr…just kidding. But he is a Hall if Famer.
Gerrit Cole is the Dessert
Is Thanksgiving dinner still Thanksgiving dinner without dessert? Technically, yes. Will the Angels still be a baseball team without Gerrit Cole? Yes, but a much worse one. Does dessert upgrade a Thanksgiving Neal exponentially? Without a doubt. Would a Gerrit Cole signing upgrade this Angels team exponentially? You bet it would.