Originally written September 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren channeled his inner Yogi Berra following Sunday's game. "If we make the playoffs, we deserve it," Haren said. "If we don't, we don't deserve it." It's not that simple, actually. The Angels have played well over the past month, winning 18 of their past 25 games. But that surge has only marginally improved their chances of landing a playoff spot. The Angels will open their final homestand of the season with a three-game series against the Texas Rangers beginning Tuesday night. They will go into the series 7 1/2 games out of first place in the AL West -- all but eliminating that as a route to the postseason. And the Baltimore Orioles' victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night dropped the Angels three games out of the second AL wild-card spot with 15 games left. "The only thing we can control is how we play, and the last 25, 30 games, we've seen glimpses of the way we can play,&quo...
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