TheThey were in a state of shock after losing 13 consecutive games, a record for franchises, to end a dominant, thrilling start to the season. Their manager had left. Their best player was injured. Their season was unraveling. They needed to have something. Anything.
They turned to Nickelback.
One of the Angels' coaches suggested that the team walk up to a song by Canadian rock band, in an effort to cheer up the feeling inside the dugout.
The players didn’t know that this was happening until thenThe leadoff hitter du jour, walked to the box and “Photograph”, the 2005 hit, played from the Angel Stadium speakers. Then, follow with “Rockstar”. Then You can also read “How You Remind” And With “Someday.” And With “If Today Were Your Last Day” And “When we Stand Together” Jack Mayfield's “When We Stand Together” and Jack Mayfield's “What Are You Waiting For?” And With “This Afternoon.” And With “Animals.”
Alas, they never had a Hero. They lostVisit the following Their losing streak has now reached 14 games. They also dropped to 4 games below.500. This is an incredible result for a team which was just 27-17 two weeks ago. Seven of those 14 losses were decided by a single run including three of the previous three. According to the legendary Chad Kroeger (Nickelback's lead singer), seven of those 14 losses were decided by a single run.
It's almost like the bottom of the nine and I'm never going to win.
My life has not turned out the way I wanted it to.
FINAL: Angels 0, Red Sox 1
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 9, 2022
Cheesy? Basic? Campy? This is a team who has spent over a decade playing home games with Train’s “Calling All Angels.” They are who they are. Even at their worst, it seems like they thought it best to just be there. It's respectable. However, it did not result in a win.