The Angels thought it would be a good idea to all walk out to Nickleback songs last night, ended up losing 14th straight game
To say the very least, the Los Angeles Angels are in a bit of a slump lately. After last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox, the Angels have lost 14 straight games, three of which came in a sweep by Philadelphia Phillies last weekend.
The last time the Angels won a game was on May 22nd when they beat a miserable Oakland Athletics team. From there, they just keep losing and as a result fired manager Joe Maddon. Mike Trout has been out and listed as day-to-day with a groin issue and the team simply can’t a break.
So what does a team do when they are in the midst of an epic losing streak?
Switch up the walk-up songs of course, but the only problem is that someone thought it would be a good idea to have every player walk out to Nickleback songs.
ESPN reporter Alden González released a list of songs that were selected for each player.
DH and pitcher Shohei Ohtani picked “Photograph,” right fielder Jordon Scott Adell selected “Rockstar,” first basemen Jared Walsh went with “How You Remind Me,” and third basemen Matt Duff picked “Someday.” Other songs that were selected by Angels players included “If Today Was Your Last Day” (Juan Lagares), “When We Stand Together” (Brandon March), “This Afternoon” (Jack Mayfield), “Animals” (Kurt Suzuki), and “What Are You Waiting For?” (Tyler Wade).
Yikes. To be clear, no Nickleback song is a good song so the entire lineup was in a lose-lose situation. I’m not sure if the Angels thought this was funny and had the intention of lightening the mood in the dugout by walking up to a bunch of bad songs from a bad band or what, but of course it didn’t work and they lost 1-0, leaving their little gimmick to fall flat on it’s face.
To make things even worse, the team’s Twitter account wanted to play into the loser mentality and tweet out this after the game.
I’m so thankful the Phillies are actually playing good baseball for the first time all season, riding a red-hot six game winning streak and looking to sweep the Brewers today. I never want to get to a point where the baseball team I live and die for is walking out to Nickleback songs. That would be an absolute nightmare.