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Watching the Angels Play Is No Heavenly Delight

May 28, 1988

Now I know why John Candelaria was happy to leave the Angels. I feel Wally Joyner will declare free agency after the 1988 season for the same reason. Who wants to play for an established loser? The Anaheim Angels are a good last-place team, like the Baltimore Orioles.

With 10 pitchers on the staff, there is not one that can be depended on as a stopper. The outfield is a group of misfit players. A second baseman playing left field . . . a minor leaguer playing center field . . . and a fumbler playing right field.

The only satisfaction, if there is any, is the infield.

Who's going to drive in the runs for this team? All the power batters are gone. Only Brian Downing is left from the team that only two years ago had four or five players who hit 20 home runs each.

Sorry, Gene, forget that dream of a world championship. Your time has past.

SEYMOUR ABRAMSOHN

Palm Springs

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