Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 8/29/13
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  AUG. 29, 2002 GAME 133 - DEVIL RAYS AT ANGELS ANAHEIM -- The 100-or-so members of the media in attendance created a playoff atmosphere before the Angels' game Thursday. But then the public address announcer introduced the lineup of the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays, owners of baseball's worst record, and it was clear that the game itself was little more than window dressing. That the Angels' 6-1 victory put them in the wild-card lead in the American League didn't seem to matter much to the fans in the right field bleachers who chanted ``Strike! Strike! Strike!'' while littering the field with beach balls in the seventh inning. Same with the fan behind homeplate who caught a foul ball before throwing it onto the infield, which incited others to do the same. Fans also booed during the seventh-inning stretch rendition of ``Take Me Out To The Ballgame.'' In the ninth inning, fans started littering the field with trash, and the ...
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