It’s been ongoing since he joined the club, Ohtani told the Japan National Press Club during a recent interview.
I know how he feels.
The LA Angels losing takes a toll on the players and the fans.
Getting up in the morning and checking the LA Angels score from the night before can be a harrowing experience. The feeling of apprehension can get a bit nerve-wracking unless you tell yourself that it really is okay if they lost.
Even the most dedicated fans of successful clubs go through it. Baseball is a sport where if your favorite club wins 60% of the time, it’s considered superior.
But being an LA Angels fan, it can be a downright identity beating. You’ve got to buck yourself up to put on that cap again.
The past few years of Dodgers dominance doesn’t help. Some of you can be able to compartmentalize and tell yourself that being a fan of both teams is okay.
I can’t seem to let myself accept that. I’ve tried. For years.
But I can’t get over Dodger fans invading Angel Stadium when the Dodgers visit. I understand it. But when I see Dodger blue at our park, I get perplexed.
Anyway, the perpetual losing over the last few years is getting tiresome. The LA Angels are not even competing. It’s really getting old.
I’m happy Ohtani is speaking up. He’s making his frustration public. It’s caused Joe Maddon to address the front office’s constant fumbling.
The greatest LA Angels player of all-time, Mike Trout, is finally starting to speak up. His time is waning!
The LA Angels have a small window to do something. Make it drastic! Pull out all the stops!
None of us are getting younger. I want to be proud of wearing my LA Angels gear. Let’s go!