The Three Dates That Shaped the Angels History

World Series Champion Anaheim Angels (LEE CELANO/AFP via Getty Images)
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These may not be the dates you would expect to see on the list, but they may be the ones that define the history of the franchise. 

The Los Angeles Angels came into 2020 with high expectations.  They went out and signed Anthony Rendon, Shohei Ohtani was healthy, they have the best player in the world in Mike Trout, and they also got one of the best managers in baseball in Joe Maddon after his stint with the Cubs.

Well, things don’t always work out and for the Angels, it seems like things don’t work out a lot of the time.  This would be a good time to look back and remember the good times.

The average fan probably doesn’t think of Angels baseball when they think of the MLB.  They’re not the Yankees or Red Sox, and sharing a region with the Dodgers has them playing second fiddle a lot.  I don’t say that to be negative, it’s just fact.  However, every team has a meaningful history that fans latch on to and it may be time to revisit that.

These may not be the greatest moments in Angels history but they are three of the most important dates that shaped the history of the franchise.  Dates that Angel fans can brag on, call their own, and maybe crack a smile every time they think of it.  Also, these are dates that may bring pain to other fan bases, giving Angel fans a feeling of satisfaction after a rough few years.

Is it wrong I want fan bases to relive bad moments because their favorite team is responsible for Angels history? Probably, but the Angels deserve a win here.

So, let’s forget about this season and take a trip down memory lane. Hopefully, this will put a grin on the face of the Halo faithful and maybe, make a few other fan bases relive regret.