Doom and Gloom, right here, all the time
I officially embraced doom this past weekend while the Angels lost the first 2 games against the Omaha, I mean, Kansas City Royals. The Angels are going nowhere this year, and would be best suited to prepare their youngsters as best as possible for 2007.
As I right this the Angels are 1/2 games out, and will tie for 1st assuming the A's can't come back from a 7-1 hole against the Red Sox. So I stick by the doom and gloom, the Angels have no chance. 2006 is a lost season for them.
Seriously, this is as good as its gonna get. The Angels will soon be the ones who have to face the power of Manny Ortez, and the A's will get to beat up on AAA teams. If the Angels were going to win the division, they'd have at least a 7 game cushion at this point. They don't.