As we go through holiday season, there are a lot of reasons for LA Angels fans--and everyone, to be happy.
That being said, there always has to be a Grinch. There always has to be someone who comes along and tries to hurt our game or our team specifically. Someone who tries to rain on everyone's parade.
These days, with the MLB lockout in place, there is quite a bit of rain on every teams' parade. Unfortunately, we won't have much going on with our great game, and we need to figure out how to navigate the future with these Grinches in place. Some, however, will be a Grinch regardless of the lockout or not:
No. 3 person who is acting like a Grinch towards the LA Angels: Mike Francesa
The LA Angels seem to be long-time New York radio host Mike Francesa's least-favorite team these days. One would think that a New York host's least-favorite team would be the Boston Red Sox, or the Atlanta Braves, or maybe the Houston Astros. Francesa's newfound hate for Noah Syndergaard has led him to spend lots of time lately criticizing our front-end starter.
Syndergaard has not taken this unnecessary criticism lightly, and has been firing back at Francesa:
Francesa tried firing back himself, but it didn't go as well as Syndergaard's next counterattack.
Francesa is obviously very wrong about Syndergaard, as the New York Mets have been significantly worse ever since he's been injured these past two years, and he's also wrong that he "ran away." Syndergaard was interested in staying with the Mets, but their front office wasn't doing what they needed to do in order to keep him.
Perhaps Francesa is upset that the Angels actually did their job here and brought a deserving pitcher in for the money he deserves. Francesa's problem says much more about him than us, so we won't let this Grinch steal Christmas.